February 27th, 2013
08:21 PM ET

Cardinal McCarrick to Christiane Amanpour on the kind of cardinal needed now

CNN International's Christiane Amanpour continues to anchor live coverage from Rome all this week – the last week for the papacy of Benedict XVI.

On Wednesday's program, she spoke with Cardinal Theodore McCarrick, former Archbishop of Washington, DC for the Catholic Church and a cardinal participant in the conclave that elected Pope Benedict XVI in 2006.  McCarrick today commented on what kind of cardinal is likely to become the next pope, his thoughts about Father Mahony’s recusal from the conclave, and whether he feels the Church is in ‘crisis’ as Pope Benedict XVI resigns on Thursday.

On Thursday's program, Amanpour will have an exclusive interview with Cardinal Timothy Dolan of the North American College of Cardinals.  Amanpour airs weekdays on CNN International at 3:00pmET in North America, and at 9:00pmCET in Europe.  The full transcript of this program may be found here.


Topics: Amanpour • Breaking News • Christiane Amanpour • CNN • CNN International • Pope
February 27th, 2013
07:32 PM ET

Bob Woodward "... you're going to regret doing something that you believe in"

Today on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, The Washington Post’s Bob Woodward told CNN that he has been threatened by White House staff over his budget cut challenge. Highlights from the interview are below; a full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html.


February 27th, 2013
05:03 PM ET
February 27th, 2013
03:47 PM ET

Mayor Bloomberg to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "The NRA has had the field to itself of talking about guns..."

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer traveled to Capitol Hill today to talk with New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg about gun violence, politics and more. A highlight from the interview is below; a full transcript will be posted on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sitroom.html. This interview, along with other guest interviews booked for today – Rev. Jesse Jackson, Bob Woodward and USDA Secy. Tom Vilsack – will air during CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, 4-7 p.m. ET. Visit http://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com for additional information from the program.

Blitzer on his Bloomberg interview, “It was clear to me that Mayor Bloomberg is in Washington, he's making it clear to everyone right now, he's ready to put his money where his mouth is, if you will.  He's going to spend a lot of money, just as he did in the special election in Chicago - Jesse Jackson, Jr.'s seat - to get someone elected who agrees with him, that there is way too much gun violence in the United States and the way to deal with it is much more gun control.

MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s “The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer”

February 27th, 2013
11:56 AM ET

Tony Mendez on "Argo" winning at the Oscars: "Nothing I ever did in the service was as scary as that moment"

Last night Piers Morgan welcomed Tony Mendez, the real-life hero of the Oscar winning film "Argo."

Having lived the story first hand as an officer, Tony Mendez went on to pen the book "Argo: How the CIA and Hollywood Pulled off the Most Audacious Rescue in History," on which the Ben Affleck-led project is based. Joining the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host in studio, he described his feelings while waiting to hear the results late Sunday night:

"It was beyond belief," admitted the author of four non-fiction books, who now works full-time as an artist. "It was an emotional reaction, it was amazing. Nothing I ever did in the service was as scary as that moment. But it also had the high as well as the low."

Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan