List of programs broadcast by CNN

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This is a list of programs broadcast by CNN. CNN is a 24-hour cable news network founded by media mogul Ted Turner. The network debuted on June 1, 1980.[1][2]

Current programming[edit]

Weekday programs[edit]

Weekend programs[edit]

Documentary series and film specials[edit]

Former programming[edit]

Program Terms Description
AC360° Later 2013–2014 An occasional spin-off of Anderson Cooper 360° that featured panel discussions on recent events led by Cooper. After being faced with irregular and inconsistent scheduling (sometimes being replaced by factual programs or reruns of the evening's earlier broadcast of AC360° in its 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time slot), it was discontinued in February 2014.[13]
American Morning 2001–2011 A weekday morning news program which aired from 6–9 a.m. Eastern Time. Replaced by Starting Point.
Around the World 2013–2014 An hour-long weekday news program that focused on international headlines, and was anchored by Suzanne Malveaux and Michael Holmes. Replaced by Legal View.[14]
Ballot Bowl 2008 An election news program focused on the 2008 Presidential and (occasionally) Congressional races.
Both Sides with Jesse Jackson 1992–2000 A political talk show, hosted by civil rights leader and two-time presidential candidate Jesse Jackson, that aired on Sundays. Each program began with a short taped report on the topic by CNN correspondent John Bisney. The show ran from 1992 to 2000.[15]
Burden of Proof 1995–2001 A show that discussed the legal issues of the day, hosted by Greta Van Susteren and Roger Cossack.
Campbell Brown 2008–2010 A political debate show hosted by Campbell Brown. The program ended after Brown resigned from CNN.
Capital Gang 1988–2005 One of cable news' longest-running programs, focusing on discussions of the week's political news stories. The original panelists were Pat Buchanan, Al Hunt, Mark Shields and Robert Novak. When Buchanan left CNN to run for president, Margaret Warner, Mona Charen and later Margaret Carlson and Kate O'Beirne became regular panelists. Capital Gang aired Saturday nights at 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time from 1988 to 2005.
CNN Daybreak 1980–2005 A first look at the day's stories that aired live from New York City at 5:00 a.m. Eastern Time.
CNN Live Saturday / CNN Live Sunday Unknown–2006 A weekend news and analysis program, airing live from Atlanta. Anchored by Fredricka Whitfield from 12:00–6:00 p.m. Eastern Time and Carol Lin from 6:00–11:00 p.m. Eastern Time. Replaced in 2006 by CNN Newsroom Weekend.
CNN Live Today 2001–2006 A program that provided a daily look at current news stories, airing live from Atlanta Monday through Friday at 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time. Anchored by Daryn Kagan.
CNN NewsSite 2001 A news program which incorporated participation via the internet; based out of Atlanta, it was anchored by Joie Chen that aired Monday through Friday at 4:00 p.m. Eastern Time.
CNN Saturday Night / CNN Sunday Night Unknown–2006 The channel's weekend evening news program, airing at 6:00 and 10:00 p.m. Eastern Time and anchored by Carol Lin. Replaced in 2006 by CNN Newsroom Weekend.
CNN Sports Sunday Co-anchored by Bob Kurtz and Nick Charles.
Computer Connection A program focusing on issues and advancements in the computer industry.
Connie Chung Tonight 2002–2003 A news and analysis program, hosted by Connie Chung. Cancelled in March 2003.
Crossfire First aired from 1982 to 2005, and again from 2013 to 2014 Crossfire was a nightly current events debate television program that aired on CNN for many years. The show's format was designed to present and challenge the opinions of a politically liberal pundit, and a conservative pundit.
Diplomatic License 1994–2006 A weekly program on CNN International hosted by Richard Roth, focusing on the United Nations.
Evans and Novak 1980–2002 Saturday night political interview program hosted by Rowland Evans and Robert Novak. The show's title was changed to Evans, Novak, Hunt & Shields in 1998 when Al Hunt and Mark Shields became permanent panelists. Following Evans' death in 2001, the title was changed to Novak, Hunt & Shields, which remained until its cancellation.
First Evening News 2001 A half-hour news program was anchored by Bill Hemmer, originally airing at 6:00 p.m. Eastern Time when it debuted in June 2001 before moving to 7:00 p.m. the following month, where it remained until it ended on September 10, 2001.
Freeman Reports 1980–1985 One of the channel's original programs from 1980. Host Sandi Freeman interviewed guests and took live telephone call-ins regarding current news events and other topics of interest. For a brief period, the program featured a live audience based in Atlanta. The program's former timeslot was later occupied by Larry King Live.
Future Watch A program focusing on issues and advancements in the technological industry.
(Get To) The Point 2013 A panel discussion program featuring Donny Deutsch, Rick Reilly, Margaret Hoover and Jason Taylor; announced and premiered on April 1, 2013 as a week-long trial.[16]
Global View 1994–1999 International policy interview show hosted by world affairs correspondent Ralph Begleiter, aired weekly on CNN (1994–1995) and CNN International (1994–1999). Each edition began with a story package on the subject by Begleiter, followed by a lengthy interview with international figure and ended with a brief "Reporter's Notebook" segment, featuring insider tidbits from the host's extensive travels covering global politics.
Greenfield at Large 2001–2002 A half-hour weeknight news analysis program that was anchored by Jeff Greenfield and based in New York City.
In the Arena 2010–2011 Originally titled Parker Spitzer and hosted by Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer, the hour-long early primetime program featured discussions on the day's news with top journalists and contributors.
John King, USA 2010–2012 Hosted by John King, the program discussed the day's political news.
Larry King Live 1985–2010 Hosted by Larry King, the hour-long interview program was CNN's longest running program as well as its most watched, with over one million viewers nightly.[17]
Late Edition with Wolf Blitzer 1993–2009 Hosted by Wolf Blitzer, the program is "the last word in Sunday talk" and a prime source for front-page news on Monday morning. "Late Edition" offers a superior combination of thorough interviews with top newsmakers and expert discussion.
Legal View with Ashleigh Banfield 2013–2016 A weekday legal stories program, hosted by Ashleigh Banfield.
Live From... A weekday early afternoon newscast, airing live from Atlanta, featuring a lively look at the day's stories. Anchored by Kyra Phillips.
Live From The Headlines 2003 Hosted by Paula Zahn, the two-hour primetime show (airing from 7:00–9:00 p.m. Eastern Time) debuted at the same time Zahn moved from her previous morning slot;[18] it was later co-hosted by Anderson Cooper. The program was replaced by Paula Zahn Now in 2003.
Lou Dobbs Tonight 1980–2009 Anchored by Lou Dobbs, the business news and analysis program originally aired as Moneyline before relaunching as Lou Dobbs Tonight in 2003.
NewsNight with Aaron Brown 2001–2005 A hard-news program anchored by Aaron Brown, which took an in-depth look at the main U.S. and international stories of the day. Was cancelled on November 5, 2005, leading to Brown's immediate resignation from CNN.
Newsstand 1999–2001 A weeknight newsmagazine series.
Next@CNN 2002–2005 A weekend science and technology oriented program, hosted by Daniel Sieberg.
On the Story Unknown–2006 Anchored by Ali Velshi, it was CNN's interactive "week-in-review" series featuring an in-depth look at the story behind some of the week's biggest stories. However, the show was suspended in June 2006, and was later cancelled that July.
Paula Zahn Now 2003–2007 A newsmagazine that featured a look at the current issues affecting the world, with former CBS and Fox News anchor Paula Zahn. The program ended on August 2, 2007.
People in the News 2001–2005 A feature-formatted weekend program produced in conjunction with People magazine, which profiled newsmakers from the worlds of politics, sports, business, medicine and entertainment. The program aired on and was first hosted by Daryn Kagan and later by Paula Zahn.
People Now 1980–Unknown A live hour-long program, based at the CNN Los Angeles bureau, featuring celebrity interviews and discussions on entertainment news stories. Originally hosted by Lee Leonard, the program was later hosted by Mike Douglas, who himself was replaced by Bill Tush in December 1982.
Piers Morgan Live 2011–2014 An hour-long weeknight interview program hosted by Piers Morgan (which was broadcast live on most nights, with some pre-recorded broadcasts), often featuring celebrity interviews; serving as a replacement for Larry King Live, the program ended on March 28, 2014.
Pinnacle Unknown–2004 A business program, hosted by Tom Cassidy, featuring news and interviews with industry leaders.
The Point with Greta Van Susteren 2001–2002 A primetime news and interview program, hosted by Greta Van Susteren. Canceled when Van Susteren moved to Fox News Channel.
Rick's List 2010 Anchored by Rick Sanchez, the two-hour afternoon program featured discussions of the day's news with interaction from viewers via social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. Sanchez was fired from the channel after making controversial statements about Jewish people on a radio show (see Controversy for further details).
Sanjay Gupta MD 2013–2014 Medical news program hosted by Dr. Sanjay Gupta, airs Saturdays at 4:30 p.m. and Sundays at 7:30 a.m. eastern.
Science and Technology Week Unknown–2001[19] A weekly half-hour program featuring scientific and technology reports and commentary on the week's news headlines on those subjects. Anchored most recently by Miles O'Brien.
Sonya / Sonya Live in L.A. 1987–1994 A weekday call-in show airing at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time in the late 1980s and early 1990s, hosted by Dr. Sonya Friedman.
The Spin Room 2001 A half-hour weeknight primetime political talk show hosted by Tucker Carlson and Bill Press.
Sports Tonight 1980–2001 A nightly sports news program co-anchored by Nick Charles and Fred Hickman.
Starting Point 2012–2013 A two-hour weekday morning news program, anchored by Soledad O'Brien. Replaced by New Day.
Style with Elsa Klensch 1980–2000 A weekly half-hour Saturday morning program that featured news on style and fashion.
TalkBack Live 1994–2003 A call-in talk show with a live audience; originally hosted by Susan Rook, its subsequent hosts were Bobbie Battista, Karyn Bryant, and Arthel Neville.
Unguarded with Rachel Nichols 2013–2014 CNN's weekly sports show hosted by Rachel Nichols, airs Friday nights at 10:30 Eastern and Pacific.
Wolf Blitzer Reports 2001–2005 An hour-long late afternoon program, broadcast live from the Washington D.C. bureau, featuring a look at the day's news stories. Replaced by The Situation Room in 2005.
Your Health A weekend afternoon program focusing on health news.

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