Tonight, CNN's Fareed 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..
Here in a video preview to the special, Gen. (ret.) Peter Chiarelli discusses the U.S. Army’s efforts to reduce suicides by firearms. Gen. Chiarelli cautions:
“I would be very, very careful in not underestimating the impact of 13 years of war, on an all-volunteer force. I think we were seeing, in those [high] suicide numbers, some of the effect of high stress and trauma,” Gen. Chiarelli says in the documentary, recalling his service as the number two ranking officer assigned to suicide prevention. “This is an area that we, in fact, have to attack.”
Today on CNN’s Reliable Sources, hosted by Brian Stelter and airing on Sundays, 11 a.m. to noon ET, Ryan Seacrest, multimedia producer, host of “American Idol”, and venture capital investor, spoke with Brian about running a multimedia empire.
A transcript and videos are available after the jump.
CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features a discussion about Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy with Peter Godwin, a former human rights lawyer in Zimbabwe, foreign correspondent at BBC, and author of the book Wild at Heart: Man and Beast in Southern Africa (2008), which features a forward written by Nelson Mandela, Peter Beinart, an associate professor of journalism at the City University of New York and a senior political writer at Newsweek Daily Beast, and Khehla Shubane, a political prisoner at Robben Island alongside Nelson Mandela, who also became the CEO of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
A transcript is available after the jump.
Today on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley, Newt Gingrich, co-host of CNN’s “Crossfire” and former Speaker of the House spoke with Candy Crowley about why he thinks Nelson Mandela was one of the greatest leaders of our time, and about the backlash he received on Facebook for saying so.
A transcript is available after the jump.
Millions will remember actor Paul Walker as a racer and a movie star, known for his on-screen swagger and his love of speed. But he was also a man as committed to wildlife and oceans, humanitarian relief and fatherhood, as he was to cars and career. From surfing the soothing oceans of California to Walker’s personal and professional turns on the racetrack, CNN's Nischelle Turner spoke to those who knew him for this comprehensive portrait of this uncommon star.
"He didn't just talk the talk, he walked the walk. He cared about people and tried to help them," said Grady Smith, of Entertainment Weekly.
The 30-minute special, PAUL WALKER: A LIFE IN THE FAST LANE, will air on CNN/U.S. on Friday, Dec. 6 at 10:00pm and 1:00am Eastern.
Luxury brand to exclusively sponsor CNN Style 2014 theme week & CNN.com/Style
CNN International today announced that Gucci is bringing its first ever international fashion and accessory television advertising campaign exclusively to the network this month.
The television executions will form part of an integrated drive that will see the luxury brand sponsor a CNN Style 2014 theme week on CNN International, in the network’s ‘CNN NewsCenter’, and ‘Connect the World’ programmes, alongside commercial vignettes, and sponsorship of a special section on CNN.com, http://www.cnn.com/style.
The integrated campaign, which will begin this week across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, Asia Pacific and the USA, will also feature online executions running on both CNN.com and CNN Money.
Petra Malenicka, VP ad sales Western Europe, CNN International Commercial said: “We are delighted that Gucci has chosen CNN for its first ever fashion and accessory global television advertising campaign. Gucci joins an expanding portfolio of luxury brands across our platforms, underlining the strength of our commercial proposition, which includes a ubiquitous international reach, as well as an upscale audience that perfectly matches its target group.” FULL POST
Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Tony Blair told CNN that Nelson Mandela’s influence on the peace process in Northern Ireland was “hugely important” and his leadership “made racism seem somehow stupid and old-fashioned and irrelevant” to people in Western countries.
“As a leader, he was just a huge inspiration. I remember when we started our own peace process in Northern Ireland, he was such an example for reconciliation, forgiveness, the ability to put the past behind you,” Prime Minister Blair said. “He was hugely important in all the work we did for Africa and for ushering in a whole new generation of leaders in Africa. But I will also remember him as a man coming and visiting me in Downing Street, and he’d come in the door and after saying hello to myself and my wife, he’d say hello to the people on the door, the people making the tea, the staff members. He had a wonderful way about him. And to be with him, by the way, was enormous fun.” FULL POST
Sir Richard Branson reflected on Nelson Mandela’s life and legacy, saying that he had “a wonderful sense of humor” and didn’t want any conflict in the world. He said that Mandela was one flight away from trying to get Saddam Hussein to step down in an effort to prevent the invasion in Iraq. However, bombing started as “the plane was due to leave South Africa.”
Branson said, “The one word I think that sums him up the most is forgiveness. And I think that he would want all of us individually, in our own lives, to pick up the phone today. Talk to somebody that you’ve fallen out with. Invite them to lunch. Embrace them. Life is too short to have any enemies. On the bigger picture, he would have welcomed the talks with Iran. It’s so much better to try to become friends again with nations that you’ve once fallen out with, rather than drop bombs on each other. He was incredibly angry about the invasion of Iraq. I spoke with him before the invasion of Iraq. And actually sent a plane to take him to Iraq to see Saddam Hussein to try to persuade Saddam Hussein to step down. Him and Kofi Anon were going on a secret mission. The day the plane was due to leave South Africa, sadly the bombing started and they never had the chance to try to get Saddam Hussein to step down in the interest of his country and the people. He was trying all the time to try to resolve conflicts, rather than encourage the starting of conflicts to resolve problems.”
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