Korean singer Rain and professional footballer Park Ji-sung will be interviewed by CNN for a special series being aired by the U.S. cable network this week, an agent in Seoul said Monday and Yonhap News reported.
CNN will air "Eye on South Korea" from Oct. 19-23 to highlight various aspects of the East Asian nation, including its ongoing efforts to overcome the global financial crisis. Rain and Park will be introduced in the Talk Asia section, the singer’s agent J-Tune Entertainment said.
The program will be aired to some 250 million households across the world.
Rain, 27, whose real name is Jung Ji-hoon, is one of the most popular male celebrities in Korea and is widely known across Asia.
The singer, who also debuted as an actor through a local TV series, gained fame in the United States since appearing on Comedy Central’s "The Colbert Report," and will star in the upcoming Hollywood movie "Ninja Assassin."
Park, 28, plays for the English club Manchester United and is the captain of the South Korean national team. He is the only Korean player to be on a UEFA Champions League winning team and the first Asian to play in a final of the tournament.
The interviews with Rain and Park will be aired on Oct. 21 and 28, respectively.