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Conrad Black: 'I don't care about a pardon in the US'

From global media baron to convicted criminal doing time in a Florida jail - the remarkable rise and fall of Conrad Black has made for years of lurid headlines - not least in the newspapers he used to own.

But the Hollinger media empire he created and which once included important newspapers in Canada, the UK, the US and Israel, collapsed. After years of investigation in the US, Conrad Black was convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice. He ended up spending more than 35 months in a Florida jail.

Now Conrad Black is a free man, out to rebuild his reputation on both sides of the Atlantic. He tells Stephen Sackur about his mistakes and what motivates him now.

You can watch the full interview on BBC World News on Thursday 25 October at 03:30, 08:30, 15:30 and 20:30 GMT and on the BBC News Channel at 0430 BST on Thursday 25 October and at 0030 BST and 0430 BST on Friday 26 October.

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