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28 Feb, 2020 22:40

The News with Rick Sanchez - February 28, 2020 (15:00 ET)

Markets continue to plummet amid coronavirus fears. Rick Sanchez explains how deeper factors than the ongoing outbreak are behind their downturn. Scottie Nell Hughes joins live from the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) where she asked attendees their views and fears about the economy and the coronavirus outbreak and heard exclusive remarks from former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer. Meanwhile, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems committed to an all-out attack on Syria despite repeated attempts by Russian diplomats and even President Putin himself to try to dissuade him. RT America’s Michael Maloof joins to weigh in.

How is Russia keeping its rate of coronavirus infection so low despite its long border with China, where the outbreak originated? RT’s Yulia Shapovalova explains for the News with Rick Sanchez.

Author and civil rights attorney John Whitehead of the Rutherford Institute joins Rick Sanchez to discuss the enduring effects of the PATRIOT Act and erosion of civil liberties in the US. He also explains "Operation Vigilant Eagle," a surveillance program to keep tabs on US veterans and track what they say online.

Poet, author and critic Edgar Allen Poe is an undisputed giant of American literature. A new study published in the Journal of Affective Disorders suggests that Edgar Allen Poe most likely did not commit suicide, as some have argued. RT executive producer and philologist Dr. Samir Shakhbaz joins Rick Sanchez to share his expertise.

Plus, RT America's Steve Christakos and Regina Ham join for "Jock Talk."