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Ian downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone after striking South Carolina Don Lemon Tonight
Ian is no longer a hurricane and has been downgraded to a post-tropical cyclone after striking South Carolina. At least 45 people have died in Florida as a result of the storm. Laura Coates is in for Don Lemon and speaks with CNN correspondents in Florida and South Carolina about the damage they’ve seen on the ground.
And, Ian brought mass destruction to Lee County, Florida — home to Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Sanibel, and Pine Island. Lee County Commissioner Kevin Ruane tells Laura about the infrastructure that has been compromised and how the county is planning to rebuild.
Oct 1, 2022
Hurricane Ian intensifies back to category 1, moves towards South Carolina Don Lemon Tonight
Don reports live from Orlando where he interviews the first responders helping people in danger amid the destruction of Hurricane Ian. CNN Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir tells Don about catastrophic damage he has witnessed in Florida, the search and rescue effort being undertaken by volunteers from the Cajun Navy, and the all hands on deck support being given by charities and the private sector alike.Myrtle Beach Emergency Manager Travis Glatki tells Don about his biggest concern as Hurri...Show morecane Ian heads towards South Carolina and how the City is preparing for the storm. CNN National Security Analyst Juliette Kayyem joins to discuss the scale of the clean up operation that will take place once Hurricane Ian has passed, in a state where less than 20% of residents in the evacuation zone are covered by national flood insurance.
Sep 30, 2022
“Extremely dangerous” Hurricane Ian pushes deeper into Florida Don Lemon Tonight
Don reports live on the ground from Orlando as Hurricane Ian, currently downgraded to category 2, pushes its 105 mph winds deeper into Florida leaving over 1.9 million people without power. St. Petersburg Police Chief Anthony Holloway tells Don about the majority of residents making the choice to stay put rather than be evacuated as the City waits to see the worst of what the storm has delivered overnight.Craig Fugate is a former Federal Emergency Management Agency administrator. He talks with D...Show moreon about how the damage caused by Hurricane Ian will be systematically assessed when the light comes up. Rob Herrin is the Hillsborough County Fire Rescue Public Information Officer. He joins to talk about the storm damage being seen in Tampa, and the challenge of roof fire responses being delayed as falling trees take out power lines.
Sep 29, 2022
Florida braces for category three hurricane hit Don Lemon Tonight
Florida braces for a direct hit from category three hurricane Ian, with millions of people now under tornado and hurricane warnings across the State. CNN National Correspondent Ryan young reports on the ground from Tampa Bay, where those in danger are preparing for what officials are already calling “Devastating amounts of water”.Ex-D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone, now a CNN Law Enforcement Analyst, joins to give his reaction to the rioter who assaulted him as he defended the Capitol on Janua...Show morery 6 being sentenced to more than seven-years in prison. Plus, jury selection is underway in the historic Oath Keepers seditious conspiracy trial, President Zelensky slams Russia’s “Sham” referendums as a ploy to “Steal” Ukrainian land, and a new lawsuit attempts to block Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan.
Sep 28, 2022
Documentary shows key Trump ally advocating political violence Don Lemon Tonight
“F**k the voting, let’s get right to the violence”: CNN obtains clips from the new documentary ‘A Storm Foretold’, which focuses on key Trump ally Roger Stone in the three-years leading up to the 2020 presidential election. Filmmakers Christoffer Guldbrandsen and Frederick Marbell join to discuss the eight-minutes of their documentary footage subpoenaed by the January 6 Committee, and the topics Stone did not want to be filmed, including the planning of the ‘Stop the Steal’ rally.Plus, Liz Chene...Show morey says she is willing to campaign for Democrats over election deniers, Giorgia Meloni claims victory to become Italy's most far-right prime minister since Mussolini, NASA's D.A.R.T. mission successfully slams into an asteroid, and Hurricane Ian is now on its path to Florida.
Sep 27, 2022
Trump tries to block testimony from ex-aides about January 6 Don Lemon Tonight
In a CNN exclusive, sources reveal Trump's legal team is fighting a secret court battle to block a federal grand jury from gathering information from his ex-aides about his efforts to overturn the 2020 election. Former Nixon White House counsel John Dean and former general counsel for the Director of National Intelligence, Robert Litt, join to discuss.Plus, Russians desperately try to escape Vladimir Putin's call up of hundreds of thousands of people to fight in Ukraine, stocks fall to their low...Show moreest levels since November 2020 amid recession fears, an Arizona judge rules the State can enforce a near-total abortion ban, and Rolling Stone Magazine founder Jann Wenner joins to discuss music’s influence on civil rights and his front row seat to music history.
Sep 24, 2022
Special master demands proof of Trump's allegation Don Lemon Tonight
The special master in the Mar-a-Lago case orders Trump’s legal team to back up its claims of the FBI possibly ‘planting evidence’ during its search of the former president’s home. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Laura Coates joins to discuss the burden of proof put on Trump and the surprising move of the special master opening the door to witness testimony in the investigation.Florida lawmaker Jason Pizzo joins to discuss the lawsuit he has filed to stop Governor DeSantis sending more migrants from the...Show more southern border to other states. Plus, Russians flee their country as forced reservists head to the conflict in Ukraine, and the judge admonishes conspiracy theorist Alex Jones as the Sandy Hook defamation trial goes off the rails.
Sep 23, 2022
New York Attorney General sues Trump family for “staggering” tax fraud Don Lemon Tonight
The New York Attorney General sues Trump and his company alleging the former president lied more than 200 times about the value of his assets and that his three oldest children knowingly participated in the scheme. Trump’s former personal attorney Michael Cohen joins to discuss the content of Letitia James’ civil lawsuit, which she has also referred to federal prosecutors and the IRS for potential criminal investigation.An appeals court says the DOJ can resume a criminal probe of the classified ...Show moredocuments from Mar-a-Lago amid Trump’s bizarre claim that Presidents can declassify documents “Even by thinking about it”. Plus, Biden rebukes Russia at a U.N. Security Council meeting as Putin calls up 300,000 reservists and threatens nukes in the biggest war escalation since the Ukraine invasion began. And, Florida Governor DeSantis responds to the class action lawsuit he faces from a group of Venezuelan migrants he arranged to be transported from Texas, claiming they flew to Martha’s Vineyard voluntarily.
Sep 22, 2022
Special master tells Trump to prove he declassified Mar-a-Lago documents Don Lemon Tonight
The special master in the Mar-a-Lago investigation questions Trump’s claims about the documents he took to his home being declassified by the then president, saying his defense must provide proof or he will rule they are classified. That, as the DOJ hints it may take the case to the Supreme Court. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Laura Coates and former assistant special Watergate prosecutor Nick Akerman join to discuss.Sen. Lindsey Graham undercuts the Republican party line on abortion, proposing a nat...Show moreional 15-week abortion ban. Plus, an advocacy group representing the Venezuelan migrants Ron DeSantis sent to Martha's Vineyard from Texas files a class action lawsuit against the Governor and other Florida State officials, and a new best selling book digs into Trump’s White House years for lessons about America’s political future.
Sep 21, 2022
Texas sheriff announces investigation into Martha’s Vineyard flight Don Lemon Tonight
A Texas sheriff announces an investigation into the Venezuelan migrants sent by plane without warning to Martha’s Vineyard by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis, saying, those people were ‘exploited and hoodwinked’ for political gain. Massachusetts House Democrat Dylan Fernandes represents Martha’s Vineyard. He joins to discuss why he is further calling for the DOJ to open an investigation after personally hearing the Venezuelans say they had been rounded up at a resource center in San Antonio, and g...Show moreiven false promises of jobs and housing.The Royal Family, World leaders and the public gather as Queen Elizabeth II is laid to rest. UK Ambassador to the US Karen Pierce tells Don how incredibly proud she was to serve the Queen, and what it means to the UK to say goodbye to her as the Country faces a new era. Plus, Trump was warned last year of the potential legal peril of taking government documents to Mar-a-Lago, Puerto Rico is battered by hurricane Fiona, and CNN International Security Editor Nick Patton Walsh reports from Ukraine on signs of torture in a liberated Russian detention center.
Sep 20, 2022
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