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The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer: The command center for breaking news, politics and extraordinary reports from around the world. The Situation Room airs weekdays 6p-7p Eastern, Monday through Friday on CNN.  Visit CNN.com/TheSituationRoom.

Hurricane Ian’s death toll rises to at least 104 The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
The death toll from Hurricane Ian surges to at least 104 people as urgent rescues are still underway and emergency crews track down survivors. Also, an exclusive CNN report from a key city just recaptured by Ukrainian forces. Ukraine’s ambassador to the United States joins to discuss the latest from the war zone. Plus, developments in the Oath Keepers seditious conspiracy trial which is now underway.
Oct 4, 2022
Ian strikes South Carolina The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Ian is striking South Carolina after making landfall again as a Category 1 hurricane. Piers are collapsing as emergency officials warn the storm remains an extreme threat right now. This comes as the massive scale of Ian’s destruction in Florida is still being revealed. Also tonight, Vladimir Putin is vowing victory after annexing one fifth of Ukraine. The U.S. and its allies are condemning the land grab as illegal.
Oct 1, 2022
Water rescues underway after Hurricane Ian kills at least 17 The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Urgent rescues are underway as Florida suffers from catastrophic hurricane destruction for miles and miles leaving homes shredded and entire communities underwater. Ian has regained strength and is now a hurricane again, taking direct aim at the Carolinas and Georgia, threatening more homes and lives with devastating winds, storm surge, and flooding.
Sep 30, 2022
Hurricane Ian makes second landfall The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warns Hurricane Ian will cause a lot of damage throughout the state of Florida. As the catastrophic storm makes landfall, some towns expect storm surges of up to 17 feet which could cause significant flooding. This as winds near the core of Ian could exceed 150 mph with gusts up to 190 mph. CNN is live on the ground in Florida with the latest on the hurricane.
Sep 29, 2022
Florida braces for life-threatening storm surge as Ian nears The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Forecasts warn Hurricane Ian’s winds are extending, further threatening a wider area in Florida as the storm is now expected to move to shore in about 24 hours from now. Plus, Russia is claiming victory after the sham annexation votes in Ukraine. The United States is on alert for Vladimir Putin’s next move as Russians protest his war strategy and flee his military draft.
Sep 28, 2022
Ian strengthens to Category 2 hurricane The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
A new forecast for Hurricane Ian’s assault on Florida is being released this hour as evacuations begin and National Guard troops mobilize. Also, CNN’s new exclusive reporting on a mysterious phone call from the White House to a rioter on January 6th. The rioter's identity is now revealed as the House select committee is preparing to hold what is likely to be its final investigative hearing.
Sep 27, 2022
“Sham” pro-Russia vote in Ukraine The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
The West is condemning a sham vote now underway in Russian held parts of Ukraine. Putin is seeking a bogus endorsement of his violent takeover of territory as his war strategy ignites protest at home. Also, a CNN exclusive on Trump’s secret court fight as his lawyers look to block testimony by former Trump aides in a grand jury’s criminal probe of January 6th. Plus, U.S. stocks plunge to the lowest level in nearly two years.
Sep 24, 2022
Protests spread in Russia as Putin calls up 300,000 reservists The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
Division is growing inside Russia’s military as Putin struggles with new setbacks in Ukraine and angers his generals by giving them direct orders. Then, chief international anchor Christiane Amanpour joins to discuss protests in Iran after the death of a woman by Iran’s morality police.
Sep 23, 2022
Zelensky to U.N.: Demand punishment for Russian crimes The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
President Volodymyr Zelensky demands punishment for Russian crimes against Ukraine in remarks moments ago before the United Nations General Assembly. This as Vladimir Putin is escalating the war by making nuclear threats and mobilizing hundreds of thousands of reservists after defeats on the battlefield. Also, a sweeping new lawsuit filed by the New York attorney general alleges Donald J. Trump committed fraud. Plus, the Federal Reserve takes another historic step by raising federal interest rates yet again.
Sep 22, 2022
DOJ & Trump team hold first meeting with Mar-a-Lago special master The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer
A major courtroom showdown in the Mar-a-Lago investigation just ramped up as the Trump team’s hand picked special master raises questions over claims the former president declassified documents seized by the FBI. Plus, a migrants advocacy group just filed a federal lawsuit against Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Then, CNN is on the ground in Ukraine for a report on the heated battle between Ukrainian defenders and Russian mercenaries.
Sep 21, 2022
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