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Anderson Cooper brings you highlights from CNN's premier nightly news program AC360.

    Postal service IG reviewing Postmaster General’s policy changes and potential ethics conflicts

    Postal service IG reviewing Postmaster General’s policy changes and potential ethics conflicts

    The Postal Service Inspector General is reviewing Postmaster General Louis DeJoy’s controversial policy changes and his compliance with federal ethics rules. DeJoy made some disruptive changes like eliminating overtime and slowing some mail delivery. Democrats are accusing DeJoy of trying to disrupt mail-in-voting in the November election, which he has denied. President Trump has also said he’s holding up funding for the USPS because he doesn’t want to see it used for mail-in-voting. Jena Griswold is the Secretary State of Colorado and is in charge of overseeing the state’s elections. She joins AC360 to react to the Postal Service IG review and says Trump is “trying to undermine the safest way to vote during a pandemic and enforce Americans to choose between risking their lives and casting a ballot.” Plus, President Trump was asked if he had an issue with a strong woman of color being in the presidential race. His answer: “No. None whatsoever, as you now.” Despite his answer, the President has given the opposite impression when he’s interacted with strong women of color. Democratic Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms of Atlanta is a Biden supporter and she tells Anderson Cooper this President is a “disgrace to our country and it’s only getting worse.”

     

    Airdate: August 14, 2020

     

    Guests:

    Jena Griswold

    Mayor Keisha Lance Bottoms

    • 46 min
    Pres. Trump doesn’t refute false birthday theory about Sen. Kamala Harris

    Pres. Trump doesn’t refute false birthday theory about Sen. Kamala Harris

    During a press briefing President Trump refused to refute a false birther story about Senator Kamala Harris saying he “will take a look.” Harris was born in California and is the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major party’s presidential ticket. Congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee joins AC360 to react to the President’s comments and says, “It’s wrong. It’s not true. She’s an American citizen.” Plus, collegiate and professional sports organizations are trying to navigate how to play safely during the coronavirus pandemic. Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys, says there will be fans in the stands when his team takes the field next month. Damien Williams is a running back for the Kansas City Chiefs, the defending Super Bowl Champions. He has opted out of the season because his mother has cancer and he’s concerned he might expose her to the virus if he plays. He tells Anderson Cooper he just wants to spend time with his mom and be there for her.

    Airdate: August 13, 2020

    • 45 min
    Biden and Harris appear together for first time as running mates

    Biden and Harris appear together for first time as running mates

    Joe Biden and Kamala Harris made their first public appearance a day after Biden chose the California Democrat to be his running mate. In Harris’s speech, she went after President Trump criticizing his administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic saying the U.S. leads the world with five millionCovid-19 cases “because of Trump’s failure to take it seriously from the start.” Congresswoman Karen Bass, also a Democrat from California, is the Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus. She joins AC360 to discuss how excited she is for Senator Harris and hopes that excitement will be felt throughout the country. Plus, the White House released new safety recommendations for schools which encourages mask use but doesn’t require it. Dr. Tom Frieden is the former Director of the CDC, and he tells Anderson Cooper any community can open schools but only a community that does these two things can keep them open: control Covid-19 so it’s not spreading and adapt in the schools.

     

    Airdate: August 12, 2020

     

    Guests: 

    Rep. Karen Bass

    Dr. Tom Frieden

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

    Joe Biden picks Sen. Kamala Harris as running mate

    Presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden made history by picking California Senator Kamala Harris as his running mate. Harris will be the first Black and South Asian American woman to run on a major party’s presidential ticket. “I've decided that Kamala Harris is the best person to help me take this fight to Donald Trump and Mike Pence and then to lead this nation starting in January 2021,” Biden said.  Congresswomen Sheila Jackson Lee and Eleanor Holmes Norton join AC360 to reflect on the historic day and explain why they think Harris was the best choice. Plus, Vladimir Putin says Russia approved the “world’s first” Covid-19 vaccine. Kirill Dmitriev is the CEO of the Russian Direct Investment Fund, which is financing the vaccine research. He tells Anderson Cooper safety and efficiency is at the core of the vaccine and they’ve already received 1 billion preorders but they haven’t entered phase three trials yet.

    Airdate: August 11, 2020

    Guests:

    Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee

    Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton

    Kirill Dmitriev

     

    • 48 min
    Pres. Trump continues to falsely claim children have immunity to Covid-19

    Pres. Trump continues to falsely claim children have immunity to Covid-19

    A new report says there’s been a 90% increase in the number of Covid-19 cases among children in the U.S. in just the last four weeks. President Trump says he thinks children are immune for the most part and “they don’t catch it easily.” Dr. Sean O’Leary is the Vice Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Infectious Diseases, which helped produce the report. He tells Anderson Cooper it’s not fair to say the deadly virus is completely benign in children. Plus, leaders from college football’s “Power Five” conferences are reportedly discussing the possibility of postponing the upcoming season that’s slated to start in a few weeks because of coronavirus concerns. Bob Costas, Hall of Fame broadcaster and CNN Contributor, joins AC360 to discuss the future of college football and how it could affect both athletes and fans.

    Airdate: August 10, 2020

    Guests: 

    Dr. Sean O’Leary

    Bob Costas

    • 48 min
    President Trump continues to claim the virus will “go away”

    President Trump continues to claim the virus will “go away”

    As the U.S coronavirus death toll tops 161,000, President Trump lays out potential executive actions if Congress doesn't reach agreement on a Covid-19 relief package. Also, an emotional plea from a teacher to her state's governor. Ellen Gurrola says "I'm a teacher and I'm scared." She talks with Anderson about her concerns and what the Minnesota Governor told her. Plus, a 8 year-old-boy is being called the “miracle” survivor. Jorden Hutchins suffered from multi-system inflammatory syndrome. He was put on a ventilator, then his kidneys stopped working and he was on dialysis. And that's not all, he also had two strokes that caused some paralysis and heart surgery.  He and his mom talk with Anderson Cooper about what they wish parents know about the disease.

     

    Airdate: August 7, 2020

     

    Guests:

    Ellen Gurrola

    Jorden and  Beverly Hutchins

    • 44 min

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