CNN coronavirus town hall to feature Al Gore, Spike Lee

CNN coronavirus town hall to feature Al Gore, Spike Lee
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CNN's "Coronavirus Facts and Fears" weekly town hall on Thursday night will include former Vice President Al GoreAlbert (Al) Arnold GoreMcAuliffe calls on Youngkin to drop out of 'election integrity' rally Anything-but-bipartisan 1/6 commission will seal Pelosi's retirement. Here's why Kamala Harris's unprecedented challenge MORE and filmmaker Spike Lee, according to a network announcement.

The town hall will mark CNN's 10th such program on the coronavirus since launching the show in late February.

Anchor Anderson Cooper and Sanjay Gupta will host the virtual event, where Lee will debut his short film, "New York, New York," which the network describes as "his valentine to the city and is dedicated to medical and frontline workers."


New York has been the U.S. epicenter of the coronavirus, with more than 20,000 deaths in the state alone.

Overall, the U.S. death toll stands at more than 74,000, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Also joining the town hall will be Laurie Garrett, author of "The Coming Plague," and Maria van Kerkhove, epidemiologist and World Health Organization technical lead for COVID-19, per the network.