May 22nd, 2011
02:31 PM ET

Watch GPS: Fareed in Cairo, Egypt after revolution

GPS is coming to you from the center of the revolution in Egypt: Tahrir Square. It’s been four months since the spontaneous people’s uprising that toppled the 30-year dictatorial regime of Hosni Mubarak.  Fareed is on the ground to tell you what’s changed and what hasn’t. He'll also share his thoughts on President Obama’s speech on the Arab Spring.

It was a revolution without leaders. The uprising brought people from all across the entire country to demand their rights and Mubarak’s resignation. We’re bringing you some of the faces of the revolution. Joining Fareed this week:

– Waleed Rashed, a spokesman for the April 6th youth movement, one of the key groups organizing protests in Tahrir Square.

– Sarah Abdelrahman, student activist and video blogger who was in Tahrir.

– Noor Ayman Nour, a law student active in the protests.

– Ragia Omran, a human rights activist and a lawyer helping defend the protestors against the military tribunals.

Then, what in the world has the revolution done to Egypt’s economy? Can it recover?

After that we bring you a tale of two candidates. The election for president of Egypt is scheduled for November. Fareed sits down with the two presumed favorites: 1) Amr Moussa, the outgoing Secretary-General of the Arab League and former Foreign Minister of Egypt and 2) Mohamed Elbaradei, the former head of the International Atomic Energy Agency and Nobel Laureate. They used to be colleagues. Now they could be opponents.

Ffinally, a last look at the “de-Mubarak-ification” of Egypt’s landscape.

Tune in this Sunday for this special edition of Fareed Zakaria GPS from Tahrir Square at 10a.m. ET/PT.

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  1. sukhi rai

    President Obama should pay close attention to the response of your 4 young activist guests. They were not at all swayed by President Obama's speech and seem to feel upset and isolated over his government's response. I agree with your guests in their summation that he is a President great with words but poor in action.

    May 22, 2011 at 7:25 pm | Reply
  2. Amnon

    Fareed you know very well that the Israeli – egyptian peace is no longer exist. Therefor signing a peace agreement with the palestinians (even if Hamas pretend to recognize israel right to exist ) is not just stupid it is suicide. I don't know if you know that in the 1970s there were some palestinian leaders how tried to talk peace with israel and the palestinians kill them.

    May 22, 2011 at 10:03 pm | Reply
    • Cleopatra

      Mr. Amnon, let the Palestinians solve their own problems. It is about time for Egypt to look out for Egypt. There is nothing wrong with having a peace treaty wth Israel. Egypt will not live looking out for the Palestinians and neglecting the main issues of Egyptians. If you look closely at the Egyptian situation, Egypt has much more problems than the Palestinians. Are the Palestinians your cousins? Is it fair to say that we are ignoring all the serious issues Egypt and the Egytians are facing and going to look for the Palestinian issues – like we have nothing to do. Israel did not do any harm to the Egyptians. Let's be fair.

      May 26, 2011 at 12:29 am | Reply
  3. Jbkgb

    Man has dominated man to his injury. Until true equlity and justice prvail, it will not change. Just a new face, to an old game

    May 23, 2011 at 12:22 am | Reply
  4. Karim Salama

    Egypt is at crossroads either to bury the past or be buried by the past. Unfortunately Egyptian and many middle Eastern are hypnotized by distorted ethnic believes and years of ignorance. I really feel sorry for my fellow Egyptian whom are unable to really understand the evolution of human race and human rights, they simply lack education and culture. They are also deeply sunk into this anarchist sentiments of rejecting everything and every true friend due to years of suppressions, uncertainty and lack of transparency; fuelled by the double standard of US historical foreign policies, therefore they are unable to grab the generous opportunity and gesture that the US administration is kindly offering to them now.

    I believe it will take them many years of disappointments, failures, chaos , trials and error, until they reach a better understanding of a true civilized world and the welfare of their countries, similarly to what happened in the West pro-world war 2, and earlier during the dark ages in the 14th century. But I am betting on the communication and technology to speed up this painful process.

    May 23, 2011 at 10:48 am | Reply
  5. Sandeep C

    Dear Fareed, I watched your show yesterday from Cairo. I think some of the opinions from the young guests on the show were quite naive and I personally would have liked to have you pointed some issues.
    The opinion that America has been unhelpful in the events that happened during the revolution is at the least very naive. What I would have wanted you to point out to them is that the very fact it wa a relatively bloodless revolution in Egypt was not because the people in Egypt were smarter or the Government weaker, it was because of the restraining invisible hand of America. Just look at the countries were America holds less sway, Syria, Libya, Iran. Blood bath with no end in sight. Places where American influence is more robust, Egypt, Bahrain, Tunisia. More successful campaigns with relatively less loss of life (at least in the former two). True, American policy in that part of the world is somewhat selective, but can they name one country in the world where it is not. national interests supercede every other interest and America is doing the same. I don't claim it is right, but at least it a policy everybody knows is in the open, Arab countries do not want American influence but at the same time, they want the money in the form of largessee.

    May 23, 2011 at 3:26 pm | Reply
  6. 1

    Is that guy Mike Jackson????

    May 24, 2011 at 12:10 am | Reply
  7. Mina Soliman

    Fareed, I thought that was a well-made show. Of course, to cover many issues in Egypt, you might need a series of shows, but within the allotted time you have in CNN, I commend your efforts and I enjoy your show very much. I would hope not only you interview MB leadership next week, but also the army leadership, as well as leaders of Coptic groups due to recent events with the sectarian violence.
    Thank you.

    May 24, 2011 at 1:37 am | Reply
  8. panamajill

    I love the way so many countries criticize the United States for being unilateral, unprincipled, prejudiced...the list goes on – but they ALL have their hands out for our money, they ALL want us to help them when times get tough – they ALL want to dictate American policy – they ALL want our military help when they call for it. We should bring our troops home – and our money – and fix America !!! Floods, fires, tornadoes, joblessness – and those damned Republican congressmen – not doing what they were hired to do – just watching the rich get richer. Somebody – do something !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    May 24, 2011 at 8:40 am | Reply
  9. CG

    Excellent! Thank you for doing this!

    May 24, 2011 at 9:49 pm | Reply
  10. Peter

    I watched the Egyptian youth show. If it is up to those kids, they are in trouble. I know spoiled brat when I see one. They were slouched. They did not understand metaphors (Arab spring is not a season...). Certainly there must be in Egypt someone with a better sense of nation, freedom, justice, human rights and so on. It should not be so hard to find them, Fareed. My bet is that if it is up to these type of youth that we saw on TV, another opportunity will pass for Egypt, and soon it will be the same old, same old.

    May 25, 2011 at 10:10 am | Reply
  11. Mina Soliman


    Church leaders have objected to provisions in the new law on places of worship that give the government the authority to supervise the financial resources of churches.


    he church was closed under the former regime for security reasons but was reopened on the condition that no crosses should be placed on the outside of the building, and that it should not have a dome.

    “Can you build a mosque without a minaret?” said Kamil Siddiq, secretary of the Confessional Council in objection to the conditions.

    May 25, 2011 at 7:45 pm | Reply
  12. Average Joe

    Fareed – your show is one of the best things on TV. Keep up the good work.

    Regarding these "activists", the word that comes to mind is "disappointing". When the uprising was going on, I felt a real kinship with these protesters. If these four young people are representative of the views of the masses, then I have lost hope. They damn us for supporting Mubarak for 30 years. They damned us for not showing more support for the protesters. But had we interfered, they surely would have damned us meddling in their affairs. And had we intervened and Mubarak survived and turned against us, any future chance at a US-Middle East peace would have been forever destroyed. These young people missed a huge opportunity to connect with the American public and instead, came across as snotty, narrow-minded kids who do not realize the opportunity they have with Obama in the White House and how they are blowing it.

    May 27, 2011 at 8:37 pm | Reply
  13. Firaydun

    So i just heard the moslem brotherhood spokesman calling some people infidels. How could this movement be about peace and equality. It shows it's true nature. It is a shame that even Fareed failed to ask him what he means by infidel. This was soft interview to boost this movement lies and give them more credibility.How can a religion be peaceful when it calls majority of God's people infidels. Shame on CNN for giving audience to these wolves in sheep clothing.

    June 5, 2011 at 1:34 pm | Reply
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