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Jeff Zucker to CNN Staff: ‘We are still unequivocally dedicated to quality journalism’

CNN Worldwide president Jeff Zucker sent an email to CNN staffers this afternoon, honoring the channel’s 33rd anniversary tomorrow, June 1.

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.

Zucker also included a new promo video for CNN (watch it below), which he said “showcases some of who we are and what we do.” His full memo to staff is after the jump.

From: Jeff Zucker, CNN Worldwide
Sent: Friday, May 31, 2013 1:00 PM
To: *All CNN Staff (TBS); *HLN Staff (TBS)
Subject: Celebrating 33 Years of CNN

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

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