Saturday, August 16, 2008
Last weekend, Wilf Dinnick did a piece on a women's basketball team in Saudi Arabia, where women are not allowed to compete in sports. They have to go to extraordinary lengths just to find an allowable place to practice:
Tuesday, American Morning ran a John Zarella piece about the state government in Utah, which has gone to a four-day workweek. I love the 4/10s myself, but it must be tough for it to become mandatory:
John Roberts interviewed Gary Bertsen, former CIA agent in Afghanistan and author of Jawbreaker, about his latest (fiction) book and what needs to happen now in that country to stop the resurgence of the Taliban:
Dr. Sanjay Gupta discussed a recently released report that shows that troops are drinking more heavily after returning from the warzones. I know, you're thinking, "Duh!" but the numbers are shocking and the fact that the VA is so unprepared to offer real help to these guys is just tragic:
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Where in the World...?
Another quiet week, other than coverage of the Russian invasion of Georgia...
SATURDAY: Matthew Chance was near Tbilisi, Georgia to report on the war.
SUNDAY: Matthew was in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia; Frederik Pleitgen in Tbilisi.
MONDAY: John Roberts hosted The Situation Room from New York.
TUESDAY: Matthew was back in Tbilisi; Suzanne Malveaux hosted The Situation Room, as she also would Wednesday and Thursday.
WEDNESDAY: Candy Crowley was in Honolulu, covering the Obama vacation; Tom Foreman was in Sturgis, Michigan on board The Election Express; Jill Dougherty was in Moscow; John King* visited The Situation Room to discuss the Colin Powell (non)endorsement.
THURSDAY: Michael Ware* (above) reported from Gori and Tbilisi, Georgia.
Friday: Tom Foreman hosted The Situation Room.
*(One of our co-Hottest Male Reporters!)
Have a great weekend... let's hope peace breaks out in Georgia!
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