The growing strength of the cartels in Mexico has given drug traffickers increasing control over police, prosecutors, and judges… even entire towns. Powerful cartels have reached into nearly every sector of society, including the press. For journalists covering the raging drug war, it has become a deadly beat. Many have been silenced through murder, threats and intimidation. Reporters feel they can’t do their jobs. Since 2000, more than 60 journalists have been killed in Mexico. What’s worse is most of those murders go uninvestigated and unpunished.
Kaj Larsen follows two brave journalists, who despite threats, continue to report on drug traffickers and government corruption. Don’t miss Deadly Beat, one of three in-depth stories in one riveting hour hosted by CNN’s Randi Kaye and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
CNN Presents premieres Sunday at 8pm ET, re-airing at 11pm and 2am ET.
The Vermont Yankee Nuclear Plant near Brattleboro, VT is 39 years old, part of a generation of aging nuclear plants.
The plant is the same design as the notorious Fukushima nuclear plant in Japan and has a history of problems - water towers collapsing, pipes leaking radioactive material, to name a few.
Now the plant is at the center of a battle that could well shape America's nuclear future. The Vermont legislature has voted to shut down the plant, but the plant owners insist Vermont doesn't have the right to shut them down and has won approval from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to keep the plant going for another 20 years.
Will the people of Vermont have a say in their own nuclear future? CNN's Amber Lyon investigates.
Don't miss Nuclear Standoff, one of three in-depth stories in one riveting hour hosted by CNN's Randi Kaye and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
CNN Presents premieres an all-new show this Saturday at 8pm ET, re-airing at 11:00 pm ET, 2:00 am ET and the same times on Sunday.FULL STORY
She will be remembered as one of the greatest voices of her generation. And many of her closest friends say the troubled star was poised to make a comeback. But that comeback was tragically cut short with her untimely death. Whitney Houston’s soaring talent was shadowed by her struggles with addiction and marriage.
In a special investigation, CNN's Don Lemon looks at her rise to fame, her fall from superstardom, and the final hours in her troubled life.
Three in-depth stories in one riveting hour hosted by CNN's Randi Kaye and Dr. Sanjay Gupta.
CNN Presents premieres an all-new show this Saturday at 8pm ET, re-airing at 11:00 pm ET, 2:00 am ET and the same times on Sunday.
Air cargo is an Achilles heel of airline safety. Approximately 60% of all air cargo enters the United States on passenger jets, but not all of it is screened.
In October 2010, Al Qaeda nearly succeeded in exploiting this weakness by coming extremely close to blowing up two international flights headed to Chicago. With state-of-the-art sophistication, their top bomb maker transformed innocuous laser printers into bombs which were packed inside boxes and transported as cargo.
CNN’s Nic Robertson tells the story of how these bomb-laden printers were only discovered during the planes’ layovers, having already completed several legs of their journeys.
More than a year later, air cargo is still not sufficiently screened, say security experts. And with the laser printer bomb-maker at large, planes and passengers are still vulnerable.
CNN Presents "Deadly Cargo" is one of three riveting stories not to be missed this Saturday at 8:00 pm, 11:00 pm and 2:00 am, re-airing at the same times on Sunday.