March 31st, 2013
09:28 PM ET

Piers Morgan Live: Mansfield on his book 'Killing Jesus'

Friday evening "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed author Stephen Mansfield for a fascinating and timely primetime interview in advance of Easter Sunday.

Author of the upcoming book "Killing Jesus: The Unknown Conspiracy Behind the World's Most Notorious Execution," Mansfield addressed any potential critics who are suggesting his work – which implicates the Jews for Christ's murder – may be anti-semitic in its essence:

"It's not at all anti-semitic," Mansfield insists. "In fact, in making that distinction – between the small group of leaders who were sort of cow-towing to Rome and thus were corrupt and were going after Jesus – making a distinction between them and the average Jew, on the street in Jerusalem, I'm actually dealing with that very issue."

Topics: Piers Morgan
March 31st, 2013
08:20 PM ET

AFTER JESUS: the first Christians encores on CNN at Easter

As two billion Christians worldwide celebrate Easter, CNN examines archeological evidence and insights from renowned authorities on the ancient church to explore how a faith challenged by the martyrdom of its earliest followers and apostles, could also survive controversy and vigorous debate over its orthodoxy, to become the world’s largest religion.  Narrated by Liam Neeson, After Jesus explores the sometimes surprising early history of Christianity, and the challenges and struggles of the early church.

The two-hour documentary After Jesus: The First Christians encores Sunday, March 31 at 8:00pm & 11:00pm.  All times Eastern.


March 31st, 2013
04:10 PM ET

Sen. Graham on Immigration Reform

Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina spoke about immigration reform and whether he will join the group of Republicans threatening to filibuster comprehensive gun control legislation. Highlighted excerpts are below, and a full transcript may be found here.

Sen. Graham on immigration reform:

"Conceptually, we have an agreement... It will be rolled out next week. Yes, I believe it will pass the House..."

Graham on gun control legislation:

“The only way I would filibuster a bill is if Senator Reid did not allow alternative amendments.”

Senators expect immigration legislation this week; Rubio signals no final agreement yet
March 29th, 2013
07:07 PM ET

Dr. Ben Carson: "I love gay people."

On The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, neurosurgeon Ben Carson, who rose to GOP fame in recent months, apologized Friday for appearing to equate homosexuality with the criminal acts of pedophilia and bestiality.

"I love gay people. I love straight people. So this was really, I think, on my behalf, somewhat insensitive and I certainly apologize if I offended anyone, because I was not in any way comparing gays with people who engage in bestiality or sexual child abuse."

March 29th, 2013
06:36 PM ET

Joel Osteen to Jake Tapper on same-sex marriage: "Marriage is between a male and a female. But... we're for everybody"

Today on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, Televangelist Joel Osteen joined the program to discuss the upcoming Easter holiday, his role as consultant on The History Channel’s hit series “The Bible” and his views on the debate over same-sex marriage.

Osteen on same-sex marriage:
“As a Christian pastor, you know, my base is off what, I believe, the scripture says… marriage is between a male and a female. But again, we're for everybody”

On the controversy over the actor cast as Satan on 'The Bible:'
"I felt like it was nonsense. People can draw funny conclusions."

On the role of social media in religion:
“It's just an amazing day to use the technology that I believe God's given us to, you know, to inspire people and to get your message out.”

PLUS: Web exclusive: Joel Osteen's Easter message

March 29th, 2013
12:35 PM ET

CNN Exclusive: Former NFL player comes out

Fredricka Whitfield speaks with former NFL Linebacker Coy Wire about his CNN exclusive interview with Kwame Harris.

Harris is a  former NFL star who was recently outed by the media for being gay.

Topics: CNN
March 28th, 2013
07:17 PM ET

Morning show preview: Cuomo calls Bolduan

Wolf Blitzer congratulates Kate Bolduan on her new CNN morning show role, and her co-host Chris Cuomo surprises her with a call.

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 16 and 17
March 28th, 2013
02:17 PM ET

Preview: CNN International Programme Information Weeks 16 and 17

Open Court  

Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Credit: FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

Thursday 18 April at 1030 GMT / 1130 CET and 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Saturday 20 April at 0830 GMT / 0930 CET and 2200 GMT / 2300 CET
Sunday 21 April at 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Saturday 27 April at 1730 GMT / 1830 CET
Sunday 28 April at 0830 GMT / 0930 CET and 2230 GMT/ 2330 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
March 28th, 2013
02:04 PM ET

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks to Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons about marriage equality

CNN's Suzanne Malveaux talks with Hip Hop Mogul Russell Simmons about his thoughts on same-sex marriage.

Topics: CNN • Suzanne Malveaux
March 28th, 2013
11:57 AM ET

'The Bible' Actors & Producer speak with Carol Costello in advance of the miniseries finale, Easter Sunday

CNN's Carol Costello talks with Roma Downey, actress and producer of 'The Bible," Downey's 10-hour miniseries that shows the Bible's best stories.

The blockbuster series that has drawn huge audiences concludes on Easter Sunday, March 31.

Topics: Carol Costello • CNN
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