Thursday, May 5, 2011

Christopher Hitchens' Appearances on CNN: TV Debates and Interviews (2000-2010)

A request was submitted recently for Christopher Hitchens' appearances on CNN's Crossfire. While CNN's archives of footage remain largely unavailable to the general public, their archive of show transcripts is well maintained and continues to be published regularly. As a result, it is possible to read transcripts of all of Hitchens' appearances on CNN from 2000 to present. That list is presented below, accompanied by online video clips where available:

June 21, 2000 - Larry King Live: Can Prince William Save the British Monarchy?

April 2, 2001 - TalkBack Live: Spy Plane Standoff: What Should the Bush Administration Do Next?

June 12, 2001 - CNN Crossfire: Should President Bush Care About Europe's Opinion of Him?

December 1, 2001 - CNN Live Event/Special: Sessions, Murphy Debate Use of Military Tribunals; Willis, Frederick Discuss U.S. Recession; Frank, Hitchens Talk About Military Efforts

March 6, 2003 - CNN Crossfire: Is Bush Getting Read to Attack Iraq?; What Are the British Cooking Up at the U.N.?

March 10, 2003 - CNN Connie Chung Tonight: France Refuses to Support New Resolution Under Any Circumstances; Will U.N. Defeat Stop U.S. From Invasion?

May 8, 2003 - CNN Lou Dobbs Moneyline: SARS Death Toll Reaches 506; FBI Contact Indicted for Spying

June 27, 2003 - International Correspondents

July 11, 2003 - International Correspondents

September 10, 2003 - CNN Newsnight Aaron Brown: New al Qaeda tape released; Rumsfeld Heckled At National Press Club; Problems In Iraq Are Not Insurmountable

May 29, 2004 - International Correspondents: 'NY Times' Issues Mea Culpa Over Iraqi WMD Coverage

June 25, 2004 - CNN Crossfire: Will 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Impact Presidential Election?

July 4, 2004 - CNN Reliable Sources: Are Media Ganging Up on Michael Moore?; Interview With Bob Edwards

November 10, 2004 - Lou Dobbs Tonight: Bush Chooses White House Counsel To Replace Ashcroft; US, Iraqi Forces Regaining Control Of Falluja; Interview with John Thune

January 31, 2005 - Insight: Iraq Elections

June 25, 2005 - International Correspondents: Coverage of Iranian Election

January 17, 2006 - Paula Zahn Now: Hillary Clinton Under Fire; Confessed Killer Walks Free; The Royal Stranger

March 16, 2006 - CNN Larry King Live: U.S. Launches Massive Offensive in Iraq; Interview With Macaulay Culkin

March 17, 2006 - Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees: Operation Swarmer Continues; Taliban Gaining Power in Pakistan?; Spring Break Serial Killer?

November 1, 2006 - The Situation Room: President Bush Gives Vote of Confidence to Rumsfeld, Cheney; Florida Republicans Have Another Controversy; Will Kerry's Apology Be Enough?

May 3, 2007 - Lou Dobbs Tonight: Syria's Meddling: Interfering in Iraq War; Battle Over Iraq; Top al Qaeda Operative Killed

May 9, 2007 - Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees: What Is a Mormon?; Interview With Christopher Hitchens

May 9, 2007 - Lou Dobbs Tonight: Lowering the Bar: Redefining Success in Iraq; Cheney in Iraq; New Poll on Voter Concerns; Churches Offering Sanctuary for Illegals; Comprehensive Immigration Bill Reintroduced; Evangelicals Call for Immigration Reform; Controversy Erupts Over Al Sharpton Remarks on Mitt Romney

May 12, 2007 - Lou Dobbs This Week: Sharpton Upsets Mormons; Illegal Immigrants and Amnesty

May 15, 2007 - Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees: Jerry Falwell's Legacy

May 15, 2007 - Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees: Falwell: Faith and Fury; America Votes 2008

May 22, 2007 - Paula Zahn Now: Imus Fallout Creating Climate of Fear on Talk Radio?; Muslims in America; Falwell's Legacy

June 22, 2007 - International Correspondents: BBC Correspondent Still Being Held; Christopher Hitchens Interview; Journalists in Exile

July 31, 2007 - Paula Zahn Now: Koran in the Toilet: Hate Crime?; Political Bedtime Stories

November 20, 2007 - CNN Live Event/Special: Former Bush Insider to Release Bombshell Book?; Polygamist Leader Sentenced; Interview With Christopher Hitchens

December 9, 2007 - CNN Reliable Sources: Imus Back on the Radio; Romney Addresses His Faith in Speech

March 19, 2008 - CNN Live Event/Special: Five Years of Iraq War; Reaction Mixed to Obama Speech on Race

October 24, 2008 - CNN Larry King Live: McCain Worker Lied; Can McCain Win?; Scott McClellan Endorses Obama

November 19, 2008 - CNN Larry King Live: Interview with Michael Moore/Auto Bailout Vote Canceled

February 25, 2009 - Lou Dobbs Tonight: Obama's big Government; Spending Binge; Sharpton v. Murdoch; Payback for Unions?; Free Speech Fight

March 1, 2009 - Fareed Zakaria GPS: Pakistani Government Achieves Truce With Taliban

August 30, 2009 - Fareed Zakaria GPS: Interview with James Baker, Bernard-Henri Levy, Fawaz Gerges, Christopher Hitchens

October 26, 2009 - Joy Behar Show: Jackson Movie Controversy; Is Atheism the New Religion?

April 16, 2010 - Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees: Goldman Sachs Accused of Fraud; National Day of Prayer Unconstitutional?

August 5, 2010 - Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees: Interview With Virginia Attorney General Kenneth Cuccinelli; Interview With Illinois Congressman Luis Gutierrez; Connecticut Gunman's 911 Tape Released; Naomi Campbell Testifies in War Crimes Trial; Christopher Hitchens Faces Off with Cancer; Naomi Campbell Testifies at War Crimes Trial; Facebook Crime: Woman Posts Video of Burglars

August 5, 2010 - Anderson Cooper 360 Degrees: Immigration Uproar in Virginia; Killer's Chilling 911 Call Released; Hitchens, God and Cancer; Naomi Campbell Testifies before The Hague; Fighting for Exceptional Kids


chiro said...

Thank you for the reference. I was looking for the debate around 1991 on CNN, between Hitchens and Charles Heston, but it remains an incunable, very difficult to find, transcript nor video.

gumbot said...

Alot of these are links to transcripts, do you happen to know where one can find the video?

Stephen Marotta said...

Can you track down Hitchens v. Heston CNN 1991 interview discussing the merits of the Gulf War?