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(no subject) [Jul. 5th, 2005|12:24 pm]
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[mood |curiouscurious]

Does anyone know the real story behind Bill Hemmer leaving? The reply I got today from emailing CNN was very vague...
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No Shit [Jun. 10th, 2005|08:09 pm]
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CNN is BLIND ...
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CNN said "teh" [May. 29th, 2005|06:03 pm]
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"French voters have rejected adopting the EU Constitution, according the exit polls. Should the exit polls be confirmed, the result would be a blow to the government of President Jacques Chirac, who led teh 'yes' camp. The charter lays out the future path of the 25-member organization on key issues including common foreign policy."

Haha! Yeah CNN, join "teh" l337 kids.
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CNN cares NOT about Education [May. 27th, 2005|11:19 pm]
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At least 22 stories on the page. Count them.


Only 7 stories on the page. Count them.


So, to put this in perspective, the TRAVEL section has more stories than the Education section.
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This community needs some life! [Oct. 11th, 2004|11:51 am]
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[mood |amusedamused]
[music |eek I should be doing homework]

From The DailyKos
As much fun as it is to see Anderson Cooper and others being assaulted by high winds and rain every week or so, I wish our TV news organizations would attempt to show the greater dangers that threaten us:
I am much amusedCollapse )
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Liz George [Jun. 17th, 2004|10:30 pm]
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*knock knock*

Liz back this Sunday, albeit a feature show.
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CNN correspondent to wed Jordanian prince [Apr. 23rd, 2004|07:17 pm]
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CNN correspondent Rym Brahimi is engaged to Jordanian King Abdullah II's half-brother, Prince Ali.Collapse )
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(no subject) [Mar. 18th, 2004|05:13 pm]
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[mood |disappointeddisappointed]

Apparently Liz George is gone.


I'm going to miss her.

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Profile on Matthew Chance [Mar. 14th, 2004|12:29 am]
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Matthew Chance is a London based CNN correspondent responsible for reporting on international news stories for CNN’s global news networks. Chance joined CNN in October 2001 when he reported extensively from Northern Afghanistan, and as Kabul fell, he was the one of the first Western reporters to arrive in the city, entering the capital on foot.

Clearly Chance has had some remarkable experiences over the past eight months but the most abiding memory he still carries is of the events of September 11.‘I've camped in the dust on the Afghan frontlines for months, been shelled by the Taliban and walked into Kabul with the Northern Alliance. Still, the defining moment for me is the same as it is for everybody else. We'll probably all remember where we were on September 11 2001. I was in a cab to the airport off to cover the news.’

Some of the events Chance has covered since working for CNN include the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, the NATO bombing of Yugoslavia and the refugee crisis in Kosovo. Initially Chance said he was led to journalism by ‘A sense of powerlessness in the world, and of disengagement. I grew up in a very small town, in the middle of England. I've always wanted to experience the world, and to perhaps, in some small way, to try and make a difference. I'm not naive enough to believe what I do accomplishes that. But it's what drives me still.’

Between 1996 and 2001, Chance was a freelance correspondent, a period that saw him cover Chechnya, East Timor, the Balkans, and the Middle East, some of the world’s most heated trouble spots. Chance explains how it’s not easy to detach himself from the danger and concentrate on the job.

‘Sometimes, when you are surrounded by violence or human tragedy, it is hard not to shed a tear or to lose your nerve. It's difficult to understand, but impartiality can be a refuge. I just try and remember my professional responsibility to get the facts across and keep my head down.’

CNN’s pioneering use of the latest broadcast technology has meant that reporting from the frontlines has changed. ‘Equipment like the videophone - which can transmit television pictures from a telephone - has revolutionised frontline newsgathering. We can now do live television from places where we previously could not. That, of course brings us new pressures. Gone are the days when the only satellite dish was back in the safety of the hotel. We're now out there, all of the time.’

When Chance is not on the frontlines or out in the field, he returns to London to spend time with friends and family, ‘eating, cooking and reading books. I don't go in for skydiving or anything like that. I get enough adrenalin at work, thanks!’

from CNN Media Info
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strongest ever primetime out of europe. [Feb. 28th, 2004|10:52 am]
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CNN is boosting its evening news and business prime time output from Europe to further meet its audience’s needs.

From March 1, CNN’s evening line up of ‘World News Europe’ and ‘World Business Today’ which threads business news with breaking and general news, will be enhanced by the launch of a new edition of ‘Business International’. Anchored live from London by one of CNN’s star anchors Becky Anderson, the show is an hour-long look at the day’s events and a look-ahead to the next, including a wrap of the main stories as the New York Stock Exchange closes.

Featuring live interviews as well as news summaries, the show extends CNN’s reach into the later evening day-part to catch those European viewers who turn to CNN at the very end of their day. The show, airing from 23.00 – 24.00 CET, expands CNN’s London-based evening wheel to three and a half hours of live programming. The extended evening programming also complements the newly branded 3-hour morning programming block out of London, ‘CNN Today’, co-anchored by the popular morning team of Richard Quest and Hala Gorani.

“Independent research continues to show that CNN remains Europe’s leading international news provider, and we are confident that expanding our evening programming out of CNN’s European headquarters in London will only help us further to deliver the service that our audience of opinion-formers and decision makers expects of us,” said Rena Golden, senior vice president CNN International. “This new line-up cements CNN London’s position as our centre of excellence in business programming, the perfect complement to our ongoing newsgathering commitment to the region.”

At the same time, CNN is also expanding its sports coverage, with an additional live half hour of ‘World Sport’ scheduled as part of Europe’s prime time line up at 2230 CET Tuesday through Friday. Furthermore, the 2330 CET edition now moves to 0030 CET.

“We pride ourselves on our relevance to our audience,” added Golden. “ This new programming is about defining our positioning, building upon the very strong relationship we have with our viewers and providing a strong platform for our advertisers.”

The new schedule gives CNN the framework to fulfil its commitment to landmark programming on the year’s key elections, the ongoing story in Iraq, and the Olympics, among others, as well as provide a broad, timely, regional-relevant focus of stories on the day’s news, finance and sport so that viewers are comprehensively prepared for the day’s business ahead.

‘CNN Today’ airs from 0600-1000 CET

‘Business International’ evening edition airs at 2300 CET

‘World Sport’ introduces two new live programmes at 2230 CET (Tuesday through Friday) and at 0030 CET every weeknight

‘International Correspondents’ to air at 0930 and 2330 CET Saturdays and at 0730, 1530 and 2130 CET Sundays

‘Insight’ to air at 0000 CET Monday to Thursday (instead of 2300 CET as present)

‘Asia Now’ renamed ‘World News Asia’ and airs at 1300 and 1500 CET

‘World Business Today’ to air at new weeknight primetime of 2030 CET
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