In an interview that will air in full on Sunday during CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Joint Chiefs Chairman General Martin Dempsey spoke in a wide-ranging interview about Defense Secretary nominee Chuck Hagel’s confirmation hearings, the U.S. troop withdrawal in Afghanistan, and the threat of al Qaeda in North Africa, among other topics.
An advance excerpt is after the jump. The full interview will air Sunday on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley at 9am and noon ET.
A few weeks ago, the former New York City Mayor Ed Koch sat down with Piers Morgan for what’s believed to be his final official interview. Below are two clips from the interview:
Koch on being the mayor of NYC: "On my gravestone, I say I fiercely love the people of the City of New York:"
Ed Koch on New York City: "We are once again the international capital of the world. I honestly, truly believe that:"
Piers Morgan Tonight airs weeknights at 9 pm and 12 am ET on CNN.
The CNN Football Club *NEW*
“Where the global, social, soccer debate kicks off!”
Airs every Thursday at 1700 GMT / 1800 CETThursday 21 February at 1700 GMT / 1800 CET Thursday 28 February at 1700 GMT / 1800 CET Duration: 30 minutes
‘The CNN Football Club’ is a new weekly, half-hour football debate show hosted by CNN’s sports correspondent Pedro Pinto, which launched in early February. Each week, football’s most famous faces join Pinto to discuss the hottest topics generated by the UEFA Champions League, the world’s premier club competition. The programme offers CNN’s audience the chance to take centre stage by pitching their questions – via social media – to the CNN FC team.
‘The CNN Football Club’ is a fully-interactive 24/7 experience and the debate continues online at www.CNN.com/footballclub between the shows. A market-leading statistics service fuels debate on TV and online, with digital users able to receive live game and player statistics as the games happen.
Series Will Air Weekends on CNN/US in 2013
CNN has acquired the non-fiction series Crimes of the Century, which explores historic news events in depth, from the Madoff scandal to the Oklahoma City bombing. The series is being executive produced by acclaimed director Ridley Scott along with David Zucker and Mary Lisio of Scott Free Productions, which will air on weekends on CNN/US beginning in 2013.
“This acquisition is another step in our mission to broaden the scope of programming on CNN and give viewers even more of the stories and information that impact their lives. It is an expertly-produced, captivating series that delves deeply into some of the most fascinating news events of our day that demand further scrutiny,” said Vinnie Malhotra, senior vice president of development and acquisitions for CNN Worldwide. FULL POST
CNN's Ivan Watson reports on the deadly suicide bomb attack outside of U.S. embassy in Ankara, Turkey.
The NRA changed its position on background checks. Tonight, Anderson Cooper got NRA board member Sandy Froman, to address this during tonight's town hall.
Transcript of he exchange -
Anderson Cooper: has the NRA changed their position on this? Because Wayne LaPierre is now saying universal background checks don’t work. I saw this testimony he gave in 1999 to the House Judiciary Committee and he said, quote, “We think its reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at gun show. No loopholes for anyone”
Sandy Froman: the answer is yes, the NRA has changed their position. The reason it's changed their position is because the system doesn't work. The system is not working now. We have to get that working before we can add any more checks to that system. It's already overburdened. In Colorado, it takes ten days to do an instant check.
AC: you’re saying if it got working, if the existing laws started to be improved, you might support the imposition?
SF: I don’t know. Let's get it working. Let's make sure the 23 states that aren't reporting the names of people who are mentally ill and have violent tendencies, let's get them reported into the system.
Amardeep Kaleka lost his father in the Wisconsin Sikh temple shooting. He poses a question to the AC360 town hall panel asking if gun rights activists and opponents can find common ground.