Former TIME Magazine editor Rick Stengel got to know Nelson Mandela as he wrote the book "Mandela's Way: Lessons on Life, Love, and Courage." Stengel talks about how Mandela's 27 years in prison helped transform him into the leader who helped heal South Africa. Stengel joins the AC360 conversation with Christiane Amanpour and Donna Brazille.
Not only was this man's survival amazing, but the rescue was difficult. Anderson discussed all of this with former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb.
It's hard to imagine what life has been like for Lee Harvey Oswald's widow for the past 50 years. Marina Oswald Porter started a new life, with a new husband, but understandably she has become somewhat reclusive as the decades have gone by. Anderson spoke to Priscilla Johnson McMillan, one of the few people alive who met both President Kennedy and his killer. She was a researcher for JFK when she was in her 20s, and later met Oswald while working as a reporter in the Soviet Union.
If you have been following our Rehab Racket series, you learned about shocking fraud in America’s largest Medicaid program that cost taxpayers millions. The investigation by CNN and the Center for Investigative Reporting led to the suspension of more than a hundred drug rehab centers, while others were completely shut down.
The CIR has done some additional reporting and found there are still rehab clinics with questionable billing practices reaping federal funds.
After months of dodging allegations of smoking crack, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford admitted that it's true. Investigators say they have video showing Ford smoking from a crack pipe. Ford said it was probably the result of a drunken stupor. Not only is he rejecting calls for his resignation, but says he plans to run for re-election next year. Paula Newton has the latest.
Dr. Drew Pinsky is an addiction medicine specialist.
We are waiting for official word on whether Carlos Burle surfed a 100 foot wave and broke the world record. But longboard surfing legend Laird Hamilton says it doesn't matter how big the wave was, he doesn’t believe Burle finished the ride. Anderson speaks with Hamilton about this surfing controversy.
One of the stars of the hit show "Treme" is suing Macy's and the NYPD after an incident he says was the result of racial profiling. Rob Brown claims he was wrongly accused of buying an expensive watch with a fraudulent credit card, and was then paraded through the store in handcuffs. Rob Brown recounted the incident for Anderson.
"Treme" actor Rob Brown was trying to buy a watch for his mother at Macy's when he was suddenly accused of credit card fraud, paraded through the store in handcuffs, and placed in a holding cell. It's an incident that led him to tweet "Don't be black while shopping at Macy's," and he has filed a lawsuit against the store and the NYPD. Tonight on AC360, he sits down with Anderson Cooper and discusses what happened.