Academy award-nominated filmmaker Al Reinert (Apollo 13 and For All Mankind) profiles a universal worst nightmare scenario of a man wrongly convicted of murdering his wife in the film AN UNREAL DREAM: THE MICHAEL MORTON STORY. The film will air for the first time ever on television at 9:00pm ET and PT on Thursday, Dec. 5 on CNN/U.S.
“We’re thrilled to bring this story to CNN audiences, raising awareness that the price of wrongful convictions goes well beyond individual loss of freedom for the wrongfully incarcerated” said Al Reinert, director of AN UNREAL DREAM. FULL POST
CNN was granted exclusive access to the Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan to see how the cleanup operation is going. CNN's Anna Coren (@amcoren) went deep inside the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant – the closest a journalist has been allowed to the recovery work.Inside Fukushima: Decommissioning Tepco's stricken nuclear reactor
As the grim first anniversary of one of the nation’s deadliest shootings in history approaches, CNN’s and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria looks for lessons for America from Europe, Asia, and Latin America for reducing the nation’s gun deaths. Defining the problem, Zakaria reports that according to the CDC, there were more than 30,000 gun deaths in America in 2010, the most recent year with complete data – and, more than 19,000 of those were suicides. Perhaps even more alarming, in 2012, among active military personnel, more service personnel died by suicide, than were killed in hostile action.
Global Lessons on Guns – A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special debuts Sunday, Dec. 8 at 7:00pm ET on CNN/U.S. In the special, Zakaria takes viewers to Colombia, Switzerland, Japan, Israel, and Australia for policy lessons from other mass gun murders, and suicide prevention – which may work in the U.S.. FULL POST
CNN's Juan Carlos Lopez (@jclopezcnn) talks with President Bill Clinton about Obamacare and the thought of another President Clinton.
CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features a discussion with Nancy Gibbs, co-author of The President’s Club (2013), Walter Isaacson, president and CEO of the Aspen Institute, and biographer for Steve Jobs and Benjamin Franklin, Jon Meacham, executive editor at Random House, and author of Thomas Jefferson: The Act of Power (2013), and David Nasaw, author of The Patriach: The Remarkable Life and Turbulent Times of Joseph P. Kennedy (2013), who spoke to Fareed Zakaria about historians’ long view of second-term presidencies, the U.S. economy, Iran negotiations, and the state of our times.
Additionally, Amanda Ripley, journalist and author of The Smartest Kids in the World (2013), spoke to Fareed Zakaria about why kids in Finland and South Korea are smarter than kids in the U.S.
A transcript and video is available after the jump:
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee and Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI), chair of the House Intelligence Committee, spoke to Candy Crowley about Syria and Afghanistan, and if the U.S. homeland is now safer than it was before 9/11.
Transcript and video available after the jump.
CNN's Fred Pleitgen (@fpleitgenCNN) reports live from Damascus, Syria on the "Geneva II" peace conference, which was announced earlier today by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
It is not clear which parties will attend the U.N.-brokered meeting on January 22 in Geneva, Switzerland, a subject that helped push back the conference for months.
"When we talk to people on the ground here in Damascus, many of them will tell you they simply want the fighting to end,” Pleitgen reports. “They want some sort of negotiated solution, however that solution might look.”
“Operation Finally Home” and “Wine to Water” Premiere in December on CNN
Improvised explosive devices. Roadside bombs. Close combat. Many men and women leave the United States to serve in the military to protect their country and face the brutal side effects of war. Too many return without limbs, emotional stability, jobs or direction. 2010 CNN Hero Dan Wallrath makes a difference in the lives of these wounded soldiers by building them mortgage-free accessible homes.
Millions of people die each year as a result of the absence of clean drinking water and proper sanitation facilities, while the most vulnerable population are kids under the age of 5. This issue touched the heart of 2009 CNN Hero Doc Hendley, who makes it his mission to save lives by providing clean water to more than 250,000 people in developing nations around the world.
For the first time, CNN and Zero Point Zero Production are producing one-hour specials based on past CNN Heroes, showcasing their extraordinary work and impact. “Operation Finally Home: A CNN Heroes Special Presentation” airs on Sunday, December 8 at 8 p.m. ET on CNN, with re-airs at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., and on Sunday, December 15 at 7 p.m. “Wine to Water: A CNN Heroes Special Presentation” airs Sunday, December 15 at 8 p.m. ET, with re-airs at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m., and on Saturday, December 21 at 7 p.m. Both specials will also air on CNN International and CNN en Español.