Avoiding Armageddon
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Frank Sesno
Frank Sesno is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and producer with more than 25 years experience chronicling world events. Currently, he is an independent producer, as well as Professor of Public Policy and Communication at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia, where he teaches about the media and its impact on the shape and direction of public policy in America. He also makes documentaries for PBS and other networks. Most recently, he hosted a comprehensive look at homeland security issues for The History Channel.

Prior to joining GMU, Sesno was senior vice president and Washington bureau chief of CNN. In that capacity, he was responsible for the network's largest news gathering bureau, and coordinated the Washington coverage following the terrorist attacks of September 11th.
Frank Sesno

During his 17 years at CNN, Sesno served as news anchor, analyst and reporter. For seven years he hosted the network's flagship weekend interview program, "Late Edition with Frank Sesno," a globally simulcast program that often made news and influenced policy, as the world's most prominent decision-makers spoke to an audience that literally reached around the world. Sesno interviewed many of the world's most prominent decision-makers, from Presidents Bush and Clinton to Yasser Arafat and Yitzhak Rabin.

During the administrations of Presidents Reagan and Bush, Sesno served as CNN's White House correspondent, covering such major events as superpower summits, the Persian Gulf war and the Iran-Contra scandal. As a news anchor, Sesno provided live coverage of many of the events that have defined our times, including political conventions and elections, the Supreme Court decisions that decided election 2000, and the impeachment and trial of President Clinton.

Before joining CNN in 1984, Sesno worked with Associated Press Radio as White House, national and overseas correspondent based in London. Sesno has won several prestigious journalistic awards, including an Emmy, several cable ACE awards and an Overseas Press Club Award.

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