Hillary Clinton's career in the spotlight
June 3rd, 2014
09:15 AM ET
7 months ago

Hillary Clinton to take part in live CNN town hall

Washington (CNN) - Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton  will take part in a live town hall meeting that will be moderated by CNN's Christiane Amanpour later this month.

The June 17 event will take place at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. and it will be the only network televised town hall that the former secretary of state participates in during the closely watched rollout of her new memoir, "Hard Choices."

In addition to Amanpour's questions, Clinton will "take questions from the American public with nothing off limits," according to a CNN statement announcing the event. The town hall will air on CNN at 5 p.m. ET and be simulcast on CNN International and CNN en Español. It will re-air on CNN at 9 p.m. ET.

CNN and Tumblr have teamed up for the first time to invite viewers worldwide to submit questions – in any form (text, video, animated gif) – via CNN’s event Tumblr, and Amanpour will pose some of the best to Clinton during CNN’s live broadcast.

Amanpour is CNN's chief international correspondent and anchor of "Amanpour," a nightly foreign affairs program on CNN International.

"Hard Choices" is Clinton's second memoir and tells the story of the former first lady's four years as America's top diplomat. It goes on sale June 10.

Clinton is widely seen as the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, and the former senator has acknowledged a number of times that she is weighing a second run for the White House.

Details of the book tour have slowly trickled out over the last two weeks, including announcements of other media interviews, excerpts from the memoir, and events across the United States and Canada.

On Monday, Barnes & Noble announced that the first event of Clinton's book tour will be a reading at its Union Square location in Manhattan on the day the memoir hits bookshelves. Clinton will sign copies of her new book at the event.

The bookseller also announced Monday that Clinton will appear at a similar book signing on June 19 in Los Angeles.

In addition to those two events, Clinton will appear at events in Austin, Texas; Arlington, Virginia; Washington, D.C.; Chicago and San Francisco.

Clinton will speak at two events in Canada: One at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto on June 16 and then two days later – on June 18 – Clinton will speak at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Alberta.

What's behind stepped up GOP attacks on Clinton

Half in new poll disapprove of how Clinton handled Benghazi

The book is an important moment for Clinton as she weighs a presidential run. Critics have faulted Clinton's leadership at State – particularly her management of the 2012 attack on the American compound in Benghazi. Her supporters see the memoir as the best way for Clinton to rebut those claims.


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soundoff (103 Responses)
  1. Bill from GA

    Larry of Massachuisetts – " My question – What specific steps would Hillary take as President to close the partisan divide in DC? "

    The only thing a democrat could do these days to close the partisan divide would be total capitulation. Republicans have made it obvious that their only goal is to regain power. They have no interest in making this country function for the betterment of the people.

    June 3, 2014 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  2. rs

    Content Free Hillary

    Let's hear your ideas for the country. More of the same leftist Obama BS that we know doesn't work or do you have something else in mind? Let's hear specifics and not the standard vacuous blah, blah, blah.
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    and what about the Right? I hear nothing from Republicans. They've done nothing for 6 years. Why in the world would anyone elect those welfare queens in Congress?

    June 3, 2014 01:24 pm at 1:24 pm |
  3. rs

    Bill from GA

    Larry of Massachuisetts – " My question – What specific steps would Hillary take as President to close the partisan divide in DC? "

    The only thing a democrat could do these days to close the partisan divide would be total capitulation. Republicans have made it obvious that their only goal is to regain power. They have no interest in making this country function for the betterment of the people
    ___________________
    I have recently thought that with Gitmo emptying with the end of the Afghan war, that filling it with the perpetrators of the government shutdown from last year might make he GOP a wee bit more cooperative... then again maybe not- they might like two hots and a cot given what little they do now.

    June 3, 2014 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  4. sam

    A set up! No hard questions...

    June 3, 2014 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  5. Bill from GA

    Larry of Massachuisetts – " 2. Would you support a single 6 year term for President so that we can do away with mid term elections? "

    Gee, Larry, I always thought midterm elections were the general elections that are held two years after the quadrennial (four-year) elections, necessary because the House members serve 2 year terms. What's that got to do with the president's term??

    June 3, 2014 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  6. grain of salt

    Larry, "some men, you just can't reach", that'd be you son.

    June 3, 2014 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  7. Bill from GA

    Fair is Fair – " Looks like it's Hillary Clinton Day on the ticker... reincarnation of the Clinton News Network, eh? "

    I actually agree with you, at least 5% of the time, maybe more. But definitely this time.

    June 3, 2014 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  8. Tampa Tim

    Now that Bergdahl has been tried and found guilty by Sean Hannity and his followers, maybe he will be executed on the morning show, "Fox and Friends." People in the military no longer have rights. Way to go RWNJs!

    June 3, 2014 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "Larry of Massachuisetts – " My question – What specific steps would Hillary take as President to close the partisan divide in DC? ""

    Step 1: Not being black.

    Done.

    Hey Larry, here's a hint: you can't work with people who swear not to work with you. There IS no closing the gap. The GOP/Teatrolls believe it is to their advantage and proves their ideology that gov't can never do anything right. The MSM thrives on it. Billionaires are exploiting it. It's over. The second the SCOTUS decided that spending money is "speech," we began spiraling into plutocracy and now no longer really have a democracy, but an oligarchy.

    June 3, 2014 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "Looks like it's Hillary Clinton Day on the ticker... reincarnation of the Clinton News Network, eh?"

    Yeah, it's soooo helpful to throw up article after article for the GOP/Teatrolls to slander her under. Whine more. Your tears sustain me.

    June 3, 2014 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  11. Rudy NYC

    Bill from GA

    I would ask Hillary if she still agrees with her vote to invade Iraq.

    ... .... .... ....

    I would be interested in knowing how Hillary now views her decision.
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    She answered that question quite clearly back in 2008. Based upon the information that was available at the time, she would vote the same way. Based upon the information that we know now, she would not support the war.

    Personally, I never bought into the whole "Saddam has WMDs argument and is working with Osama Bin Laden" argument at all. There had been weapons inspectors on the ground in Iraq for months. The idea that either Saddam or Bin Laden would be willing to take a back seat to the other guy was utter ridiculous.

    June 3, 2014 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  12. Tampa Tim

    rs – Republicans have no jobs bill, no immigration policy, no climate change policy, no tax reform policy (besides tax cuts for the wealthy), no VA plan (other than three pages allowing more people to be fired). Yet they are good at politicizing events for campaign donations.

    June 3, 2014 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  13. elizabeth

    In 2012 as Secretary of State, you made the deal that recently release of the military man held by the Taliban. The news coverage shows your picture with the leader of the Afghan govt. as a photo op with the story. I would like to know why one American was killed by drone without due process and this one exchanged for five top taliban terrorists?

    June 3, 2014 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  14. Tampa Tim

    When Tom l refers to some posters as "the gang," why won't you post that we view the RWNJs as "terrorist sleeper cells?"

    June 3, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  15. grain of salt

    Benghazi, we needed more security, then when reminded they denied requests for funding for more security, then, more security wound not have helped, you have to be a flipping fool to believe a word they say. Hillary regarding Bill and Monica, she's weak for staying with him, then, she's a power hungry wolf looking to ride on his coattails,...sigh...

    June 3, 2014 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  16. Dave C

    What is your proudest accomplishment while SOS?

    June 3, 2014 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  17. rs

    Tampa Tim

    rs – Republicans have no jobs bill, no immigration policy, no climate change policy, no tax reform policy (besides tax cuts for the wealthy), no VA plan (other than three pages allowing more people to be fired). Yet they are good at politicizing events for campaign donations.
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    Exactly- they want to win elections to a government they profess to want to break... their motivation, their actions simply make no sense.

    June 3, 2014 02:14 pm at 2:14 pm |
  18. sly

    "Benghazi, we needed more security, then when reminded they denied requests for funding for more security, then, more security wound not have helped, you have to be a flipping fool to believe a word they say."
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    Yes, President Obama sent 3 bills to the GOP House for increasing security, and the House GOP said: "Who cares if Americans are at risk at Benghazi – we will not vote more money because of health care".

    Benghazi: Republicans killed 4 Americans.

    June 3, 2014 02:15 pm at 2:15 pm |
  19. Bill from GA

    Rudy NYC

    The decision to, not just go to war, but to invade another country, unprovoked, especially for the world's last Superpower, is maybe the most serious decision a President or Senator will ever have to make.

    You doubted the necessity, as did I. I think the Hillary's decision raises questions as to her fitness for leadership of this country.

    Personally, I think she knew better, but lacked the courage to stand up for her country.

    June 3, 2014 02:18 pm at 2:18 pm |
  20. Turdgyl

    ACA is law. Hillary yes 16!

    June 3, 2014 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  21. Thomas

    Watch A Florida Judge Beat Up A Lawyer In The MIDDLE Of Trial .

    And the judge is not charged .

    And your worried about Benghazi .

    June 3, 2014 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  22. rs

    Bill from GA

    Rudy NYC

    The decision to, not just go to war, but to invade another country, unprovoked, especially for the world's last Superpower, is maybe the most serious decision a President or Senator will ever have to make.

    You doubted the necessity, as did I. I think the Hillary's decision raises questions as to her fitness for leadership of this country.

    Personally, I think she knew better, but lacked the courage to stand up for her country.
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    And face the wrath of Bush/Cheney/Rumsfeld, et al for voting against them? In theory that's a good thing- and their "intelligence" certainly was tainted- but when the President of the United States calls for war, and the GOP is already targeting you, is it a reality to expect people to vote against war? Remember the climate? "You're for us or you're against us".
    The depth of the Bush/Cheney lies were not fully apparent until at least a year after hostilities commenced.

    June 3, 2014 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  23. Marcus (from...?)

    Bill from GA – 'Personally, I think she knew better, but lacked the courage to stand up for her country.'

    The only judgement people are allowed to make based solely on their opinions happens at the polls, all the others demands facts and data (aka proof) or it's just a matter of slander and libel.

    June 3, 2014 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  24. CryBabies

    "nothing off limits"........" You can ask but I may not answer". I wonder if anyone will ask the question.." Can Gurgyl put a complete sentence on paper?" Watch the Spin.

    June 3, 2014 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  25. Lynda/Minnesota

    Tampa Tim
    rs – Republicans have no jobs bill, no immigration policy, no climate change policy, no tax reform policy (besides tax cuts for the wealthy), no VA plan (other than three pages allowing more people to be fired). Yet they are good at politicizing events for campaign donations.
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    Yeah, Tim. Don't forget the polling. We are saturated with one politicizing event after another and then given the polling data to back up the claim that "the majority of Americans" believe (A) (B) (C).

    Except that the viewer-rating data doesn't hold up with the polling data. At this point, Americans (with our need to know at its apparent highest levels) have all but turned off cable news, print news, internet news (of political interest).

    June 3, 2014 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
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