PATT MORRISON SCHEDULE
Friday, December 10, 2010
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1:00 – 1:30
1:30 – 2:00
Taliban – reporting from behind enemy lines
Norwegian journalist Paul Refsdal put his life at risk when he went behind enemy Taliban lines and stayed there long enough to achieve unrestricted access, be kidnapped, and bring back his story. Refsdal says: “The problem has been with the – the people [journalists] who meet the Taliban, they stay for one hour, and they ask the Taliban to… go around arranging some kind of training… And you have one commander with his face covered… to see the real Taliban, you have to stay for a while…” In the CNN documentary airing this weekend, he tells his story to Anderson Cooper, and this afternoon, to Patt.
PATT: Taliban debuts on CNN tomorrow night, Saturday December 11, and 8 pm Pacific.
Paul Refsdal is an independent Norwegian journalist who has spent the last 26 years reporting from the frontlines of some of the world’s toughest conflicts. He has produced one documentary film, “Taliban: Behind the Masks” and written a book, published this week and called, "The Guerrilla Reporter."
Refsdal began his career in writing and photography in 1984 by going with the Mujahedeen to
Refsdal has reported for CNN from
In addition to his work in journalism, Refsdal served in the military for over four years, reaching the rank of second-lieutenant. He has worked for the United Nations and various humanitarian organizations, as well as working in the private sector. He is 47 years old, with 3 children.
2:00 – 3:00
Beck and Baca - Law and Order in the Southland
One of the largest cities in the nation sits within one of the most populous counties – welcome to sunny
Special appearance by The Bricks -
The Bricks youth musical group was developed through the L.A. County Human Relations Commission’s youth music and mentoring program, Project One. The eight-member band, ages 17-19, is supported by the HRC and Grammy Award-winning producers KC Porter (Santana, Ricky Martin, Ozomatli, Selena) and JB Eckl (Santana, Ozomatli, En Vogue, War), and BMI Music’s Malik Levy, among others.
Fidel Rodriguez, Senior Intergroup Relations and Racialized Gang Violence Prevention Specialist LA County Commission on Human Relations, is the band’s leader and mentor.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck
The program was taped on Wednesday evening, December 8th, in the Crawford Family Forum.