CNN Presents: A Party/Screening

DC’s Journo-Smart Set went to the Cosmos Club last night for a special screening of CNN’s forthcoming docu-series, “CNN Presents: In the Footsteps of bin Laden.” The event was co-sponsored by the New America Foundation.

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(CNN/U.S. President Jon Klein making opening remarks prior to the screening)

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(Peter Bergen, Dan Coleman and CNN’s Mark Nelson during the panel discussion moderated by CNN DC Bureau Chief David Bohrman)

Funny opening line from Klein: “There are a lot of think tank people in the room, which is funny because I always thought that the opposite of a think tank was a TV network [Laughter]. We’re trying to change that at CNN.”

Guests included:

From CNN: Jon Klein, Peter Bergen, Suzanne Malveaux, David Bohrman, Barbara Starr, Sam Feist, Kate Albright-Hanna, Cliff Hackel, Brian Larch, Sophia Qureshi and Kathy Slobogin.

Also: Al Jazeera’s Adam Ahmed, Bennett Media Group’s Susan Bennett, WMAL’s Chris Berry, New America’s Steve Clemons, Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift, Washington Times’ William Connery, Microsoft’s Gary Cox, Stars and Stripes’ Patrick Dickson, Washington Life’s Janet Donovan, New AMerica’s Tom Emswiler, Ashcroft Group’s Juleanna Glover Weiss, U.S. News & World Report’s David Kaplan, Global Security & Trade Journal’s Gail Kleiner, Qorvis’ Matt Lauer, Global Security & Trade Journal/NATO’s Nation’s Magazine’s Marvin Leibstone, DoD’s Mario Mancuso, LATimes’ Josh Meyer, Al Jazeera’s Imad Musa, Al Hayat International Newspaper’s Salameh Nematt, CSIS’s Alex Petersen, U.S. News & World Report’s Chitra Ragavan, Center for National Policy’s Adam Rawnsley, Stars and Stripes Jeff Schogol and Gannett’s John Yaukey.