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 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
Six months after the tsunami, one devastated Japanese city pledges to revive itself. CNN's Tokyo-based correspondent Kyung Lah (@kyunglahcnn) reports.
CNN's Kyung Lah reports from Rikuzentakata, Japan – one of the hardest hit towns in the tsunami zone – where families hold impromptu funerals for loved ones.
Note: This story is intense and may not be suitable for some viewers.
"The message seemed to be that, look, there’s nothing to see here, folks. Just keep moving along."
– CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta on Japanese authorities' initial dealings with the media
CNN's Fareed Zakaria spoke with Sony Corporation of America president/CEO Sir Howard Stringer about how Japan's culture will speed it's recovery from the devastating crises of earthquakes, tsunami, and radiation it has faced since March 11. This interview aired on Sunday, March 20, within CNN's on-going live coverage of events in Japan and Libya.
CNN's FAREED ZAKARIA GPS airs Sundays at 10:00am and 1:00pm on CNN/U.S. and 8:00am on CNN International. All times Eastern.
Secretary Chu on whether the worst is over in Japan's nuclear crisis:
"We believe so, but I don’t want to make a blanket statement."
CNN.com's THIS JUST IN blog: Japan quake live blog
Former Black Crowes bassist Johnny Colt tells IN THE ARENA co-host Will Cain about life in earthquake- and tsunami-ravaged Japan on Friday, March 19 – one week since multiple disasters devastated that nation. Colt spent part of his early life in Japan and his familiarity with the country have informed his moving iReports for CNN. Several of Colt's videos can be found at www.cnn.com/inthearena.
In the Arena airs weeknights at 8pm ET and PT.