With a brand new television program set to debut in April, Anthony Bourdain is the newest addition to the stable of CNN personalities and presenters.
Entitled "Parts Unknown," the show will combine the globally-acclaimed chef's love for food and travel, in particular, how those two mix with one another.
In advance of the series' launch, on Tuesday Bourdain joined Piers Morgan for an exclusive interview, explaining how his new gig at CNN came to be:
"Well, you guys called, and, at a good time. It was a very exciting opportunity to shoot in places that I'd been wanting to shoot for a long time," said the multiple New York Times bestselling author. "This is a relationship that's going to open up the world to me and my creative partners in ways that I've long aspired to."
Well-regarded for his work both in the kitchen and on the small screen, Bourdain is convinced that his medium provides him a unique window into the human experience:
"I think what we found over the years, shooting all over the world, is that just by virtue of showing up with food, just to see how people live, and eat, and drink, as your only extensible criteria, people show themselves to you, reveal themselves to you, in ways that they often wouldn't to a hard news reporter for instance," he told the "Piers Morgan Tonight" host. "I've had a really unique perspective on a lot of societies, on a lot of countries and cultures, that I don't think other people have been able to see, largely because people let their guard down at the table."
Watch the clip, and listen to the interview, as Bourdain goes on to tell the tale of the time he first crossed paths with CNN, as he came across reporter Barbara Starr during an evacuation from Lebanon.
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