CNN Transcripts for February 18, 2021
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ANDERSON COOPER 360 DEGREES
Thirteen Plus Million Texans Hit by Water Crisis on top of Power Crisis; Interview with Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX); Interview with Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC); 6 Capitol Police Officers Suspended, 29 Others Being Investigated For Alleged Roles In Riot; Researchers: One Dose Of Pfizer's Coronavirus Vaccine Provides More Than 90 percent Protection; FBI, U.S. Attorney In Brooklyn Scrutinizing Cuomo Administration's Handling Of Data Surrounding COVID Nursing Home Deaths. Aired 8-9p ET
AT THIS HOUR
One-Two Punch Of Deadly Winter Weather Rakes Across The U.S.; Mysterious Craters Appear In Siberia; How Researchers Get VR Footage Of The Sea
Millions in Texas Left without Power for Days; U.N. Chief Calls for Equitable Vaccine Distribution; Prince Philip in Hospital as Precaution; U.S.: North Korean Hackers Tried to Steal $1.3 Billion, Vaccine Data; Facebook Blocks Users in Australia from Getting News; NASA's Perseverance Rover Ready to Land on Mars Thursday; Conservative Talk Radio Host Rush Limbaugh Dead at 70; At Least 33 Dead from Extreme Winter Weather. Aired 12-12:45a ET
South Africa Kicks Off Vaccination Program; United Nations Ask Wealthy Nations Not to Hoard Vaccines; Prince Philip Brought to Hospital; Texas to Endure More Cold Nights; Politicians Never let a Crisis Go to Waste; Myanmar Military Now Going After Celebrities; World's First COVID-19 Human Challenge Study Begins This Month; Dangerous Deep Freeze In Texas As Many Homes Were Left Without Power For Days; U.S. Department Charges Three North Korean Hackers; U.S.- Israel Relations On Biden Administration; Facebook Blocks News In Australia; Seven Minutes Of Terror To Mars; Dipping In A Freezing Temperature During The Pandemic. Aired 3-4a ET
South Africa Begins COVID-19 Vaccination Campaign; Winter Storms Delay U.S. Vaccine Distribution and Inoculations; Millions in Texas Left without Power for Days; Myanmar Protesters Return to Streets; Facebook Blocks Australian Users from News; NASA Rover to Land on Mars Thursday. Aired 2-2:45a ET
Millions Still Without Power Days After Severe Storm; 100 Million+ Under Winter Storm Warning or Advisory; Winter Storms Delay Vaccine Distribution and Injections; South Africa Begins Rollout of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine; U.S. Says North Korean Hackers Tried to Steal $1.3 Billion; Palace: Prince Philip Hospitalized as Precaution. Aired 4-4:30a ET
Myanmar Military Holds Steadfast Against International Criticism; Texans Endure Freeze As Governor Blasts Green New Deal; Variants Dominate Conversation Around Lower COVID Numbers; U.N. Says The Poor Are Being Left Behind; Colombia Begins Vaccine Roll Out; Millions in Texas Left without Power for Days; Facebook Blocks Users in Australia from Getting News; Japan's Ruling Party Invites Women to Observe Meetings; Biden Administration Weighs Closer Ties with Havana; NASA's Perseverance to Attempt Mars Landing. Aired 1-2a ET
Families in Texas Describe Struggles as Power Remains Out; Millions in Texas Left Without Power for Days; CDC: U.S. Life Expectancy Fell by One Year to 77.8; Winter Storms Delay Vaccine Distribution and Injections; World's First COVID-19 Human Challenge Study to Begin This Month; Biden Phones Netanyahu for First Time as President; Facebook Blocks Users in Australia from Getting News; Rush Limbaugh Dies of Cancer at Age 70. Aired 4:30-5a ET
Texas Opening Warming Centers All Across The State; Nineteen States Have Been Forced To Close Vaccination Sites Due To The Severe Weather; Joe Biden Saying Teachers Should Be On The Priority List For Vaccines; The Biden Administration Pushing For A Path TO Citzenship For Millions Of Immigrants That Are In The U.S. Aired 9-9:30a ET
Hundreds of Thousands without Power for Fourth Straight Day in Texas; White House Announces Sweeping Immigration Reform Bill; 861,000 Filed First-Time Jobless Claims Last Week, More Than Expected. Aired 10-10:30a ET
U.S. Attorney's Office in Brooklyn and FBI Scrutinizing Cuomo Administration's Handling of Nursing Home Death Data; Parents Face Confusion About When Schools Can Reopen; White House Unveils Sweeping Immigration Reform Bill. Aired 11:30a-12p ET
Millions Suffering in Texas As Power & Water Crisis Grows; Sen. Ted Cruz Travels to Cancun as Millions of Texans Suffer Amid Power and Water Crisis; Updated Guidance on One-Dose Johnson & Johnson Vaccine; Crippling Weather Hampers COVID Vaccine Deliveries And Distribution. Aired 11-11:30a ET
White House's Immigration Reform Bill; Texas Families Still Without Power; Scrutinizing Nursing Home Death Data in New York; Women Out of Workforce During COVID Crisis. Aired 9:30-10a ET.
Deadly Debacle, Power, Water, Natural Gas Outage Grips Texas; FBI, Prosecutors Scrutinizing Gov. Andrew Cuomo's (D-NY) Handling of Nursing Home Deaths; Maryland Salesman Charged for Brawling with Police During Riot. Aired 1-1:30p ET
Former Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ) Calls for Republican Party to Move On From Trump; Interview with Rep. Katie Porter (D-CA); Maxine Waters (D-CA) to Hold First of Three Hearings on GameStop Incident. Aired 10:30-11a ET
White House Announces Immigration Bill; Storms Slowing Vaccine Rollout; Texas Blackout; Interview With Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX). Aired 3-3:30p ET.
Judge Tells Alleged Proud Boy Suspect He's "Lucky" after Knife Found; Pentagon: One-Third of Military Refusing COVID Vaccine; Nikki Haley Blames Media for Existing GOP Civil War. Aired 1:30-2p ET.
Twelve Million Texans Face Water Disruption After Storm; Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Cancun Trip Sparks Outrage; Interview with Florida NAACP Manatee County President Robert Powell. Aired 2-2:30p ET
Sources Say McConnell Done with Trump and Is Moving on; Trump- McConnell Feud Threatens GOP Path to Power; Hundreds of Thousands Without Power for Fourth Day in Texas; NASA's Perseverance Rover Lands on Mars. Aired 3:30-4p ET.
Judge Denies Bond for Mother and Son Charged in Capitol Riot; Feds Investigated Roger Stone's Ties to Proud Boys in 2019; Fireworks Erupt as Lawmakers Grill Key Players in GameStop Frenzy; Animals Are Freezing to Death in San Antonio Sanctuary; Biden's Sweeping Immigration Bill Includes 8-Year Path to Citizenship. Aired 2:30-3p ET.
CNN RIGHT NOW
Senator Ted Cruz on Vacation Amid Crisis; Millions of Texans Still Without Power and Water; Harris County Badly Needed Water; Families Stick Together in Times of Crisis; Single Dose Vaccine Not a Wise Idea; Nikki Haley Snubbed by His Former Boss. Aired 10-11p ET
Hundreds of Thousands Still Without Power in Texas; Ted Cruz Jets to Cancun as Texans Face Power, Water Crises; Texas Mother Describes Her Family's Struggles Amid Power Outages and Coronavirus Pandemic; President Biden Speaks with Texas Governor Greg Abbott; New Study: Pfizer Vaccine is 85 Percent Effective After One Dose; Black Congressional Staffers Speak Out About Capitol Riot. Aired 11p-12a ET
CONNECT THE WORLD
The White House Announces Immigration Reform Bill; Social and Economic Catastrophes Brought on by COVID-19; Soon: NASA Expects to Land the First Rover on Mars in Nearly a Decade. Aired 11a-12p ET
China's Coronavirus Conspiracy: Origin Was U.S. Lab; Winter Storms and Unreliable Supply Delay Vaccine Distribution and Inoculations; Biden Phones Netanyahu as President for the First Time; Denmark Finds U.K. COVID- 19 Variant in 45 Percent of Cases; Interview with Danish Foreign Minister Jeppe Kofod on the Coronavirus Pandemic. Aired 10-11a ET
CUOMO PRIME TIME
Sen. Ted Cruz Admits "Mistake" After Cancun Trip While Texans Freeze Without Power; Winter Blast Disrupts Nationwide Vaccine Shipments; Nikki Haley Blames "Liberal Media" For GOP Identity Crisis. Aired 9-10p ET
Did Not Air 4-5a ET
Millions of Texans Suffer in Widespread Power Catastrophe; Over 100 Million American Facing Winter Weather Alert; Biden Pushes COVID Relief Plan, Previews Other Priorities; Serena Falls to Osaka in Australian Open Semifinals. Aired 5-5:30a ET
Millions Of Texans Suffer In Widespread Power Catastrophe; White House Unveils Sweeping Immigration Reform Bill; 99-Year-Old Prince Philip In Hospital As 'Precautionary Measure'. Aired 5:30-6a ET
ERIN BURNETT OUTFRONT
Hundreds of Thousands Still Without Power; 13 Million Texans Face Water Disruptions, 2 Hospitals Without Water; 100 Million Americans in Path of Deadly Winter Storm System Extending from Texas to New England; Death Toll Rises to 42; Rep. Jon Rosenthal (D-TX) Discusses About His Biggest Concerns Amidst these Texas Crises They are Facing; Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) Arkansas Talks About How They Handle the Snow Storm Crisis. Aired 7-8p ET
FIRST MOVE WITH JULIA CHATTERLEY
Interview with Rep. Gregory Meeks (D-N&) on Questioning the Biggest Players in the GameStop Saga; Facebook Blocks News in Australia; Mission to Mars. Aired 9-10a ET
First Time Unemployment Claims At 861,000; Texans Struggle To Stay Warm, Survive Winter Storm Blackouts; Texas Governor Politicizes Power Crisis In Fox News Interview; Biden Signals He's Open To Piecemeal Immigration Legislation; New COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Continue To Drop Off. Aired 12-12:30p ET
CDC Forecast Now Projects Up To 559,000 U.S. COVID-19 Deaths By Mid-March; Fauci: Vaccines Offer Protection Against Severe COVID-19 Disease; W.H. Clarifies On School Reopening, Prioritizing Vaccine For Teachers; Supreme Court Silent On Trump's Tax Returns, Justices Not Saying Why. Aired 12:30-1p ET
Millions Suffering in Texas as Power and Water Crisis Grows; Federal Probe Scrutinizing Cuomo Administration's Handling of Nursing Home Deaths; White House Announces Sweeping Immigration Reform Bill. Aired 7-7:30a ET
McConnell is done with Trump; Texas' Energy Crisis; China Peddles Coronavirus Conspiracy; Williams' Emotional after Loss. Aired 6:30-7a ET
Millions Suffering In Texas As Power And Water Crisis Grows; Freezing Weather And Power Outages Impacting Vaccine Rollout; Millions Of Women Have Left U.S. Workforce During Coronavirus Pandemic. Aired 7:30-8a ET
Millions Suffering in Texas as Power and Water Crisis Grows; Another Winter Storm Pummels Texas, Tornado Watch in Florida, Georgia; White House Announces Sweeping Immigration Reform Bill. Aired 6-6:30a ET
White House Announces Immigration Reform Bill; Cold Weather Causes Large Power Outages in Parts of Texas; Households in Texas Burning Belongings to Keep Warm; Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Draws Controversy for Blaming Renewable Energy Technology for State's Power Outages. Aired 8-8:30a ET
Ernest Moniz is Interviewed about the Texas Power Outage; Jobless Claims for Last Week; Storms Cause Vaccine Delays. Aired 8:30- 9a ET
QUEST MEANS BUSINESS
Christine Lagarde is in it for the Long Run on Stimulus; Congress Holds First Hearing on Retail Trading Frenzy; 861K Americans filed First- Time Jobless Claims Last Week; Live: Moments To Touchdown Of Perseverance On Mars; Airbus Confident Travel Will Take Off; Facebook In Face Off With Australia; Will Other Countries Follow?. Aired 3-4p ET.
THE LEAD WITH JAKE TAPPER
White House Announces Immigration Bill; Shifting Vaccine Timelines; Interview With Houston, Texas, Mayor Sylvester Turner; Texas Blackout. Aired 4-4:30p ET
Immigration Reform Bill Faces Uphill Path in House, Senate; Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) is Interviewed About the Immigration Reform Bill; FBI and U.S. Attorney's Office Launch Preliminary Inquiry into Cuomo Admin's Handling of Nursing Home COVID Deaths; Traumatized Women Describe Rape and Beatings at Chinese Internment Camps. Aired 4:30-5p ET
THE SITUATION ROOM
TX Gov. Signs Major Disaster Declaration, Awaiting Biden's Approval; Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX) is Interviewed about Texas; Biden to Announce $2 Billion for Global Vaccine Program Snubbed by Trump; Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC) is Interviewed about Immigration Reform; W.H.: Weather Causing Delays In Vaccine Shipments And Deliveries; J&J Should Have Results From Its Two-Dose Vaccine Trial By The Second Half Of 2021; GOP's #2 House Leader Steve Scalise Visits Trump At Mar-A-Lago; NASA's "Perseverance" Rover Lands On Mars In Major Step Toward Search For Signs Of Life; N.Y. Gov Under Fire Amid Growing COVID Controversy. Aired 5-6p ET
Interview with Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY); Interview with Houston, Texas, Police Chief Art Acevedo; White House Announces Immigration Bill; Shifting Vaccine Timelines; Texas Blackout; White House Says, Weather Causing Delays in Vaccine Shipments and Deliveries; NASA's "Perseverance" Rover Lands on Mars in Major Step Toward Search for Signs of Life. Aired 6-7p ET