Bono, is trying out a new career as a journalist and has landed a gig interviewing his friend George Clooney on the CNN show Anderson Cooper 360. Bono reveals in the beginning of this in-depth conversation style interview, that he has recently started working for the New York Times in a featured editorial section and can see the power of journalism. Bono said “Journalist are protectors of our democracies”. It’s amazing to see these guys, with everything in life, going out and making a difference. I look forward to more Bono segments.
The major theme of the conversation revolved around both Clooney’s and Bono’s work in and for Africa. The full video is here on G Living, just after the jump.
(Looking back at 2006 when George Clooney and his father, traveled to Sudan to see for themselves what was happening)
George Clooney has been speaking out in Washington to urge aid for the Darfur Crisis. George along with his dad Nick Clooney smuggled cameras into the Darfur refugee camps in April 2006 for five days to report on the genocide first hand. Over 200,000 have been killed and over 2 million have fled their homes since 2003.
Yesterday, George Clooney addressed the U.N. Security Council to urge them to send peacemakers to Sudan’s Darfur Region to prevent genocide. Clooney warned them if they did not, millions will die in what he called the first genocide of the 21st century.
Clooney told the council members, “It’s not getting better. It’s getting much, much worse.
And it is only the international community that can help us. Now, I know there are members of you here that, for what I’m sure are sensible reasons, have failed to use leverage at times to keep the — to get the peacekeepers on the ground. Well, we now have a date. The date is September 30. The 1st of October will leave these people with nothing. Whatever the reason, it’s not good enough. On October 1, it won’t just be the Janjaweed murdering and raping with impunity or Minnawi’s SLA slaughtering the Fur tribes.
Only a couple of Hollywood’s leading men impress me: Johnny Depp is one of them, for obvious reasons. The other is George Clooney. Intelligent, compassionate, talented and witty (not to mention easy on the eye), Clooney’s film choices – “Good Night and Good Luck”, “Syriana”, “Michael Clayton” — mirror his real-life views on politics and the world. Dubbed “The King of Liberal Hollywood”, Clooney slams the US’s reliance on oil from the Middle East, is a senior campaigner with the Make Poverty History movement and is dedicated to raising awareness about the crisis in Darfur.