“CNN Special Report: The Survivor Diaries” premiering Tuesday, April 8th at 10pm ET on CNN, follows the journey of professional dancer Adrianne Haslet-Davis, a Boston Marathon bombing survivor who had her lower left leg amputated after shrapnel tore through it. Haslet-Davis agreed not only to allow CNN to follow her journey to recovery, but also agreed to film her everyday life in video diaries. The exclusive videos she shared with CNN paint a raw, honest and at times heart-breaking picture of a woman battling extreme physical and emotional challenges.
The riveting one-hour documentary, hosted by Anderson Cooper, will take viewers through Adrianne’s journey from her tentative first steps in a prosthetic leg to her making good on her promise of a dance lesson for Anderson Cooper. Cooper first met Adrianne in her hospital room just one week after the tragedy and during their interview she vowed that she would dance again. Cooper was inspired by her resilience in the face of such adversity. “From the first time I met her, I knew that if anyone could overcome such huge odds and dance again after such a traumatic injury, it was her,” said Cooper. He was also heartened, but a bit intimidated, by another promise Adrianne made. “She told me once she was dancing again, that she’d give me a dance lesson. I’m a horrible dancer so I need the help,” said Cooper. FULL POST
CNN International correspondent Anna Coren told Anderson Cooper on tonight’s AC360° that the hotel she has been staying in Crimea has asked them to stop broadcasting or they will be asked to leave.
CNN chief congressional correspondent Dana Bash asked Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) about his claim that Pres. Obama's Benghzai response invited Putin's action in Ukraine. A video link and a highlight from the interview are below.
Please Credit – CNN Chief Congressional Correspondent Dana Bash
Former RT anchor Liz Wahl spoke with Anderson Cooper tonight in her first TV interview since she decided to resign on-air over the network's coverage of the Ukraine crisis.
Ben Wedeman is in Crimea where he describes life there with the "men in green." They are the often-masked gunmen patrolling the streets in uniforms without insignias identifying themselves as Russians. While speaking with Anderson and Matthew Chance, Ben goes on to say that despite the invasion, life in Crimea "pretty much seems to be going on as normal."
Anchoring AC360° live from Kiev tonight, Anderson walked through the city where memorials and barricades are left after the city's deadly violence.
As tensions mount in Ukraine, CNN's journalists continue to cover the crisis from around the world. Anderson Cooper has traveled to Ukraine, and Christiane Amanpour had the first international television interview with Yulia Tymoshenko, the former Ukrainian Prime Minister who lead the Orange Revolution, since her release from prison.
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Ivan Watson @ivancnn
Phil Black @philblackCNN
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Richard Roth @richardrothCNN
Isha Sesay @ishasesayCNN
Traveling with Sec. Kerry
Elise Labott @eliselabottCNN
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Jordan Davis was close with his aunt Lori St. Pierre. They used to spend their summers together. Tonight on Anderson Cooper 360°, Ms. St. Pierre weighed in on the Michael Dunn verdict saying she is confident "justice will be served and laws will be changed." Ms. St. Pierre also spoke about the nephew she lost, telling Anderson about his love of life, music and dancing.
Tonight on AC360°, Lori St. Pierre, the aunt of Jordan Davis will speak to Anderson about the Michael Dunn trial. Davis, the Florida teen who was fatally shot by Dunn due to his loud music while he was sitting in a car. A jury convicted Dunn on four out of five counts, including attempted murder, but were deadlocked on the first-degree murder charge.
The exclusive interview will air tonight at 8pm ET on CNN. Video link and transcript will be available after the show.
Tonight on AC360°, New Orleans Saints Jonathan Vilma clarified comments he made about showering with an openly gay teammate and said tonight that he didn't have any concerns about it. "As long as he can play football, I'm A-OK with it" he said "It doesn't bother me at all."
Vilma, joined by gay rights supporter Chris Kluwe talked about Michael Sam's announcement that he's gay ahead of the NFL draft.