While CNN has numerous affiliates, CNN has it’s main studios at the Time Warner Center in New York City, and studios in Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.
Launched in 1980 by Ted Turner, CNN was the first news company to offer 24-hour news coverage, and the first all-news channel in America. Although it started out as the first it has over the years slowly lost ratings and is now the third most popular news channel behind Fox News and MSNBC.
CNN’s current weekday schedule consists mostly of rolling news programming during daytime hours, followed by in-depth news and factual programs during the evening and primetime hours.
The network’s morning programming consists of Early Start, an early-morning news program hosted by Christine Romans and Dave Briggs at 4-6 a.m. ET, which is followed by New Day, the network’s morning show, hosted by Chris Cuomo and Alisyn Camerota at 6-9 a.m. ET.
Most of CNN’s late-morning and early afternoon programming consists of CNN Newsroom, a rolling news program hosted by John Berman and Poppy Harlow in the morning and Brooke Baldwin in the afternoon. In between the editions of Newsroom, At This Hour with Kate Bolduan at 11 a.m. to noon Eastern, followed by Inside Politics with John King, hosted by John King at noon Eastern, and Wolf with Wolf Blitzer at 1 p.m. Eastern.
CNN’s The Lead, is hosted by Jake Tapper at 4 p.m. Eastern and The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer at 5-7 p.m. Eastern. Wolf Bltzer has gained alot of popularity and trust among news viewers for his dramatic approach to news telling. CNN’s Erin Burnett OutFront is on at 7 p.m. Eastern, Anderson Cooper 360° at 8 p.m. Eastern and CNN Tonight, a live program that airs Monday through Thursday at 10 p.m. Eastern hosted by Don Lemon.
CNN’s weekend lineup also consists primarily of CNN Newsroom with Fredricka Whitfield and various anchors. Weekend primetime is dedicated mostly to factual programming, including the reality series Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, along with topical documentaries and specials under banners such as CNN Presents, CNN Special Investigations Unit and CNN Films. The network’s Sunday morning lineup consists primarily of political talk shows, including Inside Politics with John King, State of the Union, the international affairs program Fareed Zakaria GPS, and the media analysis program Reliable Sources.
Although it is a left-leaning news media outlet it is also watched by many conservatives and republicans. Having become the most watched surce of US news it is now watched at CNN International. CNN located at the CNN Center in Atlanta, the Time Warner Center in New York City, and studios in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. for more on cnn
The presidency of Donald Trump has led to many prominent controversies involving CNN. The network was accused by critics of giving disproportionate amounts of coverage to Donald Trump and Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton. CNN president Jeff Zucker defended the criticism, arguing that out of the Republican candidates, Trump was the most willing to give on-air interviews. Trump commented upon the allegations during his speech at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), jokingly referring to CNN as the “Clinton News Network” and fake news.
Awards and honors
2018: CNN received the George Polk Award for Foreign Television Reporting for uncovering a hidden modern-day slave auction of African refugees in Libya. Reporting done by Nima Elbagir and Raja Razek.
2018: CNN received the Overseas Press Club of America David Kaplan Award for best TV or video spot news reporting from abroad for reporting on the fall of ISIS. Reporting done by Nick Paton Walsh and Arwa Damon.
2017: CNN received the Prince Rainier III Special Prize at Monte Carlo TV Festival for the documentary, ‘Midway: A Plastic Island’ about sea pollution.
1998: CNN received the Four Freedom Award for the Freedom of Speech.