Featuring Ted Cruz, Hillary Clinton, Cuba Gooding Jr. as Ben Carson, and … a demon sheep?
In a somewhat puzzling show of corporate synergy, sibling network CNN has released a cover of “Too Many Cooks,” the wickedly clever sitcom genre parody that aired on Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim.Read more
Bernard Shaw, Peter Arnett, and John Holliman were pioneers of real-time war coverage
When CNN anchor Bernard Shaw flew to Iraq to interview Saddam Hussein, he didn’t intend to make history as a war correspondent. Shaw—along with reporters Peter Arnett and John Holliman and producer Robert Wiener—was in a hotel awaiting a call from Hussein’s reps when the deadline for U.N. sanctions passed.Read more
The former chairman of CNN on how the network made journalism history
My first day at CNN was August 1, 1990. After a career spent in newspapers, I needed time to become familiar with CNN’s staff, operations, finances, and plans for the future. But on my second day—August 2, 1990—Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait.Read more
Could Anderson Cooper’s new coworkers be flying robots?
It’s not a bird or a plane or a man in cape or even a UFO.Read more
CNN doc discusses medical fads with Bravo’s Andy Cohen
Globetrotting CNN doc Sanjay Gupta is an expert on just about everything. The good-natured Gupta joined Bravo’s Andy Cohen and weighed in on all kinds of odd medical trends, playing a game of “Healthy Fad or That’s Bad.”Read more
When The Newsroom’s Leona Lansing grilled CNN’s top doc with Ted Turner looking on, things got a little surreal at the annual G-CAPP benefit
Just like those rare collectibles on eBay, Jane Fonda’s canary yellow 2013 Oscars dress, personally created for her by designer Donatella Versace on display Thursday night, had a Buy It Now price for the time-crunched consumer: $50,000. The dress served as the eye-catching silent auction centerpiece at the annual EmPower Party benefit for the Fonda-founded Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential at the Georgia Aquarium downtown.Read more
Jane Fonda discusses tonight’s Empower Party benefit and shooting that Daniel Craig-inspired Newsroom scene
Perennial interviewee Jane Fonda will be the one asking the questions at tonight’s annual Empower Party benefit for Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power and Potential. In front of a sold-out crowd in the Georgia Aquarium ballroom, G-CAPP’s founder will interview CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta as the nonprofit advances its teen pregnancy prevention mission to include adolescent health and well being. In an exclusive interview with Atlanta magazine, the 75-year-old two-time Oscar winner discusses what’s on her notepad for Dr. Gupta, what’s next for G-CAPP, shooting that Twitter trending “You will resign when I fire you out of petty malice and not before!” Newsroom scene and how ex-hubby Ted Turner introduced her to the stupid joys of Dumb and Dumber.Read more
Wolf Blitzer + wolf pups = things could get interesting
Atlanta-based CNN (the world’s first 24/7 global news network) has formed a partnership with BuzzFeed (purveyor of cat GIFs and nineties nostalgia) to launch a video channel on YouTube.Read more
In the age of Nancy Grace, the Westminster grad is bringing skill and substance back to cable news
Two and a half minutes into an interview with Moore, Oklahoma tornado survivor Jackie Sing this past May, the moment every reporter dreads happened to CNN afternoon anchor Brooke Baldwin.Read more
Explain to me why a movie about 24/7 cable is set in New York.
Like any obsessed Atlantan, I scanned the latest Anchorman 2 trailer to spot scenes of our fair city, which doubled as both San Diego and New York City during the movie’s filming here. But what really struck me is a notable Atlanta absence.Read more