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Travel show host Anthony Bourdain announced that he was leaving his long-time gig at Travel Channel for CNN back in May. His new show will hit the air in early 2013.So, his fans want to know — why’d he leave the Travel Channel?
Adweek interviewed Bourdain and asked him that very question. Here’s what he had to say:
“There are a lot of places where me and my team have been wanting to make television for a long time and haven’t been able to. And CNN has the infrastructure and inclination to make those places doable.
Getting to do a show in, for instance, Libya would have been very difficult. We have contacts all over the world, but you’ve got to get there.
When we finally got out of Beirut with my crew in 2006, an LCU [Landing Craft Utility, a ship for troop transport] comes in with the Marines and the door drops and the first person we see is [CNN correspondent] Barbara Starr—you know, they’re there. … [Also], I like when the people who live in the places where we shoot are really happy afterward.”
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