Nightly News   |  February 26, 2013

Dennis Rodman’s ‘basketball diplomacy’ trip

Basketball star Dennis Rodman and members of the Harlem Globetrotters are in North Korea for a television special – the State Department has no official position on the trip.  NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> because very little in the dploeysy business goes as planned, it turns out the first american with a real shot to meet with the north korean leader kim jong -un may be dennis rodman . it's part of a so-called basketball diplomacy trip with the harlem globetrotters being filmed for a tv special . the state department has no official position on the trip. they do love basketball in north korea . secretary of state madeleine albright once brought a michael jordan -signed basketball to the senior kim jong -il.