Wolf Blitzer

Facetime: Networks Parade Casts and Execs During Upfront Presentations and Parties

This week, TV’s brightest stars and entertainment’s biggest execs took to auditoriums and concert halls across New York to show advertisers what they’ve got.  

CNN Bumps Up Original Programming

In keeping with Jeff Zucker's mandate to evolve away from the traditional newscast, CNN in its  Thursday upfront presentation announced another surge in original programing.

Jeff Zucker’s Quest for the Fountain of Youth

While CNN worldwide president Jeff Zucker is looking to draw a younger, more cosmopolitan audience, he acknowledges that reaching people who fit that description is a challenge in a cord-cutting universe.

How CNN Sells Breaking News

CNN took plenty of heat yesterday for its extensive coverage of Carnival’s ill-fated “Poop Cruise”—upon losing power in the Gulf of Mexico, the cruise ship Triumph transformed into a drifting hellscape of overflowing toile

CNN Cancels ‘John King USA’

CNN has abruptly canceled John King USA, its 6 p.m. show. The cancelation isn't a major shock. The two-year-old John King pulled in demo ratings in the mid-five-digit range (ratings for the show supplied by TVNewser averaged out to 72,800 viewers in the 25-54 demographic last week)—a major fall from last year, when the show was still in the 7 p.m.