Thursday, November 09, 2006

Anderson Cooper 360 Looks at Challenges Troops Face COMING HOME On CNN

Anderson Cooper 360 takes an in-depth look at the medical, personal and political ramifications when U.S. troops return home after their military service in Iraq and Afghanistan. The one-hour special, COMING HOME, airs on Monday, November 13, at 11 p.m. (ET). Cooper profiles an Iraq War veteran who is currently homeless and another young man battling post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) - a tough reality for many men and women returning home.

In addition to Cooper′s reports COMING HOME will feature segments from CNN senior medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about a new virtual reality treatment for PTSD, as well as the fascinating medical advances that are saving more lives at the frontlines than ever before.

Correspondent Randi Kaye profiles a soldier returning home and explores the challenges he faces as he readjusts to life with his family and kids. Kaye also takes a look at what war does to marriages and how the military works to keep families together.

Anderson Cooper 360 is a wide-ranging, unconventional news program that takes a full 360-degree look at the world′s events. The program showcases CNN′s worldwide newsgathering capabilities as well as Anderson Cooper′s unique sensibilities and perspective through a diverse range of live reports and interviews. Anderson Cooper 360 airs on CNN/U.S. each weekday from 10 p.m. to midnight. (ET)