November 6th, 2012
11:07 AM ET

Christiane Amanpour hosts Election Day special, 'America’s Next President – High Stakes for the World'

As the 2012 American campaign draws to a close, CNN's Christiane Amanpour hosts a special LIVE one-hour American election night edition of Amanpour on CNN International.  Amanpour will speak with CNN chief political correspondent, and moderator of the second presidential debate, Candy Crowley about the final hours of the long American campaign.  Amanpour will also speak with historians and experts on the top issues facing the 2012 American electorate, and ask them to weigh in with analysis of the legacy of the two men vying for America's top political office, the challenges likely to face the next U.S. president, and what the balance of power in the American Congress may mean for the Unite States and the rest of the world:

Topics:    What happens today?  What are the candidates’ “end games”?  After such a long campaign, is this likely to be a decisive election for one of the candidates?

Guest:     Candy Crowley, CNN chief political correspondent, anchor of State of the Union with Candy Crowley

Topic:      Historians on the long-view of the 2012 U.S. presidential election: How important is this election from a historical perspective?  What can past elections tell us about what this one means for America and the world?  How will the next American president work with the American Congress to get things done?

Guest:    Robert Caro, author of The Passage of Power: The Years of Lyndon Johnson, Volume 4 (2012)

Guest:   Simon Schama, professor of art history & history, Columbia University; author of Rough Crossings: Britain, the Slaves and the American Revolution

Topic:      Climate change & the Republican Party

Guest:     Christine Todd Whitman, former governor of New Jersey (R), former Administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (George W. Bush Administration, 2001 – 2003)

Topic:      The Latino vote & the 2012 election

Guest:     María Elena Salinas, co-anchor Noticiero Univision

Anchor:   Christiane Amanpour

This special edition of Amanpour will air on Tuesday, Nov. 06 on CNN International at 3:00pmET in the North America.   In Europe, Amanpour airs on CNN Internatioanl at 21:00 CET.


September 20th, 2012
02:59 PM ET

Dave Matthews tells CNN he is a reluctant Obama fan

In a CNN exclusive, musician Dave Matthews reveals his views on politics and more, including he will cast a "slightly heartbroken" vote for President Barack Obama this November.

August 31st, 2012
06:59 PM ET

CNN Weekend Programming - Saturday, Sept 01 and Sunday, Sept 02

As of Friday at 5:00PM


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SATURDAY, September 01, 2012

SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Saturday 4:30PM – 5:00PM

This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay puts ‘Obamacare’ under the microscope.  Under the law no one is supposed to be denied care because of a pre-existing condition.  Sanjay speaks to husband of one woman who was denied and died without appropriate treatment.  He looks into how she fell through the cracks.  Also, Sanjay fact-checks GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan, who along with Mitt Romney, accuses the president of gutting the Medicare program.



Anchor: Wolf Blitzer

‘41’ – Airs Saturday 8:00PM – 10:00PM and 11:00PM – 12:00AM (Sunday 2:00AM)

Produced for HBO and written and directed by Jeffrey Roth and executive produced by Jerry Weintraub, ’41’ was filmed over a 17-month period and tells George Herbert Walker Bush’s story in his own words – providing an intimate glimpse of the life of the 41st president of the United States.  Beginning with his childhood memories from time spent at his grandfather’s home at Walker’s Point in Maine, to his experiences as an 18-year-old Naval aviator during World War II, to being a Texas oil man, his time in the U.S. Congress, serving as President Nixon’s Ambassador to China, and ultimately, to his service as vice president and president of the United States, this film spans the very full life of the now 88-year-old former President Bush.  Now the Bush family patriarch, the 41st President of the United States, reflects on the highs and lows of his life, from his summer compound in Kennebunkport, Maine, and his presidential library in Texas, with contributions and moving recollections shared with his beloved wife of 67 years, Barbara Bush, and including the presidency of his son, George W. Bush, and his own last election against President Bill Clinton, whom he now counts as a friend.


SUNDAY, September 02, 2012

 SANJAY GUPTA, MD – Airs Sunday 7:30AM – 8:00AM

This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, Sanjay puts ‘Obamacare’ under the microscope.  Under the law no one is supposed to be denied care because of a pre-existing condition.  Sanjay speaks to husband of one woman who was denied and died without appropriate treatment.  He looks into how she fell through the cracks.  Also, Sanjay fact-checks GOP VP nominee Paul Ryan, who along with Mitt Romney, accuses the president of gutting the Medicare program.



Topic:      Debriefing the RNC

Guest:     Eric Fehrnstrom, Romney Campaign Senior Adviser


Topic:      What to expect at the DNC

Guest:     Robert Gibbs, Obama Campaign Senior Adviser


Topic:      Rebuilding the Democrats' Winning Coalition

Guest:     Gov. Martin O'Malley (D-MD), chair, Democratic Governors Association

Guest:     Gov. Bev Perdue (D-NC), vice chair, Democratic Governors Association

Guest:     Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D – Los Angeles), chair, Democratic National Convention


Topic:      DNC Preview

Guest:     Dan Balz, chief political writer, The Washington Post

Guest:     Jessica Yellin, CNN chief White House Correspondent


Anchor:   Candy Crowley


FAREED ZAKARIA GPS – Airs 10:00AM – 11:00AM and 1:00PM – 2:00PM  

Topic:      How can the U.S. make up the budget deficit without raising taxes?

Guest:     Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform


Topics:    The 1%’s vs. the 99% – which is the engine for job creation?  Which spurs economic growth?

Guest:     Edward Conard, former managing director of Bain & Co., economic advisor to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney

Guest:     Nick Hanauer, American entrepreneur and venture capitalist

Topic:      Making the case for space: Mars, Hubble, and what science means for America

Guest:     Neil deGrasse Tyson, PhD, astrophysicist, American Museum of Natural History; author of Space Chronicles (2012)

Topic:      How Turkey’s transitions may be reflected in the countries of the ‘Arab Spring’ – the rise of China and India as global superpowers

Guest:     Bernard Lewis, PhD, professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus, Princeton University; author of Notes on a Century: Reflections of a Middle East Historian (2012)

Anchor:   Fareed Zakaria



Topics:    Convention Coverage – including how Gov. Romney’s speech played out in the media and reactions to Clint Eastwood

Guest:     Lauren Ashburn, founder,

Guest:     Christina Bellatoni, PBS NewsHour

Guest:     David Drucker, Roll Call

Topics:    Convention Coverage

Guest:     John Aravosis, AmericaBlog (Chicago, IL)

Guest:     Jennifer Rubin, The Washington Post (from Washington, DC)

Topics:    Social Media and Political Conventions

Guest:     Adam Sharp, Twitter

Host:       Howard Kurtz


THE NEXT LIST –  Sunday 2:00PM – 2:30PM

This week The Next List profiles industrial designer, founder of Fuseproject, and Designer of the $100 Laptop – Yves Behar.


Teddy: In His Own Words – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 10:00PM and 11:00PM – 1:00AM (Monday 2:00AM)

Illustrated with archival newsreel footage, exclusive home movie film, and still photographs, three-time Emmy® winner and Kennedy documentarian Peter Kunhardt (“JFK: In His Own Words” and “Bobby Kennedy: In His Own Words”) and award-winning producer Sheila Nevins profile the 77-year life of the ‘Lion of the Senate’ in an HBO documentary broadcast on CNN.  Told in the late Senator’s own voice, he recounts the tragic losses he and his family endured, his personal demons, triumphal campaigns, and professional crusades for voting rights, civil rights, health reform, labor protections, education policy, immigration policy, and Irish nationalism.  “Teddy: In His Own Words” tells the story of a public life of extraordinary influence upon American culture and politics.



OBAMA REVEALED: The Man, The President – Airs Sunday 8:00PM – 9:30PM and 11:00PM – 12:30AM (Tuesday 2:00AM)

When President Barack Obama came into office he faced towering expectations, a severe economic crisis, and a bitterly divided nation.  Obama Revealed, reported by CNN chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin, looks at the pros and cons of President Obama’s cool demeanor and what happened when his lofty goals met the realities of Washington.  In an exclusive interview, Yellin speaks with President Barack Obama about his time in office, the challenges he faced, and his ambitions for a second term.  Included are interviews with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, former director of the White House Economic Council Dr. Larry Summers, and former chairs of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers Austan Goolsbee and Dr. Christina Romer.  Yellin also interviews members of the president’s inner circle of confidantes including senior campaign strategist David Axelrod, senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, and long-time personal aide Reggie Love.  These voices tell the inside story behind the president’s efforts to solve the nation’s economic crisis, push for health care reform, and kill Osama bin Laden.  In separate exclusive interviews, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and U.S. Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME) offer their sharp perspectives on working with the president and the failure to bring Republicans and Democrats together in Washington.  Obama biographer and Washington Post associate editor David Maraniss, Rice University professor and historian Douglas Brinkley, and New York Times chief White House correspondent David Sanger add independent insights from their research.


AMERICA’S CHOICE 2012: Countdown to the Democratic National Convention – Airs LIVE FROM CHARLOTTE – Sunday 9:30PM – 11:00PM