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

    Federal investigators examining communications between U.S. lawmakers and Capitol rioters

    Federal investigators examining communications between U.S. lawmakers and Capitol rioters

    Federal investigators are examining the communications between members of Congress and the pro-Trump mob that attacked the U.S. Capitol on January 6. A U.S. official says the investigation is moving closer to exploring whether lawmakers wittingly or unwittingly helped the insurrectionists. Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe joins AC360 to discuss the investigation. Plus, Dr. Anthony Fauci says the U.S. shouldn’t loosen coronavirus restrictions until daily new cases fall below 10,000. Errick Simmons is the mayor of Greenville, Mississippi and strongly disagrees with his governor’s decisions to allow businesses to fully open and get rid of the mask mandate. He tells Anderson Cooper we can’t let down our guard.  

     

    Airdate: March 4, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Rep. Jason Crow

    Mayor Errick Simmons

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    • 41 min
    Biden criticizes Texas and Mississippi for lifting restrictions

    Biden criticizes Texas and Mississippi for lifting restrictions

    Pres. Joe Biden criticized Texas and Mississippi for lifting their Covid-19 restrictions and called it “neanderthal thinking.” Biden said “I think it's a big mistake” and that he hopes “everybody's realized by now, these masks make a difference.” Beto O’Rourke is a former U.S. Congressman who represented El Paso and the surrounding area in Texas. He says the governor’s decision was a “death warrant for Texans” and tells Anderson Cooper that Abbott has given the green light to anybody who doesn’t want to wear a mask. Plus, security around the U.S. Capitol has increased after the Department of Homeland Security and FBI alerted lawmakers to a potential threat. The House changed its voting schedule after U.S. officials warned of increased chatter among extremist groups discussing a possible plot against the Capitol on March 4. Former U.S. Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security Juliette Kayyem joins AC360 to discuss the potential threat and how some members of the GOP have contributed.

     

    Airdate: March 3, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Beto O’Rourke

    Juliette Kayyem

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    • 42 min
    FBI Director knocks down GOP conspiracy theories about January 6 attack

    FBI Director knocks down GOP conspiracy theories about January 6 attack

    FBI Director Christopher Wray knocked down a conspiracy theory that the January 6th rioters were “fake Trump protestors,” a baseless claim that’s been pushed by Republican Sen. Ron Johnson. Wray also made it clear to lawmakers that Antifa and other left-wing groups weren’t part of the violence saying “we have not, to date, seen any evidence of anarchist violent extremists or people subscribing to Antifa in connection to the 6th.” Democratic Sen. Amy Klobuchar is a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee and questioned Wray. She tells Anderson Cooper “to pretend we don’t know who it is, is not just hypocritical, it’s dangerous.” Plus, President Biden says the U.S. will have enough vaccines for every adult by the end of May. Meanwhile, both Mississippi and Texas announced they are lifting mask mandates and allowing businesses to operate at full capacity even as experts warn about the spreading variants. Austin Mayor Steve Adler tells AC360 people in his Texas city are dumbfounded and “we should be guided by the science and the data.”

     

    Airdate: March 2, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Sen. Amy Klobuchar

    Mayor Steve Adler

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    • 44 min
    CDC Director warns all recent Covid-19 progress could be wiped out by variants

    CDC Director warns all recent Covid-19 progress could be wiped out by variants

    The director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is warning Americans that the country is at risk of losing recent gains in the battle against Covid-19 as highly contagious variants continue to spread. Dr. Rochelle Wolensky encouraged people to “stay strong” and said “vaccination is what will bring us out of this pandemic. To get there, we need to vaccinate many more people.” Moderna, Pfizer and just recently approved Johnson & Johnson say they’ll deliver enough doses to fully vaccinate 130 million people by the end of March. Dr. Leana Wen is the former Baltimore Health Commissioner and is currently an emergency room physician. She also has been a volunteer participant in the two-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine trial. She joins AC360 to discuss Wolensky’s warning and the advantages of the newly approved J&J vaccine. Plus, GOP legislators around the country—including the battleground states of Georgia and Arizona—are trying to roll back voting access in the wake of the 2020 election. Stacey Abrams is the founder of Fair Fight, a national voting rights organization rooted in Georgia that encourages voter participation in elections around the country. She tells Anderson Cooper “they are not fighting to protect elections. They are fighting to preserve their ability to win.”

     

    Airdate: March 1, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Dr. Leana Wen

    Stacey Abrams

     

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    • 41 min
    FDA recommends Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

    FDA recommends Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine

    The FDA vaccine advisers recommended authorization of Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine. In the U.S., the single-shot showed an overall efficacy of 72% in preventing moderate to severe disease and 85% effective in preventing severe disease. CNN’s Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins AC360 to discuss why people shouldn’t hesitate to get the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, even if the efficacy is lower than both the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. Plus, the House is expected to vote to approve Pres. Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic aid package. If passed, the bill will move to the Senate. One item missing from the Senate’s version is the $15 federal minimum wage provision, something the Senate parliamentarian ruled against. Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders has been a strong advocate of increasing the federal minimum wage. He tells Anderson Cooper they’re looking at another way to raise wages, including a tax provision “which says if you’re not paying your worker a living wage of $15 an hour, you’re going to have to pay more in taxes.”

     

    Airdate: February 26, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Dr. Sanjay Gupta

    Sen. Bernie Sanders

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    • 44 min
    Capitol Police Chief: Extremists want to “blow up the Capitol”

    Capitol Police Chief: Extremists want to “blow up the Capitol”

    The acting Capitol Police chief warned militia groups involved in the January 6 insurrection want to “blow up the Capitol” “and “kill as many members as possible” when President Joe Biden addresses Congress. Members of the Proud Boys, a far-right extremist group, participated in the riot and their leader tells CNN he has no sympathy for the members of Congress who feared for their lives. Andrew McCabe is a former FBI Deputy Director and is currently a CNN Contributor. He joins AC360 to discuss the sharp rise of extremist groups. Plus, the U.S. carried out its first known military action under Biden, targeting sites used by Iranian-back militia. The New York Times Foreign Affairs Columnist Thomas Friedman joins Anderson Cooper to react to the airstrike.

     

    Airdate: February 25, 2021

     

    Guests:

    Andrew McCabe

    Thomas Friedman

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    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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Groking ,

What happened to stereo?!

I’ve always liked Anderson, but as much as I dislike (loathed) DJT, I quit listening for some time because of the degree of negativity. I’ve been back lately, but now the show is mono while the ads are stereo. What the crap?! I keep thinking it’s my earbuds then an ad comes on and poof, it’s fine. Til the show comes back on.

Shelley2234 ,

Lies

And even when you’re proven wrong, crickets. Why aren’t you covering the Cuomo story?

Ronni1969 ,

CNN

You'll never find the truth and the facts anywhere else other than CNN & MSNBC! I left Fox about 20yrs ago and NEVER LOOKED BACK! There is a 5 part docu-series on GOP FOX about all you trumpsters need to know if you ever come out of your cult coma's! It is freeing, sadly some of you are too lazy or biased to fact check anything. Fox does NOT have to follow the same rules as others-its' NOT NEWS- it entertainment mostly comical if it wasn't deadly literally. Shep was the ONLY person that reached out to me when I left. Finally, he had enough and it took him 20yrs-how long will it take some of you? Instead of coming on here lying about CNN you could spend time fact checking the golden calf you bow down to that never cared about YOU. Check to see what his cabinet members were doing, while he just riled you up. Read about how Mussolini did it-you can draw straight parallel lines to your new jesus. Soon he will come for you too bc none is perfect...if your hate doesn't get you first. I challenge anyone to post an actual fact that CNN or MSNBC lied, in the past 5yrs- But, YOU CAN'T!

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