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August 17th, 2009
10:28 PM ET

Hamdi: The BackStory

Team Kyra's launching a new weekly segment, in conjunction with our friends at CNN International. Every Friday, the anchor of CNNI's BackStory, Michael Holmes, will join Kyra with his pick of the week's "BS" pieces. (I swear... that's THEIR abbreviation for the show, not mine!) The show's mission: to show you some of the behind-the-scenes stuff that goes into CNN's reporting.

We've kicked things off with a special BackStory segment, on a special day, about a special guy.

Meet Hamdi: one minute, a CNN Baghdad security consultant... the next, a stranger in a strange land. He's just moved to the States with his family after gaining refugee status.



If you want to watch the full piece BackStory ran on Hamdi's journey, you can find it here. And as Kyra said - keep an eye out for Hamdi's :30 Pitch - we hope to make it happen this Thursday!


soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. carl


    August 17, 2009 at 11:25 pm |
  2. Charlie Erickson

    I enjoyed the story and am looking forward to hearing more. That was a cool thing, to put his and his family's story up like that. I'd like to know how his family adjusts to life in Atlanta, as I know that Hamdi's personal adjustment will be much easier.

    Nice work, Kyra & crew.


    August 17, 2009 at 11:26 pm |
  3. michael armstrong sr.

    Welcome to our wonderful country Hamdi if any one deserves to be here its you you are a true patriot for justice.

    August 18, 2009 at 11:19 am |
  4. Danny

    WOW! What a great piece! Glad to hear they are in a safer zone now. Great job!

    August 19, 2009 at 1:46 am |
  5. Mrs. Eileen Curras widow to Hernandez (WWII)

    I hope he can get a job to settle in Atlanta soon. I wish him and his family luck. I hope they are not going to left out by themselves.

    August 19, 2009 at 7:34 am |