Reported by Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s chief international correspondent and now also the anchor of Amanpour, In the Footsteps of bin Laden traces the life and radicalization of the world's most notorious terrorist. The documentary features more than a dozen compelling interviews from people with first-person knowledge of Osama bin Laden, and was filmed in 10 countries on four continents.
Partially-based upon the book, The Osama bin Laden I Know, authored by CNN terrorism analyst Peter Bergen, who was a CNN producer with the first team of television journalists to interview bin Laden in 1997, the documentary biographies the man who led al Qaeda and declared war upon the United States.
In the Footsteps of bin Laden airs Saturday, May 5 at 8:00pm, 11:00pm, and 2:00am on CNN/U.S.. All times Eastern. An image gallery from this production may be found here.
A year since the death of Osama bin Laden, CNN has gained access to documents that outline al Qaeda's inner workings, including details of high-profile plots and attacks.
Journalists from the network – including CNN's senior international correspondent Nic Robertson – have viewed one of a total of 141 documents found following the arrest of two al Qaeda operates. The arrests, which were made by German intelligence operatives, took place in Europe in the days following the death of Osama bin Laden last year.
Osama bin Laden, the mastermind of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks - the worst terrorist attacks on American soil - was killed by U.S. forces Monday in a mansion in Abbottabad, Pakistan.
As part of its special coverage, CNN's Wolf Blitzer interviewed Colin Powell on the May 2, edition of The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer. Complete details of CNN's coverage are available after the jump.Osama bin Laden is dead, Obama says