CNN Turning 25


Cable News Network will celebrate is 25th anniversary with a primetime special highlighting 25 stories that have touched people around the world during the last quarter-century, officials said Monday.

CNN will also hold a three-day conference of international journalists, world leaders and CNN executives, anchors and correspondents.

As part of the festivities, CNN will air Defining Moments: 25 Stories That Touched Our Lives June 1, a two-part special that runs from 8 p.m.-9 p.m. and 10 p.m.-11 p.m.

CNN will also host the 2005 World Report Conference in Atlanta May 30-June 1. The network’s Christiane Amanpour, Wolf Blitzer, Jim Clancy, Anderson Cooper, Daryn Kagan, Michael Holmes and Zain Verjee will join international journalists and world leaders to discuss issues at the forefront of the news media today.