January 17th, 2013
11:51 PM ET

AC360 EXCLUSIVE – Betsy Andreu 's First Reaction to Armstrong/Oprah Invu

Betsy Andreu, wife of Lance Armstrong’s former teammate Frankie Andreu (who testified against Armstrong in the doping scandal), gives Anderson Cooper her first reaction to Armstrong’s interview with Oprah.

Topics: AC360 • Anderson Cooper
January 17th, 2013
10:08 PM ET

Charlie Sheen on Chuck Lorre

Tomorrow night at 9pm, "Piers Morgan Tonight" has a tremendous interview with the provocative and polarizing Charlie Sheen.

It's been nearly 2 years since his epic media firestorm, which included a memorable sit down with Piers Morgan.

In Friday's show, he weighs in on everything from Lance Armstrong to Lindsay Lohan to "Guns in America."

In the following clip, the former "Two and-a-half men" star reveals his feelings on his old show, and his old boss, Chuck Lorre:

"I still haven't spoken to him," says Sheen. "Nothing, zero."

"When I look back at...the pilot of 'Two and A Half,' it was an absolute gem," he recalls. "I almost agreed to do that show based on his [Lorre] enthusiasm, and his track record without seeing a script. And what I said to him, I said, um, you know, what are you going to call it? And when he said, 'Two and A Half Men,' I knew it was a hit."

"Is the show as good now, with Ashton Kutcher, as it was with him?" Piers asked.

"No, and not because of me...well, yes, because of me," he corrects himself. "What they did Piers, is they got rid of their anchor. They cut off their anchor, and they went a drift."

Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
January 17th, 2013
09:48 PM ET

Buzz Bissinger on Lance Armstrong

 Tonight on OutFront, CNN's Erin Burnett spoke with Buzz Bissinger, author of "Friday Night Lights" and a contributor for Newsweek and The Daily Beast.  Last August Bissinger wrote the cover story for Newsweek entitled, "I Still Believe in Lance Armstrong."  Recently he withdrew his support saying "Don't believe a word he says because not a word he says can be believed."Bissinger told Burnett that Lance Armstrong had reached out to him to apologize , he said "I think the apology is real.  And I respect him for that.  But if he thinks I'm going to sit there and I'm going to be one with tears coming down my face watching him on Oprah, he's mistaken.  He's hurt, really hurt, hurt, legally and emotionally, too many people.  Millions of people, tens of millions of people."

Topics: CNN • Erin Burnett OutFront
January 17th, 2013
10:01 AM ET

CNN updates 'The World According to Lance Armstrong'

Reported by Quentin McDermott and produced by Four Corners originally for the Australian Broadcast Corporation, this riveting documentary debriefs how the case against cyclist Lance Armstrong, who has now admitted using illegal doping to enhance his athletic performances, compelled his apparent confession — after years of passionate denials.

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.

The testimony of former close friends, cycling teammates, reporters who have followed the sport for years, and those familiar with the science of doping and evading detection are all reflected with video of Armstrong’s own riveting 2005 videotaped deposition in which he denies using illegal substances and accuses the accusers.  The World According to Lance Armstrong includes interviews with former Armstrong teammates Tyler Hamilton and Frankie Andreu, as well as other witnesses.

The World According to Lance Armstrong will air on CNN/U.S.  on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7:00pm, 10:00pm, and 1:00am ET & PT.


Topics: CNN • CNN Presents
January 17th, 2013
09:12 AM ET

Sen. Kaine: "Nullification is a code word"

Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) adds his voice to the gun control debate, lends support for President Obama’s executive actions and comments on Senator Rand Paul’s desire to nullify the President’s orders.

Sen. Kaine says, “Nullification is a code word.”

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien asks, “For what?”

Sen. Kaine responds, “It’s a states right argument that gets used in times of great controversy. The President is acting by executive power that is legally conferred on him. And as you pointed out, you went over these executive orders. They’re basic, common sense things.”

When O’Brien asks him to clarify his ‘code word’ statement, Sen. Kaine answers, “We’ll see what it is. But the notion that we’re going to nullify a presidential action when the President is acting pursuant to law, you know, that’s just kind of this anti-government rhetoric that I’m surprised to hear somebody in government using.”

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

Topics: CNN • CNN Politics • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point
January 17th, 2013
08:46 AM ET

PREVIEW: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 6 and 7

Inside the Middle East

CNN’s Arwa Damon meets expatriates living in Beirut

CNN’s Arwa Damon meets expatriates living in Beirut

Wednesday 06 February at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Saturday 09 February at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET
Sunday 10 February at 1330 GMT/ 1430 CET
Saturday 16 February at 1330 GMT/ 1430 CET
Sunday 17 February at 0530 GMT / 0630 CET and 1930 GMT / 2030 CET
Duration: 30 minutes