May 31st, 2012
11:08 PM ET

Piers Morgan Tonight: Bill Clinton on Mayor Bloomberg's proposed soda ban

As "Guest Host Week" continues on "Piers Morgan Tonight," this evening Harvey Weinstein takes a turn in the chair filling in for Piers Morgan.

A legendary media mogul, with a resume that features both Academy and Tony Awards, Weinstein will be joined by former President of the United States Bill Clinton.

On the heels of New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg's proposed ban on super-sized soft drinks, Clinton offers his reaction:

"I think he's doing the right thing," reveals the nation's 42nd commander-in-chief. "For the first time, Type II Diabetes is showing up in nine-year-olds, and among the baby boomers, who are retiring."

Himself having recently adopted a vegan diet after health concerns earlier in life, the 65-year-old explains the dangers of soda: Watch here


Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
May 31st, 2012
02:08 PM ET

Rep. Frank: US economy "retarded" by GOP

Rep. Frank (D-MA) talks to CNN's Suzanne Malveaux about same sex marriage, his legacy in Congress, politics, and his hoodie joke.

May 31st, 2012
12:10 PM ET

Brooke Baldwin prepares for CNN's Diamond Jubilee coverage

Brooke Baldwin (@BrookeBCNN) will co-anchor the Diamond Jubilee coverage for CNN with Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan). She talks about her preparations.


Topics: Brooke Baldwin • CNN
May 31st, 2012
11:44 AM ET

The new poor are the former middle class

Tavis Smiley and Cornel West talk to CNN's Carol Costello about their book, voting rights, and the role of poverty in the presidential elections.


Topics: CNN Newsroom
May 30th, 2012
10:55 PM ET

VIDEO LINK – As many as 12,000 ppl have been killed in #Syria over last 15 mo. Tonight@AC360° is Keeping Them Honest.

Even following today’s massacre in Deir Ezzor , the Syrian regime continues to deny involvement in the Houla murders this weekend and say they haven't violated the cease-fire they agreed to weeks ago. Russia and China continue to diplomatically protect al-Assad.

As many as 12,000 people have been killed in Syria over the last 15 months and tonight AC 360° is Keeping Them Honest.


Topics: AC360 • Keeping Them Honest
May 30th, 2012
10:25 PM ET

VIDEO LINK – @AC360 – @MarcoRubio – #Romney Running Mate Material?

Tonight on Anderson Cooper 360°, Tom Foreman profiles Florida Sen. Marco Rubio who is considered a potential running mate for Mitt Romney. Rubio, the son of Cuban immigrants, might be the key to connecting the GOP with valuable Latino votes. Is he the fresh face the Republicans needs to inspire young and minority voters to give the party a second look?


Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper
May 30th, 2012
03:58 PM ET

Risky live RPG removal from Marine's leg

Lt. Cmdr. Gennari talks to CNN's Brooke Baldwin about his risky role in the removal of a live rocket-propelled grenade embedded in a Marine's leg.


Topics: CNN Newsroom
May 30th, 2012
12:34 PM ET

Former Gov. Sununu: "Donald Trump is wrong."

Former New Hampshire Governor John Sununu and CNN anchor Soledad O'Brien discuss media coverage of the 'birther' story. Sununu, a Mitt Romney surrogate, says that Donald Trump is wrong on the issue, while O’Brien asks why Romney won’t go further and point this out about one of his donors.

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.

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PREVIEW: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 24 & 25
CNN Business Traveller's Richard Quest admires the Budapest Parliement building from the Danube river
May 30th, 2012
12:20 PM ET

PREVIEW: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 24 & 25

CNN Business Traveller

 

Budapest Ferenc Liszt international airport. Credit: Getty / Bloomberg

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Thursday 14 June at 0830 BST / 0930 CET
Friday 15 June at 0530 BST / 0630 CET
Saturday 16 June at 0730 BST / 0830 CET
Sunday 17 June at 0400 BST / 0500 CET
Duration: 30 minutes

This month ‘CNN Business Traveller’ looks at how the business travel sector inEurope is revamping itself. Summer 2012 heralds new routes, new trains and a new lease of life for old planes. In the mist of economic turmoil, the continent’s travel industry is undergoing massive change. Show host Richard Quest is inBudapest,Hungary to report onEurope’s evolving landscape.

The financial crisis in the Eurozone has engulfed nearly every industry – and airlines are no exception. When Hungarian national carrier Malev imploded in February, it left passengers stranded and an economy struggling as business travellers were unable to enter the country. Quest speaks to CEO of Budapest Airport, Jost Lammers, about life after the bankruptcy of its hub carrier.

Despite all the difficulties, massive investment has continued across Europe. As the continent’s first privately-owned high-speed train hits 300kph just outside Naples, CNN correspondent Ayesha Durgahee interviews the man behind it, Luca di Montezemolo. di Montezemolo is Chairman of Ferrari, and one of the founders of Italy’s newest and of course, reddest, high speed train. CNN Business Traveller’ puts the luxury, high-tech train to the test on one of their key routes to see if the ‘Ferrari of the railway tracks’ lives up to its cousin on the racetrack.

Also this month, a report from Europe’s airplane recycling centre in Toulouse, where parts and metal are salvaged and put back into the industry; a look at the best ways to sleep at the airport with modern-micro hotel rooms, and a trip underground in Budapest to explore the beauty of the Hungarian capital’s incredible caves.

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Topics: CNN
May 30th, 2012
10:36 AM ET

Rep. Rogers on Syria: 'We need to put pressure on Russia;' don't send armaments

Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), Intelligence Committee Chairman, talks Syria strategy, including being more aggressive with Arab League partners, putting pressure on Russia and not arming the opposition at this point.

I would be more aggressive with our Arab League partners. I’m not sure arming is the right answer here mainly because of we’re just not exactly sure who the bad guys are, who the good guys are right now in Syria. So you don’t know who you’re giving weapons to.”

He continues, “Well, you know, a big part of it is, [Syria is] Russia's last toehold in the Middle East and I think there is attachment to the notion that… [Assad’s] going to win and they're going to have the toehold in the Middle East through Syria.  We need to change that dynamic.  I think we need to convince our Russians this is not in their best interests, that some of this slaughtering of women and children is going to get on them as well, and that's just not the place they want to be in the world. And they need, again a little public pressure, a little bilateral effort from the United States and others, other European allies, I think can turn Russia on what's happening.  I don't think they want to be on the wrong side of a slaughter in a town like Houla.  We need to put the question to them, where do you want to be when this is over?  We'd like you to be with the rest of the world.  They also have huge weapon sales going into Syria, another big problem we have to deal with.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.

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