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Bill Weir checks off his 'Wonder List' for CNN

Bill Weir checks off his 'Wonder List' for CNN

After Bill Weir arrived at CNN from ABC’s "Nightline" in late 2013, he went right on the air to fill in as a prime-time host interviewing guests in a studio.

Recently looking back on it, he realized his mind was often somewhere else.

“There were a lot of nights when I was walking off the set on the seventh floor thinking, man I’d rather be getting off a plane somewhere I’ve never been telling much deeper stories,” he said at a recent lunch to promote his new CNN program “The Wonder List.”

Not long after Weir made those feelings known to his bosses at CNN, he was off to some of the most spectacularly scenic locations in the world as the cable news channel...

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