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Press Releases: 03/03/15

Posted in Press Releases on March 4, 2015 by icn2

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Jeff Zeleny Joins CNN

Pre-eminent political journalist Jeff Zeleny has been named CNN senior Washington correspondent, it was announced today by Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief. Zeleny, based in Washington, D.C., will report on air and will frequently write for CNN Politics Digital. He joins CNN this month.

“As we move into the upcoming presidential election year, having a reporter of Jeff’s stature and caliber joining our powerhouse team of D.C. correspondents is a tremendous asset to our network and our audience,” said Feist. “Jeff is one of the nation’s most premier political journalists and we are thrilled to have him join the CNN family.”
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Press Releases: 03/02/15

Posted in Press Releases on March 2, 2015 by icn2

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NBCUNIVERSAL NEWS GROUP AND MIKA BRZEZINSKI ANNOUNCE “KNOW YOUR VALUE” TOUR DATES, SPEAKERS AND THE “GROW YOUR VALUE BONUS COMPETITION”

Tickets on Sale Beginning Today, March 2

NEW YORK – March 2, 2015 – Today the NBCUniversal News Group and Mika Brzezinski, the co-host of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” announced new details of their upcoming “Know Your Value” nationwide tour, including the dates of the five initial live workshop events, the start of ticket sales for each event, and the launch of a new interactive contest, which will allow women the chance to enter and win $10,000 to further their lives and careers.

Last month, NBCUniversal and Brzezinski unveiled this new partnership which builds on Brzezinski’s New York Times bestselling book and brand “Knowing Your Value.” The tour, which will be part of a full-year program, will begin in Philadelphia on April 10th at the Loews Hotel; Washington, D.C. on May 15th at the Marriott Marquis; Chicago on September 25th; Boston on October 23rd; and Orlando on November 20th. Venue locations for the latter dates will be released in the coming weeks. The public can purchase tickets today by clicking here.
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Press Releases: 02/18/15

Posted in Press Releases on February 18, 2015 by icn2

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MSNBC ANNOUNCES CHEF TOM COLICCHIO AS ITS FIRST-EVER FOOD CORRESPONDENT ACROSS ALL PLATFORMS

In New Role, Colicchio Will Create the First Cable and Digital Programming Specifically Focused On the Politics, Power, and Personalities of our Nation’s Food

NEW YORK – February 18, 2015 – MSNBC announced today that Tom Colicchio – the award-winning chef, restaurant owner, founder of Crafted Hospitality and TV personality – is becoming the network’s first-ever food correspondent across all platforms.
Colicchio will produce original reporting and in-depth video for MSNBC’s biggest TV shows, and host a new weekly food show on Shift, MSNBC’s new digital video experience.

A passionate advocate for healthy food, sustainable farming, smart food policy and combating hunger, Colicchio has until now been an occasional guest on MSNBC TV. In his new role, he will create the first cable and digital programming focused on an important challenge facing us all: our food.
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Press Releases: 01/29/15

Posted in Press Releases on January 29, 2015 by icn2

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KICKOFF IN ARIZONA: RACHEL NICHOLS HOSTS SUPER BOWL SPECIAL WITH DAN MARINO
Airs Saturday, January 31st at 4:30 pm/et

From the heart of Super Bowl central in downtown Phoenix, CNN Sports Anchor Rachel Nichols will go inside football’s biggest game with Pro-Football Hall-of-Famer Dan Marino.

In the 30 minute special, Nichols sit-downs with Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll to discuss how he overcame being fired by the Patriots to bring a championship to Seattle. Also a topic of conversation: deflategate.
Former New York Giants Receiver David Tyree also joins the special to give us a view from inside the Super Bowl. It was Tyree who made one of the greatest catches in Super Bowl history: the miraculous “Helmet Catch” to beat the Patriots in Arizona seven years ago.
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Press Releases: 01/12/15

Posted in Press Releases on January 12, 2015 by icn2

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CNN SIGNS UAV RESEARCH AGREEMENT WITH THE FAA

Monday, January 12, 2015
CNN has entered into a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRDA) with the Federal Aviation Administration to advance efforts to integrate Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) into newsgathering and reporting.

The cooperation arrangement will integrate efforts from CNN’s existing research partnership with the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). Coordination between and among CNN, GTRI and the FAA has already begun. The FAA will use data collected from this initiative to formulate a framework for various types of UAVs to be safely integrated into newsgathering operations.

“Our aim is to get beyond hobby-grade equipment and to establish what options are available and workable to produce high quality video journalism using various types of UAVs and camera setups,” said CNN Senior Vice President David Vigilante. “Our hope is that these efforts contribute to the development of a vibrant ecosystem where operators of various types and sizes can safely operate in the US airspace.”

“Unmanned aircraft offer news organizations significant opportunities,” said FAA Administrator Michael Huerta. “We hope this agreement with CNN and the work we are doing with other news organizations and associations will help safely integrate unmanned newsgathering technology and operating procedures into the National Airspace System.”

Press Releases: 12/15/14

Posted in Press Releases on December 15, 2014 by icn2

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Al Jazeera America Presents “EGYPT’S LOST POWER”

How did Egypt end up in the grips of an energy crisis? And how did a deal with Israel cost Egyptians $11 billion in lost revenue?

Airing Wednesday, December 17th at 10pm ET/7pm PT

“Egypt mismanaged its gas industry. It raises the possibility that Israel, in contradiction to the history of the energy relations, will be supplying Egypt.” –former Israeli Ambassador Oded Eran

Egypt is facing a gas crisis despite it having been, until as recently as 2010, one of the largest gas producing countries in Africa. How did it reach this point?
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Press Releases: 12/01/14

Posted in Press Releases on December 1, 2014 by icn2

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CNBC’S “SQUAWK BOX” TO BROADCAST LIVE FROM BUSINESS ROUNDTABLE IN WASHINGTON DC, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 3RD
CNBC, FIRST IN BUSINESS WORLDWIDE, EXCLUSIVE BROADCASTER OF THE EVENT
Anchored by CNBC’s Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin

ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ—December 1, 2014—On Wednesday, December 3rd, CNBC’s “Squawk Box” (M-F, 6AM-9AM ET) will broadcast live from Business Roundtable (BRT) in Washington, DC. One hundred CEOs are expected to attend, including a majority of Chief Executive Officers representing the top 50 companies in the Fortune 500. The meeting’s agenda will include tax, trade and getting Washington focused on significant economic growth.

Guests on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” will include: Doug McMillon, President and Chief Executive Officer, Walmart; Randall Stephenson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of AT&T Inc. and Business Roundtable Chairman; Rex Tillerson, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Exxon Mobil Corporation, Chair of BRT’s Education and Workforce Committee; Douglas Oberhelman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Caterpillar, Chair of BRT’s International Engagement Committee; Stephen A. Schwarzman, Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder, Blackstone; Ken Moelis, Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Moelis & Company; Larry Fink, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, BlackRock, Inc.; and Dave Cote, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Honeywell, Chair of BRT’s Energy and Environment Committee, among others.

“Squawk Box” is the ultimate “pre-market” morning news and talk program. With a unique sense of street smarts and wit, the program mixes business news with unscripted, fast-paced banter. Anchored by CNBC’s Joe Kernen, Becky Quick and Andrew Ross Sorkin, “Squawk Box” brings Wall Street to Main Street and is a “must see” for everyone from the business executive to the professional trader to the individual investor.

Follow @SquawkCNBC for the latest news from Business Roundtable.

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