Tuesday, October 09, 2007

R.E.M. Song to Debut on Anderson Cooper 360° on Wednesday, Oct. 10

Exclusive Trailer for CNN’s Upcoming Documentary Planet in Peril Features Unreleased ‘Until the Day Is Done’

Trailer Available on CNN.com beginning Oct. 10; Included in AC360 Podcast Beginning Thursday, Oct. 11; and Featured in Planet in Peril, Airing Oct. 23 & 24

“Until the Day Is Done”, the new song from R.E.M., will debut on Anderson Cooper 360° on Wednesday, Oct. 10, in advance of their widely anticipated forthcoming album due for release next spring. The song will be matched to clips from CNN’s Planet in Peril, which features footage from areas around the world where environmental crises are not a theory but are happening in real time, and will play over the documentary’s closing credits. Coinciding with its debut on Anderson Cooper 360°, the video trailer will be available at the Planet in Peril section of CNN.com at www.CNN.com/PlanetinPeril. The four-hour documentary airs in two parts on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (ET/PT) and will air worldwide on CNN International in more than 200 countries and territories.

“Our goal with this project has always been to convey the facts about environmental change in a way that isn’t a lecture or a warning, but a powerful look at how we’re all interconnected, both to each other and to our environment,” said David Doss, senior executive producer of Anderson Cooper 360° and Planet in Peril. “Being able to highlight some of our footage with a song by one of the most acclaimed bands in the world is another way to engage in our audience in this vital dialogue.”

“With Planet in Peril, Anderson Cooper and his team have done an amazing job capturing global eco-devastation," said Michael Stipe of R.E.M. “The images in the film are beautiful, while at the same time heart-breaking and frightening. We are honored to have our song included in this monumental project."

Planet in Peril brings viewers the stories behind the statistics, as CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Animal Planet host and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin focus on four main issues that threaten the planet and its inhabitants: climate change, deforestation, species loss and overpopulation. Planet in Peril was filmed in 13 countries over nearly a year.

“Until the Day Is Done” will be included on R.E.M.’s new album due Spring 2008. In the meantime, R.E.M.’s live CD/DVD, the first ever of their 27-year career, is due out Tuesday, Oct. 16, on Warner Bros. Records. Titled R.E.M. Live, the 22-track audio and visual package captures singer Michael Stipe, guitarist Peter Buck and bassist Mike Mills performing live at a dynamic show at the Point Theatre in Dublin, Ireland, on Feb. 27, 2005.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

My DVR is set. I am so looking foward to
this doc.Thanks for this blog.

1:21 AM  

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