Chris Cuomo, Michaela Periera and Brooke Baldwin anchor CNN’s live simulcast coverage of the 5-Alarm building fire in New York City. CNN.com continues with live updates and video.
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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.
CNN today announced changes to its weekday programming lineup. Starting Monday, February 10, 2014, John Berman and Michaela Pereira will co-anchor CNN’s 11 a.m. (ET) hour of dayside programming. Berman and Pereira will continue to anchor “Early Start” and “New Day,” respectively. Pereira joined the network last year with the launch of “New Day,” while Berman joined in 2012, and has covered several national news stories including the Boston Marathon Bombing and the deadly tornadoes in Oklahoma. FULL POST
On “New Day” this morning, Anchor Chris Cuomo asked why Prince George was wearing a dress for his christening. When he calls his mom Matilda live on air, she tells him that he wore something similar, saying it “was a tradition in the family” and “it’s communion garb.” He responds, “Well, it looks like a dress.”
“New Day” airs weekday mornings from 6-9 a.m. ET on CNN.
David Hasselhoff surprised CNN’s New Day anchors by calling into the show to talk about his “Thirsty for Love” advertisement for Cumberland Farms Farmhouse Blend iced coffee. The video has amassed over 150,000 views on YouTube since it debuted two weeks ago.
“You’re supposed to have fun in life, hello!” Hasselhoff said about his experience making the advertisement.
When Cuomo asked how people can be more like him, Hasselhoff responded, “I don’t know if you want to be like me…. Wake up. Have a cup of coffee and enjoy the day.”
CNN Anchor John Berman gave David Hasselhoff the humorous “Award of the Day.”
New Day airs weekday mornings from 6-9am ET on CNN.
Rescue workers raced against time and the oncoming night Monday looking for survivors after a powerful tornado blasted an area outside of Oklahoma City, leveling homes and killing at least 51 people.
CNN's coverage includes correspondents George Howell, Nick Valencia and Gary Tuchman already in the Oklahoma City area, with Chad Myers and Indra Petersons contributing from CNN's Severe Weather Center in Atlanta. Chris Cuomo, John Berman, Jake Tapper, Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta, Pam Brown, Stephanie Elam, Erin McPike, Brian Todd, Ed Lavandera, Kyung Lah and John King will report and broadcast from the Oklahoma City area. Gustavo Valdes and Fernando del Rincon report from Oklahoma for CNN en Espanol.
CNN.com will be updating the breaking news blog www.cnn.com/thisjustin.Two-mile-wide tornado kills at least 51 -- including 7 elementary school students
CNN is set to air a new special “Escape from Captivity” that uncovers this week's dramatic events surrounding three freed women, who were kidnapped for years by former school bus driver Ariel Castro.
The half-hour special details the interviews with relatives of the victims, takes a look at the alleged kidnapper behind it all, and gives an up to date look at what’s been discovered about this house of horrors and the victims’ time inside.
CNN Anchors Zoraida Sambolin reports from Cleveland and John Berman from New York.
“Escape from Captivity” airs on Saturday, May 11th at 7:30pm ET and re-airs at 11:30pm ET on CNN.
Police have taken Olympic athlete Oscar Pistorius into custody after the shooting death of his girlfriend Reeve Steenkamp at South African home.
26-year-old Pistorius was the first double amputee to participate in the Olympics.
Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) says he has mixed feelings about President Obama’s State of the Union address. While he heard “more of the same” with new federal spending programs, he liked the President’s call for entitlement and tax reform.
“I was most encouraged about what he said about entitlement reform and tax reform,” said Sen. Portman.
When asked why, Portman replied, “Well, because I think as President, his role is to explain to the American people what’s really going on…. Entitlement programs, as important as they are, are not sustainable in their current form…. And at one point in the speech, he said we need to reform our entitlement programs and it’s not going to be easy. And that’s what the American people need to hear from him. Folks are tired of hearing this notion that somehow everything is fine. They know the economy is not doing well.”
Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.
CNN’s John Berman and Brooke Baldwin challenge Southern Baptist Convention’s Richard Land on his view against allowing gays to participate in Boy Scouts.
Land says, “The Scouts have said for themselves for over a hundred years that traditional morality is at the core value of scouting – teaching them to be morally straight. And now they are going to make it a local option under pressure from corporations and from some Scout groups. A core value is not a local option. When a core value becomes a local option it’s just a preference, and preferences are normally not protected by the First Amendment. Core values and convictions are…. Homosexuals by definition are attracted to people of the same sex. Now, I’m not accusing homosexuals of being pedophiles. But I’m accusing homosexuals of being what they say they are – attracted to males. How many people that are listening to me would allow their teenage girls to go on camp outs and engage in camping activities with heterosexual males? They wouldn’t.”
Berman says, “When I was a cub scout… we had den mothers. Obviously opposite sex of the cub scout troops.” FULL POST