Today on CNN’s State of the Union, Democratic presidential candidate, former Governor Lincoln Chafee (I-RI), joined chief Congressional correspondent, Dana Bash for an exclusive interview to discuss why America should ‘wage peace,’ how he would repair relations between America and Russia, and where he feels our resources should be utilized.
Text highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below.
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Today on CNN’s State of the Union, GOP presidential candidate, Senator Lindsay Graham (R-SC), joined chief Congressional correspondent, Dana Bash to discuss his thoughts on sending troops overseas, China, Russia and potential cyber warfare, climate change and Caitlyn Jenner.
Text and video highlights and a transcript of the discussion are below
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Ron Paul, former Republican congressman and three-time presidential candidate, joins CNN host Michael Smerconish to discuss his son Rand Paul's bid for the White House. FULL POST
CNN's Jake Tapper interviews GOP Presidential candidate Rick Santorum on his strategy for defeating ISIS.
CNN sports anchor Rachel Nichols sits down with LeBron James, and the two discuss everything from his family life in Cleveland and what it means to be in the playoffs to maintaining his body with cryotherapy and his upcoming Hollywood debut.
James also talks about how he is handling the “older brother role” he has grown into since rejoining the Cavaliers. Both James and the Cavaliers are preparing for the 2015 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors.
“You know, in Miami, it was myself and D. Wade. We shared that leadership. And I knew coming here that I would have to be the sole leader. I knew one thing that I knew I had to work on - and I'm always working on every day– is my patience… So I almost had to go back to having my first child, and understanding, ‘Okay, this is a kid. And they have to learn. And you have to be patient with them. And then at some point, they'll start to get it.’"
The full interview airs on All Access at the NBA Finals: A CNN Bleacher Report Special this Saturday, June 6th at 2:30pmET on CNN.
During the 30-minute special, viewers will hear from Cavaliers head coach David Blatt and Warriors head coach Steve Kerr, and get an in-depth look at Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors. Grant Hill and Steve Smith join Nichols as co-hosts to give a behind-the-scenes look at the games, personalities and celebration that extends beyond the court.
CNN is embarking on a major new series spanning the length and breadth of the world’s most important and historic trade route – The Silk Road.
‘The Silk Road: Past, Present, Future’ will uncover how the cultural traditions and commercial trading synonymous with this iconic route between East and West are playing into the innovations and developments of today.
Each month, CNN International correspondent Sumnima Udas will visit a different country along The Silk Road uncovering remarkable stories of innovation, culture and business. The format of the 30-minute show will combine the modern world with intelligent historical context that brings the region alive with colour, culture and a history of doing business.
Three of CNN’s Original Series were honored with five top accolades at the Realscreen West 2015 awards in Los Angeles on June 2, and included a special honor for “Parts Unknown” host Anthony Bourdain who was inducted into Realscreen’s Hall of Fame.
CNN’s top rated series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, which is produced by Zero Point Zero Production and completes its fifth season on the network June 21 with a tour of Beirut, was presented with three honors. The series scored top “Non-Fiction – Arts and Culture Program,” while the host was named “Hall of Fame –Personality of the Year,” and won in the category “ Outstanding Achievement – Host/Presenter Most Compelling Character.”
The popular CNN Original Series Morgan Spurlock Inside Man, produced by Warrior Poets, which begins season four on CNN in 2016, was honored as the top ”Non-Fiction – Social Issues and Current Affairs Program.”
CNN’s Original Series, the critically-acclaimed, The Sixties, executive produced by Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman, and Mark Herzog, won in the “Non Fiction-Archive based Program” category. The follow-up eight episode series The Seventies premieres on June 11.
NETWORK HAS BIGGEST INCREASE AMONG TOP 35 CABLE NETS
CNN Remains Firmly Ahead of MSNBC in all Categories; Has Largest Primetime Demo Advantage Over MSNBC in Years
New Day tops MSNBC’s Morning Joe; Erin Burnett Outfront & CNN Tonight Post Triple-Digit Growth
CNN Original Series Momentum Continues
CNN had big ratings gains in May with all dayparts (Total Day, M-Su/M-F primetime, daytime) up significantly from year-ago levels, posting the largest growth in cable news. In Total Day, CNN saw the biggest increase in the demo 25-54 among the Top 35 cable networks. CNN also ranked a solid #2 in cable news this month in all categories, registering impressive growth especially during M-F primetime (Erin Burnett Outfront up +101%, AC 360 up +61%, CNN programming at 9pm up +78% and CNN Tonight up +107% – the most growth in primetime cable news). MSNBC continued to lose viewers, decreasing double-digits among the demo 25-54 in all key dayparts. It registered its lowest Total Day and M-F primetime total viewer delivery since December 2007, and lowest M-Su primetime total viewer performance since June 2007.
As CNN remains firmly ahead of MSNBC, the network topped MSNBC for the 11th straight month in Total Day in both total viewers and the demo, and in M-Su/M-F primetime among 25-54, the longest streak across these dayparts and demos in over seven years (since Feb 2008). CNN also registered its largest 25-54 advantage over MSNBC in primetime in over seven years (since Feb 2008).
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Data is a blend of Nielsen Live+SD and the more inclusive Live+3 and final Live+7 data when available (or otherwise noted).
Thursday 18 June at 1030 BST / 1130 CET and 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 20 June at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET
Sunday 21 June at 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Saturday 27 June at 1730 BST / 1830 CET
Sunday 28 June at 0730 BST / 0830 CET and 2230 BST / 2330 CET
Duration: 30 minutes
This month’s ‘Open Court’ takes a look at the grass court season, with a preview of the most prestigious Grand Slam tournament in the world, the Wimbledon Championships.
Host Pat Cash reports from Wimbledon, due to start a week later this year, giving the best players in the tennis world an extra week to find their feet on the grass surface. As anticipation builds, ‘Open Court’ showcases the Women’s defending champion and Czech star, Petra Kvitová who is chasing her third Wimbledon title in five years. The show also meets one of the local estate agents charged with finding temporary homes in Wimbledon Village for some of the biggest names in the game.
Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, Glenn Greenwald, co-founding Editor of The Intercept, joined senior media correspondent Brian Stelter to discuss Edward Snowden’s feelings on the Patriot Act debate and the role journalists play in providing anonymity to certain sources.
Reliable Sources airs Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon (ET).
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