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    20 Years of TV: How Cable Opened Up the Television Landscape to a Chorus of New Voices

    Funny, cable television didn't look like a media juggernaut when it started out. First commercially available in the U.S. in the early '70s, regulatory complications, cost and infrastructure slowed its cultural impact. It also faced the now-antique notion of "Must-See TV" -- the idea that you'd sett...

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    Is Jake Tapper 'The Answer' for CNN?

    Jake Tapper joined CNN from ABC News with such pomp and circumstance that all that was missing was an image of a white knight riding into a ghost town on a horse.

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    CNN Films Picks Up 'Escape Fire' for a March Broadcast Premiere

    With health care still very much a topic at the forefront of public debate, CNN Films has picked up Susan Frömke and Matthew Heineman's documentary "Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare," which premiere at Sundance last year and received a theatrical release from Roadside Attractions...

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    'The Daily Show' Visits Sorkin's 'Newsroom' (Video)

    Jon Stewart and the cast of The Daily Show are fond of saying they’re pretend journalists, even though they often do a better job of delivering actual news stories than the circus that is CNN. In this segment about the loss of investigative journalism -- too expensive, too ratings-challe...

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    In the Wake of Doping Allegations, CNN Plans to Air 'The World According to Lance Armstrong'

    Lance Armstrong is in the midst of an extended fall from grace following allegations of performance-enhancing drug use he continues to deny but isn't contesting. In August he was stripped of all competitive results from the past 14 years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency and banned fr...

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    CNN Launches CNN Films to Acquire and Air Feature Docs, Signs Deal With Alex Gibney (Video)

    CNN is getting into the distribution game.

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    Morgan Spurlock Heads to CNN With New Weekend Series 'Inside Man'

    The insanely prolific Morgan Spurlock has already had two documentaries in theaters this year -- "Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope" and "Mansome" -- while producing and hosting a second season of his Hulu show "A Day in the Life" as well as his Yahoo web series &q...

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    Jon Stewart and the Perils of 'Firstiness'

    Jon Stewart added a brilliant new word to the vocabulary of media criticism yesterday: firstiness. Looking over the ludicrous flub in which first CNN and then Fox mistakenly reported that the Supreme Court had struck down the essence of the Obama health care plan – instead of, whoops, the...

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