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  • Jun 1, 1980
    Ted Turner's Cable News Network, CNN, makes its debut. The station appears in the lyrics of Mary Chapin Carpenter's 1994 hit "I Take My Chances," Alan Jackson's 2001 single "Where Were You (When The World Stopped Turning)" and Chris Janson's 2017 release "Fix A Drink"
    Jun 13, 2002
    Toby Keith tells CNN's Wolf Blitzer he was nixed from ABC's "In Search Of America: A July 4th Celebration" because newsman Peter Jennings was offended by the lyrics of "Courtesy Of The Red, White And Blue (The Angry American)"
    May 31, 2006
    Dixie Chick Natalie Maines considers the fallout from a 2003 slight of the president on CNN: "Just the month before we had sang the national anthem at the Super Bowl, so we went from being the most patriotic girls in America to Saddam's angels"
    Nov 14, 2007
    Marie Osmond admits on CNN's "Larry King Live" that her 16-year-old son, Michael Blosil, has gone into rehab
    Nov 26, 2009
    Carrie Underwood performs on "CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute." Elsewhere in the special are Nicole Kidman, Randy Jackson, Pierce Brosnan and Neil Patrick Harris
    Jan 22, 2010
    Taylor Swift and Keith Urban appear on the multi-network TV special "Hope For Haiti Now" with Bruce Springsteen, Kid Rock, Sheryl Crow, Dave Matthews, Justin Timberlake, Sting, Bono, Bill Clinton and Clint Eastwood
    Apr 16, 2010
    Willie Nelson shocks some viewers of "Larry King Live" when he tells the CNN host he smoked pot before doing his interview
    Jun 21, 2010
    Trace Adkins and Tim McGraw participate in CNN's "Disaster In The Gulf: How You Can Help." The Larry King-hosted fundraiser also features Aaron Neville, Robert Redford and Sting
    Nov 20, 2010
    Sugarland performs "Stand Up" at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles during the taping of "CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute." Also appearing: Bon Jovi, Renee Zellweger and John Legend
    Nov 25, 2010
    Sugarland and Bon Jovi perform during the Thanksgiving Day telecast of "CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute"

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