June 20th, 2009
03:11 PM ET
5 years ago

State of the Union: NY Times editor on escaped journalist

Rohde escaped from the Taliban on Friday.
Rohde escaped from the Taliban on Friday.

(CNN) - On The Reliable Sources segment of CNN’s “State of the Union” this Sunday, Howard Kurtz will get insight on New York Times reporter David Rohde’s daring escape from a Taliban prison from the liberated journalist’s boss, Times Executive Editor Bill Keller.

Rohde, who along with a local reporter and driver was being held at a prison in North Waziristan region of Pakistan, escaped on Friday night by climbing over a wall of the compound.

Rohde was captured on November 10, 2008, but The Times and other media organizations chose not to report the story for fear that it would jeopardize Rohde’s safety.

Related: Read about Rohde's harrowing escape

Keller will also discuss his recent trip to Iran, and his experience covering that country's election.

See Keller at 10 am EST on Sunday.


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