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The Cable News Network (CNN) is a multinational news-based
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channel headquartered in
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Atlanta
, United States. It is part of
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AT&T
's
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WarnerMedia
. It was founded in 1980 by American
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Ted Turner Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network (CNN), the first 24-hour United States cable news, cable news ch ...

Ted Turner
and Reese Schonfeld as a 24-hour
cable news Cable news channels are television network A television network or broadcaster is a telecommunications network for distribution of television program content, where a central operation provides programming to many television stations or pay t ...
channel. Upon its launch in 1980, CNN was the first television channel to provide 24-hour news coverage, and was the first all-news television channel in the United States. As of September 2018, CNN has 90.1 million television households as subscribers (97.7% of households with cable) in the United States. According to Nielsen, in June 2021 CNN ranked third in viewership among cable news networks, behind
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and
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, averaging 580,000 viewers throughout the day, down 49% from a year earlier, amid sharp declines in viewers across all cable news networks. CNN ranks 14th among all basic cable networks. The network is known for its dramatic live coverage of
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, some of which has drawn
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as overly
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, and for its efforts to be
nonpartisan Nonpartisanism is a lack of affiliation with, and a lack of bias toward, a political party A political party is an organization that coordinates candidates to compete in a particular country's elections. It is common for the members of a pa ...
, which have led to accusations of
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false balance
. Globally, CNN programming has aired through
CNN International CNN International (CNNI, simply branded on-air as CNN) is an international television Television (TV), sometimes shortened to tele or telly, is a telecommunication medium used for transmitting moving images in monochrome (black and wh ...

CNN International
, seen by viewers in over 212 countries and territories; since May 2019 however, the US domestic version has absorbed international news coverage in order to streamline programming expenses. The American version, sometimes referred to as CNN (US), is also available in Canada, some islands of the Caribbean and in Japan, where it was first broadcast on
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in 2003, with simultaneous translation in Japanese.


History


Early history

The Cable News Network was launched at 5:00 p.m.
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on June 1, 1980. After an introduction by
Ted Turner Robert Edward Turner III (born November 19, 1938) is an American media proprietor, producer, and philanthropist. As a businessman, he is known as founder of the Cable News Network (CNN), the first 24-hour United States cable news, cable news ch ...

Ted Turner
, the husband and wife team of David Walker and Lois Hart anchored the channel's first newscast. Burt Reinhardt, the executive vice president of CNN at its launch, hired most of the channel's first 200 employees, including the network's first
news anchor A news presenter – also known as a newsreader, newscaster (short for "news broadcaster"), anchorman or anchorwoman, news anchor or simply an anchor – is a person who presents news during a news program on television show, TV, radio or ...
,
Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw (; 26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemic A polemic () is contentious rhetoric Rhetoric () is the Art (skill), art of persua ...
. Since its debut, CNN has expanded its reach to a number of cable and satellite television providers, several websites, and specialized closed-circuit channels (such as
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). The company has 42 bureaus (11 domestic, 31 international), more than 900 affiliated local stations (which also receive news and features content via the video newswire service CNN Newsource), and several regional and foreign-language networks around the world. The channel's success made a bona-fide mogul of founder Ted Turner and set the stage for conglomerate Time Warner's eventual acquisition of the
Turner Broadcasting System Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (abbreviated as Turner) is an American television and media conglomerate, part of AT&T's WarnerMedia. Founded by Ted Turner and based in Atlanta, Georgia, it merged with Time Warner on October 10, 1996. Among its ...
in 1996. A companion channel, CNN2, was launched on January 1, 1982 and featured a continuous 24-hour cycle of 30-minute news broadcasts. The channel, which later became known as CNN Headline News and is now known as simply HLN, eventually focused on live news coverage supplemented by personality-based programs during the evening and primetime hours. CNN+ (CNN Plus) was a
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Spanish language
24-hour television news channel that was launched in 1999 as a joint venture by
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and
Turner Broadcasting Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. (abbreviated as Turner) is an American television and media conglomerate A media conglomerate, media group, or media institution is a company A company, abbreviated as co., is a Legal personality, legal e ...
. It went off the air at the end of December 28, 2010. The management announced that CNN+ would be closed on December 31, 2010.


Major events


Gulf War

The
Gulf War The Gulf War was a war waged by Coalition of the Gulf War, coalition forces from 35 nations led by the United States against Ba'athist Iraq, Iraq in response to Iraq's Invasion of Kuwait, invasion and annexation of Kuwait arising from oil pr ...
in 1990–1991 was a watershed event for CNN that catapulted the channel past the " Big Three" American networks in viewership for the first time in its history, largely due to an unprecedented, historical scoop: CNN was the only news outlet with the ability to communicate from inside
Iraq Iraq ( ar, الْعِرَاق, translit=al-ʿIrāq; ku, عێراق, translit=Êraq), officially the Republic of Iraq ( ar, جُمْهُورِيَّة ٱلْعِرَاق '; ku, کۆماری عێراق, translit=Komarî Êraq), is a country i ...

Iraq
during the initial hours of the Coalition bombing campaign, with live reports from the al-Rashid Hotel in
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Baghdad
by reporters Bernard Shaw,
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and
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Peter Arnett
. The moment when bombing began was announced on CNN by Shaw on January 16, 1991, as follows: Unable to immediately broadcast live pictures from Baghdad, CNN's coverage of the initial hours of the Gulf War had the dramatic feel of a radio broadcast – and was compared to
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CBS
news anchor
Edward R. Murrow Edward Roscoe Murrow (April 25, 1908 – April 27, 1965), born Egbert Roscoe Murrow, was an American broadcast journalist and war correspondent. He first gained prominence during World War II World War II or the Second World War, ofte ...

Edward R. Murrow
's live radio reports of the German bombing of London during
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. Despite the lack of live pictures, CNN's coverage was carried by television stations and networks around the world, resulting in CNN being watched by over a billion viewers worldwide. The Gulf War coverage brought CNN some much sought-after legitimacy, and made household names of previously obscure reporters. Shaw, known for his live-from-Bagdhad reporting during the Gulf War, became CNN's chief anchor until his retirement in 2001. Others include then–
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correspondent
Wolf Blitzer Wolf Isaac Blitzer (born March 22, 1948) is an American journalist A journalist is an individual trained to collect/gather information in form of text, audio or pictures, processes them to a news-worthy form and disseminates it to the public. ...
(now host of '' The Situation Room'' since August 8, 2005) and international correspondent
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. Amanpour's presence in Iraq was caricatured by actress
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as ruthless reporter Adriana Cruz in the 1999 film ''
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''. Time Warner–owned sister network
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later produced a
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, ''
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'', about CNN's coverage of the first Gulf War. Coverage of the first Gulf War and other crises of the early 1990s (particularly the infamous Battle of Mogadishu) led officials at the Pentagon to coin the term "the
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" to describe the perceived impact of real time, 24-hour news coverage on the decision-making processes of the
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.


September 11 attacks

CNN was the first cable news channel to break the news of the
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.
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Carol Lin was on the air to deliver the first public report of the event. She broke into a commercial at 8:49 a.m. Eastern Time that morning and said: Sean Murtagh, CNN vice president of finance and administration, was the first network employee on the air. He called into CNN Center from his office at CNN's New York City bureau, and reported that a commercial jet had hit the Trade Center.
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and
Leon Harris Leon Harris (born April 20, 1961 in Akron, Ohio Akron () is the fifth-largest city in the U.S. state of Ohio and is the county seat of Summit County, Ohio, Summit County. It is located on the western edge of the Glaciated Allegheny Plateau, abo ...
were live on the air just after 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time as the second plane hit the North Tower of the World Trade Center and through an interview with CNN correspondent
David Ensor
David Ensor
, reported the news that U.S. officials determined "that this is a terrorist act". Later, Aaron Brown and
Judy Woodruff Judy Carline Woodruff (born November 20, 1946) is a U.S. broadcast journalist who has worked in network, cable, and public television news since 1976. She is the anchor and managing editor of ''PBS NewsHour ''PBS NewsHour'' is an American daily e ...
anchored through the day and night as the attacks unfolded, winning an Edward R. Murrow award for the network. Brown had just joined CNN from
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to serve as the breaking news anchor. CNN has made archival files of much of the day's broadcast available i
five segments, plus an overview


2008 U.S. election

Leading up to the 2008 U.S. presidential election, CNN devoted large amounts of its coverage to politics, including hosting candidate debates during the
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and
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primary seasons. On June 3 and 5, 2007, CNN teamed up with
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to sponsor the
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New Hampshire
Republican and Democratic Debates. Later that year, the channel hosted the first CNN/YouTube presidential debates, a non-traditional format where viewers were invited to pre-submit questions over the internet via the
YouTube YouTube is an American online video sharing and social media platform Social media are interactive technologies that allow the Content creation, creation or information sharing, sharing/exchange of information, ideas, career interests, an ...

YouTube
video-sharing service. In 2008, CNN partnered with the ''
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Los Angeles Times
'' to host two primary debates leading up to its coverage of
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. CNN's debate and election night coverage led to its highest ratings of the year, with January 2008 viewership averaging 1.1 million viewers, a 41% increase over the previous year.


2016 U.S. election

Driven by live coverage of the year's U.S. presidential election, 2016 was CNN's most-watched year in its history. Throughout the campaign, the network aired unedited coverage of many of the Trump campaign rallies. Aides for Republican candidates
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Marco Rubio
,
Jeb Bush John Ellis "Jeb" Bush (born February 11, 1953) is an Americans, American politician who served as the List of Governors of Florida, 43rd Governor of Florida from 1999 to 2007. Bush, who grew up in Houston, is the second son of the late former Pr ...

Jeb Bush
, and
Ted Cruz Rafael Edward Cruz (; born December 22, 1970) is an American politician and attorney serving as the junior United States Senator The United States Senate is the Upper house, upper chamber of the United States Congress, with the Uni ...
accused CNN President Jeff Zucker of undermining their candidates during the Republican primaries. After the election, Zucker acknowledged that it was a mistake to air so many of the campaign rallies. CNN also drew criticism during the election for hiring former Trump campaign manager
Corey Lewandowski Corey R. Lewandowski (; born September 18, 1973) is an American political operative, lobbyist, political commentator, and author. He was a political commentator for One America News Network (OANN), Fox News and CNN, as well as a campaign mana ...
, who was still being paid by and was effectively working on behalf of the campaign.


Trump presidency, AT&T ownership

The
presidency of Donald Trump Donald Trump Donald John Trump (born June 14, 1946) is an American Political career of Donald Trump, politician, Media career of Donald Trump, media personality, and Business career of Donald Trump, businessman who served as the 45th ...
has led to many prominent controversies involving CNN. The network was accused by critics of giving disproportionate amounts of coverage to Donald Trump and
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candidate
Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton ( Rodham; born October 26, 1947) is an American politician, diplomat, lawyer, writer, and public speaker who served as the from 2009 to 2013, as a from from 2001 to 2009, and as from 1993 to 2001 as the wife ...

Hillary Clinton
. CNN president
Jeff Zucker Jeffrey Adam Zucker (born April 9, 1965) is an American media executive. He previously served as president and CEO of NBCUniversal. Zucker served as an executive in residence at Columbia Business School. In November 2012, Zucker was picked to tak ...
defended CNN against the criticism, commenting that out of the Republican candidates, Trump was the most willing to give on-air interviews. Trump commented upon the allegations during his speech at the 2017
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(CPAC), jokingly referring to CNN as the "Clinton News Network". In January 2017, CNN reported that Trump had been briefed on a classified dossier which detailed compromising personal and financial information allegedly obtained by the
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. While CNN did not publish the dossier, Trump criticized the network during a press conference the following day, and refused to take a question from CNN reporter Jim Acosta, claiming that the network was "
fake news Fake news is false or misleading information presented as news News is information about current events. This may be provided through many different Media (communication), media: word of mouth, printing, postal systems, broadcasting, ...

fake news
". On June 26, 2017, CNN investigative journalists Thomas Frank,
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, and Lex Haris voluntarily resigned after the network retracted an online article which incorrectly connected Trump aide
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to a $10 billion Russian investment fund. The network apologized to Scaramucci and admitted that the online story did not meet their editorial standards. Zucker responded by stressing that the network needs to "play error-free ball" when it comes to any future stories about Trump. In July 2017, Trump posted a video on Twitter of himself tackling
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Vince McMahon
on the ground during
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WrestleMania 23
, edited to replace McMahon's face with the CNN logo. The clip was considered to be a further expression of his opinions regarding the network's quality of coverage. Several media columnists and Democratic politicians condemned the retweeted video, concerned that its substance—given the tone of some of Trump's criticism of mainstream media outlets for what he deems as unfavorable coverage of him, and his presidency—could encourage some of his extreme right-wing supporters to commit violence against journalists from outlets outside of the conservative media spectrum. CNN also faced
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over an investigation that identified the
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user (associated with a Trump-focused community on the service, r/The_Donald) who had allegedly created the video, facing accusations that they had
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the user. Later that month, a group of Democratic senators, led by
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Amy Klobuchar
, issued a request for information over allegations that the Trump administration was planning to use CNN as "leverage for political gain" in the process of clearing the proposed acquisition of its parent company Time Warner by
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AT&T
—a purchase which was first announced in October 2016. ''
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'' reported that, in particular, the administration was seeking the removal of Jeff Zucker as CNN president. Although Trump had promised to block the acquisition entirely during his presidential campaign, Trump's transition team later stated that the government planned to evaluate the deal without prejudice. Following the announcement of the acquisition, AT&T CEO Randall L. Stephenson stated that the company was "committed to continuing the editorial independence of CNN". In August 2017, ''
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'' reported that AT&T had considered spinning off CNN and its stake in
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post-acquisition. In October 2017, Stephenson downplayed the possibility that the ongoing tensions between Trump and CNN could affect the deal, stating that he " idn'tknow what the relevance of CNN is in terms of an antitrust review", and that AT&T did not plan to make managerial changes to Time Warner properties that were operating well, such as CNN. Later that month, CNN launched a new promotional campaign, "Facts First", in an effort to combat negative perceptions over the quality of its reporting. Using an apple to demonstrate metaphors for fake news and "alternative facts" (in particular, suggesting that one could persistently opine that the apple was actually a banana), the ads publicize a commitment to prioritizing accurate, fact-based reporting before presenting opinions on a particular story. The ad became the subject of parodies, including one by ''The Daily Caller'' (which reversed the ad, and amended the slogan with "unless we are reporting on Trump"), and Stephen Colbert (which closed with the line "Now orange you ready to impeach?"), and was criticized by conservative publishers, Republican politicians, and on social media. On November 6, 2017, Stephenson met with Makan Delrahim, assistant Attorney General of the United States Department of Justice Antitrust Division, U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division, to discuss antitrust and concentration of media ownership concerns surrounding the acquisition, and possible options for satisfying them. Two days later, major media outlets publicly reported that the Justice Department had recommended that either the entire Turner Broadcasting System unit, or DirecTV, be divested as a condition of the merger. The ''Financial Times'' went further, stating that it had specifically demanded the divestment of CNN. Stephenson denied these reports, stating that he never offered to, nor had any intentions to sell CNN. CNN's media correspondent Brian Stelter noted that media outlets were interpreting the alleged recommendations as being either a genuine concern for AT&T's scale following the merger, or a retaliatory measure by the Trump administration against CNN. At the ''DealBook'' conference in New York City the next day, Stephenson denied that the department had demanded the divestment of CNN at all (stating that he had "never been told that the price of getting the deal done was selling CNN"), and that the company aimed to "get to a negotiated settlement". However, he stated that if they were unable to do so, AT&T was "prepared to litigate". In a statement to CNBC, a Department of Justice official backed Stephenson, denying that there were any specific demands to divest CNN during the discussion, and considering the claims to be "shocking" and an attempt to politicize the situation. The official added that the department had officially recommended either abandoning the deal entirely, or divesting DirecTV or Turner, but that it was open to other options for quelling antitrust concerns. The same day, the watchdog group Protect Democracy sued the Department of Justice to seek information on whether the Trump administration had "improperly interfered with the Department's review of the merger between AT&T and Time Warner, or has acted in that matter based on the President's personal dislike of CNN's protected speech." The group had issued a Freedom of Information Act (United States), Freedom of Information Act request for these details, but the department had not responded. On November 20, 2017, the Department of Justice filed an antitrust lawsuit over the acquisition.


2018–present: under WarnerMedia

After United States District Court for the District of Columbia, District of Columbia U.S. District Court judge Richard J. Leon ruled in favor of AT&T in the lawsuit, AT&T completed its acquisition of Time Warner on June 14, 2018, and renamed the company
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. In March 2019, WarnerMedia announced a reorganization that effectively dissolved Turner Broadcasting, and CNN became part of the new WarnerMedia News & Sports division. Jeff Zucker was named head of the new division, which added Turner Sports and the AT&T SportsNet regional sports networks to his remit. On May 6, 2019, CNN began to broadcast programming from its new studios at 30 Hudson Yards, which succeeded the Time Warner Center as the network's Manhattan headquarters. Meanwhile, in late May 2019, CNN International announced it was reducing its programming and staff based in London to reduce costs, citing losses of $10 million per-year. On May 29, 2020, the CNN Center became the scene of rioting in response to the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, Minnesota, four days earlier. Rioters vandalized the CNN logo in the front of the building, broke most of the windows, threw objects at officers standing by in the lobby, and damaged Atlanta Police Department vehicles parked along the street before being cleared out by police officers in the early morning hours of May 30th. Some of the protesters were arrested and were taken into the building, which houses a police precinct, this was why the rioters specifically targeted CNN Center. The damage was quickly repaired within the week. In 2021, WarnerMedia announced it would launch a CNN-branded streaming service, CNN+, in the United States during the first quarter of 2022, which will feature original programming and an on-demand library of CNN original series and documentaries. In December 2021, the service hired long-time Fox News journalist Chris Wallace to host a weekly program on the service.


Programming

CNN's current weekday schedule consists mostly of rolling news programming during daytime hours, followed by in-depth news and information programs during the evening and prime time hours. The network's morning programming consists of ''Early Start'', an early-morning news program hosted by Christine Romans and Laura Jarrett at 5–6 a.m. ET, which is followed by ''New Day (TV program), New Day'', the network's breakfast television, morning show, hosted by John Berman and Brianna Keilar at 6–9 a.m. ET. Most of CNN's late-morning and early afternoon programming consists of ''CNN Newsroom'', a rolling news program hosted by Jim Sciutto and Poppy Harlow in the morning and Ana Cabera, Victor Blackwell, and Alisyn Camerota in the afternoon. In between the editions of ''Newsroom'', ''At This Hour with Kate Bolduan, At This Hour'' with Kate Bolduan airs at 11 a.m. to noon Eastern, followed by ''Inside Politics, Inside Politics with John King'', hosted by John King (journalist), John King at noon Eastern. CNN's late afternoon and early evening lineup consists of ''The Lead with Jake Tapper'', hosted by Jake Tapper at 4-6 p.m. Eastern and ''The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer'', hosted by
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at 6 p.m. ET. The network's evening and primetime lineup shifts towards more in-depth programming, including ''Erin Burnett OutFront'' at 7 p.m. ET, and ''Anderson Cooper 360°'' at 8 p.m. ET, and ''Don Lemon Tonight'' at 10 p.m. Eastern. Weekend primetime is dedicated mostly to factual programming, such as Documentary film, documentary specials and miniseries, and documentary-style reality television, reality series (such as ''Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown'' and ''United Shades of America''), as well as acquired documentary films presented under the banner ''CNN Films''. The network's weekend morning programming consists of ''CNN Newsroom'' (simulcast from CNN International) at 4–6 a.m. ET, which is followed by the weekend editions of ''New Day'', hosted by Christi Paul and Boris Sanchez, which airs every Saturday at 6–9 a.m. ET and Sunday at 6–8 a.m. ET, and the network's Saturday program ''Smerconish'' with Michael Smerconish at 9 a.m. Eastern. Sunday morning lineup consists primarily of Sunday morning talk shows, political talk shows, including ''Inside Politics, Inside Politics Sunday'', hosted by Abby Phillip at 8 a.m. Eastern and ''State of the Union (American TV program), State of the Union'', co-hosted by Jake Tapper and Dana Bash at 9 a.m. Eastern and replay at noon Eastern and the international affairs program ''Fareed Zakaria GPS'', hosted by Fareed Zakaria at 10 a.m. Eastern and replay at 1 p.m. Eastern, and the media analysis program ''Reliable Sources'', hosted by Brian Stelter at 11 a.m. Eastern. Weekend programming other than aforementioned slots is filled with ''CNN Newsroom'' by Fredricka Whitfield, Jim Acosta, Pamela Brown (journalist), Pamela Brown, and other rolling anchors. For the 2014–15 season, after cancelling ''Piers Morgan Tonight'' (which, itself, replaced the long-running ''Larry King Live''), CNN experimented with running factual and reality-style programming during the 9:00 p.m. ET hour, such as John Walsh (television host), John Walsh's ''The Hunt with John Walsh, The Hunt'', ''This Is Life with Lisa Ling'', and Mike Rowe's ''Somebody's Gotta Do It''. Jeff Zucker explained that this new lineup was intended to shift CNN away from a reliance on pundit-oriented programs, and attract younger demographics to the network. Zucker stated that the 9:00 p.m. hour could be pre-empted during major news events for expanded coverage. These changes coincided with the introduction of a new imaging campaign for the network, featuring the slogan "Go there". In May 2014, CNN premiered ''The Sixties (miniseries), The Sixties'', a documentary miniseries produced by Tom Hanks, and Gary Goetzman which chronicled the United States in the 1960s. Owing to its success, CNN commissioned follow-ups focusing on other decades. ''Anderson Cooper 360°'' was expanded to run two hours long, from 8 PM to 10 PM. By 2019, CNN had produced at least 35 original series. Alongside the Hanks/Goetzman franchise (including the 2018 spin-off ''1968''), CNN has aired other documentary miniseries relating to news and U.S. policies, such as ''The Bush Years'', and ''American Dynasties: The Kennedy family, Kennedys''—which saw the highest ratings of any CNN original series premiere to-date, with 1.7 million viewers. ''Parts Unknown'' concluded after the 2018 death by suicide of its host Anthony Bourdain; CNN announced several new miniseries and docuseries for 2019, including ''American Style'' (a miniseries produced by the digital media company Vox Media), ''The Redemption Project with Van Jones'', ''Chasing Life with Sanjay Gupta'', ''Tricky Dick'' (a miniseries chronicling Richard Nixon), ''The Movies (miniseries), The Movies'' (a spin-off of the Hanks/Goetzman decades miniseries), and ''Once in a Great City: Detroit 1962-64''.


On-air presentation

CNN began broadcasting in the high-definition television, high-definition 1080i resolution format in September 2007. This format is now standard for CNN and is available on all major cable and satellite providers. CNN's political coverage in HD was first given mobility by the introduction of the CNN Election Express bus in October 2007. The Election Express vehicle, capable of five simultaneous HD feeds, was used for the channel's CNN-YouTube presidential debates and for presidential candidate interviews. In December 2008, CNN introduced a comprehensive redesign of its on-air appearance, which replaced an existing style that had been used since 2004. On-air graphics took a rounded, flat look in a predominantly black, white, and red color scheme, and the introduction of a new box next to the CNN logo for displaying show logos and segment-specific graphics, rather than as a large banner above the lower-third. The redesign also replaced the scrolling ticker with a static "flipper", which could either display a feed of news headlines (both manually inserted and taken from the RSS feeds of CNN.com), or "topical" details related to a story. CNN's next major redesign was introduced on January 10, 2011, replacing the dark, flat appearance of the 2008 look with a glossier, blue and white color scheme, and moving the secondary logo box to the opposite end of the screen. Additionally, the network began to solely produce its programming in the 16:9 aspect ratio, with standard definition feeds using a letterboxing (filming), letterboxed version of the HD feed. On February 18, 2013, the "flipper" was dropped and reverted to a scrolling ticker; originally displayed as a blue background with white text, the ticker was reconfigured a day later with blue text on a white background to match the look of the 'flipper'. On August 11, 2014, CNN introduced a new graphics package, dropping the glossy appearance for a flat, rectangular scheme incorporating red, white, and black colors, and the Gotham (typeface), Gotham typeface. The ticker now alternates between general headlines and financial news from CNN Business, and the secondary logo box was replaced with a smaller box below the CNN bug, which displays either the title, hashtag, or Twitter handle for the show being aired or its anchor. In April 2016, CNN began to introduce a new corporate typeface, known as "CNN Sans", across all of its platforms. Inspired by Helvetica Neue and commissioned after consultations with Troika Design Group, the font family consists of 30 different versions with varying weights and widths to facilitate use across print, television, and digital mediums. In August 2016, CNN announced the launch of CNN Aerial Imagery and Reporting (CNN AIR), a drone-based news collecting operation to integrate aerial imagery and reporting across all CNN branches and platforms, along with Turner Broadcasting and Time Warner entities.


Staff

On July 27, 2012, CNN president Jim Walton (journalist), Jim Walton announced he was resigning after 30 years at the network. Walton remained with CNN until the end of that year. In January 2013, former NBCUniversal President Jeff Zucker replaced Walton. On January 29, 2013, longtime political analysts James Carville and Mary Matalin, and fellow political contributor Erick Erickson were let go by CNN.


Other platforms


Website

CNN launched its website, CNN.com (initially known as ''CNN Interactive''), on August 30, 1995. The site attracted growing interest over its first decade and is now one of the most popular news websites in the world. The widespread growth of blogs, social media and user-generated content have influenced the site, and blogs in particular have focused CNN's previously scattershot online offerings, most noticeably in the development and launch of CNN Pipeline in late 2005. In April 2009, CNN.com ranked third place among online global news sites in unique users in the U.S., according to Nielsen/NetRatings; with an increase of 11% over the previous year. CNN Pipeline was the name of a paid subscription service, its corresponding website, and a content delivery client that provided streams of live video from up to four sources (or "pipes"), on-demand access to CNN stories and reports, and optional pop-up "news alerts" to computer users. The installable client was available to users of personal computer, PCs running Microsoft Windows. There was also a browser-based "web client" that did not require installation. The service was discontinued in July 2007, and was replaced with a free streaming service. On April 18, 2008, CNN.com was targeted by Chinese hackers in retaliation for the channel's coverage on the 2008 Tibetan unrest. CNN reported that they took preventive measures after news broke of the impending attack. The company was honored at the 2008 Technology & Engineering Emmy Awards for development and implementation of an integrated and portable IP-based live, edit and store-and-forward digital news gathering (DNG) system. The first use of what would later win CNN this award was in April 2001 when CNN correspondent Lisa Rose Weaver covered, and was detained, for the release of the United States Navy, U.S. Navy crew of a damaged electronic surveillance plane after the Hainan Island incident. The technology consisted of a videophone produced by 7E Communications Ltd of London, UK. This DNG workflow is used today by the network to receive material worldwide using an Apple Inc., Apple MacBook Pro, various wikt:prosumer#Etymology 2, prosumer and professional digital cameras, software from Streambox Inc., and BGAN terminals from Hughes Network Systems. On October 24, 2009, CNN launched a new version of the CNN.com website; the revamped site included the addition of a new "sign up" option, in which users can create their own username and profile, and a new "CNN Pulse" (beta) feature, along with a new red color theme. However, most of the news stories archived on the website were deleted.


Blogs

The topical news program ''Judy Woodruff's Inside Politics'' was the first CNN program to feature a round-up of blogs in 2005. Blog coverage was expanded when ''Inside Politics'' was folded into ''The Situation Room'' (''Inside Politics'' later returned to CNN in 2014, this time hosted by the network's chief national correspondent John King.). In 2006, CNN launched CNN Exchange and CNN iReport, initiatives designed to further introduce and centralize the impact of everything from blogging to citizen journalism within the CNN brand. CNN iReport which features user-submitted photos and video, has achieved considerable traction, with increasingly professional-looking reports filed by amateur journalists, many still in high school or college. The iReport gained more prominence when observers of the Virginia Tech shootings sent-in first hand photos of what was going on during the shootings. In April 2010, CNN announced via Twitter that it would launch a food blog called "Eatocracy," which will "cover all news related to food – from recalls to health issues to culture". CNN had an internet relay chat (IRC) network at chat.cnn.com. CNN placed a live chat with Benjamin Netanyahu on the network in 1998. CNNHealth consists of expert doctors answering viewers' questions online at CNN's "The Chart" blog website. Contributors include Drs. Sanjay Gupta (Chief Medical Correspondent), Charles Raison (Mental Health Expert), Otis Brawley (Conditions Expert), Melina Jampolis (Diet and Fitness Expert), Jennifer Shu (Living Well Expert), and Elizabeth Cohen (Senior Medical Correspondent).


Other digital offerings

In early 2008, CNN began maintaining a live streaming broadcast available to cable and satellite broadcasting, satellite subscribers who receive CNN at home (a precursor to the TV Everywhere services that would become popularized by cable and satellite providers beginning with Time Warner's incorporation of the medium). CNN International is broadcast live, as part of the RealNetworks SuperPass subscription service outside the U.S. CNN also offers several RSS, RSS feeds and podcasts. CNN also has multiple channels in the popular video-sharing site
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, but those videos can only be viewed in the United States, a source of criticism among YouTube users worldwide. In 2014, CNN launched a radio version of their television programming on TuneIn Radio. The network also hosts CNN-10, a daily 10-minute video show visible at the CNN website or YouTube. It replaced the long-running show CNN Student News which had been aired since 1989. It is aimed at a global audience of students, teachers, and adults, and is hosted by Carl Azuz. On March 7, 2017, CNN announced the official launch of its virtual reality unit named CNNVR. It will produce 360 videos to its Android (operating system), Android and iOS apps within CNN Digital. It is planning to cover major news events with the online, and digital news team in New York City,
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, London, Hong Kong, San Francisco, Dubai, Johannesburg, Tokyo, and Beijing. CNN Newsource is a subscription-based affiliation video service that provides CNN Content (media), content to Network affiliate, television station affiliates with CNN, including terrestrial television, terrestrial stations and international stations. Newsource allows affiliates to download video from CNN, as well as from other affiliates who upload their video to Newsource. CNN also maintains a wire service known as CNN Wire. CNN's digital storefront, which sells branded merchandise, household goods, and software, is operated by StackCommerce via partnership.


Japan

Starting in late 2010, the high definition feed of CNN US was launched in Japan for American viewers under the name "CNN/US HD", and is distributed by Japan Cable Television (JCTV) to several different multi-channel TV providers, such as J:COM, SKY PerfecTV!, iTSCOM and the JCTVWiFi service.


Beme

On November 28, 2016, CNN announced the acquisition of Beme for a reported $25 million. On November 29, 2016, Matt Hackett, co-founder of Beme, announced via an email to its users that the Beme (app), Beme app would be shutting down on January 31, 2017. Since the shutdown of the app, it was announced that CNN intended to use the current talent behind Beme to work on a separate start-up endeavor. Beme's current team will retain full creative control of the new project, which was slated to release in summer 2017. Beme have also brought on other internet stars such as the host of Vsauce 3, Jake Roper, as head of production, who features prominently in Beme co-founder Casey Neistat's vlogs. Beme, Beme News has since begun uploading news related video on
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Films

In October 2012, CNN formed a film division called CNN Films to distribute and produce made-for-TV and feature documentary film, documentaries. Its first acquisition was a documentary entitled ''Girl Rising'', a documentary narrated by Meryl Streep that focused on the struggles of girls' education.


Radio

In July 2014, Cumulus Media announced that it would end its partnership with ABC News Radio, and enter into a new partnership with CNN to syndicate national and international news content for its stations through Westwood One (current), Westwood One beginning in 2015, including access to a wire service, and digital content for its station websites. Westwood One News, This service is unbranded, allowing individual stations to integrate the content with their own news brands. As of February 2019, the audio simulcast of CNN is distributed on Entercom's Radio.com website and app.


Specialized channels

Over the years, CNN has launched spin-off networks in the United States and other countries. Channels that currently operate include: * CNN Brazil – a Brazilian news channel that launched on March 15, 2020. * CNN Chile – a Chilean news channel that launched on December 4, 2008. * CNN en Español *
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* CNN TÜRK – a Turkish media outlet. * CNN-News18 – an Indian news channel. * CNN Indonesia – an Indonesian news channel that launched on August 17, 2015. (co-owned with Trans Media) *
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– a Japanese news outlet. * CNN Philippines – a Filipino news channel launched on March 16, 2015. * CNN Prima News - a Czech news channel. (that launched on May 3, 2020, licensed to Prima Group) * HLN (TV network), HLN * CNN Portugal - a Portuguese news channel launched on November 22, 2021.


Former channels

CNN has also launched television and online ventures that are no longer in operation, including: *
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* CNN Checkout Channel (out-of-home place-based custom channel for grocery stores that started in 1991 and shuttered in 1993) * CNN Italia (an Italian news website launched in partnership with the publishing company Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso, and after with the financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore, it launched on November 15, 1999 and closed on September 12, 2003) * CNN Pipeline (24-hour multi-channel broadband online news service, replaced with CNN.com Live) * CNN Sports Illustrated (also known as CNNSI; U.S. sports news channel, closed in 2002) * CNN+ (a partner channel in Spain, launched in 1999 with ) * CNN.com Live * CNNfn (financial channel, closed in December 2004) * CNN Money Switzerland


Experiments

CNN launched two specialty news channels for the American market which would later close amid competitive pressure: the sports news channel CNN Sports Illustrated, CNNSI shut down in 2002, while business news channel CNNfn shut down after nine years on the air in December 2004. CNN had a partnership with ''Sports Illustrated'' through the sports website CNNSI.com, but sold the domain name in May 2015. CNNfn's former website used to redirect to money.cnn.com, a product of CNN's strategic partnership with ''Money (magazine), Money'' magazine. ''Money'' and ''Sports Illustrated'' were both Time Warner properties until 2014, when the company's magazine division was corporate spin-off, spun off into the separate Time Inc. CNN also launched "Great Big Story" in November 2015 to produce content tailored toward younger viewers. It was eventually shut down in September 2020 after building a following of nearly 6 million followers on both Facebook and YouTube.


Bureaus

CNN operates bureaus in the following cities . United States *
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, Georgia (U.S. state), Georgia (CNN Center, World Headquarters) * Chicago, Illinois * Dallas, Texas * Denver, Colorado * Los Angeles, California * Miami, Florida * New York City, New York (state), New York * San Francisco, California * Washington, D.C.


Worldwide

* Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates * Amman, Jordan * Bangkok, Thailand * Beijing, China * Beirut, Lebanon * Berlin, Germany * Buenos Aires, Argentina * Cairo, Egypt * Dubai, United Arab Emirates * Havana, Cuba * Hong Kong, China * Islamabad, Pakistan * Istanbul, Turkey * South Jakarta, Indonesia * Jerusalem, Israel * Johannesburg, South Africa * Kabul, Afghanistan * Lagos, Nigeria * Lisbon, Portugal * London, United Kingdom * Mexico City, Mexico * Moscow, Russia * Nairobi, Kenya * New Delhi, India * Paris, France * Rome, Italy * Santiago, Chile * São Paulo, Brazil * Seoul, South Korea * Tokyo, Japan In parts of the world without a CNN bureau, reports from local affiliate station the network will be used to file a story.


Controversies and criticism

CNN has been involved in various controversies, criticisms and allegations since its inception in 1980.


Awards and honors

2021: CNN won a George Polk Award for Foreign Reporting for their reporting on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China and later under quarantine in Beijing. CNN and Clarissa Ward were named finalists for the duPont-Columbia Award for their "Russia’s Secret Influence Campaigns" investigation. 2020: CNN's Ed Lavandera was awarded a Peabody Award, Peabody for "The Hidden Workforce: Undocumented in America". CNN Films was awarded a Peabody for the documentary "Apollo 11". 2019: The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, USC Annenberg School awarded CNN with a Walter Cronkite Award for Excellence in Journalism, Walter Cronkite Award for its Parkland Town Hall. 2018: CNN won a network-record six news & documentary Emmy Awards. They are, Outstanding Breaking News Coverage, Outstanding Continuing Coverage of a News Story in a Newscast, Outstanding Live Interview, Outstanding Hard News Feature Story in a Newscast, Outstanding News Special, Outstanding Science, Medical and Environmental Report. 2018: CNN's Nima Elbagir to receive 2018 Courage in Journalism Award from the International Women's Media Foundation. 2018: CNN received the George Polk Award for Foreign Television Reporting for uncovering a hidden modern-day slave auction of African refugees in Libya. Reporting done by Nima Elbagir and Raja Razek. 2018: CNN received the Overseas Press Club of America David Kaplan Award for best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad for reporting on the fall of ISIS. Reporting done by Nick Paton Walsh and Arwa Damon. 2017: CNN received the Prince Rainier III Special Prize at Monte Carlo TV Festival for the documentary, ''Midway: A Plastic Island'' about sea pollution. 1998: CNN received the Four Freedom Award for the Freedom of Speech.


See also

* Broadcasting * Journalistic objectivity * List of CNN personnel * List of programs broadcast by CNN * Mass media * Media bias in the United States * News media * News media in the United States * TeleSUR * Television studio


References


External links

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