Monday, February 09, 2009

CNN Plans Special Coverage of President’s First Prime-time News Conference

CNN Press Release - CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer, Campbell Brown, Anderson Cooper and John King, joined by members of the Best Political Team on Television, will provide viewers with live, expansive coverage and analysis of President Barack Obama’s first prime-time news conference on Monday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m. The team will broadcast live from the state-of-the-art Election Center in New York, the center of CNN’s record-breaking coverage of the 2008 presidential election.

Monday’s programming begins with a special edition of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer dedicated to discussing the upcoming event from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lou Dobbs Tonight will follow at 7 p.m., with Blitzer returning shortly before Obama takes the podium. Special programming will continue through the 9 p.m. hour with Blitzer, Brown, Cooper and King providing follow-up analysis with commentary from the Best Political Team on Television. A special edition of Anderson Cooper 360° begins at 10 p.m. and continues live through midnight. Obama’s news conference will air again at midnight. All times Eastern.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

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