June 3rd, 2014
09:15 AM ET
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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."

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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.

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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. Johnny Liberty

    A question for Mrs. Clinton: Why should I vote for you in 2016?

    June 3, 2014 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  2. FredKelly

    "Please give a detailed accounting of where you were, what you were doing, and what decisions you made during the attack on the Benghazi compound." Would that be off-limits?

    June 3, 2014 11:10 am at 11:10 am |
  3. T4J Resurrection

    America has moved on from Hillary. You should too, CNN.

    June 3, 2014 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  4. Dan

    I hope someone ask her why she voted for Bush's war and if she regrets doing that. Whether I consider voting for her in part depends on her answer.

    June 3, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  5. kenman14

    It seems you liberals would even get fed up with these circumstances; the wealthy, connected people like Clinton will continue to enrich themselves and will be given a forum with which to do it, while politicking for the ultimate political ring!

    I have no doubt that the questions will be approved by her, and given to her ahead of time, to ensure that she looks like the "smartest woman in the world"!

    June 3, 2014 11:18 am at 11:18 am |
  6. Grego

    This will be fun to watch.

    June 3, 2014 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  7. Lily

    Of all the people Christiane Amanpour to be a Moderator!! What a joke! This woman only knows to attack people. No diplomacy, not skillful. ABC News could stand her. I stopped long time ago to watch her on CNN.

    June 3, 2014 11:26 am at 11:26 am |
  8. Justin Cider

    Wait, they're not going to filter the questions and audience like GOP meeting? How incredibly novel!

    June 3, 2014 11:32 am at 11:32 am |
  9. maurice

    hilary you got my vote. if u run. go for it.

    June 3, 2014 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  10. Nick

    Since even her spokespeople can't name one actual, documented accomplishment, why should Clinton even have a town hall?

    June 3, 2014 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  11. gustifer53

    I bet this make Priebus and Rove quiver in their woman hating boots...You gotta love it that the Republican and Tea Party's who claim to be the Party's of Values and Morals, just can't quite see woman as equals. In this case Hillary rises above all the Republican an tea Party candidates that they have scraped from the bottom of the Outhouse.

    June 3, 2014 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  12. Anthony Thompson

    Hillary seems to be knee-jerk apologist for Israel. I would ask her if that type of position will ever lead to a peaceful resolution of the Palestinian problem and other Mideast issues.

    June 3, 2014 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  13. Truth

    She is on the campaign trail for 201 6-early jump on any Democrats stupid enough to take her on and already wiping out any other competition. Hilliary WILL be the next president

    June 3, 2014 11:46 am at 11:46 am |
  14. Jon

    Its amazing to see how a candidate popular in the 90s has lost so much steem over the past decade and change. My question would ring along the lines...what is your plan to ensure Congress is more bipartisan? How would you stimulate a Congress that the American people could get behind? Well...thats two questions...

    June 3, 2014 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  15. Larry of Massachuisetts

    1. What is your Top #1 accomplishment as a senator ( just one accomplishment please)
    2. What is your top #1 accomplishment as Secretary of State ( just one please)
    3. What is the top quality someone must have for President ( Just 1 please)

    June 3, 2014 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  16. Eddie B

    Hillary got this when election is in full swing and the gop sees how incompetent they are standing next to Hillary. America will see she is the next prez.

    June 3, 2014 11:48 am at 11:48 am |
  17. Marty

    What is her policy toward the conflict in the Middle-East and Eastern Europe? Is it to follow the course of the current administration or something different?

    June 3, 2014 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  18. Larry of Massachuisetts

    My question - What specific steps would Hillary take as President to close the partisan divide in DC?

    June 3, 2014 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  19. John in CA

    This lady has Corporate ties and owes them big time. "We the people" won't get represented by her. Make your vote count for something.

    June 3, 2014 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  20. Hector Slagg

    Truthfully speaking Hillary and the Liberals wouldn't have numerous Hard Choices to make if they hadn't passed the buck too many times in the past. The Liberal's didn't bother to make any fiscal choices but just spent like there was no tomorrow. The people voted for it now they are stuck with it. The people have a hard choice to make in the next and next election. Start the hard road back to fiscal sanity of continue passing the buck.There is nothing I need to hear from Hillary. Except goodbye.

    June 3, 2014 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  21. sly

    Future President Hillary Clinton is one of the wisest leaders of our times and was widely praised around the world as one of the best Secretary of States in recent history.

    She will make a great leader, following the success of President Obama. These are great times for America – winding down the last of the Bush Oil Genocides, record stock market and deficit reduction.

    Enjoy these times Americans!

    June 3, 2014 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  22. Larry of Massachuisetts

    1. If Iran developed nuclear weapon capabilities, would you support Israel in military strikes against Iran?

    2. If north Korea developed nuclear weapon capability, would you give South Korea tactical nukes?

    June 3, 2014 11:50 am at 11:50 am |
  23. volsocal

    My question, "Why should anyone vote for a person that stole items from the White House, lied about being shot at when flying into Kabul, spent billions and accomplished nothing as Secretary of State, wouldn't answer simple questions about Benghazi, and is completely out of touch with the average American, e.g., she hasn't even driven a car in over 20 years?"

    June 3, 2014 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  24. Larry of Massachuisetts

    Do you support the recent changes in the Japan Constitution which permits Japan to develop external military capabilities?

    June 3, 2014 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  25. Larry of Massachuisetts

    There have been many debates over individual states' rights versus the US government stepping in with Federal Law and federal programs.

    Where do you draw the line on individual state rights? What should states be allowed to decide? and in what areas should the US government be allowed to impose laws and regulations over individual states' decision?

    June 3, 2014 11:53 am at 11:53 am |
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