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Monday, October 21, 2013

CNN FILMS Broadcasts ‘Blackfish’ and ‘Pandora’s Promise’

CNN FILMS Broadcasts ‘Blackfish’ and ‘Pandora’s Promise’ in October, November
Network to offer dynamic second screen experiences to enhance television event for viewers
As the weather cools, CNN Films’ fall schedule heats up with two, new-to-television documentaries that examine the relationship between humans and nature.  On Thursday, Oct. 24 from 9:00pm to 11:00pm and 12:00am to 2:00am, CNN will air BLACKFISH, the story of a performing orca, connected to the deaths of several people while in captivity.  And, on Thursday, Nov. 7, CNN will air PANDORA’S PROMISE from 9:00pm to 11:00pm and 12:00am to 2:00am, a film that explores the personal journeys of several environmental experts who evolved from being strongly against to being strongly in favor of nuclear energy.  All broadcast times are Eastern. 
“Both of these special films represent exactly the type of engaging, thought-provoking content that is the mission of CNN Films,” said Jeff Zucker, president of CNN Worldwide, when the documentaries were announced as part of the 2013 fall slate of the network’s documentary presentations.  “Through our acquisitions and commissions of exceptional factual content, we aim to encourage dialogue on the issues raised in the films with our filmmakers, experts, and other stakeholders via our robust television, digital and social platforms,” he said.
The programming schedule includes (all times Eastern):
BLACKFISH (Thursday, Oct. 24 at 9:00pm to 11:00pm, encore at 12:00am to 2:00am)
BLACKFISH traces the 39-year history of killer whales in captivity leading up to a 2010 incident in which an experienced Sea World trainer was killed by the 12,000-pound orca, Tilikum.  Tilikum had previously been associated with the deaths of two other trainers.  Director Gabriela Cowperthwaite chillingly demonstrates that this incident of violence is hardly isolated, while exploring the extraordinary nature of orcas, thought to be one of the most intelligent species in the animal kingdom.  The film is a story about the consequences of captivity for these animals that have thrilled millions in performances, but lead a much darker existence when the show is over.
PANDORA’S PROMISE (Thursday, Nov. 7 at 9:00pm to 11:00pm, encore at 12:00am to 2:00am)
The atomic bomb and accidents at Chernobyl, Three Mile Island, and Fukushima bring to mind apocalyptic disasters, but the science and experience since suggest that long-held fears about nuclear power may be wrong.  Academy Award®-nominated director Robert Stone examines how fears of “nukes” may have extended the era of fossil fuels, perilously accelerating the pace of climate change as the global demand for energy soars, particularly in the developing world.  Stone takes his camera inside the exclusion zone around Fukushima, and even ventures inside the notorious Chernobyl nuclear power plant.  Through the intensely personal stories of environmental thinkers, this award-winning film reveals a rift within the environmental movement as they describe their individual journeys of “defection,” in the debate over how to manage climate change. 

In the days leading up to both premieres, CNN will offer “second screen” experiences to engage viewers new to these films – and viewers who may have previously enjoyed the theatrical releases of these documentaries.  Online, users will be able to find articles related to the content in the films on  On the evenings of the premieres, users will be able to also share behind-the-scenes reactions with representatives of the films, and interact with the CNN Films team via live blogs on the evenings of the premieres. 
The live social blogs for both films will capture and curate the real-time conversations across multiple social platforms on the films’ topics (including Twitter via @CNNFilms), powered by ScribbleLive.  In addition to the live social blog for BLACKFISH, on Thursday, Oct. 24, viewers will be able to interact with the film’s director Gabriela Cowperthwaite, via Facebook in a live chat facilitated by CNN Films. 

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Anonymous said...

C'mon CNN. Low ratings for the GOP in your own poll is in no way tied to the glitches with the Obamacare website. The worst political team on television seems to think that voters will some how forget about the behavior of republicans because of website glitches, Wrong. That is really stretching it CNN. Obama is going to own the mistakes with the website and later today will say it has to be fixed. It should not surprise the media dummies that more people have not signed up ;yet. It's not like the selling of the new Iphone when supplies can run out. Most people are going to wait until the new couple of months or closer to the deadline. The website does not mean OBamaacare it a failure. That has zero to do with what you will get out of the plans
you chose from. Let's see CNN got the Supreme Court ruling wrong. Ted Cruz quotes Wolf Blitzer and now the GOP talking points that Obamacare is not working. Talk to people who actually already using some components of the AHCA to see how the program is performing. Yes, you caver the glitches but the media freak out needs to stop. Yes the glitches need to be fixed but the CNN hysteria is over the top. CNN has learned nothing. They can't keep making stuff up.

Anonymous said...

NYT had an article this weekend on how conservatives are spending millions to keep millions from getting healthcare. Where's the reporting on how some GOP governors are making things difficult. Florida says you can't help people signing up with navigation.

This is avery complex and complicated story. Business Insider says the website is much better today. CNN and their counterparts has already failed the American public reporting on ACA. Where are the folks who deal with code and know how this kind of apparatus work. There is nothing wrong with asking hard questions. There is no doubt there are problems with the website. You can bet some of the top tech people are willing to help out but they have no desire to involved in the craziness in politics. Maybe the politics of the story is not the story. The GOP is counting on history repeating with lazy media just using talking points for facts and misinforming the American public. I have personally seen CMS mentioned on Bloomberg & MSNBC. I don;t trust CNN on this story.

Anonymous said...

The reprhensible Republican Party is not only trying to keep the poor from getting healthcare, they are trying to keep the poor from votng....Period.
This is especially true now because of their lack of sensitvity
during the shutdown.
That shutdown served no purpose except to try to stop ACA which they knew was a mandate.
As far as the website goes, there are always glitches in every new application. Medicare works well for millions, and so does Social Security. In time ACA will work, but it isn't going to work automatically and I've stopped listening to CNN because of mismanagement and inferior reporting.
I never thought I'd say CNN had inferior reporting but every program, including 360, is promoting the Republican agenda, and until they stop, I will NOT WATCH.