For most Americans, Afghanistan is synonymous with war, terrorism, al Qaeda, and Osama bin Laden. But this is also a country with incredible history and culture.
As we began researching stories to cover, we learned of an Outfront personal connection. One of our colleagues, a publicist here at CNN, spent the first eight years of her life in Afghanistan during the early 1970's.
Erin Burnett spent some time with her father talking about his life - when Afghanistan was a different place.
OutFront tonight: Faiz Khairzada, Former Afghan Ministry of Culture and Information.