Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell is the HLN series where host Jane Velez-Mitchell brings you the issues of the day from across the country. HLN, formerly known as CNN Headline News, is a cable TV news channel which started in 1982 as a spinoff to CNN. The network focused on giving the viewer all the day's news in just 30 minutes, covering national, international, and pop culture stories. In Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell, Jane covers current affairs, focusing on issues that affect the less fortunate and those seeking justice. Jane is known for having strong opinions and a no-nonsense attitude. Jane is joined by a panel of guests, spotlighting issues like homicides, celebrity controversies, political controversies, and other hot topics. From workers caught up in economic problems to crimes that have not been covered by the mainstream media, Jane tries to stand up for those who need help, giving these issues a voice on the HLN series Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell.