Tuesday, February 15, 2011

CNN International's iList Germany

CNN Press Release: Live coverage in Berlin anchored by Jim Clancy features interviews, countrywide reports from Frederik Pleitgen and Diana Magnay plus iReports

From February 21 – 28, CNN shines the spotlight on Germany, as its monthly i-List series comes to Europe's largest economy for a week of special coverage. The focus on Germany comes as the country's booming economy and fiscal stability puts it centre stage in the European Union. Veteran anchor Jim Clancy presents the daily shows The Brief and Prism live from Berlin with daily reports from Germany-based correspondents Frederik Pleitgen and Diana Magnay who have travelled the country to showcase the nation's wide ranging influence in business, commerce and technology as well as culture and sport.

CNN’s in-depth look at the world’s second largest exporter will also examine Germany's leadership in green technology, what drives its automotive industry and – off the back of the Berlinale film festival – what is energizing its growing film industry.

“We will be looking at today’s Germany, its challenges at home, its leadership within Europe and its positioning on the world stage,” says Mike McCarthy, vice president of coverage and feature programming for CNN International. “We’ll be giving our viewers a flavour of modern Germany in all its many dimensions as CNN's programming continues to go beyond borders.“

CNN also goes underwater in the world’s most advanced non-nuclear submarine, takes you to the unveiling of recently restored antiquities destroyed during WWII and, in a nation of football fanatics, previews the women’s world cup.

As part of its extensive focus on Germany, CNN is asking viewers to submit their pictures and videos about Germany to the network’s user-generated content platform iReport at www.ireport.com/ilist. The best will be used on-air and online as part of the week-long programming.

The focus on Germany is complemented by a 3-city series of temporary installations comprising thousands of glistening mirror-disks designed to evoke new perceptions of the everyday. Centre-stage in major squares in Frankfurt, Dresden and Berlin, the ‘lake of mirrors’ installation created by CNN gives passers-by a multi-layered new perspective on their surroundings.

About Jim Clancy, Frederik Pleitgen, Diana Magnay

Anchor Jim Clancy (@ClancyCNN) brings the experience of three decades covering major news events around the globe, including the fall of the Berlin wall, the siege of Beirut and the Iraq wars. Clancy has extensive knowledge and interest in Germany having been based in Frankfurt as an international correspondent from 1985 to 1986. He currently anchors The Brief from Atlanta which airs weekdays at 17.00 CET.

Frederik Pleitgen (@flpleitgenCNN) and Diana Magnay (@dimagnayCNN) are CNN’s Berlin Bureau correspondents. As well as covering major news from Germany on a daily basis Frederik has also made his mark with reports from Afghanistan, Pakistan and Myanmar, the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, and most recently, the unrest in Egypt. Diana's standout reporting has been her coverage of the European debt crisis, in particular the riots in Greece, and the child abuse scandal surrounding the Catholic Church.

This latest installment of i-List continues its global journey which to date has included France, Georgia, Macedonia, Poland, Turkey, Ukraine and Nigeria, Bahrain and Oman in the Middle East and, in Asia, Malaysia, Indonesia, South Korea and Japan.

Transmission times:

Monday 21st February until Friday 25th February at 17:00 CET – Jim Clancy anchors his show The Brief live from Germany

Monday 21st February until Friday 25th February at 18:30 CET each evening – Jim Clancy anchors i-List live from Germany

The i-List week wraps with a half-hour special highlights programme
Saturday 26th February 15:30 and 22:30 CET, Sunday 27th February 11:30 and 17:00 CET

More information on i-List: http://www.cnn.com/ilist

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