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Friday, May 3, 2013

This Weekend's Programming 5/4 - 5/5/13

SATURDAY, May 4, 2013


Topic:   Syria
Guest:  Vali Nasr, former Sr. Adviser to Obama State Dept.; author, "The Dispensable Nation" 
Guest anchor: Jim Acosta

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM and Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM
This week on ‘Sanjay Gupta MD’:  What could have driven the Boston Bombers?  Neuroscientist and author of “The Anatomy of Violence” Adrian Raine says the brains of violent killers truly are different, and that certain geneticmutations are closely linked to violent and sociopathic behavior. Raine talks exclusively with Sanjay about the differences that make a killer, and whether it might be possible to develop a “cure” for crime.  Also, Alicia Keys talks about her latest initiative to raise awareness of HIV/AIDS among American women. 

8:00pm – 9:00pm         Anderson Cooper Special Report: Sex, Lies, and Audiotape: The Jodi Arias Trial
9:00pm – 10:00pm        Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Koreatown/Los Angeles)
10:00pm – 11:00pm      Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Colombia)
11:00pm – 12:00am      Anderson Cooper Special Report: Sex, Lies, and Audiotape: The Jodi Arias Trial

SUNDAY, May 5, 2013


Topic:    Immigration; Guns; Boston Marathon Bombings; Terrorism
Guest:   Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL): Majority Whip

Topic:    Immigration; Guns; Boston Marathon Bombings; Terrorism
Guest:   Rep. Peter King (R-NY): Intelligence Committee; Homeland Security Committee

Topic:    Obama’s Agenda
Guest:   Jeanne Cummings, political reporter and Deputy Government Editor for Bloomberg News
Guest:   A.B. Stoddard, associate editor and columnist, The Hill

Topic:    Radicalization
Guest:   Daveed Gartenstein-Ross, director of the Center for the Study of Terrorist Radicalization, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Guest:   Dr. Zuhdi Jasser, founder, The American Islamic Forum for Democracy
Guest:   Jessica Stern, former member, National Security Council under President Clinton
Guest:   Suhail Khan, senior fellow for Christian-Muslim understanding, Institute for Global Engagement

Anchor:  Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM     

Topics:    What to do about Syria, Gitmo, andAmerica’s Domestic Economic Challenges
Guest:     Richard Haass, PhD, president, Council on Foreign Relations
Guest:     Joe Klein, political columnist, TIME Magazine
Guest:     Anne-Marie Slaughter, D.Phil, professor of politics and international affairs, Princeton University, former Director of Policy Planning for the U.S. State Department of State (Obama Administration)

Topics:    Economic Policies of U.S. vs. Europe  
Guest:     Rana Foroohar, assistant managing editor, TIME magazine
Guest:     Gillian Tett, US managing editor, The Financial Times

Topics:    Boston Bombings and Immigration in the Wake of Terrorism Inside the Homeland
Guest:     Salman Rushdie, author, Midnight’s Children (2006), the basis of forthcoming film of the same title

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria


Topic:    A Conversation with Howard Kurtz about the Jason Collins Story
Guest:   Dylan Byers, media reporter, Politico
Guest:   David Folkenflik, media correspondent, NPR

Topic:    Coverage of the Boston Bombings; Obama’s Press Conference
Guest:   Lynn Sweet, Washington bureau chief, Chicago Sun Times
Guest:   Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent, The New Yorker; CNN contributor

Topic:    Media Interest in the Jodi Arias Trial
Guest:   Lisa Bloom, legal analyst

Topic:    Walsh Discusses Her Story on Why Women Should Embrace a “good enough life”
Guest:   Elsa Walsh, former Washington Post reporter; New Yorker staff writer

Topic:    Cartoonist Garry Trudeau’s New Project
Guest:   Garry Trudeau, creator of “Doonesbury” and producer of “Alpha House”

Host:     Howard Kurtz

THE NEXT LIST – Airs Sunday 2:30PM – 3:00PM
This week ‘The Next List’ profiles Skip Rizzo, a clinical psychologist on the cutting edge of post-traumatic stress disorder. Known for his Virtual Iraq and Virtual Afghanistan PTSD therapies for combat veterans, he's now using rapid-prototyping technologies to help the first responders and survivors of overwhelming violence here at home. 

8:00pm – 9:00pm         Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Colombia)
9:00pm – 10:00pm        Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Quebec PREMIERE) 
10:00pm – 11:00pm      Anderson Cooper Special Report: Sex, Lies, and Audiotape: The Jodi Arias Trial
11:00pm – 12:00am      Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown (Colombia)

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Anonymous said...

CNN has been running an ad saying 360 is on at 8 & 10 PM tonight. Now that the Arias trial is on verdict watch CNN is in full Arias mode like HLN. Jeff Zucker likely doesn't care when HLN has a big trial and tops CNN. Why do you think they are going wall to wall ? The verdict will come done some time this week.

Anonymous said...

Have you guys noticed the return of Around The World with the new look and Stephanie Elam is back on CNN.

Anonymous said...

What's with Wolf Blitzer being on midday hosting newsroom?

Anonymous said...

Yes, the verdict on HLN will come down some time this week and then they have to analyze that verdict to death...which in turn will bring viewers, possibly the same ones they had before, but still big numbers.
And the best part is, at least for HLN, there's always another trial.
Have we forgotten the Boston Bomber?
Oh, just think of those numbers and that verdict? It will be bigger than OJ and Nancy Grace will surely be in her glory.

Anonymous said...

Around The World has a real high tech feel to it now with the computerized desk and camera angles. The pace also seemed faster. Good to know that CNN is committing to the show.

Anonymous said...

Amanpour was on Jon Stewart last night -- smart lady as always. She should be simulcast on CNN Domestic.

Anonymous said...

CNN needs a complete graphics overhaul. Too much
junk is on the screen. Less is better.

Anonymous said...

Amazing. Betty Nguyen instagrams a pic of her with Reynolds Wolf. You would not believe the number of responses calling for a Betty, TJ & Reynolds reunion on CNN. Maybe it will happen. They were a good team.

Anonymous said...

With the breaking news out of Cleveland , why is CNN going with Amanda Knox at 10 PM. This should air on the weekend. Stick with the news that is playing out and not a taped interview. We literally got to see this story play out live last night on 360. The interview with Charles Ramsey, the man who helped Amanda Berry, has gone viral. It ran on 360 last night. Fox & MSNBC were late getting to the breaking news.

Anonymous said...

I like Betty and TJ but CNN was right to dump that bobble-headed moron Reynolds Wolf.

Anonymous said...

The Chris Cuomo Amanda Knox Special runs for
90 minutes. The 2nd 360 is just 30 minutes at
11:30 PM tonight.

Anonymous said...

JS was talking about how the pundits keep CNN from having an intelligent conversation. Wonder if he caught the 360 experiment. The mystery guests are fine but make sure they are not pundits. He jokes about CNN because he cares. There are those of us who want CNN to be successful with news .

Anonymous said...

People want now,new & fresh news. Theory : that is why
MSNBC is taking a hit in the ratings. The breaking news out of Ohio had to the top demo on Monday according to TV NEWSER. CNN has the resources to constantly update news content and add new stories all day long.
All day long MSNBC does rotating talking heads tired worn out subjects by the time prime time rolls around.
It's nothing new and MSNBC is going down in the ratings dayside too. Television is a visual medium. It is not talk radio. Video is the greatest weapon.

Anonymous said...

Viewers want now, new & fresh news. The ratings for 360 at 10 prove that on Monday. 360 won the demo for the entire day. CNN needs to use their news resources as it;s greatest weapons. MSNBC's talkfest panels are stating to tank dayside and prime time.
24/7 political channels won't work. You gotta do some news. CNN's first concern has to be viewers and not ideologues, who really don't watch CNN.

Conversations have to mean something to viewers. Television is a visual medium. Video maters so does the guests. Stop leaving viewers out of the picture.
Constantly update the news content and add items from CNN talent all day . CNN needs to have people on the network who know their stuff and are definitely interesting for viewers to watch.

Anonymous said...

According to TVN, MSNBC has come up with a rather unique title for their early morning broadcast.
It is called "Way Too Early" which begins at 5:30 and while this is not too early, many people are up and moving around by then, titles are important.
Like book titles, it is the name that catches your attention, makes you want to read or grabs us.
Something like "Starting Point," on CNN makes us want to roll over and go to back to sleep.
Good Luck with that.

trampadoo said...

Does anyone know what's up with the 3PM live audience AC360 edition on Friday? Townhall, studio live audience, something done before or a new experiment?