October 17th, 2007
06:30 PM ET
7 years ago

Richard Gere visits the Situation Room

Gere has long advocated for Tibetan independence on the international stage.

WASHINGTON (CNN) - Actor Richard Gere was in Washington, D.C. Wednesday to attend a ceremony honoring Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama. Gere stopped by CNN's Situation Room to discuss Tibet and China with Wolf Blitzer.


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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. laurinda,ny

    I think that Richard Gere is a very nice man and well spoken, but I think that we shouldn't be getting involved with Tibet's independence. Bush is also getting himself involved with this Dalai Lama. We have enough of our own problems and we should worry about ourselves.

    October 17, 2007 09:45 pm at 9:45 pm |
  2. Jeff from Jersey

    So what?
    Gere can talk about anything he wants.He's entitled to his own beliefs and can talk about them on air and to whoever will listen.

    Wolf Blitzer can talk about ALMOST anything he wants.He's entitled to his own beliefs but he CAN'T talk about them on air so we'll never know what Blitzer truly thinks.What a balanced conversation THAT is.

    I cooked dinner and ate it with my sweetheart and we didn't talk about Tibet or China!.I'm entitled to my own beliefs and can talk about them all I want...just not tonight.

    Yaaawwwwnnnnn!

    October 17, 2007 09:56 pm at 9:56 pm |
  3. Coyote Phenix AZ

    Hey Wolf we need proof that Cheney and Obama are related. That is real important, so is this true or is it a WMD type story ?

    October 17, 2007 10:09 pm at 10:09 pm |
  4. Anonymous

    I commend Gere for his years of tireless effort on behalf of Tibet. He's a true American hero.

    Now if he'll just endorse Barack Obama if he hasn't already, we'd really be on track to make some serious change happen in the world

    October 18, 2007 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  5. ronnie - knoxville, tn.

    so 'laurinda' should we also avoid getting 'involved' in darfur? what about myanmar? did you also think bill clinton should have ignored rwanda? wait – he did ignore rwanda.

    October 18, 2007 01:36 am at 1:36 am |
  6. Pretty Women Tabit

    A American Gigilo and the Dalai Lama? Maybe he can teach the Dalai to hang upside down by his ankles. You can tell this is a dead news period when CNN must promote their own idiot stories and reporters.

    October 18, 2007 08:00 am at 8:00 am |
  7. laurinda,ny

    The POINT is not that people can't say what they want to it's that we do not need to go over and help the Monks. The clown in the white house seems to be getting himself invoved with this Dalhi Lama. We need to have our soldiers here protecting us. Our country is falling apart every day and we should NOT be going around being the world police. That is why the other countries are turning on us. We had better wake up soon! We have got to put the Dems in POWER!!

    October 18, 2007 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  8. Tom - Dedham, Mass

    Nah, if it was a WMD like story, Both Clintons, Kerry, Kennedy, Sandy Bergler, the United nations, William Cohen and Jacque Chirac etc, etc would all state the same as Bush and Cheney, but when the going got tough all would simply say that the moron Bush fooled them.

    Even though all of them said it BEFORE and AFTER the idiot took office.

    October 18, 2007 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  9. RightyTighty

    Richard Tiffany Gere

    Ha Ha!

    October 18, 2007 09:13 am at 9:13 am |
  10. Eric, from THE Republic of Texas

    In other totally irrelvant news today, Director Ron Howard's brother, Clint Howard, visited the Food Network and talked with Rachael Ray about vegetable soup.

    WHO CARES?

    October 18, 2007 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  11. Pretty woman Cross Junction VA

    The orginal American Gigilo meets the Dalai Lama. Maybe he can teach the Dalai to hang from his ankles and do sit ups. What a news breaking story. Way to go CNN promoting your useless views.

    October 18, 2007 02:47 pm at 2:47 pm |