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He was there in 1994 when Nelson Mandela was elected as South Africa's first black president, interviewing the prisoner turned politician for CNN. Nearly 20 years later, the legendary anchor, our very own Bernard Shaw, shares his memories of Mandela with Wolf Blitzer, honoring Madiba's leadership, forgiving nature, and fight for parity.
Ebrahim Rasool, the South African Ambassador to the U.S., joins Wolf Blitzer to remember the legacy of Nelson Mandela. He explains the significant role America played in bringing an end to apartheid and discusses the growing push to have a memorial service for Mandela in America.
Although the two men never met, Martin Luther King, Jr. and Nelson Mandela were big fans of each other, bonded by their fights for equality in their respective countries and around the world. Rev. Bernice King, Dr. King's daughter and the CEO of the King Center, pays tribute to Mandela in an interview with Wolf Blitzer.
As news broke that Nelson Mandela had passed away Thursday, tributes poured in from around the world. Wolf Blitzer talks to South African politician "Tokyo" Sexwale, who served time with Nelson Mandela on Robben Island, about the lessons he learned from Mandela and the time they spent together.
Wolf Blitzer interviewed the NTSB's Earl Weener, who gave a preliminary breakdown of the New York City train crash that killed four passengers. Weener revealed that while the train was speeding through a 30 mph-zone at 82 mph when it derailed, investigators still do not know if human error was involved.
In what has become an important part of the awards show, Wolf Blitzer was back at the BET Soul Train Awards - this time to introduce the "Blue-Eyed Soul" segment with E! News Correspondent Alicia Quarles. Wolf talks about his appearance and how the tradition started.
Senate Democrats took a historic step this afternoon, voting with a simple majority to implement the "nuclear option" - changing Senate rules so that only 51 votes are needed to approve some presidential nominees. In an interview with Wolf Blitzer, Sen. John McCain decries the move, accusing many Democrats of "outright hypocrisy."
Watch "Ted Turner: The Maverick Man" on Tuesday, November 19 - Ted's 75th birthday - at 10 p.m. and 2 a.m. ET.
It was only after I joined CNN on May 8, 1990, that I got to know Ted Turner and learn TV news and life lessons from him. In recent weeks and months, I've been thinking of those lessons as I worked on our new CNN one-hour documentary: "Ted Turner: The Maverick Man." Here - in no particular order - are five things I learned from the CNN founder:FULL STORY
Dr. David King had finished running the Boston Marathon when the bombs went off, and he rushed to the hospital to help.