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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ironman Week on CNN

This has been quite a week for the CNN anchors and reporters. On Tuesday, Zain Verjee was struck by a teargas canister during protest marches in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Here is the unedited (and uncensored; although I doubt many people will begrudge Zain the mild expletive under the circumstances, it was silenced on subsequent airings) video from Your World Today on Wednesday:


Thursday, John Roberts started the day co-hosting American Morning in Las Vegas and ended the day co-hosting Election Center in Columbia, South Carolina. 

Seems like he got cold weather in both places, but at least for the latter he stayed indoors!

Meanwhile, "Man of Action" John King was having fun with ambient sound this week. Here's how it played out on The Situation Room on Thursday. Gotta love Jack Cafferty's rant on JK's behalf, too!


But it is Wolf Blitzer himself who wins the Ironman award this week -- in addition to his normal six-days-a-week shows, he also spent Saturday covering the Nevada caucuses and South Carolina primaries!

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Where in the World...?

As I mentioned, John Roberts was coast to coast to coast this week: Monday he was in NYC for American Morning and Warren, MI for Election Center; stayed in Warren for Tuesday, then headed for Las Vegas for Wednesday morning's show before finishing the week in Columbia, SC. Meanwhile, John King started the week in NYC and then went to South Carolina,  where he reported from Spartanburg, Columbia, and Prosperity before returning to NY for the weekend.

Dana Bash started the week in Kalamazoo and Grand Rapids, MI before starting her own tour of South Carolina; she had stops in Tigerville, Spartanburg, Columbia, Myrtle Beach, and Charleston. Suzanne Malveaux stayed in Charleston; Candy Crowley stayed in Vegas.

Ali Velshi went to Warren, MI for Tuesday's primary, as did Sanjay Gupta. Sanjay was back in Atlanta for Wednesday's shows and then in Columbia, SC on Friday. 

David Gergen was in NYC on Monday; on Tuesday Wolf Blitzer and Larry King were also there, and Wolf was back there Saturday. Gary Tuchman did the 360 Bulletin from Los Angeles on Tuesday.

Internationally, in addition to Zain Verjee being in Nairobi this week, Nic Robertson was covering the president's tour of the Middle East, reporting from Riyadh, Saudia Arabia on Monday.

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Finally, one small clip from last weekend's This Week at War. Each week, Tom Foreman shows some of the best photos from the week, and this essay was particularly touching. Not easy to watch, but well worth it:


See you next week...

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Mavis said...

It was interesting to me to hear Sanjay Gupta say he was from Michigan. I had always wondered.

I glad Zain made it through her adventure ok.

Delie said...

Thanks for the TWAW clip. You said it: not easy to watch but well worth it!
I saw that Arwa Damon and Cal Perry are back in Baghdad.