CNN’s Planet in Peril is on iTunes

October 26, 2007 at 3:35 pm | Posted in Amazon, Apple, CNN, Environment, iTunes, Netflix, Planet in Peril, Sprint | Leave a comment

Two episodes, $1.99 each. (Now, thanks to Apple, you can see the program your friends watched in California, kids.)

In “Planet in Peril,” CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, CNN’s chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and Animal Planet host and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin take viewers around the globe for a two-part documentary on the threats to the world’s environment. “Planet in Peril” was filmed in 13 countries, uncovering places where environmental change is not a theory or a future forecast but a crisis happening in real time. Bringing viewers the stories behind the statistics, Cooper, Corwin and Gupta focus on today’s environmental threats and their impact on tomorrow.

I have to point out that this two-part documentary is not based on the articles by Jim Hansen. Yes, they do go by the same title, and are also in two parts, but they are different! However, if you want to read an article on climate change (instead of viewing a video on more general environmental issues), and are interested in what Jim Hansen wrote a full year ago in YaleGlobal, here are some links you may find informative:

The Planet in Peril – Part I

Global warming, arctic ice melt and rising oceans will shrink nations and change world maps


The Planet in Peril – Part II

It’s not too late – but the world has at most 10 years to alter the dangerous trends of global warming

If, on the other hand, you are looking for CNN’s programs and do not have iTunes, here’s the full press release explaining all the other ways you can track down this HD debut documentary:

CNN Extends Availability of Planet in Peril to the iTunes Store, Netflix,

Unprecedented Multi-platform Offerings Timed with Worldwide Television
Debut of High-Definition Documentary

ATLANTA, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ — CNN Worldwide will make Planet in Peril, its sweeping four-hour investigation about threats to the world’s environment, available in its entirety through other platforms and services including the iTunes Store, Netflix and

“Planet in Peril is essential viewing for anyone who cares about the environment,” said Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. “To treat Planet in Peril as the groundbreaking documentary that it is, we felt compelled to make this investigation as available as possible in as many formats as possible.”In addition to airing over two nights on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, on CNN/U.S. from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (ET/PT) and CNN International elsewhere in the world, Planet in Peril, filmed in a high-definition format, will be available through:

  • iTunes as downloadable video for $1.99 per episode at Each episode will be available the day after its airing – the first episode on Wednesday, Oct. 24, and the second episode on Thursday, Oct. 25;
  • Netflix as a rental DVD. Netflix subscribers are able to place rental requests now for Planet in Peril with delivery scheduled after the program’s debut on CNN/U.S.;
  • as a DVD. Visitors to can place pre-orders today for the Planet in Peril DVD set in standard definition (SD) for $29.95, with delivery scheduled after the program’s debut. CreateSpace, part of the, Inc. group of companies and an inventory free on-demand publisher for DVD, HD DVD, digital content, CDs and books, will fulfill orders for each Planet in Peril DVD set;
  • Sprint cell phone users through CNN Mobile Live available on Sprint TV. Users will be able to watch the live broadcast of Planet in Peril on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, on CNN Mobile Live from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (ET/PT); and
  • Video-on-demand through cable providers. Planet in Peril has been made available for television on-demand platforms. Viewers should check their On Demand guides for availability.

CNN on Sunday, Oct. 21, offered exclusive, advance screenings of a 40-minute excerpt of Planet in Peril at Apple Stores in New York City, Los Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and London. At the screenings, representatives involved in the documentary’s production, including CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Animal Planet host and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin, and CNN producers and executives, were on hand to discuss the making of this four-hour documentary filmed across four continents and 13 countries.

In addition to the broadcast of Planet in Peril on CNN/U.S. and CNN International, special reporting relating to the investigation is available across multiple CNN Worldwide networks and platforms, including:

  • Exclusive video trailer for “Until the Day Is Done”, the new song from R.E.M., matched to clips from CNN’s Planet in Peril, available at ;
  • A special, investigative section on at, which includes a 20-minute excerpt from the documentary;
  • Anderson Cooper 360 Daily Podcast, available for free on and iTunes, features pre-released packages from Planet in Peril;
  • One-minute special reports from a 20-part series anchored by Cooper for CNN Radio affiliates; and
  • A Planet in Peril viewing guide from CNN Student News, providing parents and educators with a springboard for discussing the documentary with students.

For Planet in Peril, Cooper, Gupta and Corwin will focus on four main issues that threaten the planet and its inhabitants: climate change, deforestation, species loss and overpopulation. Planet in Peril, filmed across four continents and 13 countries, airs over two nights on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on CNN/U.S. and at other times on CNN International.

The debut of Planet in Peril, shot and produced using state-of-the-art high-definition equipment, follows the September launch of CNN-HD, the network’s high-definition news channel. Crews for Anderson Cooper 360, an in-depth, comprehensive news program that takes a full 360-degree look at the world’s events, produced Planet in Peril.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.
An online press kit is available at



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