CNN Transcripts for February 16, 2021
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ANDERSON COOPER 360 DEGREES
AT THIS HOUR
U.S. Impeachment Trial Ends; Winter Storm Rakes Across America; Search Continues For The Origins Of Coronavirus; Virtual Trip To Iceland. Aired 4-4:10a ET
CNN LIVE EVENT/SPECIAL
U.K. Deaths Cut in Half, Cases Down 78 Percent in Past Month; CDC Issues Guidelines for Reopening Schools Safely; U.S. House Speaker Pelosi Wants 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Capitol Attack; Trump Faces Legal Challenges after Senate Acquittal; Deep Freeze Leaves Millions of Americans in the Dark; Signs of Progress Give Hope to Paramedics in Wales; Climate Activist Arrested Over 'Toolkit' to Help Farmers; CDC: 89% of Kids Live in High Transmission "Red Zones"; Cuomo Admits Mistakes on Nursing Home Data. Aired 12-12:45a ET
In Germany, 2.3 Million Cases, over 65,000 Deaths; Defiant Coup Protesters Return to Myanmar Streets; Trump Faces Legal Challenges after Senate Acquittal; Researchers Identify Seven COVID-19 Variants Circulating in U.S.; New Zealand Reports No New Cases for Two Days; Guinea Reports at least Three Ebola Deaths and Seven Cases; Deep Freeze Leaves Millions of Americans in the Dark. Aired 2-2:45a ET
U.K. Wants Slow but Sure Exit to COVID; Paramedics Journey to Save People; Protesters Not Giving Up Their Fight; China Taking Safe Position on Myanmar; U.S. States in Extreme Cold Weather; Aired Young Activist Arrested in India; Jimmy Lai Pleaded Not Guilty; U.K. Deaths Cut In Half As Cases See Major Decline; Companies Face COVID-19 Vaccine Production Challenges; Possible Vaccine Mandates Raise Ethical Questions; Deadly Rocket Attack Strikes Erbil In Iraqi Kurdistan; Investigation Into The Insurrection; GOP Donor Wants Money Back; Bold Business Move In Saudi Arabia. Aired 3-4a ET
Deep Freeze Leaves Millions of Americans Without Power; Texas Vaccines Redistributed Due to Power Outage; Biden and Democrats Race to Pass COVID-19 Relief Bill; CDC Releases New Guidance on Reopening Schools; Republican Lawmakers Faces Backlash for Not Backing Trump; Myanmar Military Denies Coup, Says Takeover is Constitutional; U.K. Sees Lowest Number of New Cases Since October. Aired 4-4:30a ET
Trump Still Faces Legal Challenges After Senate Acquittal; Pelosi Announces 9/11-Type Investigation into Riot; Biden Hits Road to Sell COVID Plan on CNN Town Hall; Guinea Reports at Least Three Deaths and Seven Cases of Ebola; Elon Musk Asks Putin to Talk on Clubhouse; Florida Woman Wants an Apology from Star Quarterback. Aired 4:30-5a ET
Infection Numbers Trend Downwards, Variant Threat Remains; India Charges Activist After Social Media Post; Myanmar's Military Says Takeover Is Constitutional; Civil Action Groups Respond To Asian- American Hate Crimes; Biden Hits Road to Sell COVID Plan; Trump Still Faces Legal Challenges after Senate Acquittal; Deep Freeze Leaves Millions of Americans in the Dark; Saudi Government to Limit Contracts with Foreign Companies; Elon Musk Asks Putin to Talk on Clubhouse. Aired 1-2a ET
Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), Sues Trump and Giuliani for Conspiracy Related to Capitol Insurrection; Tonight, Biden Faces Questions as Nation Battles Pandemic; U.S. Reports Lowest COVID Case Count Since October. Aired 10-10:30a ET
Biden Travels to Wisconsin to Make Case for $1.9 Trillion Relief Plan; Los Angeles County Schools Cleared to Reopen as COVID Rates Fall; Over 5.5 Million Without Power from Deadly Winter Storm. Aired 11:30a-12p ET
Dem Rep. Bennie Thompson, NAACP Sue Trump & Giuliani for Conspiracy Related to Capitol Insurrection; CNN Holds First Presidential Town Hall with Joe Biden at 9PM ET; New York Governor Accepts Some Blame for Nursing Home Scandal, Denies Cover-Up. Aired 11-11:30a ET
Pelosi announces 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Capitol Attack; New York Governor Accepts Some Blame for Nursing Home Scandal; Futures Higher As Major Indices Approach Record Highs; Biden Faces Questions as Nation Battles Pandemic; U.S. Reports Lowest COVID Case Count Since October; Winter Storm Forcing Cities, States to Delay Vaccine Distribution; Impeachment Vote Exposes Deepening Rift in the Republican Party. Aired 9-9:30a ET
Biden Hits Road for First Time as Clock Ticks on COVID Relief; Lawsuit Says, Trump, Giuliani Accused of Conspiring with Far-Right Extremists; Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) Says Armed Attack on His Workplace Wasn't. Aired 1-1:30p ET
Cuomo Denies Cover-up; U.S. Reports Low COVID Case Count; Novavax Vaccine Trial; Utah GOP Hails Differences; Millions without Power in Texas. Aired 9:30-10a ET.
FBI Oath Keepers Investigation Continues; Nursing Home Employees Reluctant to Take Vaccine; State Republican Parties Move to Censure Over Impeachment Vote. Aired 10:30-11a ET
COVID Numbers Dropping; Top Democratic Congressman Files Lawsuit Against Trump, Giuliani; Biden Set to Hold Town Hall in Wisconsin. Aired 3-3:30p ET.
Some of Kinzinger's Family Members Shun Him After Trump Vote; Kroger Health to Offer 1st Smartphone-Enabled COVID Test; Update on Coronavirus Responses Across the Country; FOX Calls Planned, Promoted, Advertised Trump Rally "Spontaneous". Aired 1:30-2p ET.
President Biden to Visit Wisconsin Tonight; Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS) Files Lawsuit Against Trump; Dave Chappelle Draws American Flag Parallel. Aired 2-2:30p ET
Fauci Says Do Not Get Complacent as COVID Numbers Go Down; CDC Says Variant in U.K. Could Be Dominant in U.S. by March; New Cases and Hospitalizations Down Across the U.S.; North Carolina GOP Censures Senator Burr for Impeachment Vote; McConnell Defends Vote to Acquit Trump; Wisconsin GOP Senator Downplays Deadly Attack on Capitol; Winter Storm Brings Massive Power Outages in Texas. Aired 3:30-4p ET.
Dr. Benjamin Linas Discusses Losing Patience with Teachers' Unions that Refuse to Return to In-Person Teaching; Historians Take Apart Nikki Haley's George Washington Tweet; Sam DeMarco, Allegheny County Republican Committee Chair, Discusses Why It's a Mistake to Censure Pat Toomey over Impeachment Vote. Aired 2:30-3p ET
CNN RIGHT NOW
Biden Speaks Directly To Americans At CNN Town Hall; Biden Says The Nation Is Not Divided; Interview With Rep. Lucy McBath (D-GA) About Her Letter To Her Late Son; Trump Rips McConnell After Senator Blames Him For Riot; NAACP Sues Donald Trump And Rudy Giuliani; Attacks Against Asian-Americans Surge Amid Pandemic. Aired 11p-12a ET
President Biden Wants To Reopen Schools Gradually; Americans Can Get Access To Vaccine By End Of July; Joe Biden Wants To Ignore His Predecessor; Domestic Terrorism A Growing Problem In U.S.; Biden Administration Listens To Science. Aired 10-11p ET
CONNECT THE WORLD
Rocket Attack on U.S. Base in Iraq; Ambulance Workers on Front Lines Struggle in Wales; Deep Freeze Leaves Millions of Americans in the Dark; Biden Hits the Road to Sell COVID-19 Plan; New Rule on Government Contracts Affirms Saudi Vision 2030. Aired 10-11a ET
China Denies Involvement In Myanmar's Coup; Davies: Our Leaders Didn't Talk About HIV/AIDS During The 80s; CNN Speaks To Writer And Creator Of "It's A Sin"; Exhausted Paramedics In Wales Relieved At Drop In New Cases; Investigators Focus On "The Oath Keepers" For Their Role In Attack; Brad Yasar: Can't Access Bitcoin Now Worth Hundreds Of Millions. Aired 11a- 12p ET.
CUOMO PRIME TIME
Biden To Pitch COVID-19 Relief Plan Directly To Americans In First Official Trip As President; Donald Trump Puts Out Statement Attacking McConnell; Interview With Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS); Democratic Congressman Sues Trump Over Role In Capitol Riot; Dr. Fauci Shifts Timeline For General Public Getting Vaccine From April To May Or June; Moments Away: CNN Presidential Town Hall With Joe Biden. Aired 8-9p ET
Did Not Air 4-5a ET
200 Million Under Alerts As Deadly Winter Storm Heads Northeast; Crucial Weeks Ahead As Dems Push to Pass $1.9T Rescue Bill; Biden Weighing Difficult Options for Afghanistan Strategy. Aired 5- 5:30a ET
200 Million Under Alerts As Deadly Winter Storm Heads Northeast; Crucial Weeks Ahead As Democrats Push To Pass $1.9 Trillion Rescue Bill; Myanmar Military Escalates Crackdown On Dissent After Coup. Aired 5:30-6a ET
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT
Biden Arrives In Milwaukee For CNN Town Hall Tonight, Expected To Address Pandemic, Stimulus, Schools; U.S. COVID Deaths Top 487,000, Mutations Spark Fear; Trump Declares War On GOP In Takedown Of McConnell, Warns Republicans Who Stand by the Minority Leader; Trump, Giuliani Sued Over Deadly Capitol Riot Under KKK Statute; Interview With Rep. Hank Johnson (D-GA); Reported Attacks Against Asian- Americans Surge Amid Pandemic. Aired 7-8p ET
FIRST MOVE WITH JULIA CHATTERLEY
Bitcoin Hits a Record 50K; The Big Texan Chill Heats Up the Oil Market; Why Big Tech Must Pay News Outlets for the Content They Provide. Aired 9-10a ET
Democratic Lawmakers, NAACP Accuse Trump, Giuliani Of Conspiring With Far Right Groups In Run-Up To Capitol Insurrection; Biden To Take Questions In Wisconsin Tonight During CNN Town Hall; Sanders Pledges To Fight For $15 Million Wage In COVID Deal; NAACP, Democratic Congressman Files Lawsuit Against Trump, Giuliani Over 6th Capitol Insurrection; Senator Sasse: GOP Has Lost White House, Senate And House Under Trump. Aired 12-12:30p ET
CDC Data: 11.7 Percent Of U.S. Has Received 1st Vaccine Dose; Pelosi: "9/11-Type Commission" Will Investigate Capitol Attack; WH Pushing COVID Stimulus Ahead Of Biden Town Hall In Wisconsin. Aired 12:30-1p ET
COVID-19 Cases Down; Trump Faces Legal Trouble; Cuomo Accepts Some Blame; Williams Advances to Semifinals. Aired 6:30-7a ET
Biden to Focus on Getting COVID Relief Bill; Pelosi: 9/11-Style Commission to Investigate Capitol Attack; 3 Dead after Tornado Strikes North Carolina Coast; Historic Winter Storm Leaves Nearly 4 Million Without Power in Texas. Aired 6-6:30a ET
CNN Holds First Presidential Town Hall with Joe Biden at 9:00 P.M. ET; North Carolina GOP Censures Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC) Over Impeachment Vote; Study Identifies Seven New Coronavirus Variants in U.S. Aired 7-7:30a ET
Study Identifies Seven New Coronavirus Variants In The U.S.; CNN Holds First Presidential Town Hall With Joe Biden Tonight; Investigators Focus On "The Oath Keepers" For Their Role In Capitol Attack. Aired 7:30-8a ET
Joe Biden to Seek Increased Public Support for COVID Relief Package; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi Calls for 9/11 Style Commission on January 6th Capitol Insurrection; Winter Storms Cause Nearly One-Third of U.S. to Experience Below Zero Temperatures; North Carolina GOP Censures Sen. Richard Burr Over Impeachment Vote; New York Governor Accepts Blame for Nursing Home Scandal, Denies Cover-Up. Aired 8-8:30a ET
Cuomo Accepts Some Blame; Numbers Down Sharply in U.S.; Millions Without Power in Texas. Aired 8:30-9a ET
QUEST MEANS BUSINESS
Stocks and Bitcoin Advance to Fresh All-Time Highs; South Africa to Share One Million AstraZeneca Doses via Africa Union; Texas In Deep Freeze, Millions Without Power; Fitch Projects Continued Negative Trends Downwards; Sharing COVID-19 Production Challenges; Microsoft Backs Australian Proposal For News Model On Big Tech Platforms; Arne Sorenson, Marriott CEO, Dies Aged 62. Aired 3-4p ET.
THE LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER
Rudy Giuliani No Longer Trump's Lawyer; COVID Numbers Dropping; Top Democratic Congressman Files Lawsuit Against Trump, Giuliani; Biden Set to Hold Town Hall in Wisconsin. Aired 4-4:30p ET
Interview With Rep. Madeleine Dean (D-PA); COVID Numbers Dropping; 5M+ Without Power, Most in Texas Where Temps Are Below Freezing; Murder, Vandalism, Assaults on the Rise Against Asian- Americans. Aired 4:30-5p ET
THE SITUATION ROOM
Trump Puts Out Blistering Statement Attacking McConnell; Soon: Biden To Pitch Pandemic Relief Plan Directly To Public In CNN Town Hall; Leading House Dem, NAACP Sue Trump For Conspiracy To Incite U.S. Capitol Riot; U.S. Coronavirus Death Toll Tops 487,000 With 27.7 Million Cases As Country Sees Lowest Number Of New Cases Since October; Government Opens First Two Federally Administered Vaccination Sites. Aired 5-6p ET
Interview With NAACP President Derrick Johnson; Trump Blasts McConnell; Top Democratic Congressman Files Lawsuit Against Trump, Giuliani; Biden Set To Hold Town Hall In Wisconsin; Fauci Pushes Back Vaccine Timeline, Says General Public Won't Be Eligible Until May Or June; CNN Examines More Than 800 Pieces Of Evidence Used By House Managers To Build Case Against Trump; Soon: Biden To Pitch His Pandemic Relief Plan Directly To Public In CNN Town Hall; Record- Breaking Deep Freeze Engulfing Much Of The U.S. Aired 6-7p ET