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You’ve been overwhelmed with headlines all week – what's worth a closer look? One Thing takes you into the story and helps you make sense of the news everyone's been talking about. Every Wednesday and Sunday, host David Rind interviews one of CNN’s world-class reporters to tell us what they've found – and why it matters. From the team behind CNN 5 Things.

Airbnb’s Hidden Camera Problem CNN One Thing
A new CNN investigation has uncovered that Airbnb has received tens of thousands of customer support tickets about surveillance devices dating back to 2013. Experts say despite knowing about these alleged invasions of privacy, Airbnb has failed to protect its customers and even secured silence through confidentiality agreements. In this episode, we hear from victims about their ordeals and look at how the company says it’s addressing the problem.  Guest: Isabelle Chapman, CNN Investigates Producer  Read the full investigation here.
Jul 10, 2024
The Global Impact of France’s Lurch to the Far Right CNN One Thing
French voters are headed back to the polls this weekend in runoff parliamentary elections, one week after a strong showing from the far-right National Rally party. Hundreds of candidates in President Emmanuel Macron’s camp and the left-wing alliance have since dropped out of the race in hopes of blocking the far-right from power. In this episode, we examine what is fueling far-right parties across Europe and look at the 28-year-old who could soon become France’s youngest prime minister.  Guest: Saskya Vandoorne, CNN Senior Producer
Jul 7, 2024
What America’s ‘Best Towns to Visit’ Have in Common CNN One Thing
Just in time for summer road trip season, CNN Travel has compiled a list of the best American towns to visit. In this episode, we examine what went into making the list and look at the one pressing issue they all share.  Guest: Derek Van Dam, CNN Weather Anchor  Read the full list here.
Jul 3, 2024
Why SCOTUS Is Saving Trump Immunity for Last CNN One Thing
The Supreme Court wraps up its current term on Monday. Justices are finally expected to issue a major decision on presidential immunity as it relates to special counsel Jack Smith's election subversion charges against former President Donald Trump. Another decision limiting obstruction charges for January 6th rioters could also have ramifications in that case. In this episode, we break down what it said and why a separate ruling is sending shockwaves through the federal government. Guest: John Fritze, CNN Supreme Court Reporter
Jun 30, 2024
Some Dems Hit the Panic Button After Biden's Very Bad Night CNN One Thing
In the first debate matchup between President Biden and former President Donald Trump, Biden turned in a lackluster performance that has some Democrats wondering if concerns about his age might be valid. In this special episode of One Thing, we break down the moments that mattered from the CNN presidential debate and look at where both campaigns go from here. Guest: Kristen Holmes, CNN Correspondent
Jun 28, 2024
Backstage Before the CNN Presidential Debate CNN One Thing
On Thursday, President Joe Biden and former President Donald Trump will debate each other live on CNN, the earliest general election debate in US history. The debate is being held at a CNN studio in the key swing state of Georgia, which helped deliver the presidency to Biden in 2020. In this episode, we go inside the debate studio to preview the event and hear from Atlanta-area voters about what they want to hear from the candidates (if they'll even be watching).  Guest: David Chalian, CNN Political Director
Jun 26, 2024
Why a US-Mexico Water War Is Heating Up CNN One Thing
As extreme heat blankets large parts of the US, a war is looming between the US and Mexico over water. Under an 80-year-old treaty, both sides are expected to share resources from key rivers. However, extreme drought conditions have put Mexico well behind in delivering its share. In this episode, we examine how the shortfall is impacting American farmers and look at what can be done to factor climate change into future agreements.  Guest: Laura Paddison, CNN Senior Climate Writer
Jun 23, 2024
A Plan to Diversify the Workforce: Ditch the Four-Year Degree CNN One Thing
A new push from some of America’s top companies are prioritizing skills over college degrees in hopes of diversifying the workforce and narrowing the racial wealth gap. Some young people are choosing shorter periods of specialized training so they can enter the workforce more quickly. In this episode, we hear what’s behind the growing dissatisfaction with the traditional college process and how it could upend the higher education industry. Guest: Athena Jones, CNN Correspondent
Jun 19, 2024
What Should Happen to the Detained Children of ISIS? CNN One Thing
Five years after the fall of the self-declared caliphate, tens of thousands of ISIS followers and their families are being held in dozens of detention facilities in Syria that human rights groups describe as a ‘legal black hole.’ In this episode, CNN gets unprecedented access to some of these facilities and hears from mothers and children facing dire conditions and uncertain futures.  Guest: Clarissa Ward, CNN Chief International Correspondent
Jun 16, 2024
The Conviction of Hunter Biden CNN One Thing
Hunter Biden was found guilty on three federal felony gun charges on Tuesday, becoming the first child of a US president to be convicted of a federal crime. In this episode, we examine how the fallout could impact the presidential race and look ahead to Hunter’s next trial in September.  Guest: Marshall Cohen, CNN Reporter
Jun 12, 2024
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