"I honestly do not think that we have to resort to enhanced interrogation...," former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta says during an interview airing as a special edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS this morning on CNN/U.S. and CNN International.
CIA, NSA, and FBI insiders give insights into America’s secret wars on terrorists in the U.S. and abroad in the one-hour special Beyond the Manhunts: How to Stop Terror – A Fareed Zakaria Special on CNN/U.S. on Sunday, May 12 at 10:00am and 1:00pm, and on CNN International at 3:00pm. All times Eastern. Viewers can join the conversation on Twitter by using #stopterror.
Also interviewed for the special are author and national security analyst Peter Bergen (author of Manhunt, 2013), former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden, Pulitzer Prize-winning national security journalist Mark Mazzetti, former CIA director and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former FBI agent Ali Soufan, and former CIA officers Nada Bakos, Robert Grenier, and Cindy Storer.
CIA, NSA, and FBI insiders give insights into America’s secret wars on terrorists in the U.S. and abroad
As questions continue to emerge about the quality of U.S. counterterrorism intelligence in the wake of the bombings at the Boston Marathon, CNN’s and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria takes an in-depth look at America’s people and intelligence apparatus at the front lines of protecting the homeland. Author and national security analyst Peter Bergen (author of Manhunt, 2013), former National Security Agency director Michael Hayden, Pulitzer Prize-winning national security journalist Mark Mazzetti, former CIA director and U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, former FBI agent Ali Soufan, and former CIA officers Nada Bakos, Robert Grenier, and Cindy Storer discuss how America’s clandestine operations detect the dangers and try to stop them – and what does and doesn’t seem to be working.
The one-hour Beyond the Manhunts: How to Stop Terror – A Fareed Zakaria Special premieres on CNN/U.S. on Sunday, May 12 at 10:00am and on CNN International at 3:00pm. All times Eastern.
Beyond the Manhunts explores current domestic and international terror threats to the homeland, the use of drones and enhanced interrogation in intelligence collection, and the role of women agents in counterintelligence. Zakaria also discusses insights into the hunt for bin Laden, and gathers broad perspectives on how U.S. intelligence agencies have slowly evolved to take on some activities associated with the U.S. Military. FULL POST
Sundance Productions’ CHICAGOLAND is produced by BCTV ‘Brick City’ filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin
Executive produced by Robert Redford and Laura Michalchyshyn of Sundance Productions, and award-winning filmmakers Marc Levin and Mark Benjamin of BCTV, CHICAGOLAND is a non-scripted, eight-part original series about a heartland American city. It is as authentic an American city as there is, and the series will explore where politics and policy meet real people’s lives – in a city generating change and innovation in social policy, education, and public safety – to meet national and local challenges.
Beginning in early 2014, viewers will watch the riveting, real-life drama of a city looking to unite at this critical moment in the city’s history. In the aftermath of a countrywide economic collapse, Chicago faces the challenges of improving its public education system, and neighborhood and youth safety. Can the city’s leaders, communities, and residents come together in ways that expand opportunities and allow aspirations to be realized?
“The vibrant culture and opportunities inherent in this 21st century, world-class city run alongside profound daily challenges,” said Redford. “Much of it falls on the shoulders of its tough, visionary mayor, his team and people doing heroic work in neighborhoods throughout the city,” continued Redford. “Chicago has always had a rhythm all its own. It’s a city that wears its heart on its sleeve and I am honored to be a part of telling this story,” he added. FULL POST
“THE FIGHTERS”: NEW FEATURE-LENGTH CNN FREEDOM PROJECT DOCUMENTARY
HUMAN RIGHTS PIONEER CECILIA FLORES-OEBANDA, BOXER MANNY PACQUIAO JOIN THE BATTLE AGAINST MODERN-DAY SLAVERY IN THE PHILIPPINES
**Premiere: Friday, 17 May (Part I) & Saturday, 18 May (Part II)**
Following a two-year CNN investigation, the two-hour documentary The Fighters chronicles Philippine human rights pioneer Cecilia Flores-Oebanda in her journey to protect children from the sex trade and convince the Philippines' biggest star, Manny Pacquiao, to join her as a fighter in the battle against modern-day slavery.
It's estimated more than 100,000 children work in the sex trade in the Philippines. Since founding her anti-trafficking organization, Visayan Forum, in 1991, Cecilia Flores-Oebanda has helped more than 70,000 victims or potential victims of human trafficking. She believes if Pacquiao, an elected congressman in the Philippines and the country’s biggest star, champions her cause, it could mean a turning point.
But just when it begins to look like she's winning, allegations of fraud and missing funds threaten to ruin her life's work as she is forced to change her focus from saving children to saving the organization she set up to help them.
“The Fighters is a remarkable film that represents the very core of the CNN Freedom Project, namely a desire to shine a spotlight into the darkness of human trafficking and to champion those who have dedicated their lives to ending it,” said Tony Maddox, executive vice president and managing director for CNN International. FULL POST
A global study of CNN consumers’ travel perceptions and behavioural trends has revealed that safety and security is of greater concern when choosing an international travel destination, than any other deciding factor – for more than two thirds of global respondents.
The survey asked global respondents from over 70 countries, recruited via CNN websites, to identify the key influencing factors in their decision making process, when deciding upon both leisure and business travel destinations. FULL POST
CNN has won 13 National Headliner Awards – including four first-place finishes – across broadcast and online categories. Founded in 1934 by the Press Club of Atlantic City, these awards recognize journalistic merit across the communications industry.
See the complete list of CNN's winning reports after the jump.
Christiane Amanpour welcomed culinary expert and new CNN host Anthony Bourdain to "Amanpour" on Friday, April 12.
Bourdain recently visited Myanmar, the Congo, and Libya to sample the life, food, and culture of those former conflict nations for his new CNN program "Parts Unknown." Amanpour asked Bourdain about his thoughts on the relationship between food and culture and what people can learn about each other by learning more about other nations through tourism.
"Parts Unknown" premieres Sunday, April 14 at 9:00pm on CNN/U.S. The program will also air globally on CNN International. Please check regional listings for airtimes.
"Amanpour" airs weekdays at 3:00pm and 5:00pm on CNN/International. All times Eastern.