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Don Lemon Tonight brings in-depth analysis of the day's top news stories, and Don’s take on the stories that will get you talking.

New reporting appears to undercut Herschel Walker's abortion defense Don Lemon Tonight
Georgia GOP Senate candidate Herschel Walker doubles down on his denial that he paid for his girlfriend’s abortion, claiming in a Fox News interview he doesn’t know the identity of the woman involved. But, a new Daily Beast report claims the woman, who wishes to remain anonymous to protect her family, has provided proof she is the mother of one of Herschel’s children. The panel discuss how the bombshell is it going to land with Georgia voters.Rep. Cori Bush joins to discuss if “Defund the police...Show more” will hurt the Democrats in November, and shares her personal experience of abortion as her party runs on the SCOTUS decision to overturn Roe v. Wade. Plus, a former trooper under investigation for her role during the Robb Elementary School Massacre is now working in the same School District, new details of what the FBI found in their Mar-a-Lago search, and Biden vows commitment to Florida in Hurricane Ian’s aftermath.
Oct 6, 2022
GOP candidate Herschel Walker denies allegation of abortion payment Don Lemon Tonight
Former NFL star and now Senate candidate Herschel Walker and his campaign scramble to contain the fallout from a blockbuster new allegation that the anti-abortion Republican paid for his then girlfriend to have an abortion in 2009. Amid Walker strongly denying the allegation, one of his sons slams him in a new video on Twitter, saying, “I'm done. Done. Everything has been a lie”. Elon Musk proposes buying Twitter again, saying he would restore Trump’s banned account and alsofaces a backlash for ...Show moreposting an unsolicited Twitter poll with his suggestions for ending Russia's invasion of Ukraine. Plus, Trump asks the Supreme Court to intervene in the Mar-a-Lago documents case, a secret recording played in court shows Oath Keepers allegedly planning for violence at the Capitol, and police say six California killings may be the work of a serial killer.
Oct 5, 2022
Trump lawyer refused to lie about documents at Mar-a-Lago Don Lemon Tonight
The Washington Post reports Trump asked one of his lawyers to tell the National Archives earlier this year that he had returned all documents requested, and how Alex Cannon refused because he did not believe the statement was true. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Elie Honig joins to discuss what this now means for Trump after thousands of additional documents, including some marked top secret, were later discovered at the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home. That, as with just 39 days until the mid-term...Show mores, Trump attacks Mitch McConnell, saying he has a “Death wish” and makes racist remarks about McConnell’s wife, Elaine Chao. As Ukraine makes gains in areas Russia claims it has won, sources tell CNN the US is considering responses to Russia’s escalation of the conflict, which include Putin’s potential use of nuclear weapons. Plus, Florida officials are under fire for the timing of evacuation orders related to Hurricane Ian as the death toll climbs to at least 101 thousand people, and Kim Kardashian agrees to pay a nearly $1.3 million fine to settle SEC charges linked to a crypto currency promotion on her instagram.
Oct 4, 2022
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
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