CNN to present town halls with Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders

CNN to present town halls with Paul Ryan, Bernie Sanders
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CNN will present two prime-time town halls next week featuring Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSunday shows preview: Lawmakers weigh in after Texas school shooting Voters Dems need aren't impressed by anti-waterboarding showboating Primary win gives resurgent left a new shot of adrenaline MORE (I-Vt.) and Speaker Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanStudents arrested protesting gun violence outside Paul Ryan’s office Parkland father calls out Trump, McConnell, Ryan after Santa Fe shooting GOP revolts multiply against retiring Ryan MORE (R-Wis.), respectively.

The Sanders special, hosted by CNN "New Day" host Chris Cuomo, will be held at George Washington University on Jan. 9 at 9 p.m. ET.

A network press release states Sanders "will take questions on major issues facing the nation and will discuss the Democratic strategy for dealing with Trump's administration."

Ryan, who was reelected as Speaker on Tuesday, will sit down with CNN's Jake Tapper, host of "The Lead" and "State of the Union," at George Washington University.

The network says topics will include ObamaCare, President-elect Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpThe Memo: Will Mueller play hardball with Trump? Mexican presidential candidate vows to fire back at Trump's 'offensive' tweets Elizabeth Warren urges grads to fight for 'what is decent' in current political climate MORE's Cabinet nominees and Russia's alleged interference in the 2016 presidential election.

The Ryan town hall will air on Thursday Jan. 12 at 9 p.m. ET.