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CNN Republican Town Hall with Donald Trump CNN Tonight
With the 2024 presidential election underway, former President Donald Trump took questions from moderator Kaitlan Collins and a live audience during a CNN Town Hall from St. Anselm College in New Hampshire. Aired at 8 p.m E.T. on May 10, 2023.
May 11, 2023
Trump found liable, Rep. Santos charged, Tucker on Twitter? CNN Tonight
A New York jury finds Trump liable for sexual abuse and defamation in E. Jean Carroll’s lawsuit against him, recommending $5 million in damages. Journalist Natasha Stoynoff, who testified during the trial that she too was assaulted by Trump, joins to speak out about the verdict. Plus, Republican Rep. George Santos has been charged by the DOJ and will appear in federal court tomorrow on charges that could be related to election campaign funding and expenditure. What does this mean for  his future in Congress, and what will Republicans do now? And, Tucker Carlson is waging war against FOX for firing him. He's promising to re-launch his show, but in a place his audience may not expect.
May 10, 2023
Border surge, living in fear, reparations reality check CNN Tonight
The US braces for tens of thousands of desperate migrants trying to cross the Southern border as Trump-era policy ‘Title 42’ expires. It's the responsibility of Congress to pass new immigration laws, but what can the Biden administration actually do? Our panel has ideas. Plus, after more than 200 mass shootings across America this year, nobody wants to live in fear that we're only a day or two away from the next one. We look at a bill in the Texas House aimed at reducing gun violence that could ...Show morebe getting some unexpected support. And, CNN Senior Political Analyst John Avalon joins with the facts about the plan to pay reparations to African Americans in California, in the debut of CNN Tonight's ‘Reality Check’.
May 9, 2023
Will Trump testify? Subway chokehold charges, Shonda Rhimes interview CNN Tonight
Trump has until 5pm on Sunday to tell a judge whether he wants to testify in the E. Jean Carroll rape and defamation case against him. However, the jury has already seen Trump’s video deposition, in which he claimed Carroll was not his type but then mistook her photo for his second wife Marla Maples. Plus, the 24-year-old former Marine who held Jordan Neely in a fatal chokehold on the subway gives his first statement as prosecutors weigh charges. Also tonight: TV super-producer Shonda Rhimes tal...Show moreks with Alisyn Camerota about her greatest hits, the Supreme Court halts the execution of death row prisoner Richard Glossip, and, W. Kamau Bell takes on what it means to be mixed race in America in a new documentary.
May 6, 2023
SCOTUS ethics crisis, Mayor Adams on crime, outbursts everywhere CNN Tonight
The Washington Post reports that Justice Clarence Thomas’ wife was paid roughly $100,000 by a conservative activist who made sure that Ginni Thomas’ name was not on any of the billing statements. The panel discusses the ethics crisis the Supreme Court is facing, and new reporting on gifts and perks Clarence Thomas took from a billionaire Republican donor. Plus, New York City mayor Eric Adams talks about crime and drugs, and the danger to children in his own city.Also tonight: amid headlines of f...Show moreist fights and hair-trigger shootings, why are Americans lashing out at one another? Plus, an North Carolina bill bans most abortions after 12weeks, Ed Sheeran wins his ‘Thinking Out Loud’ copyright trial, the White House meets with tech leaders on artificial intelligence, and an Alabama head baseball coach is fired amid a gambling investigation.
May 5, 2023
Subway chokehold death, Tucker’s racist text, McDonald’s child labor CNN Tonight
In New York City a homeless man who was acting “erratically” on the subway was put into a chokehold by another rider, lost consciousness, and died. The passenger who restrained him was questioned by police and released with no charges. Our panel has strong thoughts on what happened. Plus, details of Tucker Carlson’s racist text to his producer ahead of his firing from Fox News in which he rooted for a pro-trump mob to kill a person. And, an investigation finds 305 minors working illegally in McD...Show moreonald’s restaurants, including two 10-year-olds working until 2am in Louisville. One was allowed to use a deep fat fryer.Also tonight: school districts are pulling the plug on some well-known plays. We'll tell you why "The Adams Family" is getting canceled. And, could you pass an eighth grade history test? Alisyn Camerota tests how much you, and our panelists know.
May 4, 2023
Suspect shooter arrested, SCOTUS ethics clash, child labor regulations CNN Tonight
BREAKING NEWS: the suspect in the massacre of five people in Texas, including a nine-year-old boy, has been captured. The FBI gives a press conference detailing how and where Francisco Oropesa was found. Plus, the Senate clashes over the Supreme Court’s ethical standards after multiple reports raise concerns on disclosures and conflicts. And, proposed bills in multiple states look to roll back child labor regulations – should 14-year-olds be allowed to serve alcohol in restaurants?Also tonight: ...Show morewhat the writers’ strike means for your favorite shows, a New Jersey mayor says racial profiling kept him from attending a Ramadan celebration at the White House, and two witnesses testify in the Trump rape and defamation case on behalf of E. Jean Carroll.
May 3, 2023
Urgent manhunt underway, school bullying suicide, Kiss star on gender CNN Tonight
Hundreds of officers are in a manhunt for the Texas suspect accused of killing his five neighbors after being asked to stop shooting his rifle because it was keeping their baby awake. What used to be screaming matches and fistfights have become fatal shootings. Our panel offers their explanations for why. Plus, the suicide of a 17-year old student at an elite boarding school is forcing staff there to admit the horrible mistakes they made when it came to bullying. And, Kiss vocalist Paul Stanley ...Show moreshares his thoughts on parents supporting their kids’ gender identities.Also tonight: ‘The Godfather of A.I.’ warns about the dangers of artificial intelligence, Pennsylvania classifies “Tranq” as a Schedule III drug, and, CNN’s Harry Enten’s star turn on the red carpet at the White House Correspondents Dinner.
May 2, 2023
Culture wars: can a divided America unite again? CNN Tonight
The culture wars are in full swing, but there’s a plot twist. Two GOP-led legislatures fail to pass abortion restrictions. Are Republican lawmakers having second thoughts about abortion bans? That, as Montana's Governor signs a bill banning gender-affirming care for minors, and there’s new developments in the Bud Light transgender brouhaha. Can America divided become America united again? James Corden implores Americans to remember what the US “signifies to the rest of the world”.Also tonight: ‘...Show moreOvertime with Bill Maher’: the segment in which Maher and guests answer topical questions from HBO’s ‘Real Time with Bill Maher’ viewers. Plus, a Texas woman who was denied an abortion tells Senators she nearly died on their watch, and, the “vet crew” caring for pets left behind in Ukraine.
Apr 29, 2023
San Francisco attack, covid classroom battle, Spielberg’s E.T. regret CNN Tonight
A homeless man allegedly attacks a former fire commissioner with a metal pipe in San Francisco. But the suspect's attorney claims it’s the fire commissioner who is the aggressor, after spraying the homeless man with bear spray. The panel goes to go deeper into this story to see what it says about the homeless situation in the City. Plus, Teachers Union President Randi Weingarten tells Alisyn Camerota about her heated hearing on Capitol Hill relating to school closures during the Covid-19 pandemic. And, the mistake legendary director Steven Spielberg says he made in the re-release of his classic film "E.T.", and why he'll never do it again.
Apr 28, 2023
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