Thursday, March 27, 2008

Headline News Announces Not Just Another Cable News Show

CNN Pressroom - New Weekend Show Mines CNN Archives for Lighthearted Look Back at Footage that Made Headlines

Coming off a year of continued ratings growth for its “news and views” programming strategy, Headline News will add Not Just Another Cable News Show to its weekend lineup, it was announced today by Ken Jautz, executive vice president of CNN Worldwide. The series will take a lighthearted look back at famous – and infamous – stories that made news. The series will premiere on Saturday, April 5, at 7 p.m. and will feature some of the most unforgettable political blunders of our time. Future episodes will highlight bad celebrity behavior, stupid criminals and unusual pop culture fads.

Not Just Another Cable News Show will air each Saturday and Sunday at 7 p.m., with re-airs at 9 p.m. and midnight.

“Our CNN news group is in the fortunate position of having nearly 28 years’ worth of archived news footage, and this new series is a unique way of showcasing some of those clips,” Jautz said. “It’s an entertaining way to recall some of the more memorable news moments captured on video.”

The half-hour program will feature comedians, pundits and other “talking heads” offering their take on memorable video clips. The premiere episode includes editor Ana Marie Cox, Los Angeles Times columnist Joel Stein, Republican strategist Amy Holmes, Huffington Post media editor Rachel Sklar and comedian Hugh Fink. Not Just Another Cable News Show will be executive-produced by Conway Cliff.

News to Me, the first user-generated program on cable news, will follow Not Just Another Cable News Show at 7:30 p.m, 9:30 p.m. and 12:30 a.m. News to Me premiered on Headline News in May 2007 and is hosted by Eric Lanford and features the Web’s hottest videos and the news as seen through the eyes – and cameras – of viewers.

Not Just Another Cable News Show is the newest addition to the Headline News lineup of news updates during the day, with personality-based programming every evening. On the third anniversary of the re-launch of the Headline Prime (7 p. m. to midnight) lineup, the network is posting remarkable growth in every demo, up a whopping 83 percent in total viewers and 76 percent in the P25-54 demographic. Since the format change, Headline News has had the fastest-growing shows among cable news networks each year and the most growth and highest audience deliveries in its history.

Headline News, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, updates viewers constantly, 24 hours each day, with complete and concise national newscasts throughout the day and a compelling slate of legal, entertainment and talk programs during Headline Prime at night. The network delivers fast-paced, lively and engaging news, using the best resources of CNN Worldwide. Headline News is designed especially for viewers who want relevant and comprehensive news in a way that suits the urgency of their schedules.

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