December 3, 1997
Financial software maker Intuit Inc. and CNNfn.com, the Web site affiliated with Cable News Network's financial channel, plan to launch next week a financial information site called Quicken.com on FN. The site promises to blend personal financial news from CNNfn with computing power supplied by Mountain View-based Intuit. CNNfn said the site will combine news with tools for managing finance. Financial terms were not disclosed. The address will be http://www.cnnfn.com/quickenonfn/
January 4, 2007 |
2006 marked a decline in the cable news audience -- except on MSNBC. Powered by personalities such as Keith Olbermann and Chris Matthews, the perennially third-place cable news network was the only one of its ilk to expand its audience last year, averaging 262,000 viewers throughout the day, up 7% over 2005. MSNBC grew even more in the key 25- to 54-year-old demographic, rising by 11% to an average of 110,000.
October 22, 1998 |
Time Warner Inc., which owns Cable News Network, is in talks with CBS, ABC and NBC about supplying them with news as CNN expands and the broadcast networks cut back, Time Warner CEO Gerald Levin said. "The three major networks are spending a fair amount of money, which they are trying to cut back on for a relatively narrowing news hole," Levin said in a speech here. "The discussions, which I confirm are taking place and were initiated by them, are simply a reflection of the times."
June 2, 2000 |
Cable News Network began airing 20 years ago this week as the first all-news television network. In 20 short years, Ted Turner's little experiment has dramatically altered the broadcast news landscape--even achieving recognition internationally that supplants the venerable BBC. You can get a glimpse of CNN's first baby steps preserved online at http://cnn.com/resources/video.almanac/1980/index2.
February 5, 2003 |
Ted Turner, who last week said he'd resign as vice chairman of AOL Time Warner Inc., said he can't afford to buy its Cable News Network division and opposes a merger of the network with Walt Disney Co.'s ABC News. Turner, AOL Time Warner's largest individual shareholder and the founder of CNN, made the comments from his ranch in Montana during a telephone interview that will be included in a report on "60 Minutes II," said a spokesman for the newsmagazine.
April 2, 2008 |
Political coverage boosted CNN in the first quarter of the year, handing the cable news network its first prime-time win over Fox News since late 2001 in the key 25- to 54-year-old advertising demographic. CNN attracted 444,000 of those viewers on average during the last three months, 87% more than the same period last year. Fox News, which continued to draw the biggest audience overall, placed a close second in the key demographic with 430,000, up 10%. MSNBC took third with 325,000, a rise of 66%. CNN's ratings growth has largely followed the contours of the presidential race.
August 13, 2008 |
CNN plans to double its newsgathering presence in the United States, even as threats of an advertising recession have led to job cuts at other news organizations. The pioneer global cable news network said Tuesday that it would double the number of regions from which its newsgathering staffs operate to 20. It will begin operations in Columbus, Ohio; Denver; Houston; Las Vegas; Minneapolis; Orlando, Fla.; Philadelphia; Phoenix; Raleigh-Durham, N.C.; and Seattle. CNN will hire a few new employees, while reassigning some current employees to new jobs.
December 23, 1989
Re Howard Rosenberg's Dec. 18 column, "CNN, American Airlines: All the News That Fits," in which he criticized a proposed agreement that major air disasters not be reported during in-flight newscasts purchased from Cable News Network: Rosenberg, along with almost every other journalist in America, is paranoid about censorship. If American Airlines does not want to buy a product, it does not have to. If I choose to not attend a showing of "Batman" I don't have to. Neither is censorship.