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somebody has to do it." we have to bid you adieu. i'm carol costello. >> i'm poppy harlow. thank you so much for being with us. good night. i'm pretty sure god is against this. oh, yeah. definitely. ♪ >> i was the bad one. yes. after a few drinks i notice that i don't understand anyone. they could be making various threats of violence to me at the bar. and i could just be smiling nodding. slump to the ground and go to sleep. would that be okay? little social experiment here. dick jokes coming. stand by for jokes. i do like a good sausage.
nine years as a vegetarian? that's unthink able to me. that doesn't sound close to endless suffering. >> that's my personal story. >> i was thinking along the lines of electric nipple clamps then i drive over them. they slowly bled to death from femoral artery wounds. oh, okay. this is anthony bourdain. cnn. good night and eat more spam. ♪ i took a walk through this beautiful world ♪ ♪ felt the cool rain on my shoulder ♪ ♪ found something good in this beautiful world ♪ ♪ i felt the rain getting colder ♪ ♪ sha la la la la ♪ sha la la la la la ♪ sha la la la la
♪ sha la la la la la la >> all right, tony, we're going to begin off with some viewer questions. >> let me ask you, though, first, does wolf blitzer have to do clip shows? i'm sure sanjay gupta doesn't do clip shows. >> okay. let me just read these. have you ever felt in danger while on location? if so, where? >> have i ever felt in danger on location? i feel in danger now. why don't i just take the cards and i'll read through them. they're in the original handwriting, too. that's useful. oh, god. i hate that question. this one, obviously disturbed. contact homeland security over this one. ah, so you're the one guy on tv that we look at and say, hey, i love to have a beer with that guy, although now you seem to be
spending a good deal of time at the gym working out which is good for you, i guess, but all this getting in shape seems to have gotten in the way of your ability to party. come on, man. thanks, brad." listen, brad, i know it would be much more fun, entertaining and satisfying for you for me to die at age 61 with a cigarette in my mouth, my gut billowing out over my boxers. i'm a father of a little girl. i became a father late in life. i feel that one of the responsibilities of parenthood is at least making a good faith effort to be alive long enough to reach the all-important eye rolling phase of a little girl's life. i have to admit there is a little part of me that's a little offended or, you know, "you're not keeping it real, man, you were much to fine when you were drinking too much." you know, what can i tell withdrew? what is this? >> you know, i'm not sure it's
put been put in front of us. >> we should probably drink to make sure. vodka. >> vodka. snoes ♪ now we're talking. >> we toasted -- >> triumphant return to korea. >> he's a professional. >> this being korea, beer is a must. as is apparently soju. i had forgotten that part. >> pour you more alcohol. >> you ever played any korean drinking games? >> no. >> well, they have a lot of
them. >> tony, we're going to let you start the festivities. just got to use a hchopstick. hit everything forward. it's going to splash up. >> what? a strike or a push? >> a push. >> this game is called the bottlec bottlecap game. going to pass this around in a circle, flick it as hard as you can. >> right. >> right? that's all right. >> ahh. >> hey! >> no one wins or loses. we all get drunk. >> that is grotesque. >> this is chopstick game. >> don't this game with engineers. we got to go somewhere else. >> we're going. >> all roads led here. no escape. only embrace.
>> going to the next. i feel like a boy band. >> johnny cash. >> johnny cash? >> yep. merriam from colorado springs. great work. love the series. yours is the only show our family watches as a group. really? you let your children watch this filth? unbelievable. "do you still get excited about all the travel? do you still learn stuff?" yes, istill get excited about all the travel and i learn stuff every day. i like to say the show has an educational component or inspirational component or that i'm an advocate for something. i'm not really. it's ultimately it's -- i'm a selfish person. i'm having fun.
when i stop having fun, i won't do it anymore. >> the thing about night defense is there's no magic bullet. any technique can fail. any technique can go wrong. >> right. >> so if we've got a knife held up close, okay, yeah. i'm going to force this thing back into your sternum repeatedly. what we call a woodpecker. too hands-on. back and forth. charge. that's it. charge. so atm mugging. okay. i'm going to pin your hand to me
so i own the weapon and i'm going gback bardwards into the . i'm going to introduce point "a" with point "b." >> that sucks. >> it's like taking a baked potato out of the microwave. it's going to be very hot. you're going to let go. so bang, bang, bang, bang, bang. a little bit more close in -- >> right. >> sort of vicious. everybody doesn't see it. we clear the weapon. knee him in the balls. straight under. >> are you thinking about the audience when you're making this stuff or is it purely self-centered? >> you know, people are saying we'd like more shows about this or really liked it when you -- i wish i could say that guides my decision-making but it really doesn't. i mean, if you start thinking about what the audience wants,
that's the road to madness, and trying to be everything to everybody and shooting for an average or, like, a -- you start talking about yourself in the third person if you start thinking about what people want. >> and action. >> and so our time in scotland investigating the rugged beauty of the highlands comes to an end. land of enchantment, land of contrast. i think we've learned something today. all right, cut. all right. let's load the boat. let's get the hell out of here and get rid of that thing. jesus. the hacksaw. get the hacksaw. hey, guys, it's really starting to stink a little bit, so i think we got to -- >> okay.
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everybody who works on this show likes movies. all of us love films. it's a prerequisite to work on the show. if you're not excited about films, if you're not a film link, i don't know that i can talk to you. it's been really exciting to be able to work with people like vilmo sigment, one of the great cinematographers in the history of film. it's also great to look at a place through somebody else's eyes and it is particular privilege when you're able to look at a place through someone's eyes like he who has a famously individual point of
view, an incredible story. their own sensibility. >> i've been in film since i remember i was living basically. the moment you have to capture. that's the difficult part. the exact moment. for hungarians, there is this need to excel. my father said, "son, whatever you do, you have to be the best at it first, not second, withdrew have to be first." oe otherwise it's not worth it. >> you know these images. you grew up with them. seen through the lens in ways that changed film making forever. all made by the same man.
vilmos zeman, legendary cinematographer. if for some reason you don't know the name you sure as hell know his work. the oscar winning close encounters. the deer hunter. his absolutely revolutionary work on "mccabe and mrs. miller." "the long good-bye." "deliverance." he created a whole new palette, took crazy risks, changed film language in ways people still try to imitate. and he's making our camera crew very nervous, i can tell withdrew. so fun. you taught yourself to shoot. >> basically, i always tried to use my father's --
>> you were alive and holding a camera at a very important time in history. you had to think you were doing something important. >> it's very easy to make important pictures. pictures that mean something. that's a totally different story. >> what you wanted to shoot and what you were and i believe to shoot or decided is less important to shoot, it's a reminder that storytelling is a manipulative process. you know, we don't look to deceive, but i want you to feel a certain way when you watch my show.
the madagascar show is an example if i lost that briefly. it's not always pretty. capturing images around the world can have unintended consequences. it can be a destructive process, whatever your intentions and however pure your heart. i wanted to show that. the camera is alive. it shows everything. it shows nothing. it reveals only what we want. often what we see is seen only from a window. moving past then gone. one window, my window. if you'd been here, chances are you would have seen things differently. this is it. this is the food stop. i am starving. >> i am so with you.
>> look at this kid's wearing a banana like a yamaka. >> little did i know there would be a feeding -- there's no papaya salad. everything's gone, dude. here are some bananas. >> two of those. >> two of those. merci. >> we get what we can. man, it's pretty insane. >> pretty insane. >> it's hard to complain about the lack of food options if you look around. >> lots of kids. you want that? yeah, it's hard. ♪ >> you lived here now. looking back, if you were editing this show, how would you tell this story?
this is it. this is the food stop. i am starving. >> i am so with you. >> man, it's quite a scene. >> lots of kids. >> want that? >> this is really -- >> you always want a simple answer to everything to make it all make sense, and it seems to, i don't know, it's just constantly surprising. it a lot, but ended up nowhere. now i use this. the nicoderm cq patch, with unique extended release technology,
after all these years of traveling, when you look back, what resonates? >> i see a lot of poverty, i see a lot of cruelty. i have reason to feel angry, frustrated, or heartbroken frequently. it angers me to see a place like, you know, detroit, a great american city that's failed, or has been allowed to fail.
to see new orleans post-katrina makes me angry. to see camden, new jersey, in my own state that i grew up in, it makes me angry. yes, there's a lot of scary, ugly stuff in it, but there is much more, i still think, beauty and kindness and humor and people doing the best they can in often very, very difficult situations. it is a magnificent planet filled with fascinating and more often than not beautiful people. there are few american cities, places where things have gone as disastrously wrong as camden, new jersey. once a manufacturing powerhouse. home to the new york shipbuilding corporation. the campbell's soup company. and rca victor records. about 80,000 people live here today. that's the same number of people who were employed during its
heyday. more than 1/3 of city residents live below the poverty line. if there's any place one can be forgiven for just throwing your hands up in the air and giving up, it's here. but no. cities with serious problems need extraordinary people. and towanda jones is clearly an extraordinary person. >> when you give to someone who is really in need, it makes me feel complete. >> her late grandfather, walter green jr., believed in being part of the community. when she was 15, she was asked to lead a local drill team. unfortunately, it soon lost its funding. walter purchased 80 uniforms and 3 dr 3 drums to give them a start. today, the camden sophisticated sisters drill team which includes the brothers in taps, the almighty percussion sound,
have over 320 participants. >> good job, baby. good job. clap it up for ourself. clap it up. >> what was camden like back in the good old days? >> oh my god, it was so different coming up when i was younger. i didn't have to worry about, you know, my life being threatened coming outside. >> the conventional wisdom seemed to be it's time to get out of camden. why are you still here? >> because the need is in camden. every decenter. person in camden leaves camden, we never have a chance. in order to be part of the program they have to maintain a "c" average or better. it's about academics, what's right, what's wrong? the drill team has that. they have different sayings they go with every day, it's not a start without a finish. and they believe this. they say it so much until it's embedded. >> a lot of your practice is done outdoors. >> it's been a blessing and a
curse. you'll have the boys come up and say, are you having practice outside? they're like, today's not a good day. okay, all right, thank you very much. >> how do you get these kids off the corner? >> i just try to show them an alternative route saying there's so much more out there than this. some call me major pain. it's out of love. they need structure, discipline, for life, period. to go to work, to go to school. >> you haven't seen kids that you really believe in fall by the wayside. how do you go on? >> we have a lot of good stories. our good outweighs the bad, you know? i keep going just for that reason. before i was a lit hard on myself and used to actually think i could save all the kids. i know that's not the case. i just do the best that i can do, and i just pray that the next kid doesn't, you know, fall by the wayside. >> in real danger of becoming
cynical, you shut yourself off from certain emotions that other normal people probably still feel. i become harder in some ways, but some things always penetrate. there's things you can't push away or push out or shut your eyes to. i think especially when you're, you know, when you're a parent, you know, it's the kids will get you every time. ♪ afternoon in beirut and this family prepares dinner. >> all this food, you see, my son, he's crying because he wants to go to burger king. he wants some chicken burger from burger king. >> thank you so much for having me into your home. >> please, help yourself. >> thank you.
i was in beirut in 2006. this neighborhood was hit very hard. >> yeah. >> were you here at that time? >> yeah. >> why this neighborhood? >> because the people in this area, 99%, they support hezbollah. >> hezbollah means the party of god. they're a shia military political organization lavishly supported by iran. the party is more powerful, more effective on the ground, than the lebanese army. the united states officially designates them a terrorist organization. they are dangerous, they are well funded. and whatever else they may be, they are not stupid. >> in 2006, i have two sisters, they lost their home. hezbollah take care of them. here everybody support hezbollah, even the people who are not religious, for one reason, because they feel protected by them. >> his support for hezbollah typical of this neighborhood in
south beirut, is staunch. >> before hezbollah, lebanese people, they were always scared. they say, we don't care. >> in the early days hezbollah used tactics that just about anyone would call a terrorist. when is it permissible, morally, to use a car bomb or use a civilian target? >> for me? >> for you. >> against killing. against killing anybody. even israel. this person who i'm going to kill and car bomb or whatever, he has family. >> what's the most important thing happening in the world today that needs to be resolved for things to be better? >> isis. >> isis is number one? >> number one. they killed hundreds and thousands of shia. they are devils. they are against everything, like everything on the earth, they are against. >> recently hezbollah has become heavily involved in the war in syria. in defense of the assad regime. complicating matters and
uncomfortably enough, they are probably the best organized, best equipped, most serious obstacle to isis and al qaeda in the area. >> most of the villages in the east of lebanon, they are christian and they are sunni. >> right. >> if hezbollah wasn't there, it was no more christian in that area. this is the only reason i -- this is the only reason for, just to protect my children and my wife. >> 20 years, 30 years. >> yeah. >> will things be better? >> hope so. now, next year, things go better. i hate war. no one speed... no one way of driving on each and every road. but there is one car that can conquer them all. the mercedes-benz c-class. five driving modes let you customize the steering,
oh, geez, "hi, anthony, you eat such add eventual chous food on "parts unknown. it seems like there's nothing you don't eat. do the crew get to eat the same things you eat?" yes, they do. they share the same food good or bad. if i'm eating some sort of still semi living nether region of reptile, you should share that experience with me. that's my feeling. alternately, you know, if we just did a scene of me eating 12 courses in paris, chances are you're getting a pretty good
meal as soon as the scene's over. one of the things that's curious to me, and i found this to be true of camera people and production crew throughout my television career, we could be on our way to shoot a scene in france, but if it's 1:00 in the afternoon, they will stop at 7-eleven and, you know, gorge on some sort of pita sandwich sitting there calcifying. they know the overwhelming likelihood, it's a sure thing they're going to be eating -- they'll load up on hot pockets rather than skip mealtime. chef king's early experience working the mess hall during his mandatory military service led directly to superstar tdom. now he beams his cooking show
live into more than 50,000 homes a day. via something called the internet. which is how i suppose i wound up in a tent on the outskirts of seoul. behold, the magnificence. [ speaking foreign language ] okay. okay. oh, yes. >> okay? >> yeah. dating back to famine years of the korean war, scavenging from bases. hot dogs, canned baked beans, spam, instant noodles. put together with the ever present foods, it became enduring and deeply loved classic. like i used to say to my first
girlfriend, how can something so wrong be so right? oh, in go the noodles. >> okay. ♪ mmm. wow. oh, yeah, baby. come to me. come to me. come to me, my love. >> yes. >> a little spam. good job, chef. thank you, chef. yes, yes. >> thank you. >> my pleasure. any time. >> any time. >> i know. philadelphia is right over there. the center of the cheese steak universe. but what if it isn't?
behold, the jersey cheese steak. is there a difference between jersey style and philadelphia style? >> yeah, we do our s on a round obviously kaiser roll. >> really? i'll have one of those. anything i need to know? >> regular, cheese and onions. >> beautiful thing. >> i need one, pauley. >> it's round, steak, spices, onions, real cheese as it is, and a poppy seed roll. fantastic. and it is sublime. man, this should be a national landmark right away. this sandwich is unbelievably good. >> thanks. >> worth driving across the state in a blizzard for. >> we get a lot of people from philly. >> no way. >> philly? >> for sure. >> that's treason. do they change the plates on their car and wear a disguise? >> it's different. the poppy seeds help. >> it's awesome. i think we learned something here today. jersey cheese tasteaks. i'm going it tell you they're
better than philadelphia, yeah, i am, actually. so there. look at this. really? this i need a photo of with a human hand next to it. that's truly terrifying. who eats that? behold the massiveness, the fried to order in a pan to only the highest standards schnitzel of justice. a big wave, i could surf this thing back in my hotel. deeply texture, pork flavor, with hints of three-day-old fryer grease. you know, some of you have noticed and complained that i don't really describe food anymore. it's really a lot like writing -- as soon as you've used the same thing over and
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to get -- >> yep. >> we have reached out several times. he had responded with an e-mail the first time we asked him. yes, i was aware of this. >> do you know this e-mail? >> yep. so, this is an e-mail from 2008. it was an e-mail from iggy pop's people to 0.0 production. iggy pop, a hero of mine since 1969. okay? so of course i've been reaching out regularly over the years hoping, hoping, hoping that my hero would agree to be on the show. i got this response. "iggy is working on a film outside the u.s. on those dates and he says he has not reach ha reached puke point for media this year. he's seen anthony's show and says anthony's not a dick." there's hope. iggy thinks i'm not a dick. it was the best thing anyone said at any time in my life and it only got better.
so you've been here how many years now? >> 15 years. >> 15 years? you're a floridian. >> yeah. >> when i was young, this man was a role model. an ideal. a roadmap for bad behavior. his music it turned out was the soundtrack for most of my life. still is. james osterburg, known still as iggy pop. you grew up in michigan. you lived in new york for a long period of time. >> i went from michigan to london. i went to london to hollywood. which was rough. hollywood to berlin which was great. back to london. and then new york from '79 to '99. >> was it a conceivable option at any point to say, i can live in florida? >> it wasn't for me. i was hustling. hustling in a big city. it just kind of happened by chance. i had a shady friend who owned a condo here, and thought, well,
this is a nice little trashy hang. you could just pull up to the beach any time you wanted and look out and see the end of complications. and anybody could do that and it was safe and free. and i thought, that's a -- this is beautiful. >> so we're eating healthy today. >> yeah. >> what do you like here? i wouldn't have thought back then in my dorm room that all these years later i'd be eating healthy with iggy pop. barbecue shrimp for the godfather of punk. i get wild and crazy with some roast pork. a little white wine, our only tilt toward the debauches of previous lives. i well remember the first stooges album coming out. the context of the time. this was, what, '69? >> '69. august. >> as far as looking after my health, your music early on was
with negative example. >> i hear withdryou. >> looking at my own life and career, i'm known to travel around the world recklessly drinking and eating to excess. what does it say that we're now sitting in a healthy restaurant? i just came from the gym. and we're in florida. >> listen, if you just flamed out, you know, you're in such voluminous and undistinguished company, then all your works will flame out quicker with you. >> what's a perfect day in miami? >> it's a clear morning. hot. no moderate or any of that crap. no. hot, hot. humid. the sun comes up in a hazy tropical orange orb. and you're not working. you're not on a schedule. but you have somebody fun to spend the time with. and then you would go to the beach when the sun isn't right
overhead yet because the beach faces east. the sun sparkles on the water. and the sparkle's very nice. so positive. >> you're a guy who at various point s in life has been able t have a lot of things that ordinary people would never have. you've had many, many adventures. >> i know. >> given that, what thrills you? >> the nicest stuff right now, this is very embarrassing, but it's really -- being loved. and actually appreciating the people that are giving that to me. ♪ i don't see any birds at all here today. it's so quiet. >> is this the reward phase of
your life or is it just [ muted ]? >> it's been mostly i think a reward phase for stuff i did up to the age 30. stuff you had to do on instinct, not on intelligence. >> yeah, i think you deserve it. but when i look at my own life, i'm actually -- i'm ambivalent. i'm still not so sure, you know? >> i'm still curious. you seem like a curious person. >> it's my only virtue. >> there you go. >> curious is a good thing to be, you know? that seems to pay some unexpected dividends. through progressive, you'll save a bundle! [ laughs ] jamie. right. make a bad bundle joke, a buck goes in the jar. i guess that's just how the cookie bundles. now, you're gonna have two bundles of joy! i'm not pregnant. i'm gonna go. [ tapping, cash register dings ] there you go.
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"who picks the locations you go to? are there any places still left on your to-go list?" well, i pick the locations we go to. there are no helpful memos from anyone else saying, hey, viewers think it would be a great idea for you to go to disney world or great adventure, or have you considered the minnesota state fair? i make a list every year of places i'd like to go then unless it's a really stupid idea, which admittedly does happen, we go there. are the "are there any places still left on your to-go list?" yes. ♪
♪ so it's been over 50 years since you, the american public, have been able to enjoy a fine cuban rum, and this is a very fine one, i can tell you, but it looks like all of that is about to change. flo floodgates have been let loose or will be soon, it sure looks like. the whole world is changing. what is that going to mean? do we find out? i don't know. we make an educated guess. i don't know how educated, but we do make a guess. the south is not a monolith.
there are pockets of weirdness, awesomeness, and then there's charleston. where for some time now, important things have been happening with food. >> the standard of food here is so high that when i go around anywhere, i just go, eh. >> a place with almost too many beautiful buildings, almost too many incredibly talented chefs. and almost too much really, really good food. it's nice here. i like it. so it's been a week of martial arts mad ps and between the okinawan sumo and karate, there's really no part of my body that doesn't hurt. the other hand, i've eaten really well and i've learned
something. okinawa is nothing like the japan i know at all. everything is different here. >> happiness is number one. >> happiness first. >> yes. >> it's laid back. it's mellow. the food is completely different. people are aexpressive and open and tell you what they think. what is the literal translation of that? >> once we meet, we are family. >> once we meet, we are family. oh, thank you. also this, pork. delicious, delicious pork. and lots of it. okay. next question. "what is sanjay gupta really like?" well, ted from jersey city, all i got to tell you is he's a doctor. doctor sanjay gupta. and he likes to party. ever since he's starting vaping, he's a lot more fun.
oh, yeah. he vapes. where's that sandwich? good evening, my fellow citizens. this government, as promised, has maintained the closest surveillance of the soviet military buildup on the island of cuba. >> this is the cuba i grew up with. >> mankind, precariously on the brink of a thermal nuclear war. >> the missile crisis, duck and cover, hide under your desk kids, cover yourselves with wet newspaper because we're all going to die. >> the flames burn stronger, the bitter tirades of fidel castro. >> and this guy, always in the fatigues underlining with every