Tune in to CNN Debate for more than just the debate
October 22nd, 2012
09:15 PM ET

Tune in to CNN Debate for more than just the debate

  • Real-time feedback from CNN’s focus group at University of Central Florida in Orlando. #CNNUndecideds
  • A running time clock that tracks each candidate’s speaking time. #CNNDebateClock
  • Political fact checks from the “reality check” team.
  • A CNN/ORC International poll of viewers across the country who watched the debate.

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Topics: CNN Politics
October 22nd, 2012
07:27 PM ET

Meet Mitt Romney's "body man"

A rare look inside Romney’s campaign bus for a profile of the candidate’s “body man,” Garrett Jackson. National political correspondent Jim Acosta spoke with Jackson, who reveals Romney’s morning routine and shares what happened behind the scenes at a recent dinner with Obama in New York.


Topics: CNN Politics
October 22nd, 2012
07:14 PM ET

Democratic strategist to CNN: Romney likely to carry North Carolina

Democratic strategist Paul Begala answers "Yes," when CNN's Wolf Blitzer asked if President Obama has given up on North Carolina. A highlight from the interview is after the jump. FULL POST

October 22nd, 2012
05:58 PM ET

The 2012 presidential election – according to kids

CNN's Christiane Amanpour spoke with "Nick News" host Linda Ellerbee about how kids feel about the upcoming election.  Kids "voting" for president with "Nick News" have chosen the last five out of the last six presidents.  The full transcript for this interview will be posted here.

Amanpour airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pm with a replay at 5:00pm Eastern in the U.S.   In Europe, Amanpour airs on CNN Internatioanl at 21:00 CET, with a replay at 23:00 CET.

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October 22nd, 2012
05:32 PM ET

A Romney debate adviser talks to CNN about China trade policy

Senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash’s debate strategy interview with Dan Senor, one of Romney’s top debate advisers, ahead of the last presidential debate. Bash's full interview with Senor will air during the network's special coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Leading the network’s coverage of the foreign policy-focused debate will be: Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, John King and Fareed Zakaria in Washington; Candy Crowley inside the debate hall in Boca Raton, Florida; and Soledad O’Brien from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she will host a group of undecided voters. On hand throughout the evening’s coverage to provide expert analysis will be: Gloria Borger, David Gergen, Alex Castellanos and Van Jones in Washington; and James Carville and Ari Fleisher inside the debate hall with Crowley.

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Topics: CNN Politics
October 22nd, 2012
03:45 PM ET

John Berman deconstructs debate body language

CNN Anchor John Berman examines President Obama and Mitt Romney's body language from the first two debates, in anticipation of tonight's third, and final, debate.

Tune in to The Situation with Wolf Blitzer tonight from 4-7p ET to see what to watch out for when the candidates square off.

CNN and Google launch Campaign Explorer
Check out the Campaign Explorer at www.cnn.com/explorer
October 22nd, 2012
03:02 PM ET

CNN and Google launch Campaign Explorer

With Election Day upon us, voters will be heading to the polls.  CNN and Google are helping users understand this final stage of the campaign by launching the Campaign Explorer, which tracks candidate and campaign activity.

The Campaign Explorer allows users to visualize ad spending, fundraising, and candidate travel from the presidential campaigns on CNN’s electoral map. Users can dive into data for a state, compare multiple states, and then save and share snapshots.

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Topics: CNN Digital • CNN Politics
October 22nd, 2012
02:01 PM ET

CNN Plans Special Coverage for Final Presidential Debate

CNN will air the final debate between President Obama and Gov. Romney tonight with special coverage beginning at 7 p.m. Leading the network’s coverage of the foreign policy-focused debate will be: Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, John King and Fareed Zakaria in Washington; Candy Crowley inside the debate hall in Boca Raton, Florida; and Soledad O’Brien from the University of Central Florida in Orlando, where she will host a group of undecided voters. On hand throughout the evening’s coverage to provide expert analysis will be: Gloria Borger, David Gergen, Alex Castellanos and Van Jones in Washington; and James Carville and Ari Fleisher inside the debate hall with Crowley.

Prior to the start of the debate, the network will unveil:

  • New, unaired portions of Zakaria’s interview with former President Bill Clinton.
  • A report from chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin with new information on Obama’s debate preparation.
  • Senior congressional correspondent Dana Bash’s debate strategy interview with Dan Senor, one of Romney’s top debate advisers.
  • A rare look inside Romney’s campaign bus for a profile of the candidate’s “body man,” Garrett Jackson. National political correspondent Jim Acosta spoke with Jackson, who reveals Romney’s morning routine and shares what happened behind the scenes at a recent dinner with Obama in New York.

Coverage during the presidential debate will include:

  • Real-time feedback from CNN’s focus group at University of Central Florida in Orlando.
  • A running time clock that tracks each candidate’s speaking time.

Post-debate coverage will feature:

  • Political fact checks from the “reality check” team of anchor John Berman and correspondent Tom Foreman from the network’s virtual studio.
  • A CNN/ORC International poll of viewers across the country who watched the debate.
  • A team of International correspondents standing by to provide global perspective.

Where to watch:

  • CNN will air special coverage of the debate beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The 90-minute debate will air live beginning at 9 p.m. and will replay at 12:30am. The debate will again air in its entirety beginning at noon on Tuesday, Oct. 23.
  • Starting at 7 p.m., CNN will live stream the network’s TV coverage and debate-related programming to CNN.com/Debates and through CNN’s apps for iPhone and iPad. Using new clip-and-share technology, CNN.com users can capture and edit their favorite debate moments directly from CNN's live broadcast and share their videos on Facebook and Twitter.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

 

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October 22nd, 2012
12:27 PM ET

Backstage access to final Presidential Debate

CNN's Paul Steinhauser gives behind-the-scene tour of the debate hall in Boca Raton, FL where the  final Presidential Debate will take place.


Topics: CNN • CNN Newsroom
October 22nd, 2012
09:55 AM ET

Kofi Annan on #Syria: military intervention "will make the situation much worse"; Rep. Ryan "dead wrong"

Former Secretary-General of the United Nations and former United Nations-Arab League Joint Special Representative for Syria, Kofi Annan, spoke with CNN's Fareed Zakaria about the civil war inside Syria.

Annan states the reasons why he feels that military intervention will not work in Syria, and he comments on why he feels Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the GOP nominee for vice president of the United States, is "dead wrong" for urging military intervention in Syria.  The transcript of these remarks is below: FULL POST

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