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June 22nd, 2009
06:36 AM ET

"If you're lucky, you might escape without any injury."

CNN Dubai Bureau Chief Samson Desta is just back from Tehran. Desta worked as field producer in Iran during the election. He tells TJ Holmes and Betty Nguyen about the challenges he faced while there.

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  1. Mike


    Please share my Ireport. We all want the people of Iran to know the American People stand with them! Thank you.


    June 22, 2009 at 9:20 am |
  2. David

    We should not do anything. The majority of Iranians accepted the form of government that they now have. If they want to change it let them do it themselves. We have no dog in that fight and our sticking our nose where it doesn't belong is the main eason we are so disliked in the Middle East. Once they change if they ask for help then by all means lend them a hand.

    June 22, 2009 at 9:33 am |
  3. Peter Mares

    I think the U.S. should give the protestors I.E.D.s & see how the Iranian govt likes it.

    June 22, 2009 at 10:52 am |
  4. Michael McManus

    It is in the details of how it is applied. If a senior only gets credit for the payment made, then it will still cost him the same amount out of pocket, but it will take alittle longer to get there.

    June 22, 2009 at 12:14 pm |
  5. Ronnie

    This is the first step in the pharma and insurance companies on the run. They've had a stranglehold on us for most of our lives and are scared! We're the only industrial nation in the world w/o universal health care and we finally have a REAL mandate and now democrats don't need the GOP, with their negativity and twisting the facts and fear mongering , Mr. President. Why are the democrats not backing you up? When the shoe was on the other foot, the GOP couldn't care less what the other party wanted. Who was it that left you with trillions of debt and now that you are in office for 6 months , they are attacking you for spending money?
    Remember what we voted for and what was promised.

    June 22, 2009 at 12:22 pm |
  6. Elliott Solomon

    I remember Ed McManon both on the Tonight show and his appearance with Jerry Lewis on Muscular dystrophy telethon

    Actully all of help and sometimes upstaging him

    June 23, 2009 at 10:44 am |
  7. saeed ahdout

    The Islamic regime headed by Khamenei is attempting to brutally suppress the people's opposition to clerical dictatorship. As long as the west , especially the european countries buy oil from Iran, and continue to export the the survillance and monitoring equipment to the mullahs, the regime will continue its horrific massacre of the iranian people.

    Now, is the time to act, the people of Iran are at the fore front of the battle against the Islamic fundamentalist. We need to realize that A democratic Iran will be the greatest achievement for the entire human civilization in combatting Islamic fundamentalism in the Middle East.. People of Iran will get their freedom if the western countires boycott the Iranian oil, and stop trading with the mullahs.

    Support Human Rights in Iran

    June 24, 2009 at 8:38 pm |
  8. jean chemia

    im a big fan of michael jackson i can't believe that he dead before michael dead i wish icould meet him one day .and i want say to all of his family and friends,fans don't give up, don't cry michael is with somebody in heavens and that person name is jesus christ.

    June 26, 2009 at 10:18 am |
  9. hasna

    Michael jackson is the iconic figure of our lifetime. I came to the US from Morocco to live the American dream that Michael Jackson inspired me to dream at about 9 years old, needless to say he changed my life forever.

    Michael embodied the possibility of dreaming and achieving. He was the soundtrack to many lives, his dancing was like a dream and we all felt like we' ve been on the moon dancing.

    Michael Jackson also embodied a generous soul who cared deeply about all of us around the globe. He always wanted to show us hope, love and oneness. We will always keep his legacy alive by dancing to his angelic melodies. Michael, we love you forever.

    June 26, 2009 at 11:57 am |

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