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CNN’s Zucker Offers Pre-Weekend Praise

What makes CNN so special? Is it Wolf’s new glasses, that delicate moment when Anderson breaks into giggles while reading the Ridiculist or when he interviewed Cleveland kidnapping hero Charles Ramsey without cracking a smile as Ramsey winked, discussed cheeseburgers and called him “bro,” Tapper reeling off the “World Lead” or Piers losing his shit with the gun activists he invites on his show? Well, that’s a burning question that’s still evolving. Nonetheless, CNN’s Jeff Zucker offered his employees a warm note of appreciation and congratulations on the network’s 33rd anniversary.

Zucker isn’t sparing in his praise.

He writes, “It’s a tribute to every one of you that we are enjoying success on all of our platforms. We’ve launched some terrific programs. We have been awarded some of our industry’s highest accolades. Change doesn’t happen overnight. But this has been a good year for CNN thus far, and none of that happens without you.

See the full memo and watch the video…

May 31, 2013

As we head into the weekend, I wanted to acknowledge an important date in CNN’s history. Tomorrow, June 1, is our 33rd anniversary. In 1980, Ted Turner launched a revolutionary idea in news, and CNN was born. A lot has changed since then – from the way we gather the news to the countless ways our audience consumes it.

At the same time, a lot has not changed. We are still unequivocally dedicated to quality journalism and our storytelling abilities remain unparalleled around the globe.

It’s a tribute to every one of you that we are enjoying success on all of our platforms. We’ve launched some terrific programs. We have been awarded some of our industry’s highest accolades. Change doesn’t happen overnight. But this has been a good year for CNN thus far, and none of that happens without you.

Below is a video that showcases some of who we are and what we do. Take a look – I think you will find it’s a pretty good reminder about what makes CNN so special.

Thank you, again, for all that you do. And Happy Anniversary.

- Jeff

Watch the video here.

 

 

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