Why would American Jeffrey Fowle intentionally leave a Bible in a North Korean nightclub?
Back on U.S. soil after having been detained for five months, and talking about his experiences for the first time, Fowle answers that question, and others, for Randi Kaye.
Watch the above video for Fowle and Kaye's full conversation, including the portion in which he reads from the emotional letters he wrote to his family while he was kept away for nearly half a year.
Barely 24 hours since the remarkably anti-climactic capture of accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, on Friday evening Anderson Cooper spoke with Marshal Scott Malkowski, a member of the team that arrested the now former fugitive.
"I got about five feet away from him, I said 'what's your name, who are you,' and he said 'Eric Frein,'" Malkowski detailed in Friday's phone conversation with Cooper. "Then my team immediately took him into custody – collapsed on him – and took him into custody."
Watch the above video for further specifics from Malkowski as recalled during his "Anderson Cooper 360" interview.
One of the most enduring mysteries of American history – what happened to Amelia Earhart – may be that much closer to being solved.
An aircraft recovery group says new testing on a piece of metal found on a remote island in the Pacific Ocean has them feeling more and more confident that the evidence is indeed a part of Earhart's plane, an aircraft that mysteriously disappeared as she tried to circle the globe in 1937.
In this web exclusive, Anderson Cooper speaks to Ric Gillespie, the executive director of The International Group for Historic Aircraft Recovery, and the author of “Finding Amelia: the True Story of the Earhart Disappearance.”
Watch the above video for Gillespie and Cooper's conversation.
In advance of an all new episode of "Parts Unknown," on Friday evening culinary maestro and television host Anthony Bourdain joined Anderson Cooper to reveal what most surprised him about his trip to Iran.
Watch the full Iranian excursion Sunday evening, on CNN, at 9 p.m.
As part of a day which saw a judge reject the forced quarantining of Kaci Hickox, on Friday evening Anderson Cooper invited legal and medical experts Jeffrey Toobin and Arthur Caplan to react to the ruling.
"It tells you that the judge really read the papers in front of him," noted Toobin, who stressed the importance of making "judgements about the facts and the law, not based on fear."
For his part Caplan agreed, shunning polls in favor of science:
"You can't make public health policy by popular opinion," he said.
See the video above for Cooper's full interview with Toobin and Caplan.
With tensions running high, and an indictment announcement imminent, on Thursday evening CNN's Jason Carroll sat down with embattled Ferguson police chief Thomas Jackson.
Despite rumors of the Missouri cop's potential resignation continually serving as national news fodder, Jackson referenced what he described as progress between those mourning for Michael Brown and calling for action, and those supporting the local police force and officer Darren Wilson.
To hear Jackson's interview, and Carroll's assessment of the situation from on the ground in Ferguson, watch the above video.
Just hours after police captured accused cop killer Eric Matthew Frein, Thursday evening saw Anderson Cooper welcome Patrick Bresnan in search of firsthand insight and perspective.
A documentarian, Bresnan worked with Frein on the film "Vietnam Appreciation Day," and vividly remembers the former fugitive as being an arrogant outlier:
"He definitely struck me as an oddball," Bresnan told Cooper. "He saw his brand of military understanding, or military reenactment, as being much more refined."
Watch the above video for more of Bresnan's assessment and analysis of the man who had been considered to be a Top Ten Fugitive by the FBI.
Following the apprehension of Eric Matthew Frein, on Thursday evening Anderson Cooper asked guests Shane Hobel and Cade Courtley to offer their insights into how police were able to capture the man accused of killing one cop and injuring another.
As the conditions in Pennsylvania have become more challenging over recent weeks, both men suggested that Frein's abilities to successfully battle the elements were entirely overstated, a fact each felt contributed to his demise.
"It's a proof positive that his...survival skills are not up to par where it's absolutely necessary for him to be coming in and out of these areas," said Hobel, himself an expert survivalist and founder of the Mountain Scout Survival School.
Courtley, meanwhile, a former Navy SEAL, suggested Frein was not nearly the outdoorsman he fancied himself:
"The fantasy ends when you start dealing with hypothermia, exhaustion, dehydration, starvation, and sleep deprivation," he told Cooper. "I think we'll find out he's not nearly as good as he thinks maybe he is ... he fights with air rifles. If he was really that good, he would have joined up."
Watch the above video for more of Hobel and Courtley's analysis of Erin Fein.
As part of an evening which saw police apprehend Eric Matthew Frein, on Thursday Anderson Cooper aired the first images of the accused cop killer since his capture.
Appearing relatively clean cut and unharmed, save for a noticeable wound across his nose, Frein rode in the back of a police car through Pennsylvania.
Watch the above video as the CNN host shared breaking details surrounding the capture of a man who had been considered to be a Top Ten Fugitive by the FBI.
Imagine receiving incessant harassment for simply walking down the street. The advocacy group Hollaback says it happens to women every day. In a video calling attention to the problem of 'catcalling,' an actor name Shoshana Roberts walked around New York City for ten hours behind a filmmaker with a camera hidden in his backpack. In an interview with Anderson, Roberts says she was harassed more than a hundred times that day and ever since the video went viral with more than 40,000 comments - she is now receiving rape threats.