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hello, everyone. thanks so much for joining us for a special split edition of the cnn newsroom this sunday. i'm fredricka whitfield in atlanta and john berman is in singapore for our coverage of president trump's historic summit with kim jong-un. john? >> reporter: thanks so much. we do start with breaking news. at this moment president trump a and kim jong-un both here in singapore less than half a mile apart in their respective hotels preparing for their highly anticipated sit-down.
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but this comes in the middle of a huge shoving match with its closest allies. the president's advisers hitting hard this morning, using extremely combative language about canada. the president backed out of signing the g-7 statement and personally slammed canadian prime minister justin trudeau after insisting his issues were a 10 out of 10. the president's advisers warned that the u.s. cannot appear weak to kim jong-un. there is a lot going on. standing by, cnn senior white house correspondent jeff zeleny, chief national security correspondent jim sciutto and cnn's paula newton. jeff, a remarkable journey from canada to singapore. >> reporter: john, good day. no question. president trump clearly trying to put the g-7 and canada behind him as he gets into a new frame
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of mind, if you will. flying overnight to singapore, he is currently getting a little bit of down time, but what a remarkable turn of events. longstanding u.s. allies, the president thumbing his nose at them as he tries to get ready to make friends, make a new relationship with kim jong-un, of course, one of theiggest enemies of the united states. such a striking moment here. as you said, the two leaders staying only about a half mile apart here in singapore. their historic summit is about 36 hours or so away. but the mindset of the administration was made clear by the president's chief economic adviser larry kudlow. he said this about the president at the g-7. >> potus is not going to let a canadian prime minister push him around, push him, potus, around, president trump, on the eve of this. he is not going to permit any show of weakness on the trip to
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negotiate with north korea, nor should he. >> so this was about north korea? >> of course it was in large part. >> so because trudeau said that as trump was going to singapore -- >> one thing leads to another, jake. they are all related. kim must not see american weakness. >> there is a special place in hell for any foreign leader that engages in bad faith diplomacy with donald trump and then tries to stab him in the back on the way out the door. >> reporter: so certainly some strong language there. they're talking about canadian prime minister, justin trudeau, a longstanding u.s. ally. that is the mindset of the white house, of the president as he enters this historic summit here with kim jong-un in singapore. but john, other white on us officials are not linking the behaviors that much. we know the president clearly angry at canada over tariffs and other matters. but as he was flying here, that
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long flight, stopping for just an hour or so to refuel in greece, he was briefed by his advisers, trying to get in the frame of mind, and indeed preparing, something he said he wouldn't necessarily do for that meeting with kim jong-un that happens in about a day or so. he'll be waking up here on monday. he'll be meeting with the singapore leader but will be spending most of his time privately, making preparations for his meeting with kim jong-un. john, the question here is this. the president said it's the start of a relationship, a new relationship, but what concessions will the u.s. make, if any, in that meeting? of course, if it's simply a photo op, a fascinating day to come here, john. >> indieeed, reaching out to noh korea. jeff zeleny in singapore. you heard, the betrayal, a stab in the back, a special place in hell.
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listen to what the president's adviser larry kudlow had to say about the comments after the g-7. >> it's a betrayal, okay? essentially double crossing. not just double crossing president trump, but the other members of the g-7 who were working together and pulling together this communique. you know, you never get everything you want. there are compromises along the way. president trump played that process in good faith. so i ask you,e gets up in the airplane and leaves and then trudeau starts blasting him in a domestic news conference? i'm sorry. it is a betrayal. that is a double cross. >> reporter: i'm joined now by cnn chief national correspondent jim sciutto. jim, i have to say the language we heard just a few hours ago by larry kudlow, also peter navarro, it's remarkable. stab in the back, special place in hell. that's the kind of talk you hear from presidential advisers,
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diplomats, on the eve of serious conflict with enemies. >> it's difficult to understand what it's based on. look back at what the canadian prime minister sai in that press conference. he looked back and saw what trump was using and accused other allies to be a national security threat to the u.s. to justify these tariffs under the rules of the wto, which is a treaty the u.s. helped create, right, and has a lot of leadership in. the only way to impose tariffs under that is to call one of your trading partners a national security threat. you saw the canadian prime minister there saying, in his press conference, and his exact language was, it's kind of insulting, to say, here we are, canada. we fought alongside the u.s. in world war ii in iraq, in afghanistan, in the vietnam war, korean war. relevant, of course. we lost our own soldiers and young men and women. it's kind of insulting to be called a national security
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threat, which is not a, you know, crazy thing for a canadian prime minister to say as the american president and the u.s. allies imposing these sanctions, which is going to be costly to canadian citizens that he represents. >> it was remarkable to hear the larry kudlow link to what the president is doing vis-a-vis canada to what's going on here, the meeting with kim jong-un. he said the president cannot appear weak before meeting with kim jong-un. >> it's somewhat of an odd argument. this is a trump thing. it's all about showing strength with friends, with allies, with colleagues, with the press, you name it. he wants to show strength. really, it seems whatever the consequences. but it's a strange argument to make that you show strength with an adversary here, a nuclear-armed north korea, by having division with your closest allies. you could make a very reasonable argument that you want to show unity with your allies. the west united against a nuclear-armed north korea before you go into sensitive
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negotiations with north korea. but remember, that's been flipped on its head because we're in trump's world now, and in trump's world, a win is a win if he shows to be strong in his view regardless of the person on the receiving end of this, right? whether it's a north korean leader or a neighbor and ally, canada. >> it's a remarkable scene over what appears in the next few days. with friends like these, he needs enemies. he needs the summit with kim jong-un to work out after the g-7 summit. mr. sciutto, we have much to talk about over the next few days. i'm glad you're here. fredricka, we want to go back with you over what's been happening the last 24 hours. >> is he sending this message to kim jong-un, or is it a direct message to our closest neighbor, canadian prime minister trudeau? i want to bring in paula newton.
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paula, are we hearing reaction following larry kudlow's comments? >> reporter: yeah, just incredible times. i can tell you with trudeau's officials following this minute by minute, they are reeling and quite shocked on so many levels. every hour has seemed to be a new episode, a new page in the saga. i have to tell you, fred, the new influx of people around him is to de-escalate. that's what they tried to do at the g-7 summit, so they thought they had it at hand. then to hear these comments and the reason they're confused, they asked larry kudlow last night, look, what happened on air force i? larry kudlow apparently found out, and how, that the president was absolutely fuming. now, to that end, our foreign minister, patricia freeland, spoke a little while ago about the comments not just from larry kudlow but from peter navarro. take a listen.
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>> canada does not believe the oral attacks are particularly appropriate or a use way to conduct our relations with other countries. >> trying to stay diplomatic there, i'm not sure it's going to work. some of the language there, as we were just talking about, a special place in hell, taking shots at our president. really heavy stuff there. and the issue here from the canadian perspective is saying, look, in that press conference, the prime minister didn't say anything that he hadn't said in both public and private to the president, for which i remind everyone exactly what the prime minister said that so angered the president. >> i have made it very clear to the psident that it is not something we relish doing, but it is something that we absolutely will do, because canadians are polite, we're reasonable, but we also will not be pushed around. >> reporter: and there it is, the insult, the pushback, which
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apparently insulted the president. he was absolutely fuming aboard air force i, and the news went out to his advisers as far as the canadian is concerned that, look, i want the world to know how angry i am with canada, and the summit in singapore that he just expected so much more from his so-called friends. the issue is where does this go from here? between canada and the united states, they were coming to terms with nafta or some type of outline with even a bilateral agreement. they agreed to talk about it in the coming days. not sure where any of this stands right now, fred. i'm surprised you can't feel the cold air emanating through the camera at this point. >> i'm feeling it. it's a little chilly. >> there is an incredible chill on these relations and those relations going to dark and unprecedented places, fred. >> it's perplexing, too, because it sounds as though trudeau is using similar language we've heard from the president as it
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pertains to not being pushed around, but somehow, and we'll learn more, how this did ruffle feathers. paula newton, thank you so much. so president trump on the eve of that hils tostoric meeti with north korea leader kim jong-un. they're staying a half mile away from each other in singapore. how they are preparing for this high stakes summit being watched around the world, next. good to be true ♪ ♪ can't take my eyes off you ♪ ♪ i love you baby ♪ and if it's quite all right ♪ i need you baby ♪ to warm the lonely nights applebee's 2 for $20, now with steak. now that's eatin' good in the neighborhood.
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as is kim jong-un, the leader of north korea, they both touched down a few hours ago, and they are presumably asleep right now less than half a mile away from each other in separate hotels.
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after all the ups and downs, the diplomatic drama, this historic sit-down is finally just one day away. let's check in with our senior international correspondent ivan watson also here in singapore. ivan, what have we seen so far today from these two leaders? >> well, the north korean leader, he arrived in the afternoon on sunday here in singapore on a borrowed plane from china, an air china flight, and there were onlookers in the city snapping photos as his motorcade snaked through the city. we saw his security guards jogging alongside his limo, which was a scene we've seen before as he went to meet with the singaporean prime minister, singapore, of course, the host of this potentially historic summit. and he thank ed singaporeans fo hosting this, saying he was treated like a family affair saying, quote, if there are positive outcomes then the
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singaporean effort will be recorded in history forever. so sounding quite optimistic there. president trump arrived several hours later and was whisked off to his hotel in town. we know that an ambassador will be headed -- that's ambassador sun king, will be leading a working group to meet with the north koreans on monday at a ritz-carlton hotel, presumably to do some more kind of work-up to the big meeting between the two leaders on tuesday. but again, an historic moment when you've got the leaders of two countries that have been adversaries for nearly 70 years poised to meet each other now face to face here in singapore. john? >> ivan, the transformation of kim jong-un over the last six months has truly been remarkable. just take the fact that he's here in singapore. this is his -- the farthest he's ever gone since taking over the leadership of that country. he's met with world leaders for the first time over the last six
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months, something we've just never seen before. >> reporter: yeah. and it's a good idea to remind ourselves of how much has changed in his image in just a short period of time. it was just last september that north korea was conducting its sixth and most powerful nuclear test. november they were firing ballistic missiles, and february of last year when his half-brother, kim jong-nam, was killed in kua kuala lumpur with a vx nerve agent. of course, they have denied that. in less than four months, he has made his first overseas trip as leader, two trips to china to meet with xi jinping. he's been visiting with mike pompeo, the u.s. secretary of state. he's just met with the singapore prime minister and now poised to meet with president trump himself, going from an outsider,
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isolated, now being embraced by everybody, including russia's vladimir putin who has invited him to visit moscow. john? >> as you said, a remarkable transformation, worth taking note of. ivan watson, thank you very much. i want to bring back chief international correspondent jim sciutto with me. and jim, as we approach this summit 24 hours from now or roughly when the two leaders sit down, what comes out of it? denuclearization. how much and does that word mean the same thing to both leaders? >> on that point, at least to our knowledge, no, it doesn't. look at the cia's assessment. the assessment that the president has apparently been briefed on is north korea does not intend to give up all its nuclear weapons. a spokesman said from their perspective, this is survival. where is the middle ground there if there is a middle ground, and if president trump is willing to accept a middle ground?
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does that mean being able to keep what is described as a civilian nuclear program but hides some other offensive capabilities? we don't know. but as far as the president's definition and mike pompeo's definition, it is no nukes whatsoever on the peninsula. can you bring north korea closer to your position? is the u.s. willing to give up some ground there? are there other things the u.s. is willing to give up to give north korea that sense of security. we talked about this earlier. u.s. troops on the korean peninsula, there are a few ten thousands of them there. is that a step that the u.s. would be willing to give, which would be an enormous concession not just for the korean peninsula, but also because that show of force is as much of a snail signal to china as it is to north korea. >> another thing we have to look for very closely is the form of a peace agreement to the end of the korean war. some people don't realize there was never any peace treaty after the korean war. why would that be significant and what would it mean? >> it would be an achievable gain in these talks.
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would it mean a lot? listen, the war -- no one has fired a shot in that war -- at least, people have been killed on both sides of the border, but officially the u.s. and north korea have not been at war, mobilized, et cetera, since 1953. there was an armistice, which is not a proper end of war peace agreement. the president says maybe let's leave these meetings not with an official nuclear plan, but let's lay the ground work for nuclear negotiations. that is large the symbolic, but smarter people like myself, including joseph euan, who we'll be speaking with later, that is a certain kind of agreement for north korea. >> listen how they use the word denuclearization, but no matter how they talk about that and say those things, the fact of this meeting is a remarkable moment. in and of itself an achievement. >> it is.
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and remember where we were a few months ago. not just the rhetoric, little rocket man, fire and fury, et cetera, but it was our own reporting earlier this year that the president was closer to dering military action than many realized. it was not just a symbolic option for him but that he was willing to go there. so we've stepped back from the precipice of war. that is significant in itself. >> again, it may be that kim jong-un is getting more out of the fact they are just meeting. nevertheless, it keeps them from fighting or keeps them from arguing, to use those words. jim sciutto, thank you for being here. kim jong-un has a one-time shot to get this historic summit right. could president trump be on the verge of some kind of diplomatic breakthrough? it's history in the making here in singapore. we'll discuss much more next. la. ♪
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welcome back. i'm john berman live in singapore. we're mere hours away from a meeting many thought would never happen or could happen. president trump and kim jong-un sitting down face to face for the very first time. the summit comes months after both parties lobbed insults and threats to each other. but could we now be on the doorstep of some diplomatic breakthrough? seen now, a u.s. representative for policy, joseph euan. i want to start with you, joseph. one of the things we talk about is what should the expectations
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of this meeting be? what should we be hoping for? what if it just is a getting to know you meeting? is that enough? >> i don't think it's bad to have a getting to know you session. remember where we were last november and december. talk about bloody nose, military action. another war on the north korea peninsula would have been disaster, almost unthinkable. now military action is virtually off the table, not quite virtually off, and that's not a bad place to be. >> one thing the president said is he will know within the first minute whether or not this will work out. he will have a touch, he will have a feel, he will just know. i'm not sure if that's the case or not. however, from your perspective, what would be the first tell from kim jong-un that this would be going well or not well? >> john, i think key issue for us is denuclearization.
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if we hear that there is a communique agreement, that north korea has agreed to complete denuclearization with a timeline, that's going well. okay? if we hear just empty words, saying eventually when everything is well, we might denuclearize, not so well. >> the squishier the language, less well it's going, in other words. >> cannotexactly. i want to go to you. you've listed four steps the summit would need to have a successful meeting. one of the things you said was patience. what do you mean there? >> if you look at some of the historic summits that have worked, such as reagan and gorbachev or the assault meetings under president nixon, they don't happen off the bat. they often take long meetings in the first instance and several follow-up meeting before any kind of agreement is going to be reached. so we need a u.s. president who can see that, who can play
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longball, so to speak, and have that ability to wait through the difficult times and to hear through the various proposals before blowing things up diplomatically. i think that's essential. >> and one other thing you say is essential is know your goals. what do you mean by that, and how does that play here? >> well, this is really important. i looked back at president carter who brokered a historic agreement between egypt and the israelis at camp david, and he really had a clear vision for the parameters of what an agreement would look like, what the difference sides could give and probably wouldn't give, and i think with north korea, this trade-off between denuclearization versus the security of the regime and the relief of economic sanctions, president trump has to have a pretty good sense of where this is going, what would be acceptable for the u.s. and if he doesn't, if it's
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totally improvised, i don't think he will reach the end point that many people are hoping he can reach. >> ambassador, let me ask you, because you know, really, better than anybody how the north koreans operate. can president trump go in there -- i don't know if wing it is the right word, but just feel and do it by touch? is it that simple with kim jong-un? >> no, it's not that simple. i think he has to be prepared. and right now we are seeing some working level negotiations, so he has to be prepared, and he has to know what it means to denuclearize. i think he has to get across to them that this is important, and also, i mean, experts are there for a reason. so we need to listen to them. >> another thing you said over the last few days is he's been studying for this all his life. what do you make of that? how firm, and again, this is something you worked with the
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administration on. how solid do you believe his grasp to be of the complexities on the peninsula? >> john, one thing i'm a little concerned about is that leaders, both kim jong-un and president trump, are quite ahead of their experts. and so they want it badly. i think a lot of it has to do with personal reasons, making history certainly one of them. it is great to make history, but let's try to make it in the right way. so my main concern would be you get carried away with your own agenda, and so not balanced issue, issue. as the professor stated, patience is very, very important. i think it's frankly impossible to tell after one minute whether you're going to be successful or not. i'm reminded -- i don't know whether you remember 2001 i, george bush and putin summit,
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where george bush came out and said, i saw the soul of this man and he's a trustworthy guy. he's straightforward. let's not have that again. >> i looked in his eyes -- john mccain said afterwards, i looked in his eyes and i saw kgb. historically speaking, just over the last 24 hours, we've heard this language as the president is coming here not just distancing himself from america's closest allies, but demean, america's closest allies. i'm talking about canada, saying canada stabbed the united states in the back, there is a special place in hell. peter navarro, one of his economic advisers, said is there any precedent talking to your allies that way? >> no, it's not simply demeaning them. you would almost think we were at war. it is shocking and this is one of those moments that's hard to look back on and find some kind of comparison. and i think by doing it, the president actually started this
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summit exactly the opposite way his advisers are saying. it's not a show of strength to go in with tensions revolving around your allies. it's actually a show of weakness. and i think he really sent the wrong signal, and this is the kind of behavior, the kind of speech, the kind of rhetoric he won't be able to afford to do in singapore. because i think that would be totally destructive. but this is an unprecedented way to go into a summit with an adversary by insulting and demeaning your ally. >> we'll see how he behaves tomorrow. he'll be meeting with the prime minister of singapore. that's our next chance to lay eyes on the president and see what his mood is, see what his attitude is. this city has really been taken over by the spirit of this meeting. north korea and singapore flags everywhere you look. thank you both for being with us. fred, back to you. >> thank you so much.
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>> a new york city man tried to drop off food at a base in new york. now there is a protocol plan for his deportation. polo sandoval joins us with the latest. polo, what is the latest on this man's status? >> let's start with the facts of this case, or at least what we've been able to gather at this point. he is a 35-year-old pizza delivery man in new york that is undocumented. he tried to go to an army base, as you mentioned, with a pizza delivery. because he doesn't have a department of defense i.d., he was then subject to a background check which revealed he had illegal status. that led to deportation and
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granted by a federal judge. this is where accounts vary here. we heard from his wife who tells us he had filed for his green card in february, was in the process of getting it, or at least was waiting for a response from the u.s. government when he was detained, also adding, at least the attorney that is representing this man told us this morning that his client does not have any sort of criminal background. in fact, that original warrant had -- that did not come about as a result of any sort of encounter with law enforcement, it was simply an administrative process. and also most importantly that this was not the first time that he made a delivery, or at least attempted to make a delivery at that military base, which means he had absolutely no reason to believe that even though he lived with that constant threat of deportation, that that would be the day. i.c.e., however, said he signed off on a waiver to make that background check happen and that those military police officers were simply doing what they were supposed to do when they saw that active word.
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when albuquerque police officer ryan holitz found her shooting up heroin with her partner. >> she's waking up now. >> holitz and his wife rebecca adopted the baby, named her hope. but that wasn't enough. the goal was to get crystal sober and off the streets. it all seems so long ago. crystal found hope in this florida treatment center called mending fences where patient therapy revolves around caring for injured horses. >> my therapist, when i got here, she said, crystal, this is life or death. >> reporter: the center saw the original cnn story on ryan and crystal and offered to help. >> i've worked really hard to get where i am. really hard. there is no burning desire for me to even, like, romanticize about going back to that place,
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because i know i'm powerless over my addiction. >> reporter: crystal ahmadinejad wait -- graduated from the drug treatment center and works with others to keep them out of addiction. she describes the officers as her guardian angels. >> we have felt close to her for a long time now. and we celebrate every victory that she achieves. >> reporter: baby hope is growing and doing well. >> very healthy, very strong baby. >> she is in a great place, i know she is, and i trust and have faith that she's going to have a beautiful life. and the fact that i can look at ryan and rebecca and be like, that's the father and the mother of my child, like, it's just beautiful. >> reporter: crystal and the holets family talk weekly and hope to see each other again
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soon. they consider each other family and will share the details of this journey with baby hope when she's older. >> i deep down kind of wished upon a star and hoped that something like this could happen. but this is the kind of stuff that only happens in movies and, you know, books with happy endings, and usually in real life you don't see stuff like this. >> reporter: they all hope it's a dream that never ends. ed lavandera, cnn, ocala, florida. and next, we continue to celebrate the life and legacy of our friend, anthony bourdain. ♪ but i always dreamed about living in your radio ♪ ♪ how do you like me now?! ♪
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the world continues to mourn anthony bourdain, after the world chef took his life 37 hours ago. he was in france where he was working on an upcoming episode of "parts unknown." as a world traveler and journalist, bourdain brought a diverse world of cultures right into our homes. there was no one like anthony like "parts unknown."as no show tonight cnn pays tribute to anthony bourdain with a special night of episodes. one of the pioneering shows of "parts unknown" involved a rare
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visit to iran where he measured culture and cuisine in a country that is normally off limits to many tourists. he spoke to journalist jacob risain and his wife, where he talked about adjusting to life in iran. >> are you happy here? >> i'm at a point now after five years where i miss certain things about home. i miss my buddies, i miss burritos, i miss having certain beverages with my buddies and burritos in certain types of establishments. but i love it. i love it and i hate it, you know? but it's home. it's become home. >> risain was arrested just a few weeks after filming that episode and was in prison for 18 months before being released in january of 2016. earlier today on cnn's "reliable sources," risain spoke to brian
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stelter about the impact bourdain had on his life and on his event wual freedom. >> throughout any imprisonment, i was always wondering if that conversation we had with him would make it to air. i'm so happy that it did. when i was released in 2016, and up until, you know, right now, every time that somebody recognizes me in public, i would say nine out of ten times it's because of our appearance on that show. more than the support that he gave and advocacy that he did while we were in prison continued to be a good friend to us after our release, counseling us privately in our interactions with him, professionally but also how to get through what was really a tough reintegration. >> cnn will pay tribute to anthony bourdain with a special about his life and legacy.
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