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CNN Plots Expansion of ‘Citizen’ Conference (Exclusive)

  • Variety
CNN interacts with most of its viewers via TV screen or mobile device. In weeks to come, however, the news outlet hopes to start engaging its audience at state fairs and local festivals.

The AT&T-owned news network plans new extensions for the “Citizen by CNN” forum it launched last year that aims to spur viewers to develop a more active relationship with politics. In October of 2018, CNN debuted an invite-only “Citizen” conference in New York that included interviews with White House adviser Jared Kusher, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi along with remarks from former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. That event will take place once again on October 24, but it won’t take another year to lapse before it returns.

CNN is planning to bring a series of “experiences” to various parts of the nation throughout the 2020 campaign. “We see an opportunity to harness the energy around the
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Fareed Zakaria Says ‘Saudi Arabia: Kingdom Of Secrets’ Is “Personal” – First Look

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CNN host Fareed Zakaria will conclude this weekend’s global primetime special, Saudi Arabia: Kingdom of Secrets, acknowledging it’s personal.

“I knew Jamal Khashoggi,” Fareed Zakaria says toward the end of the one-hour special about the U.S. relationship with Saudi Arabia, its religious extremism and autocratic rule, and the murder of Washington Post columnist Jamal Khashoggi.

Fifteen years ago, when Zakaria traveled there for a cover story for Newsweek, called “The Saudi Trap,” Khashoggii was one of the people who briefed him, Fareed explains in this clip.

That Zakaria cover story began “The images of a beheaded Paul Johnson are gruesome, but for Saudi Arabia, it has been more than a year of grim images” because the Saudi news in the U.S. back then was about the kidnapping, and beheading of Johnson, an American helicopter engineer, whose his head reportedly was found in a refrigerator.

More recently,
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Aaron Sorkin To Congressional Newbies: “Stop Acting Like Young People”; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back

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Aaron Sorkin To Congressional Newbies: “Stop Acting Like Young People”; Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Fires Back
Aaron Sorkin finds a lot to like in the 2020 field of Democratic presidential hopefuls, but there’s one aspect of the party he is less upbeat about: newly elected members of Congress.

“I really like the new crop of young people,” he told Fareed Zakaria in an interview that aired on CNN today and was excerpted on Twitter by progressive activist Jordan Uhl. “They now need to stop acting like young people. It’s time to do that.” The Democrats, Sorkin went on, have “a great opportunity to be the non-stupid party.”

Digging himself deeper, he elaborated, “It’s not just about transgender bathrooms. That’s a Republican talking point they’re trying to distract you with.”

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York — part of the “new crop” Sorkin referred to — responded to the interview in a tweet. “News Flash: Medicare for All & equal rights aren’t trends,” she wrote.
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Aaron Sorkin’s Advice to Democrats: ‘Stop Acting Like Young People’

Aaron Sorkin’s Advice to Democrats: ‘Stop Acting Like Young People’
Fifty-seven-year-old screenwriter and West Wing creator Aaron Sorkin is telling the Democratic party to “stop acting like young people” and grow up while also lauding the fact that young people are being elected. “I really like the new crop of young people who were just elected to Congress. They now need to stop acting like young people. It’s time to do that,” Sorkin said.

He then went on to say to CNN host Fareed Zakaria that, “[Politics] is not just about transgender bathrooms” and said that was just a “Republican talking point.
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Aaron Sorkin Calls on Democrats to Be "Non-Stupid Party"

Aaron Sorkin Calls on Democrats to Be
Oscar-winning screenwriter Aaron Sorkin made a rare television appearance Sunday morning on CNN’s Fareed Zakaria Gps.

The West Wing creator spoke about the new “crop” of young Democrats elected to Congress. “They need to stop acting like young people,” he said. “I think there’s a great opportunity here for Democrats to be the non-stupid party, to point out the difference.”

Sorkin then went on to address specific issues that the Democratic Party should focus on. “It’s not just about transgender bathrooms, that’s a Republican talking point. They’re trying to distract ...
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TV Roundup: ‘Desus & Mero’ Sets Showtime Premiere Date

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TV Roundup: ‘Desus & Mero’ Sets Showtime Premiere Date
In today’s TV News Roundup, “Desus & Mero” gets a premiere date on Showtime and Jameela Jamil heads to TBS. Dates Showtime will debut “Desus & Mero,” the weekly half-hour late-night series starring Desus Nice and The Kid Mero, on Feb. 21 at 11 p.m. Et/Pt. The first ever weekly late-night talk show on Showtime will feature popular TV and podcast personalities Desus and Mero speaking off the cuff and chatting with guests at the intersection of pop culture, sports, music, politics and more.

Sony Crackle has announced that season two of the drama series “The Oath,” from executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson and his G-Unit Film and Television Inc. and creator/executive producer/writer Joe Halpin, will return on Feb. 21. The series explores a world of gangs made up of those sworn to protect and defend. Shedding light on corrupt and secret societies nearly impossible to join, only
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Barbra Streisand Talks Donald Trump With Bill Maher, Urges Media To Stop Covering Rallies

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Barbra Streisand Talks Donald Trump With Bill Maher, Urges Media To Stop Covering Rallies
Updated with video: “Real sadness as well as anger, I must say, motivated me,” Barbra Streisand told Bill Maher about the act of making her new album, Walls.

“I couldn’t sleep nights. The photographs in my head – the pictures of the children being ripped out of the arms of their parents,” she explained on HBO’s Real Time with Bill Maher.

People voting often “don’t know the specifics, but they kind of sense whether you are for real,” Maher described. “Not everybody, even in my own audience, agrees with me on stuff. But the bond is that they know I’m never pulling a punch. I’m always being straight with them. … It’s very powerful. And when you’re like that, you can be friends with other side.”

Maher noted that Streisand recently got a call from 1996 Gop presidential nominee Bob Dole — who, Maher confessed, he did not realize was still alive.
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Rose McGowan Slams 'Hollywood and Time's Up, Not #MeToo' as 'Bulls---': They're a 'Lie'

Rose McGowan Slams 'Hollywood and Time's Up, Not #MeToo' as 'Bulls---': They're a 'Lie'
Rose McGowan is clarifying critiques she made of the #MeToo movement.

The actress, 45, tweeted on Sunday, “I never said #MeToo is a lie. Ever. I was talking about Hollywood and Time’s Up, not #MeToo. Ugh. I’m so tired of erroneous s—storms. #MeToo is about survivors and their experiences, that cannot be taken away.”

According to Deadline, McGowan had previously told The Sunday Times Magazine that she has not been invited to #MeToo events and does not want to attend them “because it’s all bulls—. It’s a lie.”

“It’s a Band-Aid lie to make them feel better,
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CNN Will Test Foray Into Live Events With ‘Citizen by CNN’ Conference (Exclusive)

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CNN is taking some of its coverage of politics off the TV screen and putting it into a special live forum.

The At&T-owned cable-news network is set to launch “Citizen by CNN,” a day-long conference slated to be held Monday, October 22, at the Time Warner Center in Manhattan. While some of the panels and interviews set to be featured will likely show up on the company’s flagship cable network, says Sam Feist, a CNN senior vice president who serves as Washington Bureau Chief, the wider intent is for the conference to burnish CNN’s ability to present non-partisan coverage of politics and issues that matter to viewers. The looming midterm elections in November lend new relevance to such an event, he adds.

“We are the news organization, the cable-news channel, that doesn’t pick sides. We play it down the middle and we are focused on news and coverage that matters,
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Fareed Zakaria Mocked Over Meeting With Bono to ‘Understand Europe’s Populism': ‘Go On ClickHole’

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Fareed Zakaria Mocked Over Meeting With Bono to ‘Understand Europe’s Populism': ‘Go On ClickHole’
Fareed Zakaria came in for mockery on Friday after saying he sought advice from Bono to help understand the phenomenon of European populism.

“The only way to counter the dark, pessimistic vision being peddled by nationalists and extremists, Bono says, is to have an uplifting, positive vision,” Zakaria wrote in the Washington Post on Friday. “To that end, Bono’s band, U2, has been choosing a moment during its concerts to unfurl — wait for it — the flag of the European Union.”

Zakaria, a frequent contributor to the Post opinion page and host of the CNN weekend program “Fareed Zakaria Gps,” seemed to be understanding of Bono’s view that the European Union needed rebranding to get away from its image of a lumbering, bureaucratic institution, which it has become.

Also Read: CNN's Fareed Zakaria Reveals Surprising Person Who Wouldn't Talk for 'Legacy of Barack Obama'

Critics, however, pounced almost immediately,
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Michael Eric Dyson, Fareed Zakaria, Linda Chavez on Real Time with Bill Maher

Real Time with Bill Maher will feature a blend of journalists, analysts, and academics on tonight’s episode. Opening the show is professor Michael Eric Dyson, booked as the top-of-show interview guest. Dyson wears many hats. He’s an ordained minister, book author, motivational speaker for hire and a professor who is a regular on Real Time. His latest book is What Truth Sounds Like: Robert F. Kennedy, James Baldwin, and Our Unfinished Conversation About Race in America, and he will likely discuss racial issues, Kim Kardashian’s recent Trump summit and her husband Kanye West’s fondness for Potus. Fareed Zakaria is the […]

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‘Vice’ Returns For Season 6 With “Raised in The System”

The Emmy-winning weekly news magazine series Vice returns to HBO for its sixth season Friday, April 6th (11:00-11:45 p.m. Et/Pt). The season will premiere with an extended special titled “Raised in the System,” featuring Emmy-nominated actor Michael Kenneth Williams as he embarks on a personal journey to expose the root of the American mass incarceration crisis: the juvenile justice system.

“Raised in the System” offers a frank and unflinching look at people caught up in the system, exploring why the country’s mass incarceration problem cannot be fixed without first addressing the juvenile justice problem, and investigates solutions communities are employing that are resulting in drastic drops in crime and incarceration.

With more than 850,000 juvenile arrests a year and 48,000 kids sitting in lock-up daily, the U.S. has the highest incarceration rate of minors in the world. However, recent FBI statistics reveal that the highest arrest rates for violent crimes,
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Fareed Zakaria To Conan: Donald Trump Has Taken Over Media

Fareed Zakaria visited Conan to talk about Donald Trump’s media domination. Conan noted New York Times‘ report that Trump treats each day of his presidency as if it were a television show. “Completely believable,” the CNN show host responded. “When have you seen a president who will say something like ‘I may have taped my conversations with Jim Comey – I’ll let you know in a few weeks!’ He’s literally teasing the next episode.” “He’s winning; he’s dominating the news…
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From Steve Bannon to Hillary Clinton, Everything to Know About Harvey Weinstein’s Influential Political Ties

From Steve Bannon to Hillary Clinton, Everything to Know About Harvey Weinstein’s Influential Political Ties
Before Harvey Weinstein‘s career was upended by allegations of sexual assault from a number of women, the film mogul’s influence extended beyond Hollywood — and into politics.

The movie mogul — who is now spending time in an Arizona luxury resort after numerous accusations from high-profile women including Gwyneth Paltrow, Angelina Jolie and Kate Beckinsale — donated nearly $1 million in his own name to Democratic politicians over the past 17 years, according to Business Insider.

Notable among the group are former President Barack Obama, 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, and Sens. Elizabeth Warren, Chuck Schumer, Al Franken, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand
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Anthony Bourdain Takes Aim At Hillary Clinton, Calls Her Harvey Weinstein Comments ‘Shameful’

Hillary Clinton is taking heat from TV host Anthony Bourdain after commenting on Harvey Weinstein’s recent sexual allegations during an interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. “I was — I was just sick,” she told Zakaria. “I was shocked. I was appalled. And, you know, like so many people who’ve come forward and spoken out, this was […]
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Anthony Bourdain Slams Hillary Clinton's Interview About Harvey Weinstein Calling It 'Shameful' and 'Disingenuous'

Anthony Bourdain Slams Hillary Clinton's Interview About Harvey Weinstein Calling It 'Shameful' and 'Disingenuous'
One day after Anthony Bourdain expressed his support for girlfriend Asia Argento after she claimed Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her, he took aim at Hillary Clinton.

Bourdain tweeted his disappointment and anger toward the former Secretary of State, who said during a CNN interview on Wednesday that the sexual assault and harassment allegations made against Weinstein were “intolerable.”

Despite starring on CNN in his show Parts Unknown, the celebrity chef did not hold back.

“I was — I was just sick,” she told Fareed Zakaria. “I was shocked. I was appalled. And, you know, like so many people who’ve come forward and spoken out,
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Hillary Clinton Tells CNN’s Fareed Zakaria How She Plans To Jettison Harvey Weinstein Dollars

Hillary Clinton, dinged for waiting so many days after The New York Times published its bombshell report on Harvey Weinstein to denounce her major campaign donor, gave her first televised interview on the subject to CNN’s Fareed Zakaria. A portion ran tonight. Zakaria noted that Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal says people should give back the money Weinstein donated to them, adding, “He donated money to you, directly and indirectly — would you give the money…
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Real Time with Bill Maher: Trolling Republicans are like Democrats’ ‘crazy ex-girlfriend’

Last night on Real Time with Bill Maher, host Maher jokingly reminded a twitchy nuke-armed Kim Jong-il that “his good friend” Dennis Rodman lived in Los Angeles. He also took General John Kelly to task for “keeping Trump under control” and said that the Gop has devolved into a party that acts like the “crazy ex-girlfriend” to the Democrats with their troll-like actions and thoughtless governance. Maher had Richard Dawkins as his top-of-the-show interview guest and Jim Parsons as his mid-show interview guest, with Fareed Zakaria and Jon Meacham on his panel. He summed up the Gop in his New...read more
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