Friday, August 07, 2009

Dispatch (Aug. 6, 2009): CNN to Broadcast ‘Witness to War’

CNN Press Release - 'Witness to War', airing at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on Saturday, Aug. 8,sees a team of six CNN correspondents provide an unique, first-hand account of the horrors of conflict - from civil war, to the war on terror and the recent offensive in the Swat valley - in the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The unparalleled one-hour documentary allows them to draw on their years of experience living and working in the region, as they answer several critical questions, including: What effect does the ever-present violence have on people's psyches? What danger does the constant conflict pose to the world? And, how difficult is it to report from a region where journalists are often targets?

They also investigate the human cost of conflict, discussing the stories they covered and the people they met that most profoundly affected them. They look at the reality of life in refugee camps, examine how children are impacted by the instability, and perhaps most importantly, discuss whether there’s any hope for the future.

Next week, CNN chief international correspondent Christiane Amanpour will helm a new Amanpour Reports, another CNN Productions two-hour event documentary, Generation Islam, on the battle for the hearts and minds of the youth of the Muslim world. The special debuts on Thursday, Aug. 13 at 9p.m. and 12a.m. (ET/PT), with weekend replays at 8p.m. 11p.m.

CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source 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; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the United States; CNN Newsource, the world’s most extensively syndicated news service; and strategic international partnerships within both television and the digital media.

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