Monday, March 26, 2007

CNN’s Dobbs Takes Border, Middle Class, Drug Issues to Mississippi, D.C.

CNN Pressroom - Lou Dobbs Reports, Hosts Forums from Tuesday, March 27, to Thursday, March 29

CNN anchor Lou Dobbs takes several of the nation’s hot-button issues – immigration, addiction crisis and the war on the middle class – to the American public next week with a series of prime-time special reports, in addition to his regularly scheduled broadcasts. Dobbs investigates controversial prosecution of two U.S. Border Patrol agents on Tuesday, March 27, and follows that up with two live forums from Washington, D.C., on America’s abuse and addiction to drugs and alcohol and the war on the middle class.

On Tuesday, Dobbs will travel to the federal correctional facility in Yazoo City, Miss., to continue his reporting on Jose Campeon and Ignacio Ramos, two former U.S. Border Patrol agents found guilty of shooting and wounding a Mexican drug smuggler attempting to cross the border in 2005. Dobbs investigates the controversial prosecution as well as claims that Ramos was beaten in jail. Dobbs examines the effort of U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.) to pass legislation that would pardon Ramos.

Dobbs then travels to Washington, D.C., to continue his national dialogue on the state of drug and alcohol abuse in the United States and the war on the middle class. Before a live audience at George Washington University on Wednesday, Dobbs – as part of his on-going “The War Within” series – discusses the fight against drug addiction and alcohol abuse. On Thursday, Dobbs will discuss health care, education, taxes and other issues impacting the middle class as part of “The War on the Middle Class” forum.

These special reports will all air on CNN/U.S. at 8 p.m. (ET) on their respective days. Lou Dobbs Tonight airs each weekday at 6 p.m. (ET) on CNN/U.S.

Dobbs is a national best-selling author and award-winning journalist. Dobbs joined CNN in 1980 as anchor of Moneyline and is the only original anchor on the air today. While at CNN, Dobbs helped CNN become the leader in television business news and oversaw the launch of CNNfn and in 1995. He received the George Foster Peabody Award for his coverage of the 1987 stock market crash, and he won an Emmy Award for his groundbreaking series “Exporting America” in 2004. In 2005, the National Academy of Arts and Sciences honored Dobbs with its Lifetime Achievement Emmy for business and financial reporting.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is one of the world’s most respected and trusted sources for news and information. Its reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private place-based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the world; four Web sites, including, the first major news and information Web site; CNN Pipeline,’s premium live video news service; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and partnerships for four television networks and two Web sites.

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