Last night CNN’s Piers Morgan was joined by Buzzfeed’s McKay Coppins and CNN Contributor Ryan Lizza to shed some light on Roger Ailes' legacy and his upcoming controversial biographies. "He has had incredible influence on the news media since the mid-90s when he started Fox News," Lizza, New Yorker Magazine correspondent, said. "So, no doubt about it, he's a worthy subject and has had impact." Coppins later added, "He's really probably one of a handful of the most influential Republicans in the country," Coppins noted. "I mean, you watch Fox News, that is the face of conservatism right now." Watch here.
In an exclusive interview that will air tonight on Anderson Cooper 360°, Cooper spoke with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor. Sotomayor took Anderson to her grammar school which is being closed because of Catholic Church finances.
Sound bites from the interview are below. The full interview will air tonight at 8 & 10pm ET. Video will be available after the show. FULL POST
Today on CNN Newsroom, Victor Blackwell reported on Stephen Slevin, New Mexico prisoner held in solitary confinement for two years deprived of basic care and due process. Slevin won a $15.5 million judgment for his mistreatment.
After finishing his almost 13 hour filibuster, Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) spoke with CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash about the backstory to his filibuster, his concerns with the confirmation of CIA Director nominee John Brennan and the parliamentary procedures to make the filibuster happen. Visit http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS for a full transcript from the interview; highlights are below.
Background to her interview with Rand Paul from CNN’s Dana Bash: “I want to tell you and our viewers how this happened. I just came from talking to you on the air and I walked downstairs and just the magic of being in the Senate, I bumped into the senator and he was gracious enough to come and be on with us live.”
From Sen. Paul on White House response: “BASH: So just to be clear, you're announcing right here on CNN that you are going to let John Brennan's nomination now go through? Maybe they could even hold a vote today?
PAUL: Yes. We'll hold it as soon as people want to now. Really, the whole thing is not just to be spiteful to hold up things. Sometimes people get the misimpression that, oh, you're doing things just because you don't like the president. I've actually voted for several of the president's nominees.”
VIDEO – PART I: http://on.cnn.com/YfxciN
VIDEO -PART II: http://on.cnn.com/Yfirwl
MANDATORY CREDIT: CNN’s Dana Bash
In March’s edition of ‘Open Court’, host Pat Cash is on the sidelines of the Sony Open in Miami – a tournament which attracts the best players in the world, all vying for the prestigious hard court title. FULL POST
For the first time since Oscar Pistorius was freed on bail, the family of Reeva Steenkamp is breaking their silence about her death and the boyfriend who killed her. Drew Griffin – who has been looking into the story from South Africa – spoke with Steenkamp's uncle and cousin.