CNN and WJXT-TV in Florida partnered to host the nationally televised debate between gubernatorial candidates Charlie Crist (D) and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R). The debate was moderated by CNN's Jake Tapper and aired on CNN at 7p.m. (ET). WJXT's anchor and reporter Kent Justice co-moderated the one-hour debate. The debate will re-air on CNN at 11p.m. (ET).
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Transcript from Debate:
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ANNOUNCER: Tonight, the final debate in the Florida governor's race. One of the closest, most negative, and most important contests of the year. Republican Rick Scott is fighting to keep his job.
GOV. RICK SCOTT (R), FLORIDA: Let's keep working.
ANNOUNCER: He's a former Tea Party darling backed by the GOP establishment he once ran against.
CHARLIE CRIST (D), FLORIDA GUBERNATORIAL CANDIDIATE: Governor Scott has delivered to the people of this state.
ANNOUNCER: Democrat Charlie Crist is fighting to reclaim his old job.
GOP Gov. Rick Scott and Democratic candidate Charlie Crist tackle the big issues in their final debate.
“ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME” kicks off Sunday, October 12th, with a two-hour primetime special airing Tuesday, October 21st at 9 pm ET
Storytelling is at the core of what CNN does, and in a week-long series beginning Sunday, October 12th, thirteen of the network’s prominent hosts and anchors set out on a journey to find their ROOTS. A project one-year in the making, these journalists embark on an emotional journey across continents as they discover never-before-known details of their family histories.
ROOTS: OUR JOURNEYS HOME will kick-off on Sunday, October 12th at 9 pm ET with a special episode of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown and will air across the network throughout the week, culminating in a two-hour special on Tuesday, October 21st at 9 pm ET. The following is the broadcast schedule for ROOTS:
Anthony Bourdain – (9 pm ET) This investigation into the puzzling history of the Bourdain’s great, great, great, grandfather, Paraguayan émigré Jean Bourdain, serves as a springboard to his first tour of this South American country. In Paraguay, Bourdain explores both jungle and desert land, a rich culture, and savory local dishes that include Bife Koygua, Bori Bori, and Sopa Paraguaya.
Michaela Pereira – (6am ET on New Day) Michaela Pereira’s adoption journey began when she was very young—just three-months-old in Canada. Although she “hit the jackpot” with her adoptive family, she also knows that much of what you see in front of you—the color of her skin, the curl of her hair—comes from her biological parents. After a brief search years ago led to closed doors, Michaela embarks on her roots journey again—this time not in pursuit of her birth parents, but for the place that her ancestors came from—in St. James Parish, Jamaica.
Anderson Cooper – (8pm ET on AC360) Many people know Anderson Cooper as having come from one of America’s most famous families – the Vanderbilts. But growing up, Anderson was always drawn to the southern roots of his father, Wyatt Cooper. Anderson travels to Mississippi where his father grew up and discovers ties between the poor farming family and the rich Vanderbilts that existed before his parents ever met. FULL POST
As we head into the final stretch of the election season, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer and Jake Tapper will showcase the network’s America’s Choice 2014 coverage as they moderate debates for two of the nation’s most hotly contested races.
CNN is partnering with local affiliates WJXT-TV in Florida for the gubernatorial showdown between Charlie Crist (D) and incumbent Gov. Rick Scott (R). The network is also teaming up with the recently launched NH1 News / WBIN-TV in New Hampshire for the U.S. Senatorial debate between Scott Brown (R) and incumbent Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D).
During each broadcast, CNN will invite viewers to react to the candidates with an online focus group tool powered by Microsoft’s Bing Pulse. Following each debate, the online sentiment tracker will reveal independent, Democrat and Republican reaction, underlining highs and lows and which topics resonated most with viewers.
More debate details are below: FULL POST
A Malaysia Airlines flight 17 from Amsterdam to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, has crashed in eastern Ukraine, Russian news agency Interfax reported Thursday. The Ukrainian Interior Minister adviser posted on Facebook: Flight was "shot down" by "terrorists." There were 280 passengers killed as well as 15 crew members.
CNN journalists are covering the story from the following locations:
Phil Black – @PhilBlackCNN
Nic Robertson – @NicRobertsonCNN
Ivan Watson – @IvanCNN
Chris Cuomo – @ChrisCuomo
Erin McLaughlin – @ErinCNN
Saima Mohsin – @SaimaMohsin
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia:
Kyung Lah – @kyunglahCNN
Andrew Stevens – @AndrewCNN
Diana Magnay – @dimagnayCNN
Christiane Amanpour – @camanpour
Fareed Zakaria – @FareedZakaria
Jake Tapper – @jaketapper
Barbara Starr – @barbarastarcnn
Rene Marsh – @rene_marshCNN
Michelle Kosinski – @mkosinskicnn
Jim Sciutto – @jimscuitto
Elise Labott – @eliselabottcnn
Brian Todd – @briantoddCNN
Tom Foreman – @tomforemancnn
Jim Acosta – @JimAcostaCNN
Richard Roth – @RichardRothCNN
Dr. Sanjay Gupta – @drsanjaygupta
Laurie Segall – @LaurieSegallCNN
Alison Kosik – @AlisonKosik
Jason Carroll – @jasoncarrollcnn
Deb Feyerick – @DebFeyerickCNN
Sec. Kerry was naive to announce a bid to reach a peace deal in nine months last July, says Gen. Anthony Zinni (Ret.).
(CNN) – When Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl first joined his squad in Afghanistan, he was a "good soldier," says former U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Justin Gerleve, Bergdahl's former squad leader.
"He listened to what we needed to do, and got done what he was asked to do. He was willing to train, and always asked a lot of questions on what needed to happen," says Gerleve.
But the former Army staff sergeant says he believes Bergdahl "totally deserted not only his fellow soldiers, but also his leadership."
According to firsthand accounts from soldiers in his platoon, Bergdahl shed his weapons and walked off the observation post with nothing more than a compass, a knife, water, a digital camera and a diary.
(CNN) – The U.S. secured the release of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl in exchange for five Taliban prisoners detained at Guantanamo Bay.
The entire process, years in the making, has raised a lot of questions about whether the move will increase American kidnappings overseas, and if Bergdahl's release was worth the freedom of these five dangerous men.
Two former Department of Defense officials who were involved in the initial negotiations said the Taliban offered a better deal this time.