The oft-beleauguered cable news network CNN is on a roll right now. For the past several months, CNN has enjoyed consistent ratings bumps, thanks to its dominant coverage of hard-hitting international stories like the Middle East uprisings and the deadly earthquake in Japan. But don't expect the network to be any less thorough in its treatment of softer fare--as when two young rich people tie the knot in England amid a frenzy of monarchy-obsessed media coverage next month.
CNN plans to assign approximately 400 50 reporters, cameramen and crew to the April 29 nuptials of Prince William and his longtime girlfriend, Kate Middleton. (UPDATE: A CNN spokeswoman said the number originally reported by The Wall Street Journal was inaccurate.) That's 350 more than about the same number the network currently has on the ground in Japan. "Ten cameras will be stationed around Buckingham Palace to capture the day's money shot—the royal family assembling on the balcony as Prince William and his bride share a kiss," according to The Journal.Read More »from CNN’s wall-to-wall royal wedding plans