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Have you been watching the mini-episode of CNN’s new historical project, “Roots“?
I have been viewing snippets of this documentary this past week and, depending on the storyline, have been moved to tears of sorrow and laughter.
I was touched to see the humanity and sensitivity displayed by these popular anchors who come into our homes every evening, keeping us informed about current event and oftentimes putting themselves in danger.
CNN proudly summarized this project:
“ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME – 9 pm ET – CNN anchors Anderson Cooper and Michaela Pereira will host a two hour special featuring 12 of the network’s hosts and anchors stories. The special will also include interviews with Anderson Cooper, Michaela Pereira, Erin Burnett and Dr. Sanjay Gupta about what the experience has meant to them personally.
Beginning Friday, October 10, a sneak peek at Roots will be available on CNN.com. As the journeys unfold on-air, viewers online will be invited to watch and share the segments as well as explore more of each anchor’s story through video extras, exclusive photos and first-person accounts of their individual journeys. They will also be able to compare their habits and hobbies to CNN’s anchors with a new “Which anchor are you?” quiz. Throughout, the Roots experience will extend across on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Tumblr using the hashtag #CNNRoots”
This is such an inspired concept and CNN’s ability to engage social media while airing this show is absolutely wonderful. Someone is pushing the perfect buttons to accelerate the profile and ratings of CNN, which, I personally view as “must see TV”.
And don’t forget to take the quiz: “Which CNN Anchor Are You“? I did and apparently I report like Wolf Blitzer, eat like Kate Bolduan and watch movies like Anderson Cooper.
I think I will leave the reporting to Wolf Blitzer and I love food too much to share it with the adorable Kate Bolduan. But how do I hook up with Anderson for a movie night?
Will you be watching, CNN groupies? Pray tell in the comments section.
And if you have seen the individual episodes, which one surprised you or moved you the most? I thought Fareed Zakaria’s was hilarious!
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