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CNN airs “Will and Kate Plus One” special as world awaits royal baby

New Day cohost Kate Bolduan will be helming a new CNN special called Will and Kate Plus One as royal-watchers everywhere eagerly anticipate the arrival of Kate and William’s royal baby. With a rumored due date for Kate Middleton having come and gone, Kate Bolduan interviews friends and family of the British royals to gain insight into the young couple as the birth of their royal baby rapidly approaches. Bolduan seeks insight into what the world will be like for the firstborn child of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and William, Duke of Cambridge and heir to the throne. Among those […]

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CNN’s Anderson Cooper to speak with Trayvon Martin’s parents

On the Thursday, July 18, edition of CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360°, host Anderson Cooper will interview the parents of Trayvon Martin. A CNN release says that Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton will speak with Cooper about the recent verdict that found George Zimmerman not guilty of second-degree murder and manslaughter in the death of their son Trayvon Martin; their thoughts about the deliberation process as revealed by Juror B37 (one of the six jurors who deliberated on the case, and who spoke with Anderson Cooper on his program Monday night); and how they hope that their son will be remembered. […]

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Election Day 2012 TV coverage

Updated Nov. 6, 2012, 1:04pm CT It all comes down to this. After over a year of campaigning, Nov. 6 is Election Day in America, when citizens will finally (hopefully) know who will be the President of the United States for the next four years, as well as the results of various other Senate, House and local races and ballot initiatives. While other third-party presidential candidates are on some ballots, the result in the presidential race will either be the re-election of incumbent Democrat Barack Obama, or the election of his Republican challenger, Gov. Mitt Romney. Naturally, with a huge […]

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Where to watch the 2012 Republican National Convention

Updated Aug. 29, 2012, 12:23pm CT Several news outlets will be broadcasting the 2012 Republican National Convention, which runs Aug. 27-30, at which Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan (both pictured above, at an earlier date) are expected to receive the official nomination of their party for President and Vice President of the United States. (Since this event is being held in Tampa, you also might want to keep an eye on The Weather Channel, to see how Tropical Storm Isaac, which is currently heading toward the Gulf of Mexico, may impact the convention.) Among the notable headliners expected to speak […]

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Documentary

Anthony Bourdain bolting from Travel Channel to CNN

“As long as it’s interesting, then I’ll keep doing it. But the minute it becomes a job, I will stop.” — Anthony Bourdain, on continuing his work on Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations It wasn’t much more than a month ago that Anthony Bourdain was talking with great satisfaction about the launch of Season 8 of his signature series for Travel Channel, Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations. He may not be stopping, but Bourdain will be changing venues. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the renowned chef, restaurateur and acerbic travel writer will be leaving Travel Channel for — hopefully — […]

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Magazine Archive

Sanjay Gupta explores concussions, high-school football in CNN special, “Big Hits, Broken Dreams”

Of all the questions people throw Dr. Sanjay Gupta’s way — and there are many for the neurosurgeon who is also CNN’s chief medical correspondent — among the most common deal with high-school football and concussions. Is the game safe? Can it be made safe and still be the same sport? Should I let my kid play? Gupta addresses these issues and more in his new special Big Hits, Broken Dreams — his new CNN special airing 8pm Jan. 29 — for which he spent a full season embedded with the Junius H. Rose High School football team of Greenville, N.C. […]

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Soledad O’Brien explores Silicon Valley in new “Black in America”

By Stacey Harrison Follow @ChannelGuideSRH Bringing together a group of strangers to live in one house while they strive for professional success may sound like an irreverent cross between The Real World and The Apprentice, but CNN’s latest Black in America special has some very serious issues in mind. “The New Promised Land: Silicon Valley” — which premieres tonight at 8pm — has Soledad O’Brien following eight African-Americans seeking to become tech entrepreneurs. While it would be a tough path for anyone — the special states that 80% of tech ventures fail — the odds are especially high seeing as […]

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TV News & Program Updates

Christine O’Donnell cops out on “Piers Morgan Tonight”

By Tom Comi Follow @ChannelGuide When exactly did former, current and aspiring politicians come to the determination that they were not going to be interviewed on an interview program? Last night’s airing of Piers Morgan Tonight provided yet another example of a delusional person in the political arena thinking they have the right to control what they will and won’t be asked. Christine O’Donnell was on the CNN show to promote her book Troublemaker, which covers her religious, political and philosophical beliefs. This means that everything should be open for discussion. Period. And considering O’Donnell lost her bid to win […]

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Lifestyle

Many Americans vow not to watch royal vows

You wouldn’t know it by all of the hype, TV coverage and endless blogs on sites like this, but a survey conducted by PriceGrabber has concluded that there is not as much interest in the forthcoming Royal wedding as some might think. It’s not to surprising that 41 percent of the respondents said they are disinterested in the April 29th wedding between Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton, but it does speak volumes when 77 percent said they do not plan to get up in the wee hours of the morning to watch live coverage on NBC, CBS, ABC, […]

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Bidding farewell to the evening newcast

By Tom Comi There was a time when anchoring the evening news was the premier broadcasting job in the business. But with Katie Couric looking to step down from her perch at CBS, it begs the question as to what role broadcast networks actually serve in news nowadays. In the glory days of TV news, every TV journalist in the country aspired to helm the evening newscast on NBC, CBS and ABC. It wasn’t a temporary stop or stepping stone but rather a place where the elite of the elite stayed until they retired, passed away or were fired. Names […]