Good news, for CNN Talk fans anyway. We’re going to 5 days a week and have a snazzy new promo to celebrate: pic.twitter.com/G3XgqQEK2N
— Max Foster (@MaxFosterCNN) March 7, 2018
This is the press release CNN have just issued announcing that CNN Talk is going 5 days a week from next Monday. I’m incredibly proud to be part of this show and even prouder that it has become so popular the world over. Last May we launched it and in September it went two days a week. It works because all four of us – Ayesha Hazarika, Liam Halligan, host Max Foster and me all get on well and gell together in a unique manner. We have had some feisty debates but the audience knows that even if we sometimes exchange some firey words we all have an innate respect for each other.
CNN Talk with Max Foster is to run five days a week from Monday March 12, the network announced today.
The panel show, which airs on CNN International and live streams on Facebook simultaneously, was launched in May 2017; in addition to CNN International’s global TV audience, it reaches up to two million Facebook users. Programmes stimulate thousands of comments online from across the world, many of which are added live to the debate on air. Topics reflect the major news stories and talking points of the day
Host Max Foster will be joined by regular guests Ayesha Hazarika MBE, former UK Labour Party Special Adviser who is a columnist for The Scotsman and London Evening Standard as well as a comedian and broadcaster; UK radio station LBC presenter and political publisher, Iain Dale; and Liam Halligan, known for his regular columns in Britain’s Sunday Telegraph, The Spectator and Unherd.com. CNN correspondents and other experts will also regularly join the show as guests; Christiane Amanpour, Nima Elbagir and Fred Pleitgen have all featured in recent shows.
Gill Penlington, Senior Director, News & Events Programming, at CNN International, said: “From the very beginning this show has struck a chord with audiences. The level of engagement we’ve seen has been phenomenal. Having a daily edition of the programme will allow us to get into a wider range of topics through the week and broaden what is already a diverse and highly flexible agenda.”
Recent CNN Talk shows have focused on topics including Donald Trump’s presidency, Brexit, gun control, international terrorism, sexual harassment and the #MeToo movement. The show has travelled to Berlin, Brussels and Paris, covered the royal engagement from outside Buckingham Palace, and discussed the Parsons Green bomb attack in London from the scene.
CNN Talk airs Monday to Friday at 6am ET/11am GMT/12pm CET*, from 12 March.
After the clocks change it will switch to its regular time of 7am ET/12pm BST/1pm CET, from Monday 26 March.
If you’ve never seen an edition of CNNTalk, here’s what you’ve been missing. By the way, we have the cameras on for 5 minutes before the show starts for the Facebook audience, and they stay on during the ad break in the middle.