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President Zelensky delivers historic speech to Congress CNN Tonight
President Zelensky delivers a historic speech to Congress, expressing his gratitude for American support and making an impassioned plea for more help in Ukraine’s fight against Russia on the ‘Frontline of tyranny’. President Biden announces the US will supply Ukraine with the patriot missile system and will stand with Zelensky for “as long as it takes”, but will House Republicans pull back on aid to Ukraine in the coming weeks?From punk rocker to military doctor: Ukrainian musician Andriy Zholob...Show more tells CNN Tonight about his experience on the frontlines in Ukraine. Plus, the January 6 panel releases testimony from 34 witnesses including Trump lawyers, a House committee finds Trump paid no federal income tax in his last year as president and that the IRS failed to properly audit him, and a “Bomb Cyclone” is expected to bring blizzard conditions to parts of the US.Hosted by John Berman.
Dec 22, 2022
House committee to vote on Trump’s tax returns CNN Tonight
BREAKING NEWS: In a giant defeat for Trump, the House Ways and Means Committee is voting tonight to release a report on the former president’s tax returns, to the public. That, as sources tell CNN Trump's former White House Ethics lawyer told January 6 star witness Cassidy Hutchinson to give misleading testimony to the investigators.Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky is travelling to Washington D.C. to meet President Biden at the White House, and may address a Joint Session of Congress. Plus...Show more, the Ways and Means House Committee finds Trump was not properly audited by the IRS as president, The Biden administration asks SCOTUS to allow the Trump-era “Title 42” policy restricting migrants to end, and the FBI and DOJ warn parents of a dramatic increase in "Sextortion" schemes targeting boys.Hosted by Laura Coates.
Dec 21, 2022
Trump referred to DOJ on four criminal charges CNN Tonight
The January 6 Committee refers Trump to the DOJ on four criminal charges, as its investigation draws to a close. Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff joins to discuss the charges, the evidence that also prompted referrals for Trump allies, and why he thinks the former president’s ‘Insurrection’ charge will be top of mind for the DOJ.The panel discusses Elon Musk posting a poll asking if he should step down from Twitter, and the role the social media platform played in the January 6 insurrection. Pl...Show moreus, a woman is arrested after breaking into Robert De Niro’s home, Harvey Weinstein is found guilty in an LA sexual assault trial, and a newly elected GOP Congressman is under fire after claims he’s made about his background don’t appear to add up.Hosted by John Berman.
Dec 20, 2022
January 6 committee expected to make criminal referral against Trump CNN Tonight
The House committee investigating January 6 is expected to ask the Justice Department to pursue at least three criminal charges against former President Donald Trump, a source tells CNN. And, hundreds of tourists are stranded in the ancient city of Machu Picchu tonight as the train service to the area has been suspended because of violent protests in Peru. Plus, American student Kenny DeLand Jr. has been found in Spain after being reported missing for two weeks.
Dec 17, 2022
Royal Revelations: A CNN Tonight Special CNN Tonight
In the first hour of CNN Tonight, Alisyn Camerota examines the media phenomenon that is the Netflix documentary series “Harry & Meghan,” which chronicles the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s relationship, rifts with relatives, and the media attention the couple has faced. Hear about the recent revelations in the latest episodes; plus, examining the silence from Buckingham Palace and whether UK tabloids covered Meghan differently than they covered Kate Middleton.
In the second hour, thousands of...Show more migrants are waiting to get into the U.S. as Title 42 is set to expire. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock issued a state of emergency in response to an influx of migrants in the city and tells Alisyn about the strain on city resources. Plus, Elon Musk has banned multiple journalists from Twitter with no explanation, and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi say that Biden should run for a second term in an exclusive interview with CNN. 
Hosted by Alisyn Camerota.
Dec 16, 2022
How has America changed since Sandy Hook? CNN Tonight
The panel discuss where we are with gun violence in school shootings in America, in the 10-years since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary. They are later joined by Sandy Hook and Uvalde parents, who reflect on losing their children, and talk about the changes they have pushed for in gun ownership. That, as the Club Q mass shooting survivors speak out on Capitol Hill, blaming GOP rhetoric for mass violence.Plus, the Louisiana Governor declares a state of emergency after a tornado touches down in St. Bernard Parish leaving three dead, and bridging the generational communication gap: decoding gen-z office speak.Hosted by Laura Coates and Alisyn Camerota.
Dec 15, 2022
Same-sex marriage bill, Fentanyl epidemic, big win for twins CNN Tonight
President Biden signs the same-sex and interracial marriage bill into law. Andrew Hartzler, the Nephew of a GOP Congresswoman who tearfully pleaded with colleagues to oppose the bill, tells CNN Tonight about coming out to his Aunt, being put through conversion therapy by his family, and why he attended the bill signing. California lawmakers introduce bills to have Narcan in schools, inspired by 17-year-old Zach Didier who died after taking a counterfeit pill. Zach’s mother Laura joins to share t...Show morehe story of her son.The CDC reports drug overdoses reached their highest level on record in 2021, and that 60% involved Fentanyl or other synthetic opioids. Plus, identical twins accused of cheating win a $1.5M lawsuit against their medical school, the GOP’s McCarthy faces a tough speaker fight in a divided party, the January 6 Committee is to hold it’s final public hearing and release its full report next week, and airlines want passengers to take the middle seat, as Spirit adds an extra inch, and Virgin Australia launches a lottery.Hosted by Laura Coates and Alisyn Camerota.
Dec 14, 2022
Uvalde Sheriff had not completed active shooter training CNN Tonight
State documents appear to indicate Uvalde Sheriff Nolasco had not completed active shooter training, and also that the Sheriff’s Department did not have an active shooter policy, at the time of the Robb Elementary School massacre. The panel discusses the special counsel in the Trump investigations subpoenaing Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensburger in the January 6 probe, and Marjorie Taylor Greene downplaying the Capitol riot, saying it would have been armed if she led it. Should there be...Show more concern that she’s about to have real power?The TSA is to expand its facial recognition technology at select airports, but critics are calling it an invasion of passenger privacy. Journalist Rafael Cores was sitting next to Grant Wahl when he collapsed at a World Cup Match. He joins to remember the legendary soccer journalist’s final moments. Science educator Bill Nye joins to talk about US scientists reaching a long-awaited nuclear fusion breakthrough. Plus, former crypto CEO Sam Bankman Fried has been arrested in the Bahamas, and Twitter disbands its ‘Trust and Safety Council’ after three members resign in protest.Hosted by Laura Coates and Alisyn Camerota
Dec 13, 2022
Sinema leaving Democrats, journalist Grant Wahl dies in Qatar CNN Tonight
The panel discusses Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema announcing she is leaving the Democratic Party and registering as an independent, a federal judge denying the DOJ's request to hold former president Trump in contempt for failing to turn over classified documents, and Kevin McCarthy threatening a floor fight in his battle to be Speaker as the conservative hardliners in his own party vow to block him.BREAKING NEWS: America’s pre-eminent soccer journalist Grant Wahl has died while covering the Wor...Show moreld Cup in Qatar. Plus, WNBA star Brittney Griner is back on American soil tonight, as CNN learns more about her nearly 300-day ordeal in Russia. WNBA player Angel McCoughtry, who has also played in Russia, tells Laura Coates she'll never go back there, but explains why some of her colleagues might think differently.Hosted by Laura Coates
Dec 10, 2022
Brittney Griner released in swap for Russian arms dealer CNN Tonight
Olympic gold medalist and WNBA star Brittney Griner was released early this morning from Russian detention in exchange for a convicted Russian arms dealer. The US judge who sentenced the “The Merchant of Death” joins to give her reaction to the prisoner swap. Laura Coates asks White House Press Secretary Karine Jean Pierre if negotiations failed as American Paul Whelan was left behind, and whether expanded anti-LGBTQ laws in Russia added to concern over Griner's detention.Trump and four of his h...Show moreigh profile allies could face criminal referrals from the January 6th Committee. The panel discusses who they are and what that would mean. Plus, the DOJ seeks to hold Trump in contempt over classified documents, Harry and Meghan criticize the Royal Family and the media in their new docuseries, union approval is at its highest point since 1965, and the striking racial disparities in maternal and infant mortality.Hosted by Laura Coates and Alisyn Camerota.
Dec 9, 2022
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