October 31st, 2011
10:33 PM ET

Barbour on Cain Allegations: Effects Will Depend on 'What The Facts Really Are'

Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour speaks exclusively to CNN's Erin Burnett about the allegations of sexual harassment made against GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain. He said on whether the allegation will hurt Cain's campaign that it will depend on "What the facts really are, in-depth.  What was the sexual harassment?  Was it something that was suggestive? Or was it actually something worse than that?"

Barbour also discusses GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney's seemingly stagnant poll numbers.

Topics: CNN • Erin Burnett • Erin Burnett OutFront
Leonardo – The Lost Painting
Restorer Dianne Modestini and CNN presenter Nick Glass with Da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi'
October 31st, 2011
08:32 AM ET

Leonardo – The Lost Painting

Concluding a dedicated week of CNN International programming on Italian Renaissance artist, Leonardo da Vinci, a half-hour special ‘Leonardo – The Lost Painting’ charts the amazing discovery of a newly-found Da Vinci painting.

Earlier this year the art world made an extremely rare discovery: a painting by Leonardo da Vinci. Experts believe only 15 paintings by the artist still exist, including the iconic ‘Mona Lisa’ and ‘The Last Supper’. The newly-discovered work – known as 'Salvator Mundi ' or ‘Saviour of the World’ depicts the head and shoulders of Christ, and though 500 years old, after cleaning and restoration, is in remarkably good condition.

CNN has gained rare access to this globally-significant find, as arts expert Nick Glass travels to New York and becomes one of the first few people on earth to see the painting first-hand.  Nick meets Robert Simon, an old masters dealer acting on behalf of the painting’s owners and talks to Dianne Modestini, the restorer who brought the painting back to its original state.


  • Nick heads toFlorenceto learn more about the life and work of this ultimate Renaissance man. Further interviews with world-renowned Leonardo experts give a fascinating insight into his contributions to science and medicine.
  • Nick returns to London and the National Gallery where the ‘Salvator Mundi’ will be included in a once-in-a lifetime ‘Leonardo Show’ at the National Gallery, open to the public from 9 November – February 2012, the first time the painting will have shared space with other ‘Leonardos’ for hundreds of years.

Will another painting like this ever be discovered? And is the adjective ‘priceless’, in this instance, accurate?

‘Leonardo – The Lost Painting’ attempts to answer these questions as well as telling the story of the most talked about piece of art unveiled this century.

Full air times:

Saturday 12 November at 1400 GMT / 1500 CET and 2130 GMT / 2230 CET
Sunday 13 November at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 2130 GMT / 2230 CET
Monday 14 November at 0430 GMT / 0530 CET and 0830 GMT / 0930 CET
Tuesday 15 November at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Wednesday 16 November at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET
For more information please contact:
Joel Brown
Senior Press Officer
CNN Europe, Middle East & Africa
Tel: + 44 (0) 20 7693 0967
Mobile + 44 (0) 7967 293452
October 28th, 2011
10:40 PM ET

RNC Chairman Reince Priebus: No Split in GOP

Is there a split in the Tea Party that could affect the GOP's chances of winning the 2012 election?  CNN's Erin Burnett talked Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, and members of the Tea Party.

Topics: CNN • Erin Burnett • Erin Burnett OutFront
October 28th, 2011
07:29 PM ET

Chairman Stearns tells John King he will subpoena the White House

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Chairman Cliff Stearns (R-FL) tells CNN’s John King that the committee will subpoena the White House for Solyndra documents and that the U.S. Department of Energy may have broken the law. A highlight from the interview is after the jump and a full transcript of the interview will be posted at CNN.com. This interview aired on John King, USA on CNN at 6 p.m. ET. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
October 28th, 2011
06:05 PM ET

Bachmann responds to request to resign from presidential run

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer talks with GOP presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann about a tea party group request for her resignation from the 2012 GOP presidential race. This interview aired today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer during the 5 p.m. ET hour. A highlight from the interview is after the jump. FULL POST

October 28th, 2011
02:20 PM ET

Huntsman calls Romney a "perfectly lubricated weather vane" on important daily issues

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer talks with 2012 GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman about the race for the White House and his primary opponents. A highlight from the interview is after the jump and a full transcript will be posted on CNN.com.  Rep. Michele Bachmann will also join Wolf Blitzer  to discuss a tea party group request for her resignation from the 2012 GOP presidential race. Tune in today to CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET.

Political Ticker: Huntsman: Romney's a 'perfectly lubricated weather vane'
October 28th, 2011
07:41 AM ET

Kaj Larsen: global shark populations are crashing

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Dr. Sanjay Gupta host a CNN PRESENTS that includes reports from Kaj Larsen on how shark hunts are depleting the global population – and the impact of the crash of the species on the larger food chain; Amber Lyon reports on the pollution caused by the use of plastic bags and one man’s fight against the industry to reduce their use; and Dr. Gupta reports on the challenges faced by returning veterans seeking healthcare.

This edition of CNN PRESENTS will air Sunday, Oct. 30 at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET & PT.

October 27th, 2011
08:45 PM ET

Herman Cain's Chief Of Staff Mark Block On His Smoking Habit and October Fundraising Numbers

He's perhaps the most famous face in the campaign of Herman Cain (aside from Cain himself). Mark Block is the man who features in the wildly popular web video released by the Cain campaign that includes a moment where Block stares into the camera smoking. That decidedly unusual campaign ad has shot Cain to the top of the Republican pack in terms of web video clicks–nearly one million in the last week alone.

Block said his smoking is 'kind of a joke' on the campaign trail, especially with reporters, who usually find him outside of a hotel during a break with his 'I-phone, and a cup of coffee and a cigarette.'

Block also discussed the campaign's ground presence in the early primary states and revealed that they have raised over '3 million dollars' in October. 

Topics: CNN • Erin Burnett • Erin Burnett OutFront
October 27th, 2011
06:18 PM ET

Piers Morgan Tonight: Donald Trump for the hour

Gov. Rick Perry recently reintroduced the birther issue back into the public debate. The reason? Donald TrumpPiers Morgan interviews The Donald for the hour, tonight at 9pm ET. Trump says the birther issue is good for Perry. "I think it's a positive him," he says. "It's good for him in the Republican primary."

Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
October 25th, 2011
09:55 PM ET

Piers Morgan Tonight: Tonight's LIVE Town Hall with Michael Moore

Tonight Michael Moore was a guest on "Piers Morgan Tonight."  The Oscar winning director, along with a  live studio audience, discussed the problems facing America, and the growing  "Occupy" protests. Here, Piers asks who is in the "one percent" and Moore insists that he himself, is not part of that one percent.

Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
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