In an interview airing today on The Lead with Jake Tapper, Sen. Lindsay Graham (R-SC) spoke with Jake Tapper about his call for a boycott of the Winter Olympics in Russia, saying that President Obama also should not attend the G20 in St. Petersburg. A full transcript of the interview is after the jump.
ON BOYCOTTING THE OLYMPICS:
"I don't want to boycott the Olympics, but I want a policy that will get the Russians' attention… And at the end of the day, the Obama administration's policies, Jake, whatever it is about Russia, is not working. To John Boehner and John McCain, my great good friends, we have to up our game when it comes to Russia for - before it's too late."
ON THE G20 SUMMIT:
"My advice to you [Pres. Obama] is I wouldn't go to St. Petersburg, I would ask for a change of venue."
Tonight on Anderson Cooper 360°, an interview with the parents of Trayvon Martin. Tracy Martin and Sybrina Fulton will speak with Anderson about the verdict, their thoughts about the deliberation process revealed by Juror B37 and how they hope their son will be remembered.
The interview will air on AC360° at 8pm ET on CNN.
Last night on “Race and Justice In America: An AC360 Town Hall”, Anderson Cooper asks Florida prosecutor Angela Corey why there were no African-Americans on the Zimmerman jury.
Sunlen Miller will join CNN Newsource as a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C., it was announced today by Paul Crum, vice president of news operations, administration and affiliate services for CNN/U.S.
Miller’s extensive on-air, production and written expertise in news and politics, as well as Emmy award-winning coverage of President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign, will complement CNN Newsource and its offerings for its more than 800 affiliates. Prior to joining CNN Newsource, Miller worked as a White House and Senate reporter for ABC News, where her work was featured on the network’s overnight show “World News Now” and on the network’s website. In a partnership with WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., she served as a local general assignment reporter on the weekends, covering breaking news stories, as well as feature stories in a top ten market. She also worked as an associate producer of television and radio projects for The Washington Post from May 2003 to September 2004.
“Sunlen is a journalist well-versed in the politics and particulars of Washington,” said Crum. “Her first-class journalistic style and passion for distinctive news will continue the momentum of CNN Newsource.” FULL POST
CNN’s Kate Bolduan previews her new royal baby special on New Day.
“Will and Kate Plus One” debuts Thursday, July 18th at 10pm ET/PT.
More information on the one hour special: http://on.cnn.com/1dCDBwJ
Tonight at 10pm ET, CNN will air a special hour titled “Race and Justice In America: An Anderson Cooper 360° Town Hall”
The town hall will use the Zimmerman trial as a starting point for a larger discussion about whether or not race colors our criminal justice system and our perceptions of conflict.
Guests with a wide range of opinions will share their perspectives: Florida prosecutor Angela Corey, Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, defense attorney Mark Geragos, actress Anna Deavere Smith, Crossfire Co-Host Newt Gingrich, President and CEO of The Harlem Children's Zone Geoffrey Canada, Raymond Santana, one of the so-called Central Park Five whose conviction was vacated, and many others will join Anderson Cooper to discuss today's most controversial topic in America – race.
Watch AC360° at 8 p.m. ET for more of Anderson's exclusive interview with Zimmerman juror B37, and an AC360° Town Hall: "Race and Justice in America" at 10 p.m. ET tonight.
Tonight on Anderson Cooper 360°, the second part of our exclusive interview with Zimmerman juror B37. The interview will air at 8pm ET and replay at 11pm ET.
At 10pm, AC360° will air a town hall titled “Race and Justice in America.” Guests will include prosecutor Angela Corey, Martin family attorney Benjamin Crump, defense lawyer Mark Geragos, actress Anna Deavere Smith, Newt Gingrich, Geoffrey Canada, among others and will discuss the most controversial topic in America today – race.
Sound bite from tonight’s exclusive interview below –
Anderson Cooper: Do you think Trayvon Martin played a role in his own death? That this just isn't something that happened to him. This is something he also...
Juror: Oh I believe he played a huge role in his death. He could have... When George confronted him, he could have walked away and gone home. He didn't have to do whatever he did and come back and be in a fight.
AC: And the other jurors felt that as well?
Juror: They did. I mean, as far as my perspective of it, they did.
“Will and Kate Plus One” Will Air Thursday, July 18th at 10:00pm ET
New Day Co-Host Kate Bolduan interviews friends and family of the British royals to gain insight into the first born child of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, and William, Duke of Cambridge and heir to the throne. As the birth rapidly approaches, Bolduan reports from England and Scotland on the journey leading up to the momentous occasion. The one hour special “Will and Kate Plus One” airs Thursday, July 18th 10:00pm ET/PT on CNN. It airs on CNN International Saturday, July 20th at 9:00pm CET, and replays Sunday, July 21st at 12:00pm CET.
“We are extremely excited to bring viewers this unique point of entry into the lives of the British royal family,” said Bud Bultman, Director, CNN Documentary Unit. “Kate’s reporting and access combine to make for a fascinating look into this historic moment.”
Bolduan will interview Lady Elizabeth Anson, cousin of Queen Elizabeth II; John Haley, friend of the Middleton family and guest at the Royal Wedding; Lana Marks, personal friend of the late Princess Diana; Graham Butland, Chief Executive, East Anglia's Children's Hospices; and Katie Nicholl, CNN royal commentator and author of The Making of a Royal Romance.
Jennifer Hyde is the executive producer, Melissa Dunst is senior producer and Courtney Yager is producer of “Will and Kate Plus One.”
Online, on mobile web and in the CNN Apps, CNN Digital has put together all things royal baby in a special section at www.cnn.com/royalbaby. Coverage includes an interactive of the royal family tree, articles speculating possible baby names, profiles and galleries of William and Kate and Kate’s baby bump through the months. On the day of the birth, CNN.com will be covering events live as they happen from locations such as Buckingham Palace, St. Mary’s Hospital and Bucklebury, home of the Middletons, as available.
Once the baby’s name is announced, iReport, CNN's global participatory news community, will invite people with the same name to join the excitement and impart any wisdom about the name that they share.
Kate Bolduan is co-host of CNN’s New Day with Chris Cuomo and News Anchor Michaela Pereira. Previously, she was co-anchor of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, and congressional correspondent for CNN, covering the activities of the U.S. House and Senate.
CNN Worldwide is a portfolio of two dozen news and information services across cable, satellite, radio, wireless devices and the Internet in more than 200 countries and territories worldwide. Domestically, CNN reaches more individuals on television, the web and mobile devices than any other cable TV news organization in the United States; internationally, CNN is the most widely distributed news channel reaching more than 271 million households abroad; and CNN Digital is a top network for online news, mobile news and social media. Additionally, CNN Newsource is the world’s most extensively utilized news service partnering with hundreds of local and international news organizations around the world. CNN is division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company.
in an exclusive interview with Anderson Cooper, juror B37 from the Zimmerman trial says prosecution witness Rachel Jeantel was not credible and hard to understand.
Tonight on AC360°, an exclusive with the first juror from the George Zimmerman trial to speak publicly. With her face concealed, juror B37 tells Cooper that she believed it was Zimmerman’s voice on the 911 tape calling for help. She also added that she didn’t think that Rachel Jeantel was a credible witness and that she “felt very sorry for her."
She says “Zimmerman is a man whose heart was in the right place but just got displaced with vandalism in the neighborhoods and wanting to catch these people so badly that he went above and beyond what he really should have done. But I think he was a little negligible in doing what he did but his heart was in the right place and it just went terribly wrong.”
She wants people to know that “we put everything into everything to get this verdict. We didn't just go in there and say, we're going to come in here and just do guilty/not guilty. We thought about it for hours and cried over it afterwards. I don't think any of us could ever do anything like that ever again.”