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CountryUnited States
Broadcast area
  • United States
  • Canada
  • Worldwide (via CNN International)
    • Go there
    • This is CNN
    • The most trusted name in news
    • Facts first
    • The worldwide leader in news
    • Reporting from around the world
    • The world's news leader
    • The world's news network
    • The world's most trusted name in news[1]
    • More people get their news from CNN than any other news source
Picture format1080i (HDTV)
(downscaled to letterboxed 480i for the SDTV feed)
OwnerCNN Worldwide
(WarnerMedia News & Sports)
Key people
  • Jeff Zucker (Chairman, WarnerMedia News & Sports; President, CNN Worldwide)
  • Brad Ferrer (EVP/CFO, WarnerMedia News & Sports)
  • Ken Jautz (EVP, CNN Worldwide)
  • Andrew Morse (EVP/Chief Digital Officer)
  • Michael Bass (EVP of Programming, CNN U.S.)
Sister channels
LaunchedJune 1, 1980; 41 years ago (1980-06-01)
Available on every US cable providerChannel slots vary on each operator
  • Channel 202
  • Channel 1202 (VOD)
Dish Network
  • Channel 200
  • Channel 9436
Bell Satellite TV (Canada)
  • Channel 500 (SD)
  • Channel 1578 (HD)
Shaw Direct (Canada)
  • Channel 140/500 (SD)
  • Channel 257/331 (HD)
DirecTV CaribbeanChannel 702
Tata Sky (India)Channel 631 (SD)[2]
AT&T U-verse
  • Channel 202 (SD)
  • Channel 1202 (HD)
Bell Fibe TV (Canada)
  • Channel 1500 (SD)
  • Channel 500 (HD)
Google FiberChannel 101
VMedia (Canada)Channel 33 (HD)
Verizon FiOS
  • Channel 100 (SD)
  • Channel 600 (HD)
Streaming media
Hulu with Live TV, Sling TV, YouTube TV
Satellite radio
Sirius XMChannel 115

The Cable News Network (CNN) is an American cable news television channel. It was founded in 1980 by Ted Turner.[3][4] The Cable News Network first aired on television on June 1, 1980. The Cable News Network's first newscast was anchored (hosted) by David Walker and his wife Lois Hart.[5] In its first year CNN hired many political analysts, including Rowland Evans and Robert Novak.[6][7][8] On January 1, 1982 CNN launched a 24-hour sister newscast channel with no talk shows or commentary shows called CNN2.[9] CNN broadcasts programs from its headquarters at the CNN Center in Atlanta, or from the Time Warner Center in New York City, or from studios in Washington, D.C., and Los Angeles. CNN is owned by Time Warner, and the U.S. news channel is a part of the Turner Broadcasting System.[10]

Shows[change | change source]

The hosts of its opinion shows are Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, Fredricka Whitfield, Erin Burnett, Brianna Keiler and Brooke Baldwin.

CNN has been criticized by the right-wing Media Research Center for having a left-wing bias.[11][12] According to that same Center, it is less to the left than the news divisions of ABC, NBC, and CBS.[13] It has been criticized by Arabs for having a pro-American bias.[14]

Related pages[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "The World's Most Trusted Name in News". Retrieved January 11, 2021.
  2. "Channel List - Tata Sky" (PDF). Retrieved November 16, 2020.
  3. Reese Schonfeld Bio. Archived 2008-05-13 at the Wayback Machine (January 29, 2001) Retrieved 2007-06-18.
  4. Charles Bierbauer, CNN senior Washington correspondent, discusses his 19-year career at CNN. (May 8, 2000). Retrieved 2007-06-18.
  5. CNN Press Room CNN's First Broadcast June 1, 1980
  6. The Telegraph May 16, 1981 On the Cable CNN is a 24 hour video newspaper by Tony Seideman,3826132
  7. Cable News to Air Sunday Associated Press May 29, 1980,6800547
  8. Turner, Ted; Burke, Bill (2008). Call Me Ted. Grand Central Publishing. p. 126. ISBN 978-0-446-54336-1.
  9. Worth Noting August 21, 1981 St. Petersburg Times,5087088
  10. "Time Warner: Turner Broadcasting".
  11. Limbaugh, David. "Clinton News Network". Townhall.
  12. . Media Research Center Missing or empty |title= (help)
  13. Anonymous (7 August 2001). "CyberAlert -- 08/07/2001 -- "Dazzled" by "Candid" Clinton". Media Research Center. Archived from the original on 1 May 2019. Retrieved 11 February 2019.
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