CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Bill Clinton. As former U.S. President Bill Clinton prepares for the 2014 annual meetings of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, Fareed Zakaria spoke with him about the recent plans announced by President Barack Obama on the U.S. contributions to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, and what he feels the U.S. should do about the terrorist group ISIS.
Clinton on Syria: “I supported two years ago the proposal that Hillary and Secretary Panetta and then CIA director, General Petraeus, made to give more robust armed support to the Syrians. But I well understood why the president was reluctant to do it because, as you see in Libya, there’s still lots of militia groups there who like America.”
Clinton on the fight against ISIS in Iraq: "the Iraqi government is now more inclusive than it has been since the fall of Saddam Hussein. And that seems to be awakening, if you will, the willingness of the Sunni tribal leaders to participate in fighting. We know the Kurds and the Peshmerga are willing to fight. If we can help them and support them, I think the larger fight against ISIS can continue as it should – as a local struggle for the freedom and liberty of the people"
Clinton on Russian expansion into Ukraine: "President Yeltsin, in return for Ukraine getting rid of all of its nuclear weapons and sending them to Russia, signed an agreement with me and the then president of Ukraine saying that Russia would always respect Ukraine's territorial integrity. President Putin said it was an agreement, not a treaty, therefore I'm not bound by it. I just think it's a bum rap that expanding NATO caused all this. You know, that - you made me invade Georgia and you made me invade Ukraine because they were the only two countries on my border that weren't part of NATO? I mean come on, it just - it's not a credible thing."
A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.
As former U.S. President Bill Clinton prepares for the 2014 annual meetings of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, Fareed Zakaria spoke with him about the recent plans announced by President Barack Obama on the U.S. contributions to the Ebola outbreak in Africa, and what he feels the U.S. should do about the terrorist group ISIS.
The wide-ranging interview will air inside the Sunday, Sept. 21st edition of CNN's FAREED ZAKARIA GPS.
Fareed Zakaria GPS Airtimes Sunday Sept. 21, 2014
All Times Eastern
CNN International: 3:00p.m.
CNN/U.S.: 10:00a.m., encore at 1:00p.m.
FAREED ZAKARIA GPS Global Television Exclusive
Premieres Sunday, Sept. 21
As he prepares for his first address before the world stage of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will sit down with Fareed Zakaria for a global exclusive and wide-ranging interview to air on CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS international affairs program on Sunday, Sept. 21.
The interview was taped on Saturday, Sept. 13 at the Prime Minister’s official residence at 7 Race Course Road in New Delhi, and marks Modi’s first since he was elected Prime Minister of India.
Prime Minister Modi discusses India’s economic growth, relations with China and the United States, terrorism, and more.
In India on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 (Indian Standard Time):
In the United States on Sunday, Sept. 21, 2014 (Eastern Time):
CNN International is the exclusive global media platform selected by Ericsson for an integrated advertising campaign promoting the company as a leader in information and communications technology (ICT).
Starting on September 18, the main focus of Ericsson's activity with CNN is association with Tomorrow Transformed, a new strand of programming about innovation in society and business enabled by technology. Presented by CNN anchor Richard Quest, the segments will air fortnightly during CNN International's Quest Means Business and News Stream. Tomorrow Transformed will complement CNN's business programming by covering the impact of connectivity for businesses across a range of areas such as transportation, media, finance and energy. The segments will also air on CNN US to deliver a global audience. A 30-minute programming special highlighting the most innovative stories from the series will air in 2015. FULL POST
Dangote Industries Limited, one of Africa’s largest business conglomerates, is sponsoring the prestigious ‘Facetime’ segment on CNN Marketplace Africa, CNN International’s show that offers a unique window into African business.
Starting on September 19, a bespoke multi-media Dangote Industries Limited advertising campaign will include sponsorship of CNN Marketplace’s ‘Facetime’ segment and exclusive branding on the show’s microsite. The advertising campaign will support Dangote Industries Limited’s expansion across the Continent and outside of Africa by raising its profile among business and economic audience. FULL POST
HBO Documentary Film’s chilling inside look at the 49-hour siege of Kenya’s Westgate Mall comes to CNN
One year after the world was shocked by a brazen attack upon the Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, CNN/U.S. broadcasts the acclaimed HBO Documentary Film, TERROR AT THE MALL, on Friday, Sept. 26 at 9:00pm and 11:00pm. All times Eastern.
Sometime shortly after noon on Sept. 21, 2013, Al-Shabaab, an Al Qaeda-linked terrorist group from Somalia, attacked Westgate Mall in neighboring Kenya. The chilling story of the 49 harrowing hours that followed is told from the vantage point of witnesses and rescuers to the attack, film from more than 100 security cameras revealing hours of previously unaired surveillance video, and photos from survivors taken during the attack.
“That Saturday was really a normal Saturday, like any other Saturday,” recalls survivor Amber Prior, who was at the mall with her six-year-old daughter and four-year-old son. FULL POST
CNN International is launching Tomorrow Transformed, a new feature strand examining how society and business are changing through innovation and technology, and what this means for the future.
Presented by CNN anchor Richard Quest, Tomorrow Transformed complements CNN's increased business output which expanded this year with the launch of The Business View with Nina Dos Santos and the addition of accompanying feature content such as Future Finance and Smart Business. Starting on September 18, Tomorrow Transformed will air fortnightly during CNN International's Quest Means Business and News Stream. Reaching a global audience, the segments will also air on CNN US. In addition, a 30-minute programming special highlighting the most innovative stories from the series will air in 2015. FULL POST
Ryan Nobles will join CNN Newsource as a national correspondent based in Washington, D.C., it was announced today by Paul Crum, vice president of affiliate services for CNN/U.S.
Nobles joins CNN Newsource from WWBT in Richmond, Virginia, where he served as an award-winning anchor and reporter since 2007. He also served as an anchor and reporter for WTEN (Albany, NY), WHAM (Rochester, NY), and WKTV (Utica, NY). His communications experience includes serving as the Director of Communications/Research for New York State Senator Joseph Griffo; and as the Director of the Oneida County Youth Bureau in Utica.
Nobles has been ranked by The Washington Post as one of the “Best State Based Political Reporters” in 2009 and 2013; and on POLITICO’s “50 to Watch” list in 2011.
“Ryan is a relentless political and news journalist,” said Crum. “His experience will complement CNN Newsource and its offerings for its more than 800 affiliates.”
CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with Uber CEO and founder, Travis Kalanick. With a presence in 200 cities across 45 different countries, Uber has changed the means of transportation. Kalanick tells Fareed about Uber’s future aspirations to expand their services and to target emerging markets.
Kalanick on Uber’s growth as a company: “when you're doing billions of dollars a year and you're growing 4X year-over-year, and that growth is accelerating, it's pretty unusual.
Kalanick on Uber’s newest ventures: “So in Los Angeles, we're doing something called Uber Fresh, which is you push a button and you get a lunch in five minutes, right. In DC, we're doing Uber Corner Store. So imagine all the things you get at a corner store. In New York, we're doing Uber Rush, which is messenger service. And, you know, we like to think of ourselves as being in the business of moving - delivering cars in five minutes. You push a button, a car comes. But once you're delivering cars in five minutes, there's a lot of things you can deliver in five minutes. You know, FedEx isn't going to your near - nearest pharmacy and delivering something to you in five minutes.”
A full text of the transcript is available after the jump.
Today on CNN’s State of the Union with Candy Crowley, White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough speaks to Crowley about the fight against ISIS and efforts to build an international coalition.
McDonough on combating ISIS: “the United States, with this coalition effort, Muslim states, Sunni states, part of that effort will, ultimately, not only degrade this capability with ISIL, but destroy ISIL itself, because it really stands for nothing.”
McDonough on aiding Iraqi and Syrian forces “we're using our unique capabilities, airpower, intelligence surveillance, reconnaissance, and our training ability to make sure that Iraqi forces on one side and Syrian opposition forces on the other side of the border can take the fight to ISIL.”
A full transcript of the interview is available after the jump.