Topic: anderson cooper

Turner Ad Sales Chief: 'Dayparts Are Dead'

Basketball stars and Billy Eichner tout dozens of shows on 8 networks

For the first time, Turner brought all of its networks together under one roof for its 2015-2016 upfront. That roof? The Theater at Madison Square Garden. "When they planned this, they…

CNN Bumps Up Original Programming

9 p.m. slot will now feature series and documentaries

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. With the departure of Piers Morgan, the nightly…

CNN's Documentary Unit Officially Up and Running

Big-name correspondents will host programs before and after docs

In addition to green-lighting nonfiction fare featuring personalities such as Anthony Bourdain and Morgan Spurlock, CNN’s new boss Jeff Zucker has kept in place CNN Films, new documentary production and…

Soledad O'Brien Off Daily Duties at CNN

Longtime anchor headed to documentary division

It's been rumored for a while and now it's official: Soledad O'Brien is out of the mix at CNN. She'll be producing documentaries for the network, but O'Brien will no…

Video Gallery: Live From Hurricane Sandy

TV news reporters get a little 'swept away' in coverage of fierce storm

TV news reporters—especially those of the meteorological persuasion—are the first to admit they live to cover severe weather. Flying into action nearly as fast as police, fire and emergency services…

MSNBC Ratings Down Since Olbermann's Departure

CNN edging in on No. 2 spot

Things aren’t looking good for MSNBC, which is apparently on the precipice of falling back into third place among cable news networks, The New York Times reported today. And according…

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First Mover: Anderson Cooper

The CNN news anchor on his move to daytime talk

What prompted your move to daytime TV? At the age of 44, I felt like I wanted to get more out of life. And laugh more and learn more and get…

Fast Chat: CNN President Ken Jautz

The head of network's U.S. operation talks about his primetime strategy

Since taking over as president of U.S. operations at CNN last September, Ken Jautz has been struggling to jazz-up what had become a snoozing network—at least by the clamorous standards…

Spitzer Canceled, Leaving CNN Prime Time Thin

Cooper moved into time slot, no replacement added

CNN has canceled Eliot Spitzer's primetime political talk show In The Arena, bumping Anderson Cooper 360 into the 8 p.m. slot.  Under the new lineup announced today, Piers Morgan Tonight will air…

Anderson Cooper Talks About New Daytime Talk Show

Says he can interview reality stars and keep news cred

In a conversation before a crowd of designers, programmers, and advertisers here at the PromaxBDA conference in Manhattan, Anderson Cooper touched on a variety of topics—from his love of seltzer…