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October 22, 2018
New York City

CITIZEN by CNN is a day long political forum in New York City convening thought leaders and newsmakers to foster thoughtful dialogue and lively debate about the critical issues facing the American electorate ahead of 2018 midterm elections and beyond.

CITIZEN by CNN will feature speakers and panel discussions before an invite-only audience comprised of leaders of industry across business and finance, technology, media, philanthropy, academia and non-profit sectors.

Featured Guests

Jim Acosta

CNN's Chief White House Correspondent

Kristen Soltis Anderson

Pollster, columnist, and author of The Selfie Vote: Where Millennials are Leading America (And How Republicans Can Keep Up)

Dana Bash

CNN's Chief Political Correspondent

Carl Bernstein

CNN Political Analyst

Wolf Blitzer

CNN's Lead Political Anchor and Anchor of "The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer"

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder, Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies; 108th Mayor of New York City

Kate Bolduan

CNN Anchor of "At This Hour" and "State of America" on CNN International

Gloria Borger

CNN's Chief Political Analyst

Ty Cobb

Former Special Counsel to the President

Rahm Emanuel

55th Mayor of the City of Chicago

Jeff Flake

U.S Senator, Arizona (R)

Jamie Gangel

CNN's Special Correspondent

Maggie Haberman

New York Times' White House Correspondent

Van Jones

CNN Political Commentator and Host of "The Van Jones Show"

John King

CNN Anchor and Chief National Correspondent

Olivier Knox

SiriusXM's Chief Washington Correspondent and host of "The Big Picture with Olivier Knox" weeknights from 6-7pm ET on SiriusXM POTUS channel 124

Jared Kushner

Senior Adviser to the President

Celinda Lake

Pollster, political strategist and president of Lake Research Partners

Nancy Pelosi

Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives in the 115th Congress

Jack Quinn

CNN Legal Analyst and White House Counsel to President Clinton

Brian Stelter

CNN's Chief Media Correspondent and Host of "Reliable Sources"

A.G. Sulzberger

Publisher, The New York Times

Jake Tapper

CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent

Bob Woodward

Associate editor of The Washington Post

Fareed Zakaria

CNN's Host of "Fareed Zakaria GPS"


Monday October 22, 2018


Welcome remarks, Jeff Zucker, President, CNN Worldwide

CNN Political Commentator Van Jones interviews Senior Advisor to President Trump, Jared Kushner to discuss prison reform

CNN Anchor and Chief National Correspondent John King previews what's at stake on November 6th with the Magic Wall

CNN Chief Political Correspondent Dana Bash interviews Democratic Leader of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi on the upcoming midterm elections

CNN Anchor Kate Bolduan discusses the impact of the female vote with Political Strategist Celinda Lake and Pollster and Columnist Kristen Soltis Anderson


CNN Host Fareed Zakaria interviews Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on the current state of politics

CNN Anchor Jake Tapper hosts a conversation with Senator Jeff Flake on "Lessons Learned in Washington."

CNN Lead Political Anchor Wolf Blitzer hosts a discussion on covering the White House with Correspondents who do it: CNN's Jim Acosta, The New York Times' Maggie Haberman and SiriusXM's Olivier Knox

CNN Anchor and Chief Media Correspondent Brian Stelter goes one on one with A.G. Sulzberger, Publisher, The New York Times


CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel moderates a conversation with iconic Watergate investigative reporters Carl Bernstein and Bob Woodward

CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger moderates a discussion on "The President, the Presidency and the Law" with former Special Counsel to President Trump, Ty Cobb and former White House Counsel to President Clinton, Jack Quinn

Former Mayor and Founder of Bloomberg LP & Bloomberg Philanthropies Michael Bloomberg will provide closing remarks

Jeff Zucker wraps the day

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