Sports

Remembering Muhammad Ali: TV programs and schedules

Beloved boxer, philanthropist and American icon Muhammad Ali died June 3 at age 74  after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. As an athlete, he won the gold medal in the 1960 Summer Olympics in the light heavyweight division. He then won the world heavyweight championship in 1964, 1974 and 1978. Outside of the ring, he was an inspiration to many for his work as a philanthropist and his vocal opposition to the Vietnam War. He earned the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2005. Below is a list of programs that pay tribute to “The Greatest,” including the Muhammad Ali […]

News & Current Events

Ahead of New York primary, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton debate on CNN

As we head toward the important New York primary next Tuesday, Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders will face-off in a Brooklyn debate. Both candidates have roots in New York State, and things have been getting testy recently among the candidates and their supporters, so it should be interesting viewing. The debate, which takes place at the Duggal Greenhouse on the Brooklyn Navy Yard, will begin at 9pm ET on CNN. Wolf Blitzer will moderate, with CNN’s Dana Bash and NY1’s Errol Louis, who is also a CNN political commentator, joining as questioners. The CNN Democratic Debate between […]

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News & Current Events

When are this week’s Democratic and Republican debates?

In the wake of yesterday’s big primary results — particularly in Michigan, where Donald Trump won on the Republican side, and Sen. Bernie Sanders pulled off an upset win over Hillary Clinton on the Democratic side — the presidential candidates from both sides will immediately take part in more debates this week, leading into next Tuesday’s big primary elections, which will feature big states like Florida, Illinois, North Carolina and Ohio. The Democratic candidates for president, Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton, will take part in the Univision Democratic debate on March 9, beginning at 9pm ET. It will be held […]

News & Current Events

When is the CNN Republican Debate?

CNN will air live coverage of the fifth Republican presidential debate, the final GOP presidential primary debate of 2015, from Las Vegas on Tuesday, Dec. 15, beginning at 6pm ET. Again, the evening’s debates will be divided into an early and primetime session. The four candidates appearing in the first debate at 6pm will be Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, Lindsey Graham and George Pataki. Donald Trump will be center stage during the primetime debate, which begins at 8:30pm ET. He will be flanked by Ben Carson on his right, and Ted Cruz on his left. The six remaining participants in […]

News & Current Events

When is the CNN Democratic Debate?

The CNN Democratic Debate, the first debate among the Democratic presidential candidates for the 2016 presidential nomination, will air Tuesday, Oct. 13, beginning at 8:30pm ET on CNN. The debate is taking place in Las Vegas, with Anderson Cooper serving as moderator. Cooper told Reliable Sources recently that he plans to ask “pointed questions” of each contender. “Going into the Republican debates,” Cooper said, “you pretty much knew there were a number of candidates who were willing to [attack each other]. Some lower-level candidates wanted to punch up and try to make a name for themselves. That’s not the case, so far […]

News & Current Events

When is the CNN GOP debate?

The second debate among the candidates vying for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination will air Wednesday, Sept. 16, on CNN, beginning at 6pm ET from the Reagan Library in California. The CNN GOP debate will feature 10 candidates overall in the main, later debate, airing at 8pm, with the remaining five candidates appearing during an earlier debate at 6pm. The debate will be moderated by Jake Tapper (CNN’s chief Washington correspondent), Dana Bash (CNN’s chief political correspondent) and Hugh Hewitt (conservative radio host). CNN says it spent two months determining candidate eligibility for the debate based on averages of national […]

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TV News & Program Updates

CNN doc chronicles “trash TV” pioneer Morton Downey Jr.

Nowadays, you almost can’t get away from talking (and screaming) heads on cable television, especially on programs focusing on politics, sports and popular culture. But in the late 1980s, it was relatively novel to see Morton Downey Jr. berating guests on his self-titled talk show, which started locally in New York and soon became a syndicated hit nationwide. He preceded the likes of Jerry Springer, Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck, and likely set the stage for their “I’m pissed off and won’t take it anyway” brand of media (thanks, Morton?). Honestly, he still carries a presence today, as we look back on those […]

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Documentary

Not Shackled By Forgotten Words: CNN brings Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me to television

CNN presents the television debut of the feature-film documentary Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me Sunday at 9/8CT. Glen Campbell’s music has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. My parents played his LPs on the weekends and gave me change to play “Wichita Lineman” and “Gentle On My Mind” on the jukebox at the local bowling alley and supper clubs. The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour was required family viewing — and a very good time, indeed. And as I got a little older, my friends and I bellowed Campbell’s crossover hits “Southern Nights” and “Rhinestone […]

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CNN acquires ‘Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me’

CNN announced on Sunday that it has acquired domestic broadcast rights to the critically acclaimed documentary Glen Campbell … I’ll Be Me. The theatrical release follows beloved country music legend Glen Campbell and his family as he embarks on a farewell tour after he is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. The network plans to broadcast the film in June and again in November. Featuring Campbell singing the Grammy Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated song, “I’m Not Gonna Miss You” — memorably performed by Tim McGraw at last night’s Oscars ceremony — the tender, funny and inspiring film “follows the long goodbye that is Alzheimer’s disease as Campbell, and […]

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“Life Itself” documentary about Roger Ebert debuts on CNN

Following its successful theatrical exhibition, Steve James’ (Hoop Dreams) documentary Life Itself makes its global television debut on CNN (U.S.) Jan. 4 at 9pm (re-air at 11pm). The film, which premiered at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival, is based on the 2012 memoir of the same title, written by legendary film critic Roger Ebert, and has been honored as Best Documentary by the National Board of Review. It is also in contention for an Oscar in the Best Documentary Feature category. According to Steve James, “I owe so much to Roger for his support and critical insights into my work […]