The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper: D-Day: Why We Still Fight for Democracy (CNN, Sunday, June 2, 2024)

The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper

The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper, a CNN news program, presents its latest episode, “D-Day: Why We Still Fight for Democracy,” airing on Sunday, June 2, 2024. The episode, hosted by Anderson Cooper, marks the 80th anniversary of the D-Day invasion and explores the ongoing fight for democracy around the world.

This installment, featuring CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper, offers insightful analysis and reflections on the significance of the D-Day invasion in World War II and its relevance to the current global landscape.

Tapper looks into the sacrifices made during World War II to protect democracy and examines the concerning trend of democratic backsliding occurring in numerous countries today. With more than half of the world’s population set to vote in elections this year, the timing of this episode couldn’t be more critical.

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Tapper provides a thought-provoking perspective on the state of democracy, stating, “As we face the disturbing reality that democracy has been diminishing across the globe for 17 straight years, it’s important to remember a time when the largest amphibious invasion in history was executed to, above all, advance the fight for democracy.”

“D-Day: Why We Still Fight for Democracy” includes interviews with esteemed World War II veterans and generals, such as former US Secretary of Homeland Security General John F. Kelly, former US Secretary of Defense General James N. Mattis, and former US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark A. Milley. Their insights and experiences contribute to a profound exploration of democracy and its ongoing challenges.

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The Whole Story with Anderson Cooper: D-Day: Why We Still Fight for Democracy airs on Sunday, June 2, 2024, at 8:00 p.m. on CNN.

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