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Dennis Rodman's Love Affair with North Korea (VOA On Assignment Sept. 20)i
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September 20, 2013 1:37 PM
On Assignment's Philip Alexiou interviews VOA correspondent Daniel Schearf in Seoul about former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman's recent trips to North Korea and his budding relationship with the nation's leader, Kim Jong-un. Rodman has called the trips missions of "basketball diplomacy," but has caused controversy by not pushing to secure the release of imprisoned American tour operator Kenneth Bae.

Dennis Rodman's Love Affair with North Korea (VOA On Assignment Sept. 20)

Published September 20, 2013

On Assignment's Philip Alexiou interviews VOA correspondent Daniel Schearf in Seoul about former U.S. basketball star Dennis Rodman's recent trips to North Korea and his budding relationship with the nation's leader, Kim Jong-un. Rodman has called the trips missions of "basketball diplomacy," but has caused controversy by not pushing to secure the release of imprisoned American tour operator Kenneth Bae.

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