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Col. Moammar Gadhafi, the man who has ruled Libya for more than three decades and was once labeled the most dangerous man in the world, agreed to a rare television interview with Michele Gillen at his Tripoli compound. Surprising even his closest advisors, the Libyan leader spent 1 1/2 hours candidly answering questions on topics including his announcement to give up weapons of mass destruction, Saddam Hussein’s capture, and his children. Michele’s reportage unfolded at a critical time in world history, airing weeks before the U.S. Congressional delegation was received in Libya for the first time in three decades.
Michele Gillen conducts this exclusive interview in Rome, Italy with Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzi. This exclusive meeting took place just hours before he brought Afghanistan’s former King Mullah-Shah out of exile, accompanying him back to their homeland, in an historic attmept to rebuild a nation.
With the eyes of the world focused on the future of Haiti against a backdrop of chaos and uncertainty, Michele Gillen traveled to Paris, France to conduct this exclusive television interview with Haiti’s former president, Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier. Duvalier has been living in exile since 1986. This was Michele’s second interview with him addressing the state of Haiti and the leadership of President Jean Bertrand Aristide, who claimed he was forced to flee Haiti. Her first interview with Duvalier unfolded 15 months earlier and was the first television interview Duvalier had granted an American journalist in 15 years.