With exclusive access to ‘superlawyers’ Theodore Olson and David Boies – as well as actor, director, producer Rob Reiner – CNN chief political analyst Gloria Borger traces the unusual legal journey of the case for same-sex marriage before the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, DC, this week. Borger’s 30-minute documentary, The Marriage Warriors, debuts Saturday, Mar. 30 at 7:30pm and 10:30pm on CNN. All times Eastern.
Borger’s reporting contains exclusive behind-the-scenes access to Olson and Boies as they prepare and practice their arguments for the high court. The two men discuss their unlikely legal alliance – they were opponents in the epic battle, Bush v. Gore, the case that decided the 2000 presidential election.
Just as the nation elected its first African-American president, in California, the election also brought another development. A ballot initiative, California’s Proposition 8, was approved by voters, denying the right to marry for same-sex couples in the state. Reiner recounts how he and LGBT rights activist Chad Griffin, met shortly after the election to decide whether to take the issue to the courts. A Reiner friend told them that Olson, a conservative, was actually a supporter of same-sex marriage. Having him in front of the court challenge would be a “home run,” Reiner said. Olson then suggested his former Democratic rival, Boies, to be his co-counsel, resulting in a bipartisan “dream team” for those fighting Proposition 8. FULL POST
President Ronald Reagan was shot by John Hinckley, Jr on March 30, 1981. CNN investigative correspondent Drew Griffin reports on the attempted assassination in a documentary airing on the 32nd anniversary on Saturday at 8:00pm and 11:00pm ET.
Weaving CNN's dynamic coverage of the events as they happened, Griffin interviews eye witnesses, including Jerry Parr, one of the U.S. Secret Service agents who saved Reagan’s life, and Drs. Joseph Giordano and Wesley Price, who treated the president at George Washington University Hospital.
Stalker: The Reagan Shooting airs Saturday, March 30 at 8:00pm, 11:00pm, and 2:00am Eastern on CNN/U.S.
Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan to Host CNN’s New Morning Show
Michaela Pereira Joins as News Anchor
Jim Murphy to Oversee as Senior Executive Producer; Matt Frucci Named Executive Producer
CNN announced today that Chris Cuomo and Kate Bolduan will co-host the network’s new morning show, which will premiere this spring. Michaela Pereira will join CNN from KTLA Morning News in Los Angeles, as the program's news anchor. News executive Jim Murphy will oversee the program as senior executive producer, and Matt Frucci will serve as executive producer. The show will be broadcast from CNN’s New York City studios.
Personal finance guru Suze Orman talked to CNN's Suzanne Malveaux about the costs of marriage inequality on the United States.
New York Mayoral Candidate Christine Quinn spoke to CNN's Carol Costello about running for mayor and gay marriage.
Today CNN was honored with a 72nd Annual George Foster Peabody Award for its coverage inside Syria and Homs in 2012. Recognizing excellence and meritorious work in journalism, the Peabodys described CNN's coverage of Syria as "thorough, voluminous and well-contextualized."
From the George Foster Peabody Awards:
CNN’s Coverage Inside Syria & Homs 2012 (CNN)
As political unrest in Syria disintegrated in civil war, CNN’s news teams provided unmatched eyewitness documentation, analysis and context.
Tonight with a live studio audience "Piers Morgan Live" welcomed financial guru Suze Orman to share her insights on everything from to same-sex marriage to taxes and Tiger Woods.
Engaging in a passionate debate with conservative author Ryan Anderson about same-sex marriage, Anderson explains why he doesn’t support same sex marriage, and more importantly, feels the government shouldn’t have a role in defining marriage:
"I want the right to marry to be for everyone. The question is 'what is marriage?' I think that marriage is intrinsically, what it is, is a union of a man and woman, a husband and a wife, a mother and a father." "But I think all adults should be free to live and to love as they choose.... You don't necessarily need the government calling your adult relationship a marriage."
Orman, meanwhile, who’s married to her partner, and openly supports same-sex marriage, offers her response:
"I feel compassion for you, and I'll tell you why." "I know that you believe very strongly what you believe, but I also know that you're very, very uneducated in how it really, really works. And I believe from the bottom of my heart that if you really, really understood why the government does need to get involved, why it does need to be legal on a federal level, if you really understood that, there is no way that you would sit there and say what you are saying right now."
On CNN Newsroom with Carol Costello, Baltimore Ravens’ Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke about his support of marriage equality. He spoke about the amicus brief he and other athletes wrote to repeal Proposition 8 in California.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Secretary of Veterans Affairs General Eric Shinseki spoke exclusively with CNN’s Candy Crowley about the backlog at his department, healthcare and more in his first Sunday interview. And in the noon hour of the program, chief policy officer of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Tom Tarantino and executive director of the American Legion Peter Gaytan spoke with Crowly about her Shinseki interview. Full transcripts of all interviews will be available on http://archives.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/sotu.html; a highlight is after the jump. FULL POST
In an interview that aired today on CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush spoke about his brother’s new hobby.
Highlight from Interview: Please credit all usage to CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper
THIS IS A RUSH FDCH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
“He's like the most focused disciplined guy. To imagine being a former president and not having an opinion on anything over the last four years, anything? I mean to have that discipline, to be respectful of the president that hasn't been as respectful of him as he should have been, man I could have never done that. Or to everything he sets his mind to he does, he wants to be good at. And he's actually become a pretty good painter. I'll just admit that this was a surprise to me when I found this out about a year ago. And he's doing it with a vengeance. So if you've got a dog, I'm sure based on your past relationship, he would like to paint it.”