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CNN Studios Tour - Atlanta, GA
Pictures from my special VIP behind the scenes tour of the Cable News Network Studios in downtown Atlanta, GA.

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CNN Center Parking Garage

 
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CNN Center Main Entrance

 
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Turner Broadcasting System Inc.

 

During my recent visit to Georgia, an old college roommate of mine invited me to Atlanta for a special VIP behind the scenes tour of his workplace - CNN Studios Atlanta.

I would have been happy just to go on the normal $12.00 public admission tour, but I couldn't pass up this opportunity to see the inner workings of the CNN studios.

After parking in the CNN Center building employee parking lot, my friend led us over to the security guard counter for visitor check in.

While the paperwork was completed, I admired the CNN, Time Warner, & Turner Broadcasting wall of history that featured pictures from memorable news moments.

Once I had my name badge, we were on our way to start touring the legendary Cable News Network studios.

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CNN Wall of History
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CNN - Time Warner Company
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CNN Office Building
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World Globe & USA Flag
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Flags of Nations of the World
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CNN Headline News

At the top of the stairs (or escalator if you're lazy) was the CNN atrium area with a food court dining area, CNN souvenir shops, the Cartoon Network store, cafeteria style fast food restaurant counters and all this was under the huge globe of the earth surrounded by the flags of the nations of the world.

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Huge Earth Globe & CNN
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CNN Atrium Food Court
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CNN En Espanol (Spanish CNN)
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CNN Employees Only Entrance
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Program Director's Desk
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CNN Master Control Room
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Researching News Story
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Monitoring Other News Channels
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Sound & Graphics Overlay Control
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Director's Control Board
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Another CNN Control Room
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Video Editing Equipment Room
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Communications & Breaking News
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Program Director's Controls
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Audio Controls Board
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CNN Main Offices & Operations
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CNN Research Offices
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CNN Hurricane Headquarters
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CNN Global Resources & Offices
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Lighting, Sound & Cameras
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Another Operations/Research Area
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CNN News Studio On Air
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CNN Robotic Cameras
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Special "Sit Up Straight" Furniture
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Multiple Remote Control Cameras
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Monitoring Other Media Sources
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Famous News Moment Photos
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CNN Diner, Employee Cafeteria
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CNN Rooftop Picnic Tables
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View From CNN Center Roof
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Adrianna Costa Portrait
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Chuck Roberts Portrait


 
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CNN Anchors Photographs
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CNN Headline News Studio
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Headline News Offices
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Headline News Director's Board
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NYSE Control Room Monitors
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Headline News Studio Lights
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CNN Weekend Studio Crew
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Studio Under Construction
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Construction Graffiti?
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Group On The $12 Standard Tour
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CNN International Atrium
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CNN Dry Erase Planning Board
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CNN International Studio
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CNN Media Room
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CNN En Espanol Studios
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Spanish CNN Offices
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Cartoon Network Store
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View From CNN Center
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Omni Hotel Window View
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Omni Hotel Skyscraper
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Downtown Atlanta Skyscraper
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The CNN Center skyscraper is attached to the Omni Hotel building. We took an elevator up to one of the top floors of the Omni Hotel to get a good view of downtown Atlanta.
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Atlanta Traffic Jam
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CNN Center & Omni Hotel
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In the future, I'll probably consider taking the standard $12.00 CNN Studios Tour so that I can experience the parts I missed such as the mock CNN Studio. This is where visitors can read the day's top news stories on camera and see what it felt like to be a real anchor person and then purchase a video tape of the experience to take home with you. Another part of the guided studio tour that I'd like to see is the special effects studio segment where the knowledgeable tour guide explains how the Blue Chromakey, teleprompter, on air graphics and other high tech equipment is used to create the news broadcast.
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CNN Historical Wall of Photographs
On the way out of the CNN Center building we stopped off at the Turner Store which has MGM Movie souvenirs and also the Braves Clubhouse Store with tons of Atlanta Braves fan merchandise. Be sure to also check out my pictures from a driving Downtown Atlanta City Tour.

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