CNN - "The Worldwide Leader in News"

by Brenda Nelson October. 21, 2011 3055 views

CNN (Cable News Network) was begun in 1980 by Ted Turner as the first 24-hour news network on television. Over my years in broadcasting, I had the pleasure of interviewing several of their team. My first was the late John Hollimon [], who covered the first war in Iraq and won a Pulitzer and a Peabody for his work. Then I spoke with commentator David Gergen [] about the presidential elections, since he had been an advisor to 5 of the former presidents! Next was true-crime author Stephen Singular [] who was the CNN expert on both the Jon Benet Ramsey and BTK cases. My most popular guest ever was CNN anchor and talk-show host Anderson Cooper [] who generously gave me 30 minutes of his valuable time! So…I was very anxious to tour the studios where they and many others have gathered and reported on the news for over 30 years!

Angela was our tour guide and she was very informative and entertaining!

We took the world's tallest, free-standing escalator up 8 stories to the news center

The news room where the latest stories clear the wires and are verified for air

A photo of Anderson Cooper that was on a TV screen in the studios. His fans are called the “Grey Heads”!

This is a photo of a photo that was taken of us at one of the news desks! We look pretty casual to be “on the air”!

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Pandka 5 years, 11 months ago


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Davorka ČEoviä‡ 5 years, 11 months ago

For me this is a great place, lots of events and work, a lot of adrenaline, I would like to be in your place! You're beautiful on the last pictur B.!!

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Felecia 5 years, 11 months ago

Didn't have time to comment on this yesterday when I first saw it. I love it Brenda! Awesome!

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Peymanazimi 5 years, 11 months ago


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Renato Martins 5 years, 11 months ago

Great fun in a very interesting place

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Helen Hooker 5 years, 11 months ago

What a great tour - you must be learning so much on your holiday!

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Eric J H Joyce 5 years, 11 months ago

Looks like a great time.

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Marsha 5 years, 11 months ago

That tour must have been a blast for you, Brenda....obvious by your commentary and wonderful shots that you had loads of fun! I remember you telling me AC was one of your favorite interviews....oh yeah....he's soooo cool!!! Lucky!!!!

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Yves Monast 5 years, 11 months ago

greatset maybe will see you on TV one day haha....

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Karman 5 years, 11 months ago

Love the escalator...WoW!!
Love the new anchors...good job. :)

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Leslie D 5 years, 11 months ago

Wow - impressive place! I can't believe the electronics in #4 (I wonder how many of them are checking their facebook accounts?).
You and your man look very natural seated at the news desk!

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