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40 years of CNN, and the birth of 24-hour news coverage

CNN's 40th birthday is an occasion to look back on how the network transformed news consumption.
"Look at what these 300 people who started CNN created back in 1980," says author Lisa Napoli. "News became the story itself, for better or for worse."
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The race between Fox News, MSNBC, and CNN over prime-time cable news viewers heats up

Jun 4, 2018
CNN is trailing its rivals Fox News and MSNBC in the cable news ratings race over coveted prime-time evening hours. But CNN is hoping to turn the tide with a new show.
The Cable News Network (CNN) logo adorns the top of CNN's offices on the Sunset Strip, January 24, 2000 in Hollywood, CA. 
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Roger Ailes transformed 'American politics into a contact sport'

May 18, 2017
Gabriel Sherman of New York Magazine says Fox News trying to find its identity.
Roger Ailes, founder of Fox News, has died at 77. Ailes left Fox News last year amid accusations of sexual harassment.
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Roger Ailes' time at Fox News could be over

Jul 18, 2016
The Murdochs have reportedly decided to remove Roger Ailes as head of Fox News.

Brace yourselves; more branded news is coming

Jun 9, 2015
More media outlets are blurring the line between journalism and advertising.

Left, right or center: Time for CNN to rethink its brand

Nov 28, 2012
On the verge of hiring former NBC head honcho Jeff Zucker, cable news expert Gabriel Sherman thinks it's time for CNN to do a branding exercise.

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