The Libyan city of Sabha fell to revolutionary fighters more than a week ago. Senior International Correspondent Ben Wedeman, photographer Mary Rogers and producer Kareem Khadder were there to witness the moment. In fact, the team spent days traveling with a convoy of anti-Gadhafi forces just to get there. They captured the entire journey just for BackStory. Watch all four parts right here!
Part 1: The journey begins. http://on.cnn.com/reor6E
Part 2: Things start heating up. http://on.cnn.com/p5L1yE
Part 3: Working together as a team. http://on.cnn.com/nX7fF4
Part 4: The journey is coming to an end. http://on.cnn.com/oqFN0T
"The Revealer" is back Thursday and here is your visual clue #3. Can you guess what the subject of this week's installment is? The first person to guess the topic will be revealed in the show.
"The Revealer" is back this week and here’s your first clue. Can you guess the subject of this week's segment? The person who gets the correct answer will be revealed in Thursday's show.
By Jamie Crawford and Elise Labott reporting from the UN General Assembly
She may be out of Washington and on the road for the week, but the heavy machinery of office has followed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to New York as she attends the annual United Nations General Assembly meetings.
To be sure, the secretary always has a traveling staff with her wherever she may be in the world. But UNGA, with its hundreds of diplomats, ministers and heads of state converging on New York every September, is a much different animal from a trip to a world capitol. Basically, Foggy Bottom moves up to the Big Apple and sets up a mini-State Department on the 24th floor of the Waldorf Astoria.
CNN was granted rare and exclusive access to this massive operation, one that involves hundreds of employees, planeloads full of equipment and a ton of coffee.
As we exited the elevator on the 24th floor, it became clear this was indeed a secure work space, with numerous Diplomatic Security guards and several signs reminding staff not to discuss classified information in the hallways.
It seemed as if U.S. foreign policy hadn't skipped a beat despite being a few hundred miles removed from home base. With the beds in each room removed (though the head boards where still bolted to the wall), the rooms have been transformed into working offices with secure telephone lines, computers, fax machines and all of the equipment needed to do the job of executing the nation's diplomacy.
As we were escorted down one of the halls, Ambassador Capricia Penavic Marshall, the department's chief of protocol, was working with her staff to prepare for what was already shaping up to be an marathon of a week. Marshall's office is responsible for advising on matters of international diplomatic protocol, making sure the right atmosphere is created for conducting diplomacy.
EXCLUSIVE: Relax and enjoy this Back|Story look behind the scenes as emerging designer Bibhu Mohapatra creates and shows his Fall 2011 collection at New York’s Fashion Week.
Part 1: Get to know Bibhu at his studio the day before the show (above in the box and below in the link)
Part 2: Non-stop fashion madness inside the “The Box” at Lincoln Center. It’s show time!
100 years ago an American archaeologist stumbled on the Inca's greatest treasure: Machu Picchu. Hugh Thomson travels to Peru and retraces the steps of explorer Hiram Bingham in this week’s edition of the “The Revealer”.
It’s “Revealer” day here at BackStory HQ! Here’s the final clue of the week. Put your guess in the “comments” section below and be sure to watch the live show for this week’s installment of “The Revealer”.
Weekdays at 23:00CET (17:00 ET)
Replay at 06:30 CET (00:30 ET)
Here is the latest clue for this Thursday's segment of "The Revealer". Watch the video and make your guess here in the “Comments” section.
If you’re first with the right answer, we’ll announce your name live on BackStory when the segment debuts.