CNN has a tape recorded to broadcast as the end of the world is happening.
At the start of Operation Good Hope, US forces were supposed to land on the beaches of Mogadishu under the cover of darkness. Instead, they were met by CNN who was covering the landing live on television.
CNN once had two reporters talk to each other via satellite while they were standing in the same parking lot.
In 2004, Jon Stewart went on CNN’s TV show Crossfire and criticized hosts Tucker Carlson and Paul Begala for the partisan and sensationalized nature of the show. The show was cancelled next year, with the President of CNN citing and agree with many of Stewart’s points.
During a 2006 presidential speech, a CNN reporter’s mic was left on while she was in the bathroom. Portions of her conversation, which included calling her sister-in-law a “control freak” were broadcasted on live television.