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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Drugs in Kabul; Freedom for "The Shoe Thrower"

Nic Robertson visits an opium den in Kabul as government officials try to prevent an addiction epidemic from bringing on an epidemic of HIV/AIDS:

Cal Perry reports by phone on the release of Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi journalist who threw his shoes at then-President George Bush last year and has been jailed ever since:

A second report from Cal and we now have video of him with the family; however, there is no homecoming for the released journalist, who was immediately flown out of the country for the sake of his security and for needed medical treatment:

Ben Wedeman talks to Egyptians about al-Zaidi, who worked for a Cairo-based television station:

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Here's a look at some upcoming interview highlights, courtesy of the CNN Pressroom:

CNN Continues to Deliver More Newsmakers
CNN continues to deliver more newsmakers with a stellar lineup of A-list interviews, including:
Sunday, Sept. 20: John King’s wide-ranging interview with President Barack Obama will air during the 9 a.m. (ET) hour of State of the Union with John King.
Sunday, Sept. 20: In Fareed Zakaria’s exclusive interview with Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, the Russian president laid out his problems with the U.S. missile defense shield plans. The interview airs on GPS at 1 p.m. (ET).
Monday, Sept. 21: Christiane Amanpour launches Amanpour. on CNN International with Afghan President Hamid Karzai and U.S. Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Holbrooke discussing the issues underlying the powder keg that is Afghanistan -- the war there, the growing power of the Taliban, the fraud charges surrounding the recent election, and the tough road ahead. [Amanpour. will air on Sundays at 2 p.m. ET on Domestic starting September 27th; I will be including a recap of the program in my Monday posts.]

That's it for me today -- sorry I had to use the embedded clips, but I'm still having cable issues... and sadly, it's Time-Warner Cable giving me these headaches!

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1 comment:

Mavis said...

I know it's not funny but, I have to laugh every time I hear about the shoe thrower. I'm glad he's out of jail.