CNN, NBC Hillary Clinton films canceled
September 30th, 2013
01:53 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN, NBC Hillary Clinton films canceled

Update 6:01 p.m. ET: NBC is dropping plans to move forward with "Hillary," a television miniseries that was set to star Diane Lane as the former first lady.

"After reviewing and prioritizing our slate of movie/mini-series development, we’ve decided that we will no longer continue developing the Hillary Clinton mini-series,” an NBC spokeswoman said.

(CNN) – A feature length documentary about Hillary Clinton, commissioned by CNN Films, has been canceled after the director cited lack of cooperation from people associated with the former secretary of state.

Charles Ferguson, director of the film, made the announcement Monday morning in an item on The Huffington Post where he also described pressure placed on him by various people to try an dissuade him from moving forward with the project.
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Filed under: CNN • Hillary Clinton
August 14th, 2013
10:09 AM ET
1 year ago

Longtime political journalist Jack Germond, ex-CNN analyst, dies

(CNN) - Jack Germond, the cantankerous political journalist whose brand of shoe-leather reporting made him a legend of the form, died on Wednesday.

He was 85.

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CNN, NBC move forward on Hillary Clinton projects
August 5th, 2013
05:01 PM ET
1 year ago

CNN, NBC move forward on Hillary Clinton projects

Washington (CNN) - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus threatened Monday to try and prevent CNN and NBC from hosting 2016 GOP presidential primary debates unless both networks agreed to cancel forthcoming television specials about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

CNN and NBC, in separate statements, said they would move forward with the projects.
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Filed under: CNN • RNC
June 26th, 2013
09:11 AM ET
1 year ago

‘Crossfire’ coming back to CNN

Washington (CNN) – An institution is coming back to CNN.

“Crossfire,” the long-running political debate show that aired on CNN from 1982-2005, is getting a reboot, the news network announced Wednesday. Four new hosts – two on the left, and two on the right - will debut the program this fall.
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Cutter, Madden join CNN as contributors
May 29th, 2013
09:22 AM ET
2 years ago

Cutter, Madden join CNN as contributors

(CNN) – Two of the leading strategists from the 2012 presidential campaign are joining CNN as political commentators.

Kevin Madden, who served as a top adviser to GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and Stephanie Cutter, who was President Barack Obama's deputy campaign manager, will join the network's slate of contributors.
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CNN to hold national security presidential debate
October 18th, 2011
05:59 AM ET
3 years ago

CNN to hold national security presidential debate

(CNN) – National security will take center stage next month at a Republican presidential primary debate in the nation’s capital, The Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute and CNN announced Monday evening.

This will be the first debate of the 2012 presidential election to focus exclusively on the issues of national security and foreign policy.

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Filed under: 2012 • CNN • Republicans
CNN unveils new look for 2012 campaign
October 5th, 2011
12:30 PM ET
3 years ago

CNN unveils new look for 2012 campaign

(CNN) – CNN unveiled its new graphic look and tagline for coverage of the 2012 campaign Wednesday.

"The choice Americans will face in 2012 is between two very different visions for governing the United States," said Washington Bureau Chief Sam Feist.
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Fleischer joins CNN as political contributor
September 20th, 2011
08:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Fleischer joins CNN as political contributor

(CNN) - Former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer joins CNN as a political contributor, the network announced today.

Fleischer, who served as President George W. Bush’s chief spokesman for three years, will offer commentary and analysis across the network as the nation enters the 2012 presidential campaign season.
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Ron Brownstein joins CNN's election team
July 25th, 2011
04:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Ron Brownstein joins CNN's election team

Washington (CNN) - The CNN political team welcomed Ron Brownstein as a senior political analyst last week.

The editorial director for National Journal Group will serve as a contributor and provide political perspective to programs network-wide. His first appearance was on CNN's "American Morning."
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Filed under: 2012 • CNN
July 18th, 2011
04:04 PM ET
3 years ago

Borger receives Emmy nod


(CNN) - The CNN Political Unit congratulates CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger on her Emmy nomination for "Odd Couple," a piece about Ted Olson and David Boies.

Olson and Boies teamed up in support of gay marriage, against Proposition 8 in California in 2010. The two sat down with Borger in March 2010 to explain their position, what they saw as the last civil rights battlefield.
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