CNN Center, Cable News Network, Atlanta, Georgia, United States, North America

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The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American basic cable and satellite television channel that is owned by the Turner Broadcasting System division of Time Warner. The 24-hour cable news channel was founded in 1980 by American media proprietor Ted Turner. Upon its launch, CNN was the first channel to provide 24-hour television news coverage, and the first all-news television channel in the United States. CNN broadcasts primarily from the CNN Center in Atlanta, New York City, the Time Warner Center, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. studios. CNN/U.S. is sometimes used to refer to the news channel. CNN International is used to distinguish the American channel from CNN International. As of August 2010, CNN is available in over 100 million U.S. households. [6] Broadcast coverage extends to over 890,000 American hotel rooms,[6] and the U.S. channel is also carried on cable and satellite in Canada. Globally, CNN programming airs through CNN International, which can be seen by viewers in over 212 countries and territories. As of August 2013, approximately 98,496,000 American households (86% of cable, satellite & telco customers) receive CNN. On January 28, 1986, CNN carried the only live television coverage of the launch and subsequent explosion of Space Shuttle Challenger, which killed all seven crew members on board. The current weekday schedule of CNN consists mainly of rolling news programming in the afternoon and evening. In the evening and primetime, CNN airs more in-depth and interview programs. Early Start is the network’s morning news program. It’s hosted by John Berman, Christine Romans, and followed by New Day by Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan. CNN’s late-morning programming is dominated by CNN Newsroom. This program is a continuous news program that is hosted in blocks by different anchors. However, as 2013,, the network began to rework their daytime programming. It started with the spin-off in August 2013 of Ashleigh Banfield’s hour-long block in Newsroom as Legal View (with an emphasis in legal issues), and the introduction of Around the World. A new hour-long program that focuses on international headlines and Newsroom. Further changes to CNN’s daytime lineup occurred on February 10, 2014, with the cancellation of Around the World, the move of Legal View to its former Noon ET time slot, the introduction of @thishour with John Berman and Michaela Pereira, and the re-launch of Blitzer’s afternoon show as Wolf. The late-afternoon/early-evening lineup of CNN includes The Lead hosted by Jake Tapper, The Situation Room hosted by Wolf Blitzer and Crossfire hosted by S. E. Cupp and Stephanie Cutter. The network’s evening and primetime lineup shifts towards more in-depth programming, including Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360deg, and Piers Morgan Live. The network also airs Unguarded, a sport-related program with Rachel Nichols on Friday nights. CNN’s weekend lineup includes Newsroom and the medical program Sanjay Gupta MD. The weekend primatime is devoted mainly to factual programming. This includes the reality series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown. There are also topical documentaries, specials and specials under various titles like CNN Presents, CNN Special Investigations Unit and CNN Films. Sunday’s programming lineup on the network includes a block of political programs including Inside Politics: Parts Unknown with John King, State of the Union With Candy Crowley, Fareed Zakaria GPS and Reliable Sources. In December 2008, CNN unveiled a complete redesign of the graphics package. This replaces the previous style. The scrolling ticker, which had been used since 2001,, was replaced by the new design. The ticker space now contains headlines that are both manually added and taken directly from the RSS feeds at It is now rebranded as the flipper’. The CNN logo has remained relatively unchanged ever since its launch. It was initially displayed in yellow, but was later changed to red. A 3-D shadow effect was also removed and other design choices were made in order to adapt the logo to modern times and technological advances.
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