CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with former U.S. Treasury Secretary (Clinton Administration) and former Director of the Economic Council (Obama Administration) Larry Summers. Dr. Summers spoke about the national economy, new Federal Reserve chair Janet Yellen, and what he feels are likely postures the Federal Reserve will take in the near term to manage the U.S. economic recovery.
A transcript and video from the interview are available after the jump.
CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features a live interview with Ambassador Michael A. McFaul, United States Ambassador to Russia. He spoke with Fareed about U.S. – Russian tensions, the Winter Olympics, security threats in Sochi, and Putin’s presidency.
During the interview, regarding the Russian government listening to the phone conversations of U.S. officials and leaking them, McFaul told Fareed that although he cannot confirm that the leak came from the Russians, he said, “The Russian government does have tremendous capacity when it comes to listening to conversations.”
A transcript of the interview and videos from the show are available after the jump.
CNN’s FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with artistic and general director of Mariinsky Theatre, Valery Gergiev, spoke about the scrutiny over gay rights in Russia, and how this legislation may affect the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics.
During the interview, Gergiev told Fareed, “I myself question very much why the country needed something like this law,” regarding the anti-gay legislation that recently passed in Russia. He said this while emphasizing that this law is viewed differently in Russia. FULL POST
CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS features an interview with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. He spoke with Fareed about the nuclear negotiations, the sanctions regime, and Syria's civil war.
A transcript and videos from the interview are available after the jump.
CNN’s and TIME’s Fareed Zakaria travels to and across India for an extraordinarily insightful look at the world’s largest democracy from the inside – its complexities, challenges, and achievements. The one-hour in-depth special report, India at a Crossroads – A Fareed Zakaria GPS Special will debut Sunday, Dec. 29 at 10:00am and 1:00pm on CNN/U.S. It will air on CNN International at 7:00am and 3:00pm. All times Eastern.
To give global viewers greater perspective into the opportunities and obstacles faced by the one-sixth of humanity that is India, Zakaria spoke with leaders in business, politics, Bollywood, and more. For insights on India’s multicultural, multi-class, multilingual, multi-religious society, Zakaria spoke with: the Deputy Chairman of India’s Planning Commission Montek Singh Ahluwalia; chairman and managing director of Reliance Industries Limited Mukesh Ambani, the wealthiest man in India; actress and human rights activist Shabana Azmi; former CEO for Procter & Gamble in India Gurcharan Das; politician and anti-corruption activist, Arvind Kerjriwal; actor and talk show host Aamir Khan; tech entrepreneur Nandan Nilekani; Member of Parliament from the Indian state of Odisha, Jay Panda; and chairman emeritus of India’s largest conglomerate, the Tata Group, Ratan Tata. FULL POST
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.”
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.
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 FAREED ZAKARIA GPS features an interview with the author of Dallas, November 22, 1963, Robert Caro, who spoke to CNN about the 50th anniversary of the assassination of President Kennedy. This discussion aired Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 10:00am and will encore at 1:00pm ET on CNN/U.S. and on CNN International at 3:00pm ET:
Embeddable video highlights and the full show transcript are available after the jump.
On a special edition of FAREED ZAKARIA GPS, host Fareed Zakaria discusses the historic weekend negotiations in Geneva, Switzerland, between Iran, the United States, and other nations on Iran's nuclear energy and weapons programs. Although U.S. Secretary John Kerry acknowledged over the weekend that the environment for negotiations was challenging and that no deal was reached, he also supported the outlook of the chief negotiator, Catherine Ashton of the European Union, that there is reason to feel progress has been made.
Zakaria asks if critics of the current dialogue are worried more that the discusses were failing - or, if they are more concerned that the talks were succeeding. His special live guests on the talks this morning include Joseph Cirincione, president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation and author of Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late (2013), and Kenneth Pollack, a former CIA analyst and author of Unthinkable: Iran, the Bomb, and American Strategy (2013).
FAREED ZAKARIA GPS airs Sundays at 10:00am and 1:00pm on CNN/U.S. and at 3:00pm on CNN International.