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Monday, November 22, 2010

Anderson Cooper to Interview Paul Refsdal

CNN’s ‘Taliban’ Exposes Lives and Motives of Fighters
Documentary Debuts Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8:00pm ET & PT on CNN/U.S.

CNN's Taliban takes you behind enemy lines, and face-to-face with the men our troops are fighting. The Taliban are a violent enemy that have killed hundreds of American troops in Afghanistan since 2001. Despite a nearly ten-year war with the Taliban, most Americans know little about how they fight and live – until now.
In Taliban, CNN anchor Anderson Cooper debriefs Norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal about his unprecedented filming behind enemy lines in Afghanistan. No Western journalist has ever spent as much time with the Taliban, with as unrestricted access, as Refsdal.
CNN’s Taliban reveals the enemy at war – preparing weapons, planning attacks, and interacting with their families and fellow fighters. Refsdal risked his life to capture these never-before-seen images, and ended up being kidnapped. His harrowing escape is also documented in the film.
Cooper presses Refsdal about why he put his life in jeopardy to film the Taliban. Refsdal said, “The problem has been with the – the people [journalists] who meet the Taliban, they stay for one hour, and they ask the Taliban to...go around arranging some kind of training...And you have one commander with his face see the real Taliban, you have to stay for a while...”
The one-hour documentary, Taliban, debuts Saturday, Dec. 11 at 8:00p.m. ET and PT on CNN. It will air on CNN International in late December.
A multimedia report including historical timelines of the Taliban and the country of Afghanistan, video excerpts from the documentary, and an interview with journalist and Guerilla Reporter author Paul Refsdal can be found at after Wednesday, Dec. 8.
Taliban was produced and filmed in Afghanistan by Paul Refsdal, produced for CNN by Jennifer Hyde and Ken Shiffman, and edited by Cliff Hackel. Bud Bultman is managing editor for this production. Scott Matthews is the director of CNN’s Special Investigations and Documentaries unit.

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Anonymous said...

Finally a real documentary. Look forward
to seeing this one.

Anonymous said...

Another ratings grabber.
Why not let Don Lemon and TJ do their magic in this spot instead of talking about a journalist no one really cares about on a Saturday night. Really?

Anonymous said...

Don Lemon and TJ need to be in prime time
instead of Elliot Spitzer, Kathleen Parker and
Piers Morgan. When 2 of the best anchors at
CNN are overlooked for losers like this, you
know CNN does not want either of them in
prime time.As long as they are at CNN both
Don and TJ will never move beyond weekends.

Anonymous said...

Instead of doing hourly political updates, how
about web, social media, tech and science
updates CNN ? These non important political
updates is one of the reasons the numbers are
down dayside. Also, CNN I does something
called highlight. CNN should do the same by
highlighting stories from CNN I each hour.
Yet again CNN looks absolutely stupid on the
Natalee Holloway story. CNN are you a tabloid
channel or a news channel. There is no shortage
of news today. One big glaring story : tensions
on the Korean Peninsula.Oh yeah that is right
CNN is no longer in the news business. Real
news is not important it is the made up topics
they come up with each day to try and turn
into news. Lame. Live for test results on a
jaw bone.C'mon CNN.

Anonymous said...

Krya,Don, Tj, Kate,Fredericka,Brooke,John
Roberts,Tony. CNN had better replace
Parker Spitzer really fast. The show is
edging closer to dropping below 300,000
total viewers. This is yet another example
of CNN management having it's head in
the sand. The message could not be any
clearer, viewers don't like Parker Spitzer,
they really don't.