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Friday, March 28, 2014

Sunday Morning Programs (Updated) 3/30/14

SUNDAY, March 30, 2014

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

Topic:     New ACA Numbers and a Pope Francis Photo-op—Are These the Seeds of an Obama Recovery?; Biden’s Illegal Immigration “American Citizens” Comment; 2014— is the GOP Expanding the Map?; The Power of Palin
Guest:    Maggie Haberman, senior reporter, POLITICO
Guest:    Margaret Talev, white house correspondent, Bloomberg
Guest:    Manu Raju, senior congressional reporter, POLITICO
Guest:    Molly Ball, politics writer, The Atlantic

Anchor:  John King


Topic:     Her Feud with the CIA; NSA Metadata Recommendations; Ukraine
Guest:    Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chair, Senate Intelligence Committee

Topic:     MH370 Disaster Aftermath for Victims’ Families
Guest:    Kenneth Feinberg, victim compensation expert

Topic:     Political Panel: Obamacare; Chris Christie
Guest:    Bill Burton, former deputy white house press secretary (Obama Administration)
Guest:    Kevin Madden, CNN contributor; republican strategist
Guest:    Darlene Superville, white house reporter, The Associated Press

*** 12:00 PM SHOW ***

Topic:     Using Satellites and Sonar as the MH370 Search Area Continues to Shift
Guest:    Chad Sweet, CEO & Co-Founder, The Chertoff Group; former CIA Clandestine Service
Guest:    Ken Christensen, aviation consultant; president, Integrated Aviation Solutions
Guest:    Arnold Carr, Sonar Expert

Topic:     Ukraine-Russia Relations
Guest:    John Negroponte, former Director of National Intelligence

Topic:     The Tragic Aftermath of the Washington Mudslide
Guest:    Gov. Jay Inslee (D-WA)

Anchor: Candy Crowley

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

Topic:     What the Missing Plane Says about China’s Power or Lack Thereof
Guest:    Evan Osnos, staff writer, The New Yorker; author, Age of Ambition Chasing Fortune, Truth and Faith in New China (May 2014)

Topic:     What Would Happen if Women Ran the World?
Guest:    Tina Brown, president and CEO, Tina Brown Live Media; Founder, Women in the
Guest:    Arianna Huffington, president and editor-in-chief, Huffington Post Media Group
Guest:    Joseph Nye, former dean of John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University; author, The Future of Power (2010)
Guest:    Steven Pinker, experimental psychologist; Johnstone Family Professor at Harvard University; author & columnist

Anchor:  Fareed Zakaria


Topic:      Malaysia Flight 370: What Lessons are Learned about the Media- and for the Media- from Three Weeks of Missing Plane Coverage?
Guest:    James Fallows, national correspondent, The Atlantic
Guest:    Andrew Beaujon, media reporter, Poynter

Topic:      Malaysia Flight 370: The Demand for Plane News Goes On: a New Study by Pew Research Center Shows 60 Percent of People Think News Organizations are Giving the Proper Amount of Coverage of the Missing Plane—or Should Be Providing Even More Coverage! Also This Week, Pew Releases Its Annual “State of the News Media” Report Describing Reasons for Optimism in the Beleaguered News Business.
Guest:     Alan Murray, president, Pew Research Center

Topic:      Malaysia Flight 370: Families were Stunned This Week When They Received a Text Message Alerting Them About the Likely Demise of Their Loved Ones Aboard Flight 370. It Was a Case of Crisis Mis-Management by Malaysia Airlines. So How Should Corporations and Officials Manage the Flow of Information to the Media and Public While Protecting Their Public Image? We Talk to an Expert in the Field of Crisis Management About What Has Been Done Right and Wrong.
Guest:     Carreen Winters, executive vice president, MWW Group, JetBlue’s P.R. agency of record

Topic:      Just 16 Days Ago, the Objective Associated Press Said, “the White House needs something close to a miracle to meet its goal of enrolling 6 million people by the end of this month.” Conservative Media Outlets Have Been Undermining the Administration from the Get-Go. Now That the Six Million Mark Has Been Reached, Will It Get the Press Attention That it Deserves, or is This Another Case of Good News Not Being News At All?
Guest:     Elise Viebeck, staff writer, The Hill
Guest:     Sarah Kliff, senior editor, Vox Media

Topic:      Ben Richardson is the Latest Bloomberg Employee to Leave the Company in Response to the Spiking of a Story about Corruption Inside the Chinese Government. We Talk With Richardson About Why He Left and What This Situation Says About the Challenges of Covering China.
Guest:     Ben Richardson, former Bloomberg editor

Anchor:   Brian Stelter

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


Chicagoland is an eight segment non-scripted original series which airs at 10pm ET and PT Thursday's on CNN.

The first three episodes covered some of the City of Chicago's 2013 news headlines starting in the spring and going through the 4th of July weekend. As a Chicago "area" resident, the stories seem to be those that were making headlines in the Chicago Tribune and local media, with in-depth filming of some of the news makers and events adding the background drama for the series. The major story arcs are the controversial closing of 50 public schools and the gang related violence on the South and near West sides of the city. Much time is given to Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Fenger High School Principal, Elizabeth Dozer. We also meet Gary McCarthy, Police Superintendent brought in to work on reducing the violence (which he correctly claims is the result of gangs and guns); Dr. Dennis, the head of the trauma unit at Stroger Hospital; and Erica Demarest, a reporter with DNAinfo who documents the lives of those lost - all trying to make a difference in their own way. Episode two did cover the Blackhawks Stanley Cup Championship and gave a brief mention to Chicago's Gay Pride Parade and some of the various ethnic neighborhoods, but much of the "good" gets overshadowed by the focus on the violence plaguing the South and near West sides.

While the personalities portrayed have compelling stories to tell, I would warn viewers that Chicagoland focuses mainly on the violence in certain areas of the city and is not a representation of the city as a whole. This series is a snapshot of certain events taking place in a city over a period of a few months. It is this reviewer's opinion that while entertaining and informative as to some of the stories making Chicago news headlines in 2013 it is not representative of the City as a whole and the first three episodes have not dealt with the background cause driving the violence in the South and near West sides of the city so that viewers understand there is no easy fix and while certain people are stepping up to effect change it's going to take more people and much time to change the culture driving the violence. Future episodes appear to offer stories of more people stepping forward to attempt to effect that change. ~ Wonz.

Here's a preview of episode 4, which airs tonight ~

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sunday Morning Programs (updated) 3/23/14

SUNDAY, March 23, 2014

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

Topic:   Hillary’s Evolution and Potential “Cracks” in the Clinton Coalition; Rand & the GOP “Bad Crust”; Obama Going After Scott Brown; Is There Any Way the 4-Year-Old Obamacare Could Be a “Winner” in November?
Guest:  Robert Costa, national political reporter, The Washington Post
Guest:  Maeve Reston, reporter, The Los Angeles Times
Guest:  David Maraniss, associate editor, The Washington Post
Guest:  Julie Pace, white house correspondent, The Associated Press

Anchor:  John King


Topic:   Upgrading Technology for Planes in Distress
Guest:  Rep. Patrick Meehan (R-PA), member of the Transportation Committee
Guest:  Stephen Trimble, aviation journalist, Flight Global
Guest:  Capt. Sean Cassidy, Vice President, Airlines Pilots Association

Topic:   Searching and Mapping the Ocean for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Guest:  Maxim van Norden, Hydrographic Science Expert
Guest:  Bobbie Scholley, Retired U.S. Navy Captain and Diver

Topic:   Russia- Ukraine Relations
Guest:  Tony Blinken, deputy national security advisor (Obama Administration)  

Topic:   Topic:   Political Panel: Obamacare; Hillary; Rand & GOP
Guest:  Newt Gingrich, co-anchor, CNN’s “Crossfire”; CNN political commentator
Guest:  Susan Page, Washington bureau chief, USA Today
Guest:  Neera Tanden, president and CEO, Center for American Progress

*** 12:00 PM SHOW ***

Topic:   Upgrading Technology for Planes in Distress
Guest:  Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
Guest:  Stephen Trimble, aviation journalist, Flight Global

Topic:   Malaysia Flight 370: The Search
Guest:  Luca Centurioni, associate researcher, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Guest:  Curt Newport, recovery mission head, Phoenix International

Topic:   Russia- Ukraine Relations
Guest:  Madeleine Albright, PhD, former U.S. Secretary of State (Clinton Administration); professor, international relations, Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service

Topic:  Counseling Grief over Malaysia Airlines Flight 370
Guest:  Rev. Earl Johnson, former national disaster spiritual care manager, American Red Cross

Anchor: Candy Crowley

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

Topic:      How Athletes Are Breaking the Speed and Strength Records of Yesterday By Using Their Minds
Guest:     Steven Kotler, author, “The Rise of Superman: Decoding the Science of Ultimate Human Performance”

Topic:      Babysitting and the Federal Reserve, Prisons and the Wider Economy
Guest:     Tim Harford, economist; “Undercover Economist” columnist, The                 Financial Times; author, “The Undercover Economist Strikes Back: How to Run—or                 ​Ruin—An Economy”

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria

Topic:      Malaysia Flight 370: Examining the Week’s Wall-to-Wall Coverage on Cable 
Guest:     Erik Wemple, media reporter, The Washington Post

Topic:      Malaysia Flight 370: Challenges Faced by Malaysian Journalists
Guest:     Jahabar Sidiq, CEO and editor, The Malaysian Insider

Topic:      Malaysia Flight 370: Two Aviation Reporters Talk About the Role of the Press
Guest:     Miles O’Brien, “PBS NewsHour” science correspondent; former CNN correspondent and anchor
Guest:     Jon Ostrower, aerospace and Boeing beat reporter, The Wall Street Journal

Topic:      New Developments at RT, the Cable News Channel Bankrolled by the Russian Government
Guest:     Liz Wahl, former RT anchor

Anchor:    Brian Stelter

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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Your Views on the News (and our little rant) 3/15/14

If you feel we at ATC have been asleep at the wheel lately you're right, but we're not the only ones.  We seem to be persona non grata with CNN PR lately, no press releases for the new Don Lemon show, the Sunni Hostin/Mark Geragos try out or even the stellar ratings that AC360 has accomplished this week.  And to top that all off they aren't spoon feeding us the Sunday morning programming, we actually had to look it up ourselves.  Oh the horror!
Even as CNN quality has let us down recently we always felt their PR department had our backs, guess we need to rethink that too.  If you have a CNN related rant here's the place for it.

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Sunday Morning Programs 3/16/14


INSIDE POLITICS with John King – Sunday 8:30am-9:00am
Topics: How the newly released Clinton documents may impact the 2016 presidential race; the real lessons from FL-13; former U.S. Senator from Massachusetts, Scott Brown; who is ‘the next Ronald Reagan;’ and the story behind the surprising new poll numbers on the potential GOP 2016 field
Guest: Peter Hamby, political reporter, CNN
Guest: Nia-Malika Henderson, national political reporter, The Washington Post
Guest: Jonathan Martin, political reporter, The New York Times
Guest: Manu Raju, senior Congressional reporter, POLITICO
Anchor: John King

STATE OF THE UNION with Candy Crowley – LIVE Sundays 9:00am-10:00am & 12:00pm-1:00pm
Topic: Missing Malaysian airliner
Guest: Commander William Marks, USS Blue Ridge, 7th Fleet
Topic: Missing Malaysian airliner
Guest: Colleen Keller, senior aerospace analyst
Guest: Steve Wallace, former FAA investigator
Topic: Ukraine
Guest: Sen. John McCain, (R-AZ)
Topics: 2014 midterm elections; GOP strategy since the 2012 election ‘autopsy’
Guest: Reince Priebus, RNC chairman
Topics: Politics panel
Guest: Charles Blow, columnist, New York Times and CNN commentator
Guest: Ana Navarro, CNN commentator
Guest: Ron Brownstein, editorial director, Atlantic Media and CNN senior political analyst
Anchor: Candy Crowley

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Sundays 10:00am-11:00am & 1:00pm-2:00pm on CNN/U.S.; 3:00pm-4:00pm on CNN International
Topic: The crisis in Ukraine
Guest: Radoslaw Sikorski, Foreign Minister of Poland
Guest: Toomas Hendrik Ilves, President of Estonia
Topic: Nigeria’s missing billions and anti-gay legislation
Guest: Ngozi Okongo-Iweala, PhD, Finance Minister of Nigeria
Topic: The Upside of Down: Why Failing Well Is The Key To Success (2013)
Guest: Megan McArdle, columnist, Bloomberg View
Host: Fareed Zakaria

RELIABLE SOURCES – Sundays 11:00am-12:00pm
Topic: Malaysia Flight 370: covering an aviation mystery.
Guest: Robert Hager, former NBC News correspondent
Topic: Speculation journalism and the coverage of MA Flight 370
Guest: Frank Sesno, former CNN Washington bureau chief and director of the George Washington University of Media and Public Affairs
Topic: MA Flight 370: why millions are glued to their televisions – for a mystery that has no answers?
Guest: Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist
Topics: The dangers of reporting in Crimea; Ukraine news organizations shut down by Russia
Guest: Anna Coren, CNN International correspondent
Host: Brian Stelter

Friday, March 7, 2014

Sunday Morning Programs 3/9/14

SUNDAY, March 9, 2014

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

Topic:   The Politics of the Ukraine; Obama, Hillary and the GOP; CPAC: How Did Christie Do & What Did the Conference Tell Us About 2014 and 2016?
Guest:  Robert Costa, national political reporter, The Washington Post
Guest:  Maeve Reston, reporter, The Los Angeles Times
Guest:  Audie Cornish, host, "All Things Considered", NPR
Guest:  Peter Hamby, political reporter, CNN

Anchor:  John King


Topic:   Crisis in Ukraine
Guest:  Tony Blinken, deputy national security adviser for President Barack Obama

Topic:   Is Putin Trying to Reunify the Old Soviet Bloc?
Guest:  ┼Żygimantas Pavilionis, Lithuanian ambassador to the U.S.
Guest:  Marina Kaljurand, Estonian ambassador to the U.S.

Topic:   Political Comeback as a Democrat 
Guest:  Charlie Crist, former Governor of Florida
Topic:   Political Panel: CPAC, ObamaCare
Guest:  AB Stoddard, associate editor, The Hill
Guest:  Ben Ferguson, CNN political commentator
Guest:  Donna Brazile, CNN political commentator

Anchor: Candy Crowley

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

Topic:      Upheaval in Ukraine
Guest:     Tom Donilon, former national security advisor

Topic:      Upheaval in Ukraine
Guest:     Stephen Cohen, PhD, professor emeritus, The New York University and Princeton University
Guest:    ​ Chrystia Freeland, Toronto Centre MP
Guest:     Stephen Kotkin, professor of history and director of Russian studies, Princeton University
Topic:      Why He Disagrees with Benjamin Netanyahu and John Kerry on the Peace Plan
Guest:     Naftali Bennett, Israeli economy minister

Topic:      Why Failure is Good
Guest:     Megan McArdle, columnist, Bloomberg View; author, "The Up Side of Down: Why Failing Well Is the Key to Success" (2014)

Anchor:    Fareed Zakaria


Topic:      This Week Two Reporters Spoke Out About RT, Also Known as Vladimir Putin TV. We'll Discuss the Russian Propaganda That the Network Broadcasts. 
Guest:     Liz Wahl, former reporter, RT
Guest:     Jim Sciutto, CNN chief national security correspondent

Topic:      Barrett Brown, Activist Journalist, Faces 100 Years in Prison for Posting a Link to Hacked Material While in a Chat Room Discussion. The Case is Being Closely Watched For Its Implications For Journalists and the Average Citizen
Guest:     Ed Pilkington, New York correspondent, The Guardian
Guest:     Jeffrey Toobin, CNN senior legal analyst

Topic:      The War on Science- Climate Deniers, Evolution Deniers, Vaccine Deniers- Could the Science/Political War be Resolved by a Prime Time Fox Television Series? This Weekend the Network Revives the Enormously Popular "Cosmos" Show With Host Neil deGrasse Tyson.
Guest:     Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist; head of New York's Hayden Planetarium

Topic:      Journalists in Cages. Al Jazeera English Reporters on Trial in Egypt for "Terrorist Connections" - Including One Who Worked for CNN.  Now, CNN Reporters Go to Work for Al Jazeera to Show Their Support.
Guest:     Sara Sidner, CNN international correspondent

Anchor:    Brian Stelter

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