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The Lead with Jake Tapper

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CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages—buried leads—to the forefront.

CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages—buried leads—to the forefront.

Location:

Washington, DC

Description:

CNN's lead DC anchor and chief Washington correspondent, Jake Tapper, hosts this two-hour long weekday afternoon program, with headlines from around the country and the world, the top stories in national and international news, politics, health, money, the environment, sports and popular culture. The Lead also concentrates on bringing stories that aren't found on front pages—buried leads—to the forefront.

Twitter:

@theleadcnn

Language:

English


Episodes

President Biden tours hurricane-ravaged Florida

10/5/2022
President Biden visits areas hard hit by Hurricane Ian, meeting with families who lost everything. Plus, dozens of CIA officers accuse the intelligence agency of soft-pedaling its investigation of a mysterious illness known as “Havana Syndrome.” Also, a look at the historic year for women on the ballot in 2022. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Trump asks Supreme Court to intervene in Mar-a-Lago docs fight

10/4/2022
Donald Trump asks the Supreme Court to intervene in the case of classified documents found at his Mar-a-Lago estate. Plus, in the aftermath of Hurricane Ian, rescue crews continue as authorities say the damage is so bad they can barely determine where property is. Then, Huma Abedin joins to discuss the U.S. role in Iranian protests. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:24:05

Florida county officials face scrutiny over delayed evacuation order

10/3/2022
First, government officials explain why many evacuation orders came within hours of Hurricane Ian’s landfall with little time for folks to escape. Then, Maggie Haberman joins to discuss her new book which provides a detailed look at former President Trump. Also, a report today reveals harassment and abuse in women’s soccer and efforts to hide what was going on. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Putin: Ukrainian territories becoming part of Russia “forever”

9/30/2022
Putin declares the annexation of four areas of Ukraine which the West is denouncing as illegal. Also, Ian strikes again, lashing South Carolina low county, pushing heavy rain and wind into cities that are already vulnerable to flooding. The storm has wiped out parts of Florida’s west coast, leaving parts of the state swamped, draining vital resources, and forcing emergency rooms to turn away patients. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Ian leaves catastrophic damage across Florida

9/29/2022
Hurricane Ian strikes and decimates parts Florida’s Gulf Coast as authorities begin to assess just how many lives have been lost. Homes, buildings, and roads have been ripped apart. The storm is expected to regain strength once again before moving up the coast of the United States as it heads toward Georgia and South Carolina. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:19:37

Hurricane Ian makes landfall as Category 4 storm

9/28/2022
Hurricane Ian has made landfall on the western coast of Florida just after 3:00pm ET. The eye crossed over a barrier island near Fort Myers, Florida. Winds are 150 mph, making the storm just shy of a Category 5. More than 850,000 customers are without electricity across the state of Florida. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Ian threatens Florida with “catastrophic” flooding, fierce winds

9/27/2022
Florida’s west coast is getting ready as Hurricane Ian closes in on the United States. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis warns of catastrophic flooding and life threatening storm surge. Also, we are live near Russia’s border where thousands of Russians are trying to avoid getting dragged into Putin’s war on Ukraine. Plus, a look at a new lawsuit which challenges President Biden’s plan to cancel student loans. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:20:13

Mysterious 9-second call from Trump White House to Jan 6 rioter

9/26/2022
Evacuations are ordered as Hurricane Ian is on track to become a monster category 4 storm. Plus, someone in Trump’s White House called a rioter on January 6th. Who was it? Also, we speak with a former congressman about why he pressed the January 6th select committee to question the wife of a Supreme Court justice. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:40:39

Trump lawyers wage secret court fight to block Jan. 6 testimony

9/23/2022
Sources say the attorneys for former President Trump are fighting to keep witnesses from testifying before a federal grand jury about Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election. Also, big Wall Street banks are warning the worst may yet be to come. Plus, Hurricane Fiona takes aim at Canada while another storm takes form and could be headed for the United States. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

One-on-one with French President Emmanuel Macron

9/22/2022
Jake sits down for an exclusive interview with French President Emmanuel Macron to hear his reactions to Putin’s increased aggression in Ukraine, the future of Europe, the rise of nationalist extremism around the world, and more. Plus, Donald Trump insists he had the power to declassify documents seized from his Mar-a-Lago home by just thinking about it. But, did he? To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:00:41:45

NY A.G. alleges “staggering” business fraud in new lawsuit

9/21/2022
A new lawsuit from the NY attorney general against Donald Trump and his adult children takes aim at their entire real estate empire, which the attorney general says is built on a foundation of fraud, lies, and inflated financial values. Plus, protests ignite in Moscow as Russians revolt against Putin’s war in Ukraine. Then, the Federal Reserve raises interest rates again in an effort to get inflation under control. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:20:52

Arrests at U.S.-Mexico border top 2M in a year

9/20/2022
The border crisis continues as Delaware prepares for a possible influx of immigrants shipped from Texas by way of Florida. CNN is on the ground in Puerto Rico with the National Guard as crews try to get the island back online after Hurricane Fiona leaves a trail of destruction. Then, the White House tries to explain President Biden’s comments about China and Taiwan as Biden heads to one of the largest gatherings of world leaders. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit...

Duration:01:21:55

Hurricane Fiona wreaks havoc on Puerto Rico

9/19/2022
Rising water washes away bridges and roads as Hurricane Fiona slams into Puerto Rico. 1,000 people have been rescued and the majority of the island has lost electricity. Then, President Biden’s administration secures the release of an American detainee who was held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan for more than two years. Plus, according to a report, more books are being banned in school libraries as part of an alarming trend across the country. To learn more about how CNN protects...

Duration:01:21:14

DOJ expected to appeal judge’s ruling in Trump docs case

9/16/2022
Will Donald Trump versus the United States of America end up before the Supreme Court? This as questions of a DOJ appeal emerge after a Trump appointed judge sides with the former president and cuts off access to classified documents to prosecutors while a special master is given time to review the material. Plus, there are mounting calls for a separate investigation after immigrants are promised shelter and jobs only to end up at Martha’s Vineyard because of a Republican governor’s protest...

Florida & Texas ramp up migrant fight, send more to northeast

9/15/2022
In the decades long debate over how to solve the crisis at the border, Ron DeSantis is shipping migrants late at night to Martha’s Vineyard. Plus, we look inside the negotiations that went on for over 20 hours to avoid a rail strike that could have crippled the country’s economy. Then, a source tells CNN that President Biden is ready to finally hear directly from the families of Brittney Griner and Paul Whelan who are both detained in Russia. To learn more about how CNN protects listener...

Duration:01:20:04

Unique labor law could allow Congress to stop rail strike

9/14/2022
The White House steps in as freight rail workers threaten to strike. The contingency plans are under discussion as President Biden weighs using federal authority to intervene. Plus, a former Trump appointed U.S. attorney joins to describe the Justice Department corruptly pressuring how and whether he prosecuted cases related to Trump and Trump’s rivals. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:18:08

Dow closes down 1,200+ points

9/13/2022
Stocks tumble as the Dow drops more than 1,000 points prompting fears the Federal Reserve will raise interest rates more aggressively. Plus, a Twitter whistleblower warns of security threats within the social network. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:24:28

Biden addresses “cancer moonshot” ambitions

9/12/2022
President Biden delivers a speech about his initiative to reduce cancer deaths in the United States. Then, Ukraine’s impressive gains force Russian troops to retreat. But, are these advances temporary as the Kremlin launches retaliatory strikes? Plus, a message from the Queen’s oldest son, the new King. Also, questions over the list of best colleges and universities in the U.S. after one prestigious school said its data was cooked. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy,...

Duration:01:37:04

The UK honors a Queen, welcomes a King

9/9/2022
As the Royal Family's meticulous plans are laid out as an official period of mourning begins. Plus, King Charles starts his reign as the world watches to see what kind of leader he might be. And in the US, CNN asks Texas' top law enforcement officer why he allegedly said no one will lose their jobs over the massacre in Uvalde. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:23:10

Special report: The passing of a Queen (part two)

9/8/2022
We continue our special, three-hour edition of The Lead, as Jake and a bevy of guests discuss the life and legacy of Queen Elizabeth II, who died today at the age of 96. To learn more about how CNN protects listener privacy, visit cnn.com/privacy

Duration:01:26:22