September 25th, 2013
05:43 PM ET

Piers Morgan asks Bill Clinton who would make the better president: Hillary or Chelsea

Tonight at 9pm ET, Piers Morgan sits down with President Bill Clinton for an engaging primetime interview.

Despite the fact that the former commander-in-chief left the White House more than a dozen years ago, there are many that suspect the surname Clinton will once again adorn a desk within 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The question posed to Bill Clinton today: which of his two favorite ladies is the more likely future candidate?

"Who do you think might make the better president," Morgan asks. "Your wife or your daughter?"

Choosing his words carefully, Mr. Clinton responds:
"Day after tomorrow – my wife because she’s had more experience. Over the long run, Chelsea [Clinton.] She knows more than we do about everything," he says, smiling. "There was a time in her childhood when I thought maybe she thought she did when she didn't. Now, it’s highly embarrassing because she in fact does. So, I feel like I’m going to school every day when we have conversations."

Watch here and TUNE IN at 9pm ET.

Topics: CNN • Piers Morgan
Chris Frates Joins the CNN Investigations Unit
September 25th, 2013
09:29 AM ET

Chris Frates Joins the CNN Investigations Unit

Today, CNN announced that Chris Frates will join the network as a correspondent. Frates will be based in Washington, DC, and will be part of the CNN Investigations unit. The Investigations unit produces exclusive, in-depth reports for all CNN platforms and programs, and has been honored with dozens of awards for its breaking news coverage. Frates will report to Patricia DiCarlo, director of the CNN Investigations unit, and will begin his new assignment in October. FULL POST

Topics: CNN
September 25th, 2013
08:57 AM ET

Iran President Rouhani’s English-language message to the American people

In his first television interview during his historic trip to the United States, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani spoke to CNN’s Christiane Amanpour.  During the interview President Rouhani delivered his first English-language message to the American people, saying “I would like to say to American people: I bring peace and friendship from Iranians to Americans.”

In the wide-ranging interview President Rouhani tells Amanpour that plans were in the works to meet with President Obama at the UN.  He also discussed his country’s nuclear policy, saying that he has full authority to negotiate a nuclear deal.  On the Holocaust, Rouhani said it was “reprehensible and condemnable.”

The full interview will air on Amanpour. on CNN International at 2pm and 5 pm ET.

Topics: Amanpour • CNN
September 25th, 2013
06:54 AM ET

Bezos "optimistic" about WashPo, hopes he "can help from a distance;" talks new Kindle

On “New Day,” founder and CEO of Jeff Bezos sat down with CNN Correspondent Dan Simon to talk about the launch of the new Kindle Fire tablets, and opened up about his $250 million purchase of the Washington Post. The Kindle line is priced as low at $139 and includes a new Mayday function for 24/7 tech support.

“We know customers like low prices. We know customers like big selection. And we know that customers like fast delivery. And those things are going to be true 10 years from now; they’re going to be true 20 years now. So we can count on those things and we can put energy into them.”

On keeping low prices, Bezos said, “Yes, our approach is premium products at non-premium prices. So, we sell the hardware at breakeven. So, we don’t try to make any money when we sell this hardware and we hope to make money when people use the devices not when they buy the devices. And so, that’s a very different approach from most companies. Most companies are building quite a bit of profit into the sale of these devices.” FULL POST

Topics: Dan Simon • Kate Bolduan • New Day
September 24th, 2013
12:38 PM ET

Survivors of the Kenyan mall shooting tell Arwa Damon their stories

CNN's Arwa Damon (@ArwaCNN) talks to eyewitnesses from inside the mall attack in Nairobi.

Few answers as Westgate Mall siege drags on in Nairobi

Topics: Arwa Damon
September 24th, 2013
12:32 PM ET

CNN's Nima Elbagir on the ground in Nairobi

Nima Elbagir (@NimaCNN) talks with Christiane Amanpour speaks with Nima Elbagir in Nairobi, Kenya about the siege by Al-Shabaab of a mall.

Few answers as Westgate Mall siege drags on in Nairobi
September 24th, 2013
12:06 PM ET

CNN anchor's connection to Kenya mall area

CNN's Zain Verjee (@ZainVerjeeCNN) discusses the Kenyan attack in her hometown and how it has affected friends and family.

Topics: CNN
CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to Interview Malala Yousafzai
September 24th, 2013
11:20 AM ET

CNN’s Christiane Amanpour to Interview Malala Yousafzai

“The Bravest Girl in the World” will air on CNN Sunday, October 13th at 7 pm ET

CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour will host a special broadcast event on Malala Yousafzai, the 16 year old girl shot by the Taliban because she wanted to go to school.  The Bravest Girl in the World, airing on CNN Sunday, October 13th at 7 pm ET, will reveal a Malala you haven’t seen before, featuring material exclusive to CNN.  Malala tells her story – of campaigning for girls’ education, of the day she was shot, of her struggle to recover from her injury – but most of all, of her dreams and her drive to help millions of other girls go to school.

The program will include an interview with Malala, her father Ziauddin Yousafzai and a special introduction from Samantha Power, the US Ambassador to the United Nations.  The interview will take place in front of a live audience at the 92nd Street Y in New York City on October 10th.

At age 15, Malala was shot at point-blank range by the Taliban while riding the bus, because she insisted on going to school. Miraculously, the bullets aimed at her head did not penetrate the brain. Following several surgeries, she is once again waging her campaign for girls’ education.  On July 12th – her 16th birthday – she gave a powerful call to the world to stand up for girls in her first speech since the shooting. FULL POST

Topics: Amanpour • CNN
September 24th, 2013
10:03 AM ET

Justin Timberlake: "I had imaginary friends;" Memphis has pride, but "defeatist attitude"

Actor and singer Justin Timberlake sat down with CNN’s Nischelle Turner to discuss new projects, including movie “Runner Runner” with Ben Affleck out October 4th and album “The 20/20 Experience, 2 of 2” out September 27th. Timberlake opened up about being “a well calculated risk-taker,” his growing up as an only child in a small town, his thoughts on Memphis and *NSYNC’s reunion at the MTV Video Music Awards and future touring.

On Memphis, Timberlake said, “I grew up in a small town, and I definitely felt like I was an individual, always.” He continued, “But the way that you’re brought up in small-ville Mid-South, USA, you’re taught more about how you’re similar to your neighbor.”

“There’s a lot of pride, but there’s also – but don’t take this the wrong way, Memphis – but there’s also a little bit of a defeatist attitude like you feel like you’re not good enough for the big lights, per se.” He added, “The world is becoming more connected, now.”

On *NSYNC’s reunion, Timberlake said, “I just thought it was a nice tribute. We’re not going to go on tour. I mean, I’m glad people were excited about it, but funny enough, it was more for us. It was more for us to enjoy that moment because I felt like really in my heart, shared that award with those guys.”

“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.

September 24th, 2013
09:12 AM ET

Santorum: Pres. Obama shouldn't meet with "puppet," "fraud" Rouhani; the leader of Iran is Ayatollah Khamenei

Former Senator Rick Santorum appeared on “New Day” to talk GOP infighting, Senator Ted Cruz’s plan to defund Obamacare, and his thoughts on a government shutdown. Later in the interview, Santorum addressed the possibility of President Obama meeting with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly, and his new movie production company EchoLight Studios.

When Bolduan asked if he agreed with Senator Ted Cruz’s fight to defund Obamacare to fund the government, Santorum replied, “My feeling is I would be with Ted Cruz in the sense that what happens in Washington, D.C. is everybody sort of muddles together and tries to sort of work things out. And when you have a President and Senate controlled by one party, that means generally speaking if you want more limited government, it’s going to be bad deal, unless someone can plant a flag and say no, we’re going to pull this discussion this way a little bit and not just do business as usual. And I think that’s what Ted [Cruz] and Mike Lee and others have done. And I think that’s a good thing. It’s too soon to tell whether the strategy has worked or not.”

On whether or not President Obama should meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the United Nations General Assembly, Santorum said, “The President of United States should never meet with someone who’s not the president of their country. The leader of the Iran is the mullahs in charge is the Ayatollah… [Rouhani] is a puppet that they put up. The President of the United States should not meet with a puppet. That diminishes the presidency and diminishes the United States even further.” He added, “No way he should be meeting with this fraud, as far as I’m concerned.”

“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.

Topics: Kate Bolduan • New Day
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