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Friday, January 31, 2014

Sunday Morning's Programming 2/2/14

SUNDAY, February 2, 2014

INSIDE POLITICS – Premieres Sunday 8:30AM – 9:00AM

Inside Politics, anchored by chief national Correspondent John King, premieres Sunday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 a.m., ET. The program features a rotating group of America’s top political reporters who will provide an insider’s look into the key stories of the week. For more information, check out the following blog post on CNN PressRoom: CNN Adds Political Program to Sunday Morning Lineup

Topic:   Jake Tapper’s Interview with President Obama; Review of the Week in Politics
Guest:  David Maraniss, associate editor, The Washington Post
Guest:  Julie Pace, White House correspondent, The Associated Press
Guest:  Jonathan Martin, senior political reporter, The New York Times
Guest:  Nia Malika Henderson, national politics writer, The Washington Post
Anchor: John King

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY -  Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Topic:   Immigration; Republican Politics
Guest:  Gov. Bobby Jindal (R-LA)

Topic:   Politics
Guest:  Anita Dunn, former White House Communications Director
Guest:  Ron Brownstein, senior political analyst, CNN
Guest:  Artur Davis, former U.S. Congressman (R-AL)

Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs CNN/U.S.: 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM; CNN International: 3:00PM-4:00PM
Topic:   America’s Inequality Problem; the Minimum Wage; Yellen’s First Fays at the Federal Reserve
Guest:  Zanny Minton Beddoes, economics editor, The Economist
Guest:  Chrystia Freeland, Federal Member of Parliament for Toronto Centre; author, Plutocrats: The Rise of the New Global Super-Rich and the Fall of Everyone Else (2012)
Guest:  Steven Rattner, former Obama administration “car czar”; author, Overhaul: An Insider’s Account of the Obama Administration’s Emergency Rescue of the Auto Industry; chairman, Willett Advisors, LLC
Guest:  Kenneth Rogoff, PhD, professor of economics and public policy at Harvard University

Topics: Russia & Ukraine: A Complicated History
Guest:  Henry Kissinger, PhD, former Secretary of State (Nixon Administration), chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc.

Topic:   Inside Russia: Anti-Gay Laws and Freedoms in the Country Today
Guest:  Valery Gergiev, artistic and general director, Mariinsky Theatre

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria


Topic:   The Issues Raised in Georgia in the Aftermath of the Snow Storm, and the Media’s Pursuit of Accountability from Officials
Guest:  Carol Costello, anchor, CNN Newsroom
Guest:  Michael Brown, former FEMA director

Topic:   The Portrayal of Amanda Knox’s Murder Conviction in the American Media Compared to the European Media
Guest:  Dan Abrams, co-host, “Nightline” on ABC

Topic:   Criticism over MSNBC’s Insensitive Tweet about a Bi-Racial Ad for Cheerios and Threats from the GOP
Guest: Errol Louis, host, “Inside City Hall” on NY1; CNN commentator
Guest:  Will Cain, analyst, The Blaze and GBTV; CNN commentator

Topic:   The Super Bowl
Guest:  LZ Granderson, senior writer, ESPN; CNN commentator
Guest:  Richard Deitsch, reporter, Sports Illustrated

Topic:   The Move of Tonight Show Hosts as Jay Leno Ends His Latest Turn This Week and Jimmy Fallon Takes Over
Guest:  Bill Carter, television reporter, The New York Times; author, The War for Late Night (2010)

Anchor: Brian Stelter

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Inside Politics with John King Premiers 2/2/14

Inside Politics, anchored by chief national correspondent John King, is scheduled to premiere Sunday, Feb. 2 at 8:30 a.m., ET. The 30-minute weekend program will feature a rotating group of America’s top political reporters who will provide an insider’s look into the key stories of the week.
“As we look ahead to the 2014 and 2016 campaigns, John is the ideal reporter to dissect the important political stories as Americans begin to think about their next president,” said Sam Feist, CNN senior vice president and Washington bureau chief.  “John and his panel’s observations will give viewers a candid peek behind the week’s political headlines.”
“I’m honored to be part of bringing Inside Politics back to CNN, with a focus on ahead-of-the-curve political reporting,” said King.  “It’s a fascinating time in American politics, in Washington and across the country, and we have a remarkable group of journalists committed to sharing their reporting and their insights each week.”
John King, CNN chief national correspondent, is an award-winning journalist whose career spans more than three decades. Currently, King plays an instrumental role in the network’s daily political reporting and breaking news coverage across CNN’s programs and platforms. King previously anchored John King, U.S.A., State of the Union with John King, served as the network’s lead campaign reporter during the 2008 and 2012 election seasons, and moderated three presidential debates during the Republican primary season of 2012.  Using the “Magic Wall”, he visually connects the dots in politics by illustrating data for viewers in an understandable way.  King joined CNN in 1997 and became chief national correspondent in 2005.

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Friday, January 24, 2014

Sunday Morning Programming 1/24/14

SUNDAY, January 24, 2014

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY -  Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Topic:   Preview of the President’s State of the Union Address
Guest:  Dan Pfeiffer, White House senior advisor

Topic:   Expectations for the President’s State of the Union Address; His Lawsuit Against President Obama over NSA Spying
Guest:  Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY)

Topic:   The Sochi Olympics and the Safety of Athletes and Their Families in the Wake of Terrorist
Guest:  Sergey Ivanovich Kislyak, Russia’s Ambassador to the U.S.

Anchor: Candy Crowley

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

Topic:    The Nuclear Negotiations and the Sanctions Regime; Syria’s Civil War
Guest:   Hassan Rouhani, president of the Islamic Republic of Iran

Topic:    China’s Increasing Militarization; Abenomics- has Japan Finally Cured Its Economic
Stagnation?; Global Outrage over Dolphin Hunts
Guest:   Shinzō Abe, Prime Minister of Japan

Topic:    Egypt Three Years After Revolution- Did it Fail?; Is Egypt Moving Towards- or Away from
Guest:   Hazem el-Beblawi, Interim Prime Minister of Egypt

Anchor:  Fareed Zakaria


Topic:   Discussion About Transgender Issues in the Media Due to Grantland Blogger Committing Suicide After the Examination of Her Credentials Revealed that She was Transgendered
Guest:  Christina Kahrl, reporter,
Guest:  Tiq Milan, senior media strategist, GLAAD

Topic:   The Treatment of Female Reporters and Bloggers Online- Stories of Harassment, Intimidation, and Sexism
Guest:  Amy Wallace, correspondent, GQ; editor-at-large, Los Angeles Magazine
Guest:  Amanda Hess, freelance columnist; contributor, Slate

Topic:   The Media Treatment Given to the Arrest of Pop Star Justin Bieber
Guest:  TBA

Topic:   Tour of Comcast Headquarters for a Show-and-Tell About Their New “SeeIt” Feature
Guest:  Sam Schwartz, head of business development, Comcast

Anchor: Brian Stelter

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CNN's Ratings Decline & Your Views on the News 1/24/14

From Variety, feel free to discuss:

The climb has gotten steeper for Jeff Zucker and CNN.
This week marks Zucker’s one-year anniversary as prexy of the cable news network, and Nielsen ratings released Tuesday show that for the week of Jan. 13-19, the net delivered its lowest ratings yet under his watch.
CNN attracted 78,000 adults 25-54 in total-day and 99,000 in primetime for the week. Meanwhile, Fox News Channel averaged 218,000 in the same demo for total-day, almost matching CNN and MSNBC (which earned 148,000) combined. In prime, Fox pulled in 261,000 and MSNBC attracted 235,000.
Compared to the same week a year ago, CNN plunged 33% in the demo and 28% in total viewers; its declines were even greater in primetime. Fox News, on the other hand, was up in total-day by 3% in adults 25-54 and 6% in total viewers, while MSNBC was down 5% and 11% in these categories respectively.

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CNN's SOTU Coverage Schedule 1/28/14

CNN to Provide Comprehensive Coverage of the State of the Union Address and the GOP Response

Guests include Obama biographer David Maraniss, former speechwriter Jon Favreau, Bush adviser Karen Hughes, and Nobel winner Paul Krugman

CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper and Jake Tapper will lead the network’s live, comprehensive coverage of President Barack Obama’s fifth State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 28, beginning at 7 p.m. ET. Guests joining the network’s special coverage will include Obama biographer and journalist David Maraniss, former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau, former George W. Bush adviser Karen Hughes, and Nobel Prize winner and The New York Times op-ed columnist Paul Krugman.
            CNN’s Chris Cuomo will kick off the day’s coverage on New Day beginning at 6 a.m. live from Capitol Hill on the morning of Jan. 28. Cuomo will continue to report from the nation’s capital on Wednesday morning.
Throughout the evening, news and commentary will be provided by chief political correspondent Candy Crowley, chief political analyst Gloria Borger; and Crossfire hosts Newt Gingrich, Stephanie Cutter, S. E. Cupp and Van Jones. On the magic wall, chief national correspondent John King will illustrate how the balance of power could shift with the 2014 midterm and gubernatorial elections. Senior White House correspondents Jim Acosta and Brianna Keilar join the coverage from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., along with chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash from the halls of the U.S. Capitol.
CNN’s chief national correspondent Jim Sciutto will also have live, exclusive reports from Tehran as Iran begins to implement the U.S. nuclear agreement. Correspondent Tom Foreman, live from the virtual studio, will put the president’s claims on income inequality to a Reality Check using advanced statistical analysis and state-of-the-art data visualization. Furthermore, national correspondent Suzanne Malveaux will moderate a focus group from Des Moines, IA, where registered voters provide real-time reaction during the speech.
In addition, a CNN/ORC International instant poll of American speech watchers and their reactions to the president’s address will be released during the 11 p.m. hour.
Late night coverage will continue with State of the Union: Postgame with Jake Tapper providing perspective from the evening’s address and response. After that, King puts the final touches on the network’s coverage as he and top political reporters from news organizations discuss how the President’s priorities will be impacted by the midterm elections.
CNN Digital will provide users multiple ways to access the president’s speech along with the network’s analysis.  In addition to streaming the speech live and unauthenticated on and CNN’s mobile apps, digital correspondent Peter Hamby and guests will give real-time analysis of the address in a companion stream, called the “Politi-cast.” The running commentary will tap into live reaction of the speech and the immediate impact it is having on social media.
CNN en Español will also broadcast the presidential address. Correspondent Juan Carlos López will offer post-analysis with a team of experts and anchor Fernando del Rincón will host a special presentation of Conclusiones.

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Friday, January 17, 2014

Sunday Morning Programming 1/19/14

SUNDAY, January 19, 2014

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY -  Airs LIVE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and 12:00PM – 1:00PM

Topic:   The President's Recommendations on the NSA, Benghazi, Syria, and Iran
Guest:   Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chairman, House Intelligence Committee  

Topic:   NSA, Benghazi, Syria, Iran, and Chris Christie
Guest:  Sen. Angus King (I-ME)

Topic:    Political Panel
Guest:   Michael Crowley, senior correspondent, deputy Washington bureau chief, TIME
Guest:   Donna Brazile, CNN political commentator 
Guest:   Kristen Soltis-Anderson, vice president, Winston Group

Anchor: Candy Crowley

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

Topic:   The Secretary on Managing the U.S. Defense Forces – From Inside the Beltway Bubble and the
Status of Our Long Wars
Guest:  Robert M. Gates, former Secretary of Defense; author, DUTY (January 2014)

Topic:   Does Economic Growth Matter?
Guest:  Zachary Karabell, president, River Twice Research; author, The Leading Indicators: A Short
History of the Numbers That Rule Our World (February 2014)
Guest:  Umair Haque, director, Havas Media Labs; consultant, Harvard Business Review

Topic:   The Neuroscientists’ Take on the U.S. Deal with Iran
Guest:  Karim Sadjadpour, senior associate, Middle East Program – Carnegie Endowment for
International Peace
Guest:  Nicholas Wright, neuroscientist; associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Anchor: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE from the Sundance Film Festival in Park City, Utah Sunday 11:00AM – NOON

Topic:    Controversy over Direct TV's Decision to Cut the Weather Channel from Its Lineup
Guest:   Jim Cantore, meteorologist, The Weather Channel
Guest:   Barry Parr, vice president, Consumer Media

Topic:    The Sundance Film Festival; What May Be the Golden Age for Documentary Film and the Power
 of Documentary as Journalism
Guest:   Brooks Barnes, media reporter, The New York Times
Guest:   Ramin Setoodeh, film editor, Variety 
Guest:   Barbara Chai, news editor, The Wall Street Journal

Topic:   "The Directors": Interviews With the Directors of Some of the Most Highly Anticipated Films at the
 2014 Sundance Film Festival
Guest:   Nadav Schirman, director, "The Green Prince" (2014)
Guest:   Greg Whiteley, director, "Mitt" (2014)
Guest:   Steve James, director, "Life Itself" (2014)
Guest:   Todd Douglas Miller, director, "Dinosaur 13" (2014)

Topic:    After Facing Controversy in the Media, 'Saturday Night Live' Airs This Saturday With Its New
 African American Female Cast Member
Guest:   Debra Wilson, actress and comedian
Guest:   Rachel Sklar, media reporter

Topic:    Unusual Methods Employed to Create Documentary Film
Guest:   Andrew Rossi, filmmaker, "Ivory Tower" (2014) and "Page One: Inside the New York Times"

Anchor: Brian Stelter

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