This past week has been filled with so much new programming on CNN, it would have been easy to miss the Soledad O'Brien's Special Investigations Unit program Growing Up Diana.
It's hard for me to fathom that its been 10 years since the princess' tragic death. I remember watching the fairy tale wedding on television~ the assumption was that a fairy tale would end with happily ever after.
The program focuses on her up bringing, her courtship with Prince Charles, the royal wedding, and the early years of her marriage. Did you know that she had a school girl crush on Prince Charles? She first met her prince when she was only 16. They didn't start dating until she was 18 (and he was 31).
Soledad O'Brien does an excellent job presenting this story without it becoming tabloid. She talks to the princess' nanny, a woman that employed the princess as a nanny, and a few other life long friends.
I never realized that she had a secret speech writer, who was a long time friend of hers. The program gives the impression that the princess was thrown into the deep end of the pool without any assistance- sink or swim.
This week's Mystery Journalist: CNN's Chief National Correspondent John King
This screen cap comes from a July 23, 2007 live shot from the Citadel on American Morning.
How did you do this week? I'll post another Mystery Journalist clue in Friday's post.
And finally tonight, a happy birthday to Americam Morning anchor Kiran Chetry. She celebrated her birthday today (August 26).