Monthly Archives: December 2013

Insight: Raul Castro and the U.S. Secret Service

Amid the fuss about the handshake today between Barack Obama and Raul Castro at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service, I recalled how the Cuban leader once surprised me: He showed his admiration for the U.S. Secret Service. During former president Jimmy … Continue reading

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A surprise encounter: Nelson Mandela

Imagine walking out a door and unexpectedly coming face to face with Nelson Mandela. That’s what happened to me in South Africa in 1990 – one of the biggest and best surprises of my life. Only months earlier Mandela had … Continue reading

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Now This News: My moves

I’m making a bigger bet on NowThis News. After helping launch and lead the scrappy digital video news network for the past year and a half, my role with the company is changing in two ways. First, I’m so bullish … Continue reading

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Remembering a friend on this World AIDS Day

Here is one of the faces of AIDS: my long-time colleague and friend Cornell Marigney. Cornell served for years at CNN as my executive assistant. He looked and sounded like dreamy crooner Barry White. He was a prankster. We laughed … Continue reading

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