July 24, 2007 |
After weeks of rumors, CNN confirmed Monday that Campbell Brown was leaving NBC for a new post at the cable news channel. CNN/U.S. President Jonathan Klein said Brown would anchor an hourlong evening program but declined to confirm widespread speculation that she will be replacing Paula Zahn, who currently anchors the low-rated 5 p.m. newscast. CNN executives said they would provide more details about Brown's assignment shortly.
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June 24, 2007 |
After being spurned by the three broadcast networks, Paris Hilton is turning to CNN's Larry King to spill the details of her 23-day incarceration in Los Angeles County jails. The celebutante has agreed to do a one-hour live interview with King after she is released from a Lynwood facility this week, CNN said Saturday. The sit-down is set for Wednesday at 6 p.m. PDT. Both CNN and Michael Sitrick, a spokesman for Hilton, said she was not being compensated in any way for the interview.
June 16, 2007 |
Campbell Brown is expected to leave NBC to anchor an hourlong news program for CNN after her contract expires at the end of July, according to sources familiar with the discussions. Brown, who co-anchors the weekend edition of "Today" and regularly substitutes for Brian Williams on "NBC Nightly News," has been with NBC since 1998.
June 15, 2007 |
Hoping to bolster its political coverage with a dose of new-media cred, CNN is partnering with YouTube to generate questions for two upcoming presidential debates, promising that the approach will shake up the stolid forums. Beginning this week, YouTube members can upload video queries for the Democratic and Republican presidential hopefuls onto www.youtube.com/debates.
June 6, 2007 |
CNN's two-hour Democratic debate Sunday drew an average of 2.78 million viewers, the biggest audience yet that has tuned into a 2008 presidential forum. Moderated by Wolf Blitzer, the debate attracted more viewers than three other presidential hopeful showdowns hosted by MSNBC and Fox News in the last two months. The CNN forum was held in Manchester, N.H., and co-hosted by WMUR-TV and the New Hampshire Union Leader.
May 5, 2007 |
Following a protest, CNN has removed a link from its website to an organization that is raising money to fight illegal immigration. The link to smalltown defenders.com was included on Lou Dobbs' home page. Dobbs has used his early evening show as a platform to protest illegal immigration, and he's being profiled Sunday on "60 Minutes" about this fight.
April 4, 2007 |
A woman was shot to death by her former boyfriend at CNN's headquarters Tuesday, police said. The armed man was then wounded by a security guard. The man and woman were arguing near the main entrance of the downtown complex when the man shot her, Atlanta Police Officer James Polite said. The woman was pronounced dead at a hospital, authorities said. Her former boyfriend, identified as Arthur Mann, was shot by a CNN security guard. He was listed in stable condition.
January 8, 2007 |
Heartened by the success it's found with documentaries about Osama bin Laden and waste in the federal government, CNN is debuting a new weekly investigative series this month to showcase long-form pieces by some of the network's best-known correspondents. "CNN: Special Investigations Unit," which will premiere Jan.
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.
January 3, 2007 |
CNN apologized Tuesday for mistakenly promoting a story on the search for Osama bin Laden with the headline, "Where's Obama?" A spokesman for Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said the apology was accepted. The blunder came Monday evening on Wolf Blitzer's news show "The Situation Room." Soledad O'Brien and Blitzer offered separate apologies during CNN's morning show Tuesday. CNN called it a "bad typographical error" by its graphics department.