Back on May 23rd, 2016 when Barack Obama visited Vietnam he sat down to film a segment on Anthony Bourdain's CNN program "Parts Unknown".
Anthony had this to say a few days ago-- "I'm not a journalist. Or a foreign policy wonk. My politics are my own. Contrary to the assertions of angry Twitter warriors who think I'm getting regular guidance from the "Communist News Network," I've never once received a phone call or an e-mail or had a conversation that contained the words "wouldn't it be a great idea if...?" or " how about?"...
The second floor of the small, family-run, decidedly working class Bun Cha Huong Lien restaurant, in the Old Quarter of Hanoi, is not exactly the kind of place the President was likely to be taken by his hosts on any official state visit. I got the definite impression that the Secret Service was initially less than delighted with our choice of venue... In general, he spoke with the lack of careful calculation of a man who is no longer running for office."
Here's a clip where Anthony and Anderson Cooper talk more about it
This program will air Sunday 09/25/2016 on CNN at 9:00 PM
and again on Sunday 10/02/2016 at 8:00 PM