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March 30th, 2013
11:30 AM ET

OutFront Recap: North Korea says it's in a "state of war" with South

In this week's OutFront Recap, Erin Burnett has the latest on North Korea's "ratcheting rhetoric."  And she introduces us to the world's most expensive penthouse.

State media: North Korea in 'state of war' with South, threatens to 'dissolve' U.S.

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Filed under: News • North Korea • OutFront Recap • OutFront Staff
March 29th, 2013
09:43 PM ET

"White Man's Perspective" Sports analyst slammed for diversity joke

CBS sports analyst Doug Gottlieb caused quite a bit of controversy Thursday night when after being introduced during the network's NCAA coverage, he joked about being the only white guy on a panel of black former basketball players.

"I don't know why you guys ask me, I'm just here to bring diversity to this set, give kind of the white man's perspective," Gottlieb said during the show.

And as the night wore on – Gottlieb's critics started pile on – calling the comment racist and inappropriate.
ESPN's Mark May even tweeted:

The sports analyst later released a statement through CBS saying quote:

"It was not a smart thing to say and I apologize"

But was the joke really out-of-line?

OutFront tonight: Columbia University professor Marc Lamont Hill, CNN Contributor LZ Granderson and political comedian Dean Obeidallah.


Filed under: Sports
March 29th, 2013
09:29 PM ET

Franklin Graham: President Obama should listen to Dennis Rodman and call Kim

Brooke Baldwin talks to Reverend Franklin Graham, the president and CEO of Samaritan's Purse and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Organization about his call for the U.S. to take Kim Jong Un seriously.

Reverend Graham has visited North Korea four times - most recently in 2011 when he met with some of the country's top officials.

His family's relationship with North Korea spans decades. His mother Ruth attended high school in the 1930's in what is now North Korea. 

His father - the reverend Billy Graham - became the first foreign religious leader to preach in Pyongyang in 1992. Billy graham also met with North Korea's leader at that time, President Kim Il Sung - the current leader's grandfather.

 


Filed under: International • News • North Korea
March 29th, 2013
09:18 PM ET

Fmr. player Kwame Harris speaks out on being gay in the NFL

There are lots of recent reports that a professional football player may be coming out in the coming weeks. There has never been an openly gay player in the NFL or on any major league sports team, for that matter.

But some - like former San Francisco 49er, Kwame Harris - have come out after leaving the league.

Harris has never spoken publicly about his sexuality - until today. He spoke only to his former teammate Coy Wire.

OutFront tonight: Former NFL Player Coy Wire.


Filed under: Social Issues • Sports
March 29th, 2013
09:10 PM ET

Fake lawyer defended Hussein, bin Laden

Giovanni Di Stefano called himself the devil's advocate. The lawyer who took on notorious clients that no one else wanted, like Saddam Hussein - it turns out that he wasn't an attorney.

He is in prison for duping his clients - and the world.

Atika Shubert is outfront with the story.


Filed under: Crime • International • News
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