Ending our Addiction to Crime, Violence and War

Broadcast on September 16, 2011
With Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell hosts "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell" on CNN's sister network, "HLN news."

Jane Velez-Mitchell hosts "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell," a topical event-driven show with a wide range of viewpoints on CNN's sister network, HLN news.  Jane is also a best-selling author.  Her most recent book, “Addict Nation” was released in February 2011.  In it she chronicles, among other issues, our addiction to war, crime and violence.

In 2010, her HLN show garnered a Genesis Awards from the Humane Society of the United States, her third having won two others on “Celebrity Justice.” Velez-Mitchell is the recipient of a Los Angeles Emmy Award and a New York Emmy Award. The KCAL-TV newscasts she co-anchored won three Southern California Golden Mike Awards and an Emmy. She also wrote, directed and produced "Dancing Through Life," an award-winning documentary.

Velez-Mitchell chronicles her lifelong battle with alcoholism, as well as her coming out as a lesbian and her discovery of a healthier, happier and more meaningful existence, in "iWant: My Journey From Addiction and Overconsumption to a Simpler Honest Life," which was released in October 2009, and became a New York Times bestseller.