A CNN Writer-Producer returns to Liberia to find it has changed in many positive ways.
Brenda Bush is from Liberia. She spoke to Jonathan Mann about returning to her homeland, and about her American born daughter deciding to move there.
Lt. Don Walsh & Jacques Piccard made the decent to the deepest part of the ocean in 1960.
Journalists tour the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant in Japan one year after the disaster.
The founder of a French company that makes breast implants linked to a health scare was charged Friday with involuntary injury. Jean-Claude Mas, founder of Poly Implant Protheses, or PIP, has been released but is under judicial control, meaning he cannot leave France. He has not been charged with the more serious offense of involuntary manslaughter.
PIP implants have sparked health scares in Europe and South America. A French attorney representing women with implants welcomed the arrest, but said it could have come sooner. The company has been under investigation since 2011.
Atika Shubert and her producer Saskya went around Southern France to investigate what is going on with PIP and how this all could've happened.
We also spoke to Dr. Grant Stevens, a plastic surgeon in Los Angeles, who talks about the problems he's had with PIP breast implants and how to keep yourself safe.
Since the violence began in Syria, CNN and other media outlets have been working at a disadvantage. The Syrian government has imposed severe restrictions on foreign journalists, allowing few of them to enter the country to report. That means we've been unable to see for ourselves what has been happening.
But recently, Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson was allowed to enter the country, following Arab League monitors on their fact-finding mission. In this report, Nic gives us a rare look at how tensions inside the country are making it hard for Syrians to live... and shows us the challenges of capturing what is really happening in Syria.
We spoke with Nic Robertson from London, after he returned from Syria, to get him to go into more detail about what it was like to report under such taxing conditions inside of Syria.
American filmmaker Jon Bougher was in Haiti when a powerful earthquake struck the island nation two years ago. At the time, he was making a film with Roman Safiullin about two activists and their work in Port-au-Prince. You can watch a clip from “Bound by Haiti”, seen above. The earthquake affected Jon deeply and he’s now training young filmmakers to make short documentaries about life in Haiti since the disaster. You can watch Isha Sesay’s interview with Jon about the project below. And this isn’t the first time Jon has been on Back|Story. He appeared on the show last year to talk about another powerful documentary he co-produced called “Unnoticed: Children of Kabul”.