24 hour news outlets are now something of a given. We can get our news fix anytime we want, courtesy of satellite TV news channels such as CNN. CNN or cable news network, was actually founded way back in 1980-it was the very first station to provide 24-hour television news coverage and today it is second to the BBC with the most employed journalists and worldwide bureaus. CNN is also America’s number one news network. Unlike its competitors, Fox and MSNBC CNN presents a more balanced or neutral point of view. CNN also has its very own HD channel. The programming is exactly the same as regular CNN, only with high definition versions of select shows (as of yet not all CNN studios are HD capable). Most of the HD shows are based out of CNN’s New York studio. Here is a small selection of CNN shows you can catch in full HD glory.
Anderson Cooper 360
This show features silver haired anchor Anderson Cooper. AC-360 is two hours long-the first half is usually live, and airs at 10 pm ET, so that international audiences can tune in as well, while the second half is usually a repeat of the first hour, or is reserved for special interest stories. Of course, being aired in HD means you can get the news in all of its crisp detail; that and Anderson Cooper just looks that much better in high def.
As its title suggests this is a morning news program. There are two hosts, Kiran Chetry and John Roberts. As opposed to most other American morning programs, American Morning focuses on the news. You’ll get all your international, local and political news stories in a series of scripted segments. Thus, unlike say Fox and Friends, there’s not much idle banter.
Lou Dobbs Tonight
Lou Dobbs Tonight is an editorial commentary program, which covers major news stories with a special focus on politics and the economy. Dobbs holds strong views against immigration and considers himself a populist. He is definitely pointed in his views and while many disagree with his outlook, he does offer his own brand of unique Americanism. He is not fair and balanced-he says things as he sees them and therein lays the rub.
This is a one hour news show, in HD, hosted by Christine Romans and Ali Velshi. The show gives you a break down of the week’s business news and tells viewers how this will impact their savings, stocks and portfolios. Your Money is CNN’s only program dedicated to in depth financial reporting. The show discusses saving strategies, success formulas and it also features profiles of top business minds.
Campbell Brown: No Bull, No Bias
Campbell Brown doesn’t hold back. She will attack both left and right wingers and has been accused of being both too liberal and too conservative. Her show is of a piece with The O’Reilly Factor and Countdown with Keith Olbermann, as it is largely opinion based and centers around interviews.