Maziar Bahari Pt. 1

  • Aired:  06/06/11
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Maziar Bahari confirms that he wasn't imprisoned in Iran because of his interview with Jason Jones. (2:32)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE )

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

MY GUEST TONIGHT IS A

JOURNALIST, A DOCUMENTARY FILM

MAKER AND HUMAN RIGHTS

ACTIVIST.

HE CHRONICLES HIS TIME SPENT

AS A PRISONER IN AN IRANIAN

JAIL, A FAMILY STORY OF LOVE,

CAPTIVE CAPTIVITY AND

SURVIVAL.

PLEASE WELCOME BACK TO THE

PROGRAM.

MAZIAR BAHARI.

>> YOU START.

>> Jon: YOU'RE VERY KIND.

ALL RIGHT.

NICELY DONE.

HOW ARE YOU?

>> I'M FINE.

BUT BEFORE WE START I'D LIKE

TO GET SOMETHING OFF MY CHEST.

YOU KNOW, LAST TIME I CAME

HERE, YOU KNOW, WE WERE

JOKING.

I SAID THAT YOU GOT ME IN

JAIL.

IMMEDIATELY I SAID I'M

KIDDING.

>> Jon: YOU DID SAY THAT.

>> THEN ON BLOGS AND, YOU KNOW,

IN PAPERS I SAW THAT PRISON.

I JUST WANT TO SAY THAT IT

DOES NOT HAVE ANYTHING TO DO

WITH MY IMPRISONMENT, MY

ARREST.

THOSE GUYS, I WANTED TO SAY

SOMETHING ELSE.

>> Jon: WATCH YOUR LANGUAGE ON

THIS SHOW, YOUNG MAN.

>> I DIDN'T KNOW IF I SHOULD

SAY THAT OR NOT.

>> Jon: THIS IS A VERY CLASSY

OPERATION WE RUN.

>> THOSE GUYS WHO ARRESTED ME,

THEY WANTEDED TO FABRICATE

CHARGES AGAINST ME.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> I COULD BE IN SESAME STREET

AND THEY WOULD ACCUSE ELMO OF

SEDITION.

>> Jon: YOU HAVE JUST BROKEN A

STORY, MY FRIEND.

WHAT ARE YOU HIDING, ELMO?

>> I COULD BE TWO-AND-A-HALF

MEN AND THEY COULD ACCUSE ME

OF COOPERATING WITH WHAT'S HIS

NAME?

CHARLIE SHEEN.

>> Jon: EXACTLY.

>> AND CORRUPTING THE EARTH.

>> Jon: THAT'S RIGHT.

I FEEL MUCH BETTER.

HE'S REFERRING TO WHEN HE WAS

IN IRAN, WE SENT JASON JONES

THERE.

HE INTERVIEW MAZIAR BAHARI IN

A CAFE AND JASON PRETENDED TO

BE SPY.

WHILE YOU WERE IN PRISON THEY

SHOWED A TAPE OF THAT TO YOU

AND SAID WHAT ARE YOU TALKING

TO A SPY?

>> BECAUSE JASON LOOKED LIKE A

SPY.

ACTED LIKE A SPY.

>> Jon: RIGHT.

>> I GUESS HE TASTED LIKE A

SPY.

TO THEY SAY HE'S A SPY.

>> Jon: THE THING IS THEY

PROBABLY NEVER EXPLAINED IS

WHY WOULD A SPY DO THAT ON

TELEVISION?

>> AND WHY THERE ARE LAUGH

TRACKS.

>> Jon: THE LAUGHTER IS REAL.

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