CNN TV: Schedule / Wkend - Nov. 2021, Sat. 27th PT; NEWs + History of the Sitcom / Story of Late Night / PAUL & BLACKWELL / SMERCONISH *updatez*

 Exonerations in America: Thousands of people have raised nearly $900K for a man who served 43 years in prison for a crime he didn't commit

  • New Day Saturday

    3am PT
    Christi Paul & Victor Blackwell bring you the latest news, weather & high interest stories to start your day.
  • Smerconish

    6am PT
    Michael Smerconish tackles the American political & news stories of the week, offering only one kind of talking points: his own.
  • CNN Newsroom

    7am thu 3pm PT
    Updates of the latest news from around the world.
  •  (6) packed episodes - TBA

    History of the Sitcom

    4pm thru 9pm PT
    History of the Sitcom reunites audiences w/ the television friends, families, & co-workers they grew up w/ while breaking down how sitcoms have helped generations of Americans navigate an ever-shifting cultural landscape.
    4pm - *A Family Matter* Sitcoms have opened our hearts to more inclusive visions of what 'family' can mean.
    5pm - *Just Friends* The 'hanging out w/ friends' sitcom redefines the genre but also reveals television's challenging quest for inclusivity & authentic representation.
    6pm - *Movin' On Up* Upward mobility, the American Dream, pulling yourself up by your bootstraps; sitcom laughs have helped generations of Americans come to grips w/ their place in a supposed 'classless' society.
    7pm - *Escaping Reality* What sitcoms escape from and to reveal a lot about the American mind & the state of the sitcom form itself.
    8pm - *Sex & The Sitcom* Sitcom humor has had a critical role in ushering in a new era of openness towards sex, women's rights & gender identity.
    9pm - *Working For Laughs* Work families can be even funnier than our biological ones, since the endless array of wacky sitcom characters on the job offers hilarious insights into the state of the American workplace.
  •  (3) Repeat Episodes 

    The Story of Late Night

    10pm PT
    Over its hilarious 60-year history of engaging w/, adapting to & influencing our rapidly changing society, late-night television has grown from a literal "shot-in-the-dark" experiment into a thriving entertainment phenomenon & a vitally important, uniquely American cultural institution. Not only does it keep the country laughing, it powerfully shapes how we see the world around us.
    *Letterman vs. Leno* Johnny Carson's retirement in 1992 sparks an epic late-night war between Jay Leno & David Letterman.
  • 11pm PT
    *Reinventing Late Night TV* Jimmy Fallon, Stephen Colbert & Trevor Noah follow in the footsteps of Leno, Letterman & Stewart, while new hosts James Corden, Seth Meyers & Samantha Bee join ranks of late-night TV.
    12am PT
    *Carson: King of Late Night* Johnny Carson navigates the turbulent 1960s to elevate The Tonight Show into a cultural touchstone, but not w/o competition from Dick Cavett, Merv Griffin, Saturday Night Live & David Letterman.







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