History Creator / CNN

24th Dec '17 11:33:40 AM nombretomado
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* '''CNN Sports Illustrated''' or '''CNNSI''', their answer to {{ESPN}}'s ''{{SportsCenter}}'', which had the misfortune of coming into being around the same time as ESPNEWS (which was created as a TakeThat move by ESPN against their competition). After years of struggling for an audience and cable coverage, it went off the air in 2002.

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* '''CNN Sports Illustrated''' or '''CNNSI''', their answer to {{ESPN}}'s Creator/{{ESPN}}'s ''{{SportsCenter}}'', which had the misfortune of coming into being around the same time as ESPNEWS (which was created as a TakeThat move by ESPN against their competition). After years of struggling for an audience and cable coverage, it went off the air in 2002.
9th Nov '17 9:20:19 AM CaptainAmazing
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Former spinoffs include:

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Former [[NetworkDeath Former]] spinoffs include:
25th Oct '17 6:56:22 AM themisterfree
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-->--'''Creator/JamesEarlJones'''[[note]]though he hasn't been the only one to say it, as various anchors and reporters for the network have said it in recent years; the first person to say it was Bill "Troll" Tullis, longtime Turner employee who composed much of the music used on the channel in its' early years (including the "Experience Life" promotional campaign) and served as a voiceover over at WTCG/WTBS as well[[/note]]

Cable News Network, more commonly known as CNN, is the first of the full-time American [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks cable news networks]]. In fact, it was one of the first cable networks, period. Founded in 1980 by Atlanta-based media mogul Ted Turner, CNN is now a subsidiary of Time Warner (the owners of the Creator/WarnerBros movie studio) and the world's second largest network (behind Creator/TheBBC).

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-->--'''Creator/JamesEarlJones'''[[note]]though he hasn't been the only one to say it, as various anchors and reporters for the network have said it in recent years; the first person to say it was Bill "Troll" Tullis, longtime Turner employee who composed much of the music used on the channel in its' early years (including the "Experience Life" promotional campaign) and served as a voiceover over at WTCG/WTBS as well[[/note]]

Cable News Network, more commonly known as CNN, is the first of the full-time American [[TwentyFourHourNewsNetworks cable news networks]]. In fact, it was one of the first cable networks, period. Founded in 1980 by Atlanta-based media mogul Ted Turner, UsefulNotes/TedTurner, CNN is now a subsidiary of Time Warner (the owners of the Creator/WarnerBros movie studio) and the world's second largest network (behind Creator/TheBBC).
19th Oct '17 2:59:17 PM themisterfree
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-->--'''Creator/JamesEarlJones'''

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-->--'''Creator/JamesEarlJones'''
-->--'''Creator/JamesEarlJones'''[[note]]though he hasn't been the only one to say it, as various anchors and reporters for the network have said it in recent years; the first person to say it was Bill "Troll" Tullis, longtime Turner employee who composed much of the music used on the channel in its' early years (including the "Experience Life" promotional campaign) and served as a voiceover over at WTCG/WTBS as well[[/note]]
11th Jul '17 6:21:43 AM Phenenas
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When not reporting breaking news, CNN mostly features a plethora of talking heads, discussing the ramifications of said news. Whether the network is [[StrawmanNewsMedia unfairly biased]] toward Democrats or Republicans is a classic dispute. Enough people believe that CNN is biased toward one side or the other that its rivals, Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} and {{MSNBC}}, have been quite successful in their overt attempt to pull away, respectively, more conservative and liberal viewers. Some (particularly Creator/JonStewart on ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'') have accused it of putting [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny a fast-paced feel]] with an overabundance of YetAnotherBabyPanda stories above serious discussion and investigative journalism.

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When not reporting breaking news, CNN mostly features a plethora of talking heads, discussing the ramifications of said news. Whether In the past, people have disputed whether the network is was [[StrawmanNewsMedia unfairly biased]] toward Democrats or Republicans is a classic dispute. Enough people believe that CNN is biased toward one side or the other that its rivals, Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} and {{MSNBC}}, have been quite successful Republicans, but it has shifted left in their overt attempt to pull away, respectively, more conservative and liberal viewers.recent years. Some (particularly Creator/JonStewart on ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'') have accused it of putting [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny a fast-paced feel]] with an overabundance of YetAnotherBabyPanda stories above serious discussion and investigative journalism.
7th Jul '17 9:35:36 AM FromtheWordsofBR
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As CNN is a controversial subject, '''please keep the RuleOfCautiousEditingJudgement in mind.'''
3rd Jul '17 6:36:41 AM JamesAustin
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When not reporting breaking news, CNN mostly features a plethora of talking heads, discussing the ramifications of said news. Whether the network is [[StrawmanNewsMedia unfairly biased]] toward Democrats or Republicans is a classic dispute. Enough people believe that CNN is biased toward one side or the other that its rivals, Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} and {{MSNBC}}, have been quite successful in their overt attempt to pull away, respectively, more conservative and liberal viewers. Some (particularly [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]]) have accused it of putting [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny a fast-paced feel]] with an overabundance of YetAnotherBabyPanda stories above serious discussion and investigative journalism.

Lately, to differentiate itself from its partisan rivals, CNN has been downplaying its ideologically charged, pundit-focused talk shows in favor of allegedly more sober reporting. This is best evidenced by the way that it cancelled the talk show ''Lou Dobbs Tonight'', which many people feel is the result of the controversy that the show had been garnering in recent years due to Dobbs' outspoken views regarding immigration, [[ConspiracyTheorist President Obama's citizenship, and the supposed "North American Union"]]. However, some of their straight news hosts have been accused of bias.

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When not reporting breaking news, CNN mostly features a plethora of talking heads, discussing the ramifications of said news. Whether the network is [[StrawmanNewsMedia unfairly biased]] toward Democrats or Republicans is a classic dispute. Enough people believe that CNN is biased toward one side or the other that its rivals, Creator/{{Fox News|Channel}} and {{MSNBC}}, have been quite successful in their overt attempt to pull away, respectively, more conservative and liberal viewers. Some (particularly [[Series/TheDailyShow Jon Stewart]]) Creator/JonStewart on ''Series/TheDailyShowWithJonStewart'') have accused it of putting [[AttentionDeficitOohShiny a fast-paced feel]] with an overabundance of YetAnotherBabyPanda stories above serious discussion and investigative journalism.

Lately, Around the late 2000's and the early 2010's, to differentiate itself from its partisan rivals, CNN has been downplaying downplayed its ideologically charged, pundit-focused talk shows in favor of allegedly more sober reporting. This is best evidenced by the way that it cancelled the talk show ''Lou Dobbs Tonight'', which many people feel is the result of the controversy that the show had been garnering in recent years due to Dobbs' outspoken views regarding immigration, [[ConspiracyTheorist President Obama's citizenship, and the supposed "North American Union"]]. However, some of their straight news hosts have been accused of bias.



After Lou Dobbs left, CNN's lineup began transforming into a revolving door: Campbell Brown resigned, Rick Sanchez (who hosted ''Rick's List'', a WebTwoPointOh news program that [[PromotionToOpeningTitles used to just be an average hour]] of ''Newsroom'') was fired after controversial remarks on a radio show, ''State of the Union'' got downsized so John King could host a new weekday show, Eliot Parker left ''Parker Spitzer'' (which got downgraded to ''In the Arena'' before it got canned), Larry King retired (and was replaced by Piers Morgan, who would become a wildly controversial member of the team and develop an infamous feud with Creator/JeremyClarkson), ''American Morning'' was split into ''Early Start'' and ''Starting Point'', and John King's show got cancelled in favor of Erin Burnett. The changes led to some of CNN's worst ratings in years.

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After Lou Dobbs left, CNN's lineup began transforming into a revolving door: Campbell Brown resigned, Rick Sanchez (who hosted ''Rick's List'', a WebTwoPointOh news program that [[PromotionToOpeningTitles used to just be an average hour]] of ''Newsroom'') was fired after controversial remarks on a radio show, ''State of the Union'' got downsized so John King could host a new weekday show, Eliot Parker left ''Parker Spitzer'' (which got downgraded to ''In the Arena'' before it got canned), Larry King retired (and was replaced by Piers Morgan, who would become a wildly controversial member of the team and develop an infamous feud with Creator/JeremyClarkson), ''Series/TopGear'''s Jeremy Clarkson), ''American Morning'' was split into ''Early Start'' and ''Starting Point'', and John King's show got cancelled in favor of Erin Burnett. The changes led to some of CNN's worst ratings in years.



6th May '17 7:20:46 PM Golondrina
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In 2013, Jeff Zucker, who formally worked for NBC Universal, took over as the new network president. It only took him a few months before he began making major changes: Chris Cuomo was snatched from ABC to host the new morning show ''New Day'' with Kate Bolduan, Jake Tapper got a new afternoon show in mid-March, plans for a new 10:00 pm ET show were revealed, and their classic debate show ''Crossfire'' got UnCancelled. Zucker also brought back the "classic" ticker, and after years of "generic local news announcer guy", brought back JamesEarlJones and his famous StationIdent (alongside variants featuring various personalities).

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In 2013, Jeff Zucker, who formally worked for NBC Universal, took over as the new network president. It only took him a few months before he began making major changes: Chris Cuomo was snatched from ABC to host the new morning show ''New Day'' with Kate Bolduan, Jake Tapper got a new afternoon show in mid-March, plans for a new 10:00 pm ET show were revealed, and their classic debate show ''Crossfire'' got UnCancelled. Zucker also brought back the "classic" ticker, and after years of "generic local news announcer guy", brought back JamesEarlJones Creator/JamesEarlJones and his famous StationIdent (alongside variants featuring various personalities).
9th Feb '17 5:16:00 PM Madrugada
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During [[UsefulNotes/TheNewTens the 2016 U.S. presidential election]], supporters of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump accused the network of being pawns for chief opponent [[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton Hillary Clinton]] due to the perception that it (and many other mainstream news networks) were insufficiently covering Clinton's e-mail scandal, her involvement in the 2012 Benghazi attack, and general controversies surrounding the integrity of the Democratic Party in favor of focusing largely on Trump's gaffes and controversies (of which there have been too many to count). CNN also ended up being caught in the ongoing wave of fake news and post-truth ideology, with tabloid-esque, unsupported stories that appeal to emotion gaining precedence over journalistic stories founded heavily in extensive research and fact-checking. It should be noted, however, that CNN was being referred to as the "Clinton News Network" long before a certain British reporter used that term on air.

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During [[UsefulNotes/TheNewTens the 2016 U.S. presidential election]], supporters of UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump accused the network of being pawns for chief opponent [[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton Hillary Clinton]] due to the perception that it (and many other mainstream news networks) were insufficiently covering Clinton's e-mail scandal, her involvement in the 2012 Benghazi attack, and general controversies surrounding the integrity of the Democratic Party in favor of focusing largely on Trump's gaffes and controversies (of which there have been too many to count).controversies. CNN also ended up being caught in the ongoing wave of fake news and post-truth ideology, with tabloid-esque, unsupported stories that appeal to emotion gaining precedence over journalistic stories founded heavily in extensive research and fact-checking. It should be noted, however, that CNN was being referred to as the "Clinton News Network" long before a certain British reporter used that term on air.
1st Feb '17 7:55:06 PM a83hg
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During [[UsefulNotes/TheNewTens the 2016 U.S. presidential election]], supporters of Creator/DonaldTrump accused the network of being pawns for chief opponent [[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton Hillary Clinton]] due to the perception that it (and many other mainstream news networks) were insufficiently covering Clinton's e-mail scandal, her involvement in the 2012 Benghazi attack, and general controversies surrounding the integrity of the Democratic Party in favor of focusing largely on Trump's gaffes and controversies (of which there have been too many to count). CNN also ended up being caught in the ongoing wave of fake news and post-truth ideology, with tabloid-esque, unsupported stories that appeal to emotion gaining precedence over journalistic stories founded heavily in extensive research and fact-checking. It should be noted, however, that CNN was being referred to as the "Clinton News Network" long before a certain British reporter used that term on air.

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During [[UsefulNotes/TheNewTens the 2016 U.S. presidential election]], supporters of Creator/DonaldTrump UsefulNotes/DonaldTrump accused the network of being pawns for chief opponent [[UsefulNotes/HillaryRodhamClinton Hillary Clinton]] due to the perception that it (and many other mainstream news networks) were insufficiently covering Clinton's e-mail scandal, her involvement in the 2012 Benghazi attack, and general controversies surrounding the integrity of the Democratic Party in favor of focusing largely on Trump's gaffes and controversies (of which there have been too many to count). CNN also ended up being caught in the ongoing wave of fake news and post-truth ideology, with tabloid-esque, unsupported stories that appeal to emotion gaining precedence over journalistic stories founded heavily in extensive research and fact-checking. It should be noted, however, that CNN was being referred to as the "Clinton News Network" long before a certain British reporter used that term on air.
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