Sisters and journalists Lisa and Laura Ling are speaking out about the surprising trip basketball player Dennis Rodman made to North Korea with a Vice camera crew. No U.S. diplomats have met with the country's new leader who continues to defy the U.N. by carrying out nuclear tests and threatening the safety of South Korea and the United States.
Unlike most Americans, Laura has seen firsthand what goes on inside the reclusive country and has experienced the government’s brutality. She was jailed and sentenced to 12 years of hard labor in North Korea in 2009 after she was detained with another journalist, Euna Lee. With help from President Clinton, Lisa was able to free her sister and Lee five months after they were first imprisoned.
Anderson asks Lisa if she thinks Rodman is aware of the cruel treatment carried out by North Korea's government against their own people. "After watching him be interviewed this weekend, I really don't think he had any clue. I don't think he would have talked about Kim Jong Un or the North Korean regime so effusively had he known," she says.
CNN's Randi Kaye reports on the latest in the Jodi Arias trial. She took the stand for redirect after four days of cross examination, and attempted to prove her claims of self-defense. Her attorney questioned her about when and how she broke one of her fingers.
Dennis Rodman defended his trip to North Korea and complimented their leader, who has threatened to attack the U.S. Anderson Cooper is Keeping Them Honest.
Jeffrey Toobin and Mark Geragos discuss juror mentality in the Jodi Arias trial and the state rule that lets them question her.
An escort who claimed Sen. Robert Menendez paid her for sex has now told police she was told to make up those claims. CNN's Drew Griffin reports.
Anderson Cooper goes beyond the headlines to tell stories from many points of view, so you can make up your own mind about the news. Tune in weeknights at 8 and 10 ET on CNN.
Questions or comments? Send an email
Want to know more? Go behind the scenes with