Earlier this afternoon, Conan confirmed in a post on Twitter that he will be heading to Friday later this week in order to “explore and make some new friends.” This visit is a part of his Conan Without Borders program, one that has taken him to such places as Armenia, Mexico, and Cuba among others to date. While some of Conan’s visits have been politically-motivated, we don’t quite foresee any of these shows as being strictly just about this subject. Instead, Conan tends to visit these places in order to present a positive, interesting image of a place you may not have heard all that much about in the past in that context.
For Haiti, this is definitely still a nation in rebuilding mode. The earthquakes eight years ago caused mass devastation and there are still many people out there hoping to find some sort of way in which to recover. What Conan brings with him is a sense of positivity and hope — a little bit of comedy and happiness can go a long way. There may be a number of Haitians at the moment who view the country in a somewhat-sad and negative light in the wake of some of what the President had to say about the country. This is a chance to turn things around in terms of America’s reputation in the world
This special featuring Conan in Haiti is going to air a little bit later this year. In between Conan and Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown, we do think that we’re starting to get to the golden age of having travel-based programming on the air. These shows are entertaining, but you also do learn something about culture along the way.
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