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- What Will It Take To Get To The Truth?Today was the first hearing of the House Select Committee’s investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection. D.C. Police Officer Michael Fanone, who defended the Capitol on that day, joins Don to discuss his testimony, his take on insurrection deniers, and the ongoing threats to American democracy.
The CDC updated its guidance on mask wearing, and it now recommends that vaccinated people wear masks indoors in certain areas. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner explains the reasoning for this u...Show morepdate and what it means for Americans.
At today’s hearing, Officer Harry Dunn shared insurrectionists’ racist remarks on Jan. 6. CNN Senior Legal Analyst Laura Coates and CNN Counterterrorism Analyst Philip Mudd discuss.
We also hear Rep. Liz Cheney and Rep. Adam Kenzinger’s remarks from the hearing. After, Former Defense Secretary William Cohen shares his reaction to the first testimonies.
Later, CNN Political Commentator Ana Navarro discusses how vaccine hesitancy and insurrection denialism show the power of misinformation.
Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles dropped out of the Tokyo Olympics gymnastics final due to mental health concerns. Retired Olympic athletes Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner discuss why she made the right choice.Jul 28, 2021
- Will Mask Mandates Come Back?Don’s first guests of the night are Scott and Ashley Owen, who contracted Covid after not getting vaccinated. They join to discuss the danger of coronavirus misinformation, and to explain why they’re encouraging others to do their research and get the vaccine.
Tomorrow, the House Select Committee will hold its first hearing in its investigation into the Jan. 6 insurrection. Rep. Eric Swalwell joins to discuss what can be expected from the investigation.
The Council of Foreign Relations’ ...Show moreDirector of Global Health Tom Bollyky discusses the danger of traveling to states with rising Covid infections, and the benefit of wearing masks even if you’re vaccinated. After, Savannah, Georgia Mayor Van Johnson explains why the city reimposed a mask mandate.
A man confronted Fox News Host Tucker Carlson in public and called him the “worst human being known to man.” CNN Political Commentators Ana Navarro and Scott Jennings discuss whether this encounter went too far.
Trump ally Tom Barrack pled not guilty to illegal foreign lobbying charges. CNN Legal Analyst Jennifer Rodgers explains the case against Barrack.
Finally, Don shares what we can expect from the first hearing of the House Select Committee’s investigation into the January 6 insurrection. CNN coverage of the hearing begins at 9am EST on July 27, 2021.Jul 27, 2021
- Covid Cases Surge in 48 StatesThe GOP is divided over Covid vaccines. CNN Political Commentator Ana Navarro and Former Adviser to George W. Bush and John McCain, Mark McKinnon reflect on the danger of politicizing the pandemic.
President Joe Biden is facing pressure to do more to confront GOP efforts to restrict voting rights. Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke and Rev. Frederick Haynes from the Friendship-West Baptist Church, in Texas, join to discuss whether Biden is doing enough to protect Black and disenfranchised voters...Show more.
CNN Medical Analyst Jonathan Reiner discusses Covid booster shots for vulnerable Americans and whether vaccinated individuals should mask up indoors. After, Betty Antoine, a mother whose son died of Covid-19 after refusing to get vaccinated, comes on the show to urge viewers to receive a Covid vaccine.
The Tokyo Olympics Opening Ceremony commenced in an empty stadium with no fans. Retired Olympic athletes Nadia Comaneci and Bart Conner join to share their perspective on the event.
Finally, New York Times Cybersecurity Correspondent & Tech Reporter Sheera Frenkel joins to discuss her new book on Facebook’s crises and aim for domination.Jul 24, 2021
- Biden Hesitant to End FilibusterDon is back after moderating Wednesday’s CNN Presidential Town Hall. CNN Senior Political Commentator David Axelrod and Former Chief Strategist for George W. Bush, Matthew Dowd join to discuss what Don and Biden addressed at the town hall, including the administration’s relationship with the police and why he’s hesitant to support ending the filibuster.
Covid-19 infections are rising in 48 states. Ed Yong, Staff Writer at The Atlantic, discusses the state of the pandemic and why some states...Show more and counties might bring back mask mandates.
The NFL announced that games canceled due to Covid outbreaks among unvaccinated players might lead to forfeited games and fines. Vice President of NFLPA Benjamin Watson discusses the NFL’s policy and players’ pushback.
CNN Correspondent Jason Carroll spoke with voters about their reaction to the CNN Presidential Town Hall. He joins to share voters’ perspectives on police reform, Jan. 6, and voting rights.
Sandra Garza, longtime Partner of Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, joins to discuss people who say Jan. 6 was a peaceful protest — including Former President Trump. Then, Catherine O’Neal, the Chief Medical Officer at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Louisiana, joins to discuss rising Covid infections and hospitalizations in the state.
A heated Virginia Beach school board meeting ended with a mask requirement upheld for students and teachers. CNN Correspondent Jean Casarez brings the details.Jul 23, 2021
- Biden: “America is Back”The stakes are high for President Joe Biden at the six-month mark of his presidency. CNN Political Director David Chalian discusses what has defined his presidency so far, and Senior Political Commentator John Kasich discusses what’s holding the president back from pushing his legislative agenda.
Dr. Anthony Fauci and KY Sen. Rand Paul had a tense exchange on Capitol Hill on Tuesday. CNN Medical Analyst Dr. Jonathan Reiner joins to discuss.
A new book reveals that a top U.S. general fear...Show moreed Former President Trump would attempt a coup after losing the presidential election. “I Alone Can Fix It” author Carol Leonning reveals what she’s learned about Trump’s presidency.
Jeff Bezos went up to the edge of space today in an 11-minute ride. Presidential Historian Jon Meacham shares his perspective on privatized space travel.
Don is in Cincinnati ahead of Wednesday’s Presidential Town Hall, and Ohio has the highest number of new Covid-19 infections in two months. Medical Director of TriHealth Population Health Organization Dr. Stephen Blatt discusses Ohio’s plans to combat the disease.Jul 21, 2021
- The Misinformation Is Literally Killing UsThe misinformation war over Covid vaccines continues as cases rise. Don starts the show with a discussion about how misinformation is literally killing Americans.
NY Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins to discuss House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s choice to elect Republicans to serve on the Jan. 6 select committee, along with the new spending bill and her concerns over inflation. The two also discuss how to defeat Republican logic about critical race theory.
Two U.S. athletes tested ...Show morepositive for Covid just days before the Olympics. CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Sanjay Gupta discusses how the games will show whether breakthrough cases are actually as rare as we think.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that everyone over two years old wears a mask — vaccinated or not. Pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd explains why this is the right recommendation.
The Senate Rules Committee traveled to Atlanta over Georgia’s restrictive voting legislation. MN Sen. Amy Klobuchar shares what she heard during today’s hearings. After, the founder of Fair Fight Action Stacey Abrams joins to speak out on the battle for voting rights.
Jeff Bezos and three others will blast off to the edge of space on Tuesday. CNN Aerospace Analyst Miles O’Brien explains what this milestone means for the future of space travel.Jul 20, 2021
- The Country Is Drowning In MisinformationMisinformation about COVID-19 vaccines is rampant in the U.S. Pollster Frank Luntz and Don discuss how to battle misconceptions and how to convince more Trump supporters to get vaccinated.
New York Times Op-Ed Columnist Ross Douthat discusses his view on the flaws of critical race theory and why he thinks it's so controversial.
General Mark Milley fought to stop Trump from launching a strike on Iran during his presidency. CNN Global Affairs Analyst Susan Glasser joins to explain the conf...Show morelict between the two, especially after a new book reveals that Milley was one of the generals who feared Trump would attempt a coup after his election loss.
Professor of History at New York University, Ruth Ben-Ghiat said in a 2017 article that a potential for a coup was very real. She joins to share what made her see the potential for this scenario.
Millions of families are receiving the first payment of the expanded child tax credit. CNN White House Correspondent John Harwood and CNN Economics Commentator Catherine Rampell join to discuss.
After they left Texas to block restrictive new voting laws, Sen. Joe Manchin met with Texas Democrats to discuss the path forward for a federal voting rights bill. Texas State House Representative Victoria Neave shares details from the meeting and her expectations for the future.
Finally, CNN National Correspondent Sarah Sidner reports on California’s track for the worst fire season on record.Jul 16, 2021
- New Book Says Top Generals Feared Trump Would Attempt A CoupA new book claims that top U.S. generals feared former President Donald Trump would attempt a coup after losing the election in the final days of his presidency. CNN Special Correspondent Jamie Gangel explains the book’s claims, and CNN Military Analyst General Wesley Clark provides insight as a retired Army general.
Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee discusses the importance of passing federal voting rights legislation. Then, “Framing Britney Spears” director Samantha Stark discusses a judge’s decisio...Show moren to allow Britney Spears to hire her own attorney in her conservatorship battle.
Author Michael Bender joins to discuss his new book “Frankly, We Did Win This Election: The Inside Story of How Trump Lost” which shows that many top officials thought former President Trump was dangerous. Then, Loudoun County, Virginia School Board Chair Brenda Sheridan discusses the hysteria over critical race theory after she received threatening messages over a heated school board meeting.
Tennessee halted all vaccine outreach to adolescents, including for COVID-19. National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Medical Director William Schaffner shares his perspective on the decision.
Finally, CNN Justice Correspondent Jessica Schneider brings a report on five family members arrested in connection to the January 6 riot.Jul 15, 2021
- Biden’s Passionate Speech Calls Out Big LiePresident Joe Biden made an angry, passionate speech denouncing the Big Lie in Philadelphia yesterday. Don begins the show by breaking down the president’s words and by discussing the abundance of misinformation in America.
Former Chief Strategist for President George W. Bush, Matthew Dowd joins to discuss the current threats to American democracy. Then, CNN Senior National Correspondent Sara Sidner brings a report on the state of critical race theory in the country.
CNN Senior Political...Show more Commentator David Axelrod and CNN Political Commentator Bakari Sellers discuss whether it’s possible to unite Senate Democrats. After, President of the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation, Melanie Campbell discusses what comes after Biden’s speech.
New books chronicle the reality of the final days of the Trump administration. CNN Presidential Historian Douglas Brinkley and CNN Political Commentator Charlie Dent share their perspective.
Minneapolis citizens sued the city to hire more police officers. Former Minneapolis City Council Member Don Samuels explains why more officers are necessary.
Finally, CNN National Correspondent Erica Hill brings a report on the surge of COVID cases as the number of vaccinations plummets.Jul 14, 2021
- It’s Not About Politics, It’s About Life-Saving VaccinesDon Lemon is back after a week-long break, and he starts the show with a discussion on the misinformation spread about the life-saving COVID-19 vaccines.
Texas House Democrats fled the state in an effort to block a vote on GOP-backed voting restrictions. Texas State Representative Jasmine Crockett explains why Democrats made this move.
CNN Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta discusses whether vaccinated people should be concerned about the Delta variant. He also breaks down the...Show more FDA warning of a potential rare nerve complication with the Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Then, CNN Senior Commentator John Kasich gives his perspective on Republicans who embrace lies about Jan. 6 and those who cheered about not receiving the COVID-19 vaccine at the Conservative Political Action Conference.
“1619 Project” creator Nikole Hannah-Jones declined a tenure offer from the University of North Carolina and will join Howard University. She joins Don to discuss why her work is so controversial to Republicans and explain why she declined UNC’s offer.
In a trip to Michigan, Vice President Kamala Harris said that the “...right to vote is as American as apple pie.” Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson attended the event and discusses the VP’s comments and a Michigan lawsuit filed to overturn President Biden’s victory.Jul 13, 2021