Two Distinct Types Of CNN Documentaries

By Brian 

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With CNN: Special Investigations Unit focusing on “current pressing issues,” what will happen to CNN Presents?

The documentary show will “specialize in longer-lead-time, multihour ‘event’ programming such as last year’s In the Footsteps of bin Laden,” Multichannel News reports. “Four CNN Presents documentaries are on the schedule for 2007.”

It sounds like CNN Presents is returning to its roots. For two years, Jon Klein has emphasized the production of topical, “instant” documentaries under the Presents banner. In August 2005, he decided to double the number of CNN Presents shows. Now the network will have two distinct brands of documentaries…