CNN Beefs Up On the Story


Cable News Network will launch an expanded version of On the Story and move the show to Saturdays starting July 9.

The one-hour program -- which launched in January 2003 as a forum for the network's female correspondents to compare notes on the major stories they cover each week -- will add male correspondents and more international correspondents, as well as never-before-seen raw footage, reporter diaries and questions from viewers and the studio audience at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

On the Story will air Saturdays from 7 p.m.-8 p.m. (EST) and reair in its current time slot Sundays from 10 a.m.-11 a.m.

"On the Story offers something unique in television news: insider accounts of the major events of the moment, taking viewers well beyond the headlines and deep into the back story of the events," CNN/U.S. president Jon Klein said in a prepared statement.