If there’s one good decision CNN has made, it’s hiring Anthony Bourdain, former host of Travel Channel’s “No Reservations.” Anthony Bourdain, a chef-turned-journalist is a fantastic storyteller.
The first two episodes of “No Reservations” were very impressive. Bourdain took us to Myanmar and Korea Town in L.A.
The unique thing about Bourdain is the way he tells a story. Not only is he a great food journalist, but he also has a way with people. He approaches life from all angles. It’s easy to tell the people he’s interviewing are comfortable with him.
“Parts Unknown” is basically like “No Reservations” but with better equipment and more access. CNN has the rights to content from historical events of the past, which have the potential to make for a high quality show.