August 31st, 2012
06:59 PM ET

CNN Weekend Programming - Saturday, Sept 01 and Sunday, Sept 02

As of Friday at 5:00PM

ALL TIMES EASTERN

 Please e-mail jennifer.dargan@turner.com to request Sunday transcripts.


SATURDAY, September 01, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM

This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay puts ‘Obamacare’ under the microscope.  Under the law no one is supposed to be denied care because of a pre-existing condition.  Sanjay speaks to husband of one woman who was denied and died without appropriate treatment.  He looks into how she fell through the cracks.  Also, Sanjay fact-checks GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan, who along with Mitt Romney, accuses the president of gutting the Medicare program.

 

THE SITUATION ROOM WITH WOLF BLITZER – Airs LIVE FROM CHARLOTTE Saturday 6:00PM – 7:00PM

Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

‘41’ – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 10:00PM and 11:00PM – 12:00AM (Sunday 2:00AM)

Produced for HBO and written and directed by Jeffrey Roth and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, ’41’ was filmed over a 17-month period and tells George Herbert Walker Bush’s story in his own words – providing an intimate glimpse of the life of the 41st president of the United States.  Beginning with his childhood memories from time spent at his grandfather’s home at Walker’s Point in Maine, to his experiences as an 18-year-old Naval aviator during World War II, to being a Texas oil man, his time in the U.S. Congress, serving as President Nixon’s Ambassador to China, and ultimately, to his service as vice president and president of the United States, this film spans the very full life of the now 88-year-old former President Bush.  Now the Bush family patriarch, the 41st President of the United States, reflects on the highs and lows of his life, from his summer compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, and his presidential library in Texas, with contributions and moving recollections shared with his beloved wife of 67 years, Barbara Bush, and including the presidency of his son, George W. Bush, and his own last election against President Bill Clinton, whom he now counts as a friend.

 

SUNDAY, September 02, 2012

 SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM

This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay puts ‘Obamacare’ under the microscope.  Under the law no one is supposed to be denied care because of a pre-existing condition.  Sanjay speaks to husband of one woman who was denied and died without appropriate treatment.  He looks into how she fell through the cracks.  Also, Sanjay fact-checks GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan, who along with Mitt Romney, accuses the president of gutting the Medicare program.

 

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY – Airs LIVE FROM CHARLOTTE Sunday 9:00AM – 10:00AM and NOON

Topic:      Debriefing the RNC

Guest:     Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney Campaign Senior Adviser

 

Topic:      What to expect at the DNC

Guest:     Robert Gibbs, Obama Campaign Senior Adviser

 

Topic:      Rebuilding the Democrats' Winning Coalition

Guest:     Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD), chair, Democratic Governors Association

Guest:     Gov. Bev Perdue (D-NC), vice chair, Democratic Governors Association

Guest:     Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D – Los Angeles), chair, Democratic National Convention

 

Topic:      DNC Preview

Guest:     Dan Balz, chief political writer, The Washington Post

Guest:     Jessica Yellin, CNN chief White House Correspondent

 

Anchor:   Candy Crowley

 

FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM  

Topic:      How can the U.S. make up the budget deficit without raising taxes?

Guest:     Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform

 

Topics:    The 1%’s vs. the 99% – which is the engine for job creation?  Which spurs economic growth?

Guest:     Edward Conard, former managing director of Bain & Co., economic advisor to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Guest:     Nick Hanauer, American entrepreneur and venture capitalist

Topic:      Making the case for space: Mars, Hubble, and what science means for America

Guest:     Neil deGrasse Tyson, PhD, astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History; author of Space Chronicles (2012)

Topic:      How Turkey’s transitions may be reflected in the countries of the ‘Arab Spring’ – the rise of China and India as global superpowers

Guest:     Bernard Lewis, PhD, professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus, Princeton University; author of Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian (2012)

Anchor:   Fareed Zakaria

 

RELIABLE SOURCES – Airs LIVE FROM CHARLOTTE Sunday 11AM – NOON

Topics:    Convention Coverage – including how Gov. Romney’s speech played out in the media and reactions to Clint Eastwood

Guest:     Lauren Ashburn, founder, Daily-Download.com

Guest:     Christina Bellatoni, PBS NewsHour

Guest:     David Drucker, Roll Call

Topics:    Convention Coverage

Guest:     John Aravosis, AmericaBlog (Chicago, IL)

Guest:     Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post (from Washington, DC)

Topics:    Social Media and Political Conventions

Guest:     Adam Sharp, Twitter

Host:       Howard Kurtz

 

THE NEXT LIST –  Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM

This week The Next List profiles industrial designer, founder of Fuseproject, and Designer of the $100 Laptop – Yves Behar.

 

Teddy: In His Own Words – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 10:00PM and 11:00PM – 1:00AM (Monday 2:00AM)

Illustrated with archival newsreel footage, exclusive home movie film, and still photographs, three-time Emmy® winner and Kennedy documentarian Peter Kunhardt (“JFK: In His Own Words” and “Bobby Kennedy: In His Own Words”) and award-winning producer Sheila Nevins profile the 77-year life of the ‘Lion of the Senate’ in an HBO documentary broadcast on CNN.  Told in the late Senator’s own voice, he recounts the tragic losses he and his family endured, his personal demons, triumphal campaigns, and professional crusades for voting rights, civil rights, health reform, labor protections, education policy, immigration policy, and Irish nationalism.  “Teddy: In His Own Words” tells the story of a public life of extraordinary influence upon American culture and politics.

 

 

OBAMA REVEALED: The Man, The President – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:30PM and 11:00PM – 12:30AM (Tuesday 2:00AM)

When President Barack Obama came into office he faced towering expectations, a severe economic crisis, and a bitterly divided nation.  Obama Revealed, reported by CNN chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin, looks at the pros and cons of President Obama’s cool demeanor and what happened when his lofty goals met the realities of Washington.  In an exclusive interview, Yellin speaks with President Barack Obama about his time in office, the challenges he faced, and his ambitions for a second term.  Included are interviews with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, former director of the White House Economic Council Dr. Larry Summers, and former chairs of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee and Dr. Christina Romer.  Yellin also interviews members of the president’s inner circle of confidantes including senior campaign strategist David Axelrod, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and long-time personal aide Reggie Love.  These voices tell the inside story behind the president’s efforts to solve the nation’s economic crisis, push for health care reform, and kill Osama bin Laden.  In separate exclusive interviews, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) offer their sharp perspectives on working with the president and the failure to bring Republicans and Democrats together in Washington.  Obama biographer and Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss, Rice University professor and historian Douglas Brinkley, and New York Times chief White House correspondent David Sanger add independent insights from their research.

 

AMERICA’S CHOICE 2012: Countdown to the Democratic National Convention – Airs LIVE FROM CHARLOTTE – Sunday 9:30PM – 11:00PM

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August 31st, 2012
03:39 PM ET

Teddy: In His Own Words airs Sunday, 02 Sept. on CNN

CNN will air HBO's “Teddy: In His Own Words,” the story of a public life which had extraordinary influence upon American culture and politics, near the eve of the convening of the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC.

Illustrated with archival newsreel footage, exclusive home movie film, and still photographs, three-time Emmy® winner Peter Kunhardt (“JFK: In His Own Words” and “Bobby Kennedy: In His Own Words”) and award-winning producer Sheila Nevins reveal the 77-year life of the ‘Lion of the Senate’ in an HBO documentary broadcast on CNN.  Told in the late Senator’s own voice, he recounts the tragic losses he and his family endured, his personal demons, triumphal campaigns, and professional crusades for voting rights, civil rights, health reform, labor protections, education policy, immigration policy, and Irish nationalism.

A video preview of this documentary may be viewed here.

Teddy: In His Own Words airs Sunday, Sept. 02 at 8:00pm and 10:00pm ET & PT.

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August 31st, 2012
08:29 AM ET

Ann Romney: I hear that women want a "grown up" as President

On Starting Point, Ann Romney reacts to Mitt Romney’s speech accepting the Republican nomination for President and gives her thoughts on what women voters are looking for in the next President.

Ann Romney tells CNN's Candy Crowley, “I will tell you what I’m hearing from women across the country right now. Those that may not have voted for a Republican in the past are coming up and telling me this. That enough is enough. That they care not about their own job, and their children’s job and their husband’s job, which they do care about because they’re worried about those. They are also caring about the legacy of debt that we’re leaving their children. I think they recognize that it’s time for someone that understands the economy, understands job creation, understands how responsible he’s going to be in making sure that their children are not going to be burdened with the debts.”

She continues, “And I’m hearing from so many women that may not have considered voting for a Republican before that said it’s time for the grown up to come. The man that’s going to take this very seriously. And take the future of our children very, very seriously. I very much believe it’s going to be an economic election. And I think a lot of women may be voting this cycle around in a different way than they usually are. And that is thinking about the economy. Thinking about their own jobs, their husbands jobs, but also thinking about the future.”

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


Topics: CNN • CNN Politics • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point
August 30th, 2012
06:30 PM ET

Paul Ryan on Mitt Romney's speech, GM plant and VP debate prep

Today vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan sat down with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer at the Republican Convention in Tampa, Florida. Ryan to Blitzer regarding GM plant in Janesville, “Well, it's still idle. The president is, this is the story of the Obama economy - a man running for president in 2008 making all these grand promises and then none of them occurring. He got elected.  He put his policies in place and the plant still shut down.” Highlights from the interview are below and a full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/2012.08.30.html. This interview aired today on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer in the 4 p.m. ET hour.

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August 30th, 2012
06:26 PM ET

Tonight: The McCains talk to Piers Morgan about the GOP platform

Tonight, on the last day of the Republican National Convention, Cindy and John McCain talk to CNN's Piers Morgan about the GOP platform, Rep. Todd Akin’s recent comments about abortion, and what they meant for the party.

The McCains respond to the infamous 'legitimate rape' comments made by Rep. Todd Akin and discuss how it affects the overall GOP platform and presidential election. “As a woman, I’m sorry for that,” says Mrs. McCain. “But it’s also not the most important issue that is driving this campaign."

"I agree it was harmful to our party," the senator says. "What Mr. Congressman Akin was talking about was not abortion. It was about rape. That's why all of us find it totally unacceptable what he said. We were offended that he should state such a thing."


Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
August 30th, 2012
08:59 AM ET

Fehrnstrom returns to "Starting Point" to talk "Etch A Sketch" comment, Ryan speech accuracy

CNN Anchor John Berman asks Romney Senior Advisor Eric Fehrnstrom about GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan speech accuracy and his “Etch A Sketch” comment (resetting the election after primary) on his previous visit to Starting Point.

Berman states, “You know, Eric, that a decision to close that [GM] plant [in Janesville, WI] was made in June of 2008 when President Bush was in office. What Paul Ryan said there was clearly misleading.”

Fehrnstrom says, “No, he didn’t talk about Obama closing the plant, he said candidate Obama went there in 2008 and what he said was with government assistance, we can keep this plant open for another 100 years.”

Berman asks Fehrnstrom about his thoughts on the “Etch A Sketch” comment he made earlier this year on Starting Point, pointing out that other prominent Republicans are still talking about Romney having the chance to reintroduce himself to the American public.

Fehrnstrom responds, “The point I was making back then is that the campaign in the general election is going to be different than the primary campaign in this sense. In the primary campaign we had eight opponents. We were talking about the legislative record of some of those opponents like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum. Today we’re in a different situation. It’s a one-on-one contest with President Obama. And I think what we’re looking forward to is the opportunity to debate the President in October three times and I think what people will see in that setting is a person in Mitt Romney who is extraordinarily qualified to lead at a time of crisis in this country. He has a plan to put America back to work. And we can compare that to the failures of the Obama administration over the last four years in creating jobs and getting this economy in order.”

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

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Guess who was spotted in the CNN Grill...
August 29th, 2012
10:50 PM ET

Guess who was spotted in the CNN Grill...

The CNN Grill opened it's doors on Monday, August 27 and is the hottest place to be in Tampa during the 2012 RNC.

Politicians, newsmakers, celebrities and press have all been spotted inside the CNN Grill. Not to mention, the grill is also the only place to host the Romney family, the Gingrich family AND the Santorum family, all in one day!

Check out who has been spotted in the #CNNGrill:

Thursday, August 30

John & Cindy McCain

Former FL Gov.  Jeb Bush

Gov. Tim Pawlenty

Former VA Gov. Jim Gilmore (RNC Chair)

Former SC Gov. Mark Sanford

Rep. Marsha Blackburn

Rep. Peter King

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (DNC Chair)

Tom Friedman

Rep. Mary Bono Mack & Connie Mack

Stephen Baldwin

Jon Voight

Sen. Norm Coleman

Sen. John Barrasso

Norah O'Donnell

Kevin Madden

Eric Fehrnstrom

Taylor Hicks

Foster Friess

Sam Donaldson

Tim Daly

Angus T. Jones

Evan Handler

Carol Kane

Rachael Harris

Cokie Roberts

Jonathan Karl

Bob Walker, fmr PA Congressman

Beth Myers

Gail Gitcho

Wednesday, August 29

Former NYC Mayor Rudy Guilani

Sen. Rob Portman

Rep. Chris van Hollen

Herman Cain

Carol Kane

Taylor Hicks

Gov. Louis Fortino

Sen. Kelly Ayotte

Rachael Harris

Angus T. Young

Tim Daly

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sen. Rick Santorum & family

Newt & Callista Gingrich

Former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs

Stephen Baldwin

Ty Pennington

Rep. Sean Duffy

Gov. Mark Sanford

Sen. John Barrasso

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Dan Rather

Jon Voight

Sen. Kelly Ayotte

The Daily Show crew

David Gregory

Tom Brokaw

Brad Arnold

Kevin Madden

Eric Fehrnstrom

Tim Daly

Evan Handler

Rachel Harris

Angus T. Jones

Carol Kane

Monday, August 27, 2012:

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich

Sen. Rand Paul

Woody Johnson

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa

Ben, Matt, Tagg, Josh & Craig Romney

Tom Brokaw

Evan Handler

Tim Daly

August 29th, 2012
10:35 PM ET

Michele Bachmann on Mitt Romney's popularity among women voters

Piers Morgan joined Minnesota Senator Michele Bachmann on the convention floor and talked about everything from the convention speakers to the latest polls. The most recent polls show Mitt Romney losing in the popularity battle for women voters against Barack Obama. "You've gotta aggregate the data," Bachmann explained, "because if you look at it, married women tend to support Mitt Romney more, single women tend to support Barack Obama more."

"Mitt Romney's going to make life a lot more affordable. He's gonna bring prices down and that's really good for women because women do a lot of the shopping in families."

The former presidential candidate also weighed in on Romney's running mate, Paul Ryan. She says Ryan's "insider expertise, knowing the budget better than anyone else on Capitol Hill" is a great asset to the GOP ticket.


Topics: CNN
August 29th, 2012
05:04 PM ET

Jeb Bush on deportation: I think there's a better way of saying we need to control the border.

Former Gov. Jeb Bush spoke with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer about immigration and more. Bush told Blitzer, “Finding a permanent solution to the DREAM Act, qualified people, is definitely the responsibility of the next president.”  A highlight from the interview is after the jump and a full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/2012.08.29.html. This interview aired today on CNN's The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer in the 4 p.m. ET hour.

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CNN Political Ticker: Jeb Bush's criticism of 'self-deportation'
Condoleezza Rice to CNN's Hala Gorani: U.S. should help arm rebels in Syria
August 29th, 2012
04:27 PM ET

Condoleezza Rice to CNN's Hala Gorani: U.S. should help arm rebels in Syria

On Wednesday former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice sat down with CNN’s Hala Gorani to discuss whether the U.S. should arm rebels in Syria and why she believes America’s voice is “muted” under U.S. President Barack Obama’s administration. Speaking to CNN at the Tampa Bay Times Forum, Rice is expected to speak Wednesday evening at the 2012 Republican National Convention.

RICE ON ARMING SYRIAN REBELS:
“I think the United States should be participating in...the arming of those rebels, because we have to remember, and you know this region as well as anyone, there are regional agendas by the outside powers that are essentially confessional agendas. Sunnis arming Sunnis, Shia arming Shia. The United States and Europe bring a more balanced approach to the region. And so, yes, we should be participating in it.”

RICE ON AMERICA’S ‘MUTED’ VOICE:
“I do think that this is a time when people are questioning American leadership. You hear where is America? Where does America stand? In part, we've been pretty muted with our voice. I think there was a hope that if we were quieter, people would join us. Well, actually, that doesn't seem to be the case. We have the president of Egypt going to China as his first stop. When has that been the case? And so I think it's a combination of too muted a voice and also our troubles here at home.

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VIDEO LINK: http://on.cnn.com/NXf4vi 

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