The 3 keys to winning a 2020 debate

The 2020 Democratic presidential field is massive — and it’s running out of time to make a move. With 19 other candidates trying to make their case onstage, here’s what it takes to stand out from the crowd and win a debate in 2020.

Originally published on CNN YouTube show The Point with Chris Cillizza on July 30, 2019

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Pride & Progress

To mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots – as New York City hosts the 2019 World Pride Parade – CNN Digital Productions produces an immersive multi-platform video experience celebrating and exploring the global evolution of PRIDE, looking at where we’ve come and where we headed. Throughout the package we will highlight the people who have, and are, paving the way for progress.

Originally published on CNN.com in June, 2019

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After the Moon

When we set foot on the moon 50 years ago the frontier of space seemed within grasp. A half a century later we have yet to solve the complex challenges of human space travel. But, optimism has returned as groundbreaking initiatives gain traction. This documentary series explores the inspiration, ambition, and challenges facing our exploration of space –  with a sharp focus on why it matters now and for the future.

After the Moon looks at the evolution of our pursuit of space exploration after Apollo 11. We’ll visit the mavericks and newsmakers that will bring us to the next frontier of space. Archival footage will provide the historical context for how we got here, and where we’re going.

These women are designing spacesuits of the future

These are the benefits of space exploration

Meet the first tourist going to the moon

Originally published on CNN.com in May, 2019

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Modern History: The President and The Intern

Media coverage of Monica Lewinsky and her affair with President Clinton was imbalanced at best and cruel at worst. An insider’s perspective from CNN’s Dana Bash reveals what could have – and perhaps should have – been done differently.

Originally published on CNN.com on February 19, 2019

https://www.cnn.com/videos/politics/2019/02/19/modern-history-president-and-intern-trailer-cnngo.cnn

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American Woman in Politics with Brooke Baldwin

American Woman in Politics with Brooke Baldwin returns for its second season on Wednesday, September 5 across our OTT network as well as core digital platforms. In the wake of the Women’s March on Washington and the #MeToo movement, a record-breaking number of women are running for office in 2018. CNN’s Brooke Baldwin hits the trail with the women looking to make history, gaining unprecedented access and behind-the-scenes coverage of a historical election cycle.

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Originally published on CNN.com in September, 2018

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Family Meal: New Orleans

“Family Meal: NOLA” takes viewers to New Orleans to explore the appetizing landscape and the history behind this dynamic city. This premium digital video series features intimate interviews with prominent culinary chefs as they share their origins and extoll their local culinary scene as an expression of a city’s character.

Through an intimate group dinner and individual trips to each chef’s restaurant, “Family Meal: New Orleans” explores the challenges and rewards of New Orleans, touching on the city’s socioeconomic and historic challenges and how food and community play a significant role in shaping The Big Easy.

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Originally published on CNN.com in September, 2018

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30 Days Inside Chinese Livestreaming

Livestreaming is big business in China, with the top live streamers making more than $100,000 per month broadcasting regular shows through a multitude of apps. Unlike Twitch, these streaming apps are made for entertainment rather than gaming. Could livestream fever take hold in the United States? Sophia tries out the popular Chinese livestreaming app YY for a month to see what it’s like to broadcast her life. In the process, she speaks to several people who have studied the industry, including Hao Wu, director of the upcoming documentary “People’s Republic of Desire.”

Originally published on Beme News YouTube and CNNgo on July 30, 2018

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The Poison Behind Male Birth Control

The secret to a male birth control pill may lie in a deadly poisonous plant.

Dr. Gunda Georg is leading a team of researchers out of the University of Minnesota in a quest to develop a non-hormonal birth control pill for men. She wants to help even out the burden of family planning between men and women, and she thinks the answer may lie in a heart-stopping plant extract from the Climbing Oleander plant used as arrow poison in parts of Africa.

Originally published on Beme News YouTube on May 3, 2018

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New Orleans at 300: A Warm Welcome And Food Will Follow

A warm welcome is phase one of a visit to the Crescent City. Food will follow. And music. “New Orleans is just like your grandma. You come home, she’s always got a hot plate of food for you and she’s gonna invite you to her table to sit down and talk about what’s ever on your mind. And she’s gonna listen,” said New Orleans native Tarriona “Tank” Ball, the front woman of the band Tank and the Bangas. Founded in 1718 by Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville 100 miles from the mouth of the Mississippi River, the valuable port city of New Orleans has long been defined by struggle, joy, resistance and survival.

Originally published on CNNTravel on April 26, 2018

https://www.cnn.com/videos/travel/2018/04/26/i-live-here-new-orleans.cnn

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American Woman with Brooke Baldwin

Brooke Baldwin sits down with eight accomplished women who have shattered ceilings across their respective industries. These are women who wouldn’t take no for an answer, overcoming every obstacle in their way in order to conquer their dreams and expand opportunities for others.

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Originally published on CNN.com in January, 2018

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