5 Things to Know for Your New Day
June 17th, 2013
05:45 AM ET

5 Things to Know for Your New Day

Welcome to New Day”! This is launch day for CNN’s new morning show, with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira.

And it’s also the start of our new post: “5 Things to Know for Your New Day."

Every weekday morning around 6, you’ll find it here, on our mobile sites and apps, and at the top of the CNN.com homepage.

We’ll hit the top 5 stories of the day, clue you in on a few other buzzy items, and let you know about some of the must-watch stories coming up on the show.

May it be your first read, your first click and your first watch of the new day.

1. You've lost that lovin' feeling: Our president seems to have developed a credibility problem. A new poll out this morning finds his approval rating at its lowest point in more than a year and a half – and half of you just don't find him honest and trustworthy.

Our Chief National Correspondent @JohnKingCNN tells us what’s behind the drop in the 6 and 7 o’clock hours of “New Day.”

 2. This day in NSA leaks: If it’s a day ending in ‘y,’ it’s a day with a new NSA revelation. The latest? U.S. and British spooks spied on some world leaders during a G-20 summit four years ago. And when do we learn this? Right as world leaders gather for another meeting.

Chief White House Correspondent @YellinCNN, who’s traveling with Obama to the G8 Summit, is live at 6 and 7 with details about the summit. Chief Congressional Correspondent @DanaBashCNN immediately follows with the latest on the leaks. And House Majority leader Eric Cantor speaks to Kate Bolduan around 8a.

Over at CNN.com, @EdPayneCNN offers up a neat little summary of the reveals and reactions from the weekend

 3. What's next for Syria:  “One should hardly back those who kill their enemies and eat their organs.” That’s Russia’s Putin firing back at the U.S. and others who want to arm Syria’s rebels. Russia, by the way, has been arming Syria’s regime for some time now. While the war of words continues, five thousand Syrians are dying every month.

Around 6:10 a.m., @FPleitgenCNN will be live from Damascus. He’s one of a handful of Western reporters who have been granted access into the country. He also has this dispatch from the war’s frontlines, an up-close look as bullets whiz by.

4. Iran’s Facebook status – It’s complicated: There’s a new sheriff in town but we don’t quite know what to make of him. On the one hand, Rouhani, who was elected Iran’s new president this weekend, is a reformist who’s talked smack about the state-run media and spoke in favor of the Green Movement. On the other, true power in Iran still rests with the Supreme Leader.

International correspondent @SayahCNN joins us around 6:10 a.m , and Chief International Correspondent @CAmanpour at 7:15 a.m. to make sense of it all. By the way, Christiane has a brilliant analysis on CNN.com this morning.

Meanwhile, there’s a more pressing matter that our @PiersMorgan points out:

5. It’s bad … but getting better in Colorado: Firefighters are finally getting a handle on the most destructive wildfire in the state’s history. But just because there’s no longer a big plume in the sky doesn’t mean Coloradans should think the worst is over.

"We have a crime scene in there. We have fire in there. We have downed power lines in there. We have trees falling each time there is a gust of wind.”

That’s El Paso County Sheriff Terry Maketa. And yes, he said “crime scene.”

National News Correspondent @GeorgeHowellCNN, who’s interviewed him, joins us at 6 and 7 to tell us what he meant.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a few more stories that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing.

–         Putin pockets Super Bowl ring? Nyet! Patriots’ owner says he did. Putin says he didn’t.  Spokesman says the whole thing is a joke. The Internet is amused.

–         There's now one more Kardashian to keep up with: KimYe are parents. It’s a girl.  The Internet reacts with variations on this:

–         Carpenter or Nazi commander? Michael Karkoc is a 94-year-old Minnesota man. But did he hide his Nazi past for the last 70 years? CNN.com readers are weighing in on whether, after all these years, someone should still be tried. If you didn’t have a chance to read the story, tune in around 6:15 a.m. when correspondent @MiguelMarquez brings us up to speed.

–         Anderson Cooper, metal icon: If you missed this gentle ode to @AndersonCooper by Canadian metal band, Cryptic Murmurs, you really missed what the Silver Fox calls, “the musical equivalent of a warm bath.” With lines like “Stole his hair from the mane of a Pegasus” and “Usually has a stern look on his face/Stands in the middle of hurricanes,” we’re surprised it’s not the AC360 theme song yet.

There you go.  All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.

Be sure to tune in to "New Day," from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET, join us at CNN.com/NewDay  and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY.


soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Greg Washington

    Couldn't wait for the premiere of this show. I have been watching Mikala at KTLA for years and love her combination of proffessionalism, charm and quick witt. Was disappointed to see she is being utilized as a side kick. Thought she was gonna have as much as a role as the other woman. I will watch for a few more days to get a feel. Im confident though that with what Mikala has to bring to the table, the folks in charge at CNN will see and she will move up through the ranks.

    June 17, 2013 at 2:28 pm | Reply
  2. Gary Dayze

    "New Day" is a great way to start the day. Everything I need to know with one click from my Twitter account. In reference to the Obama Poll, I feel that it doesn't matter who's in the white house anymore. The credibility of the ENTIRE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT is in the toilet. It's really sad what this country has become. So very sad. And it will probably never change. Yea, I know...It's the best country Blah Blah Blah. I get that and I agree, but it needs to be better. We need some regular average people in the government, not the power hungry do-nothing people that are in there now.

    June 17, 2013 at 9:49 am | Reply
  3. B. Durkin

    I find this "New Day" program addition way to precious. Hard to sit through. Lot's of meandering through useless information about a lot of impertinent things including the background of this new show's anchors that personally I am not interested in at least yet till that's earned. Perhaps this is the kind of thing you do once you're established and not as an enticement to watch the program. Sounds like people sitting around jawing about pretty much nothing. Need a better start to the CNN day. More straight forward and less "folksy."

    June 17, 2013 at 8:47 am | Reply
  4. Donna

    Seriously? No score for the heat/Spurs game?

    June 17, 2013 at 8:41 am | Reply
  5. elizabeth

    Really?? After a couple of months of not having to listen to the talking point talking heads, we're back to the he said – she said of democatic vs. republican lawmakers? This is a new day? Looks like the same soup warmed over to me.

    June 17, 2013 at 8:37 am | Reply
  6. june

    Too much fluff. Where is the real news that I love about CNN.

    June 17, 2013 at 7:03 am | Reply
  7. Dr. T.E. Cross

    I must say that as I watched the new format this morning, I was indeed quite disappointed. The format itself, seemed over the top (like some midafternoon talk show) and far too fabricated. I got the distinct impression that the show was not about news at all, and focused entirely on the shows personalities. Even while showing the Phil Nicolson spot on the US Open, the number of banners on the screen obstructed all of his shots so we couldn't see the most important thing on the screen. There were several other issues, like seeing the workers in the back room that deterred from the shows presumed focus. Overall, I felt I was watching just another talk show where the focus seemed to target amplifying the personalities self-importance. Not a good move, and I will probably move to another news channel. I have enjoyed watching CNN from its inception because it did not fall into this trap before. What a shame.

    June 17, 2013 at 6:37 am | Reply

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