October 29th, 2012
01:24 PM ET

CNN Continues with Storm Coverage, Network Will Not Air Massachusetts Senate Debate

Due to CNN's comprehensive coverage of Hurricane Sandy, the network will continue with storm coverage during evening programming on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The network will not air America's Choice 2012: Massachusetts Senate Debate, the debate between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren in the 7 p.m. ET hour. CNN will live stream the debate on CNN.com/Live.

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CNN Hurricane Sandy Coverage Plans
October 28th, 2012
02:58 PM ET

Axelrod to Crowley: storm makes it harder to campaign

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Obama campaign senior adviser David Axelrod spoke about the presidential election and the latest polling numbers, early voting and the potential impact of Hurricane Sandy on voting. A full transcript of the interview may be found here.

Axelrod on Hurricane Sandy's potential impact on the election:

“The best thing we can do is focus on how we can help people during this storm and hope that it all clears out and that by the next weekend we'll be free of it and people can focus on the election.”

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" Obviously we want unfettered access to the polls because we believe that the more people come out, the better we're going to do... that's a concern."


Topics: CNN • CNN Politics
October 27th, 2012
09:50 PM ET

Quentin McDermott discusses 'The World According to Lance Armstrong' with Don Lemon

CNN anchor Don Lemon will interview Australian Broadcast Corporation's Quentin McDermott live from Australia during CNN Newsroom at 10:00pmET about his documentary, The World According to Lance Armstrong.

Originally produced by Four Corners, the documentary details the case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, who has been accused of employing illegal doping to enhance his athletic performances.   McDermott reviews the origins of the suspicions of Armstrong’s usage of steroids, hormones, blood transfusions, and other performance enhancements, dating back to the 1990s and punctuated with footage from Armstrong’s only ever on-camera deposition, testimony and interviews from former close friends, and reporters who have followed the sport for years.

Lemon will report the most up-to-date news on Hurricane Sandy which continues to threaten the New England and mid-Atlantic states throughout the broadcast of CNN Newsroom, beginning at 10:00pmET.

The World According to Lance Armstrong will rebroadcast following CNN Newsroom, Saturday, Oct. 27 at 12:00amET.

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Topics: CNN • CNN Newsroom • CNN Presents • Don Lemon
CNN's Comprehensive Coverage: Superstorm Sandy
October 26th, 2012
03:26 PM ET

CNN's Comprehensive Coverage: Superstorm Sandy

Tens of millions of people were hunkered down Monday morning, bracing for howling winds, torrential downpours and storm surges that authorities warned could bring devastation unlike anything they've seen.

Superstorm Sandy could affect as many as 60 million people.

"This is the most catastrophic event that we have faced and been able to plan for in any of our lifetimes," Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy warned.

CNN's comprehensive coverage of Hurricane Sandy includes CNN's Weather Team in studio from Atlanta, as well as correspondents on location in New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., Maryland and North Carolina.

Chad Myers @chadmyerscnn

Rob Marciano @robmarcianocnn

Anderson Cooper @andersoncooper

Soledad O'Brien @soledad_obrien

Erin Burnett @erinburnett

Ali Velshi @alivelshi

Carol Costello @carolcnn

John Berman @johnsberman

Ashleigh Banfield @cnnashleigh

Michael Holmes @holmescnn

Maggie Lake @maggielake

Ryan Smith @ryansmithtv

Mike Galanos

Bob Van Dillen @bobvandillen

Alison Kosik @alisonkosik

Jason Carroll @jasoncarrollcnn

Deb Feyerick @debfeyerickcnn

David Mattingly

Martin Savidge @martinsavidge

Brian Todd @briantoddcnn

Gary Tuchman @garytuchmancnn

Chris Lawrence @clawrencecnn

Athena Jones @athenacnn

Sandra Endo @sandraendocnn

George Howell @gkhcnn

Chris Welch @cwelchcnn

Ione Molinares  @IMolinaresCNN

María Santana  @MariaSantanaCNN

Rafael Fuenmayor @FuenmayorCNN


Topics: CNN • Sandy
CNN to Air Massachusetts Senate Debate, John King Moderates
October 26th, 2012
02:46 PM ET

CNN to Air Massachusetts Senate Debate, John King Moderates

Update 10.29.12 at 1:30 p.m. ET:

Due to CNN's comprehensive coverage of Hurricane Sandy, the network will continue with storm coverage during evening programming on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The network will not air America's Choice 2012: Massachusetts Senate Debate, the debate between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren in the 7 p.m. ET hour. CNN will live stream the debate on CNN.com/Live.

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On Tuesday, Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. CNN will air America's Choice 2012: Massachusetts Senate Debate, the final debate between Sen. Scott Brown and Elizabeth Warren, one of the most closely watched races in the country. CNN chief national correspondent John King will moderate the one-hour debate in front of a live audience at the WGBH studios in Brighton, Mass. CNN will live stream the network’s TV coverage on CNN.com/Live and the debate will replay at 11 p.m.

King, a native of Dorchester, Mass., is an award-winning journalist whose career spans more than three decades, while reporting from all 50 states and from international locations. As the network’s lead campaign reporter for America’s Choice 2012, King provides the latest developments from the campaign trail and across the network’s programs and platforms. Using the “Magic Wall,” he visually connects the dots in politics by illustrating how voting habits have changed across election cycles and analyzing voting behavior. King moderated the first CNN debate of the 2012 Republican presidential primary season in New Hampshire and two additional debates in early 2012. In 2010, King moderated gubernatorial debates in Massachusetts and Florida

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 25th, 2012
11:00 PM ET

Sununu: "When you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of...I applaud Colin for standing with him"

Tonight on his show, CNN's Piers Morgan asked former New Hampshire governor about Colin Powell's recent endorsement of the incumbent:

"Colin Powell has decided to opt for President Obama again, despite apparently still being a Republican. Is it time he left the party?"

"I'm not sure how important that is," replied the 73-year-old adviser to Mitt Romney. "Frankly, when you take a look at Colin Powell, you have to wonder if that's an endorsement based on issues, or whether he's got a slightly different reason for preferring President Obama?"

"What reason would that be?" wondered the host.

"Well, I think when you have somebody of your own race that you're proud of being President of the United States, I applaud Colin for standing with him."


Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
October 25th, 2012
03:57 PM ET

Log Cabin Republicans endorse Gov. Mitt Romney

CNN's Brooke Baldwin talked to R. Clarke Cooper, Executive Director of the Log Cabin Republicans about their endorsement of Gov. Mitt Romney for President. Cooper stated the number one reason for the endorsement is the economy and addressed reports the organization made an agreement with Romney in exchange for their endorsement.


Topics: Brooke Baldwin • CNN • CNN Newsroom
October 25th, 2012
03:38 PM ET

CNN Election Express: Florida's Undecided Voters

CNN's Ali Velshi (@alivelshi) and John Avlon (@johnavlon) discuss influential factors around Florida's undecided voters as the CNN Election Express travels through the fabled I-4 corridor in Orlando.


Topics: CNN • CNN Politics
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to CNN
October 25th, 2012
02:53 PM ET

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to CNN

In an exclusive interview with CNN's Atika Shubert, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange discusses the recent release of U.S. military documents including detention policies in Abu Ghraib and Guantanamo Bay, and what life is like living inside the Ecuadorian embassy is like living in a "space station."

On what's revealed in the U.S. military files: WATCH
"I think the broad patent over the 100 is policies of unaccountability, and that leads to a policy of impunity. WikiLeaks has now released three years worth of main Guantanamo Bay manuals – the rest of the world's press combined have released zero. That is simply not acceptable. These are documents of incredible historical importance that have gone on to shape not only prison conditions around the world, but have gone on to produce a climate of unaccountability within the U.S. military, within the CIA that is then also spread to other Western institutions."

On his living conditions: WATCH
"I've joked it's like living in a space station because there's no natural light...but I've been in solitary confinement and I know what life is like for prisoners. It's a lot better than it is for prisoners."

More on Assange's interview with CNN here.

October 25th, 2012
01:18 PM ET

CNN to Deploy Reporters to Battleground States Ahead of Nov. 6

Two Dozen Correspondents Dispatched Across OH, CO, VA, FL, IA, WI, NV, NH in Final 8 Days before Election Day

With less than two weeks before Election Day, CNN announces plans for the network’s top reporters to deploy to eight battleground states and the campaign trail for in-depth, all-platform political coverage in the final eight days leading to the election. CNN, the only cable news network that has not chosen sides during this presidential election, will double down on its commitment to provide unbiased and on-the-ground coverage with the launch of “The Final Battlegrounds,” beginning Monday, October 29.

“CNN is deploying its vast resources and top-notch reporters into the states that the campaigns are targeting as the election nears,” said Mark Whitaker, executive vice president and managing editor of CNN Worldwide. “Our in-depth reporting and analysis will keep voters informed of the up-to-the-minute developments that will determine the outcome of this extraordinarily close presidential race.”

CNN’s robust team of correspondents will track campaign ad dollars, monitor voting patterns and irregularities, and analyze the economic, demographic, regional and cultural factors in the states that will feature heavily into the outcome of the election. Additionally, CNN/ORC International will release exclusive state-by-state polling daily. These special reports will air across CNN/U.S. during dayside and prime time programming, including on Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, Erin Burnett OutFront, Anderson Cooper 360° and Piers Morgan Tonight. Coverage will also appear online at CNNPolitics.com and on mobile platforms, in addition to airing on CNN en Español and CNN International.

Reporters will be deployed to the following locations for “The Final Battlegrounds” coverage ahead of Election Day:
•    Various battleground states – John King, Peter Hamby
•    Ohio – Martin Savidge, Don Lemon
•    Virginia – Gary Tuchman, Athena Jones, Kate Bolduan
•    Florida – John Zarella, Drew Griffin
•    Iowa – Poppy Harlow, Chris Welch
•    Wisconsin – Ted Rowlands
•    Colorado – Kyung Lah, Ed Lavandera
•    Nevada – Miguel Marquez
•    New Hampshire – David Mattingly, Brian Todd
•    Romney Campaign – Jim Acosta, Joe Johns, Rachel Streitfeld
•    Obama Campaign – Jessica Yellin, Dan Lothian, Brianna Keilar
•    Romney Campaign/ Rep. Ryan – Shawna Shepherd
•    Obama Campaign/ VP Biden – Shannon Travis
•    Election Express tour with stops in FL, NC, VA, OH – Ali Velshi, John Avlon, Gustavo Valdes

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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