Author Archives: Eason Jordan

With Malala in Jordan

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Joining the Malala movement

Pakistani teenager Malala Yousafzai is awe-inspiring – the youngest person ever nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize. She has faced down the Taliban, called on Obama to curtail drone strikes in Pakistan, and dazzled the world with her determination and … Continue reading

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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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Let’s step up for Syria’s innocent victims – the children

This is alarming and tragic: Syrian children are at dire risk of being a lost generation. This in-depth UNHCR report provides details: Future-of-Syria-UNHCR-v13 The Syrian civil war has produced more than eight million refugees – six million in Syria and more … Continue reading

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My Springsteen photos featured in Gary U.S. Bonds’s autobiography

Three photos I snapped are showcased in the new autobiography of legendary rocker Gary U.S. Bonds. Bonds is amazing in many ways, including this: During his headlining 1963 European tour, his opening act was The Beatles. Yes, John, Paul, George and … Continue reading

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Malala Yousafzai deserves the Nobel Peace Prize

She’s such an inspiration.

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Springsteen’s birthday bash

I was lucky enough to attend Bruce Springsteen’s recent epic three-night stand at New Jersey’s MetLife Stadium. On the closing night, “The Boss” played until 2am, and his 87-year-old mother, Adele, made a surprise appearance during the encore to join … Continue reading

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