February 21st, 2023

A Live CNN Town Hall: Toxic Train Disaster, Ohio Residents Speak Out

Featuring Interviews with East Palestine, Ohio Residents and Experts 

Hosted by CNN’s Jake Tapper with Bill Weir and Jason Carroll

 Wednesday, February 22, 9pmET on CNN and CNN International

Following the disastrous train derailment in East Palestine, Ohio, CNN will host a town hall in CNN Primetime focused on the calamity, hosted by CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper who will moderate a discussion with Ohio Governor Mike DeWine and East Palestine residents who have been impacted. In addition, Norfolk Southern CEO Alan Shaw, EPA Administrator Michael Regan, Director of Ohio’s Department of Health Dr. Bruce Vanderhoff, and Director of Ohio’s EPA Anne Vogel will join the conversation. CNN’s Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir and CNN Correspondent Jason Carroll will contribute special reporting on exactly what happened and where we go from here.

The CNN Town Hall: Toxic Train Disaster, Ohio Residents Speak Out, will stream live for pay TV subscribers via and CNN OTT, and mobile apps under “TV Channels,” or CNNgo where available. The Special will also be available On Demand beginning Thursday, February 23 to pay TV subscribers via, CNN apps, and Cable Operator Platforms.


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