The stockings were hung by the chimney with care… but we forgot to check them to see what was there! Yes, there are a few clips left in our stocking… First, on Reliable Sources, Howard Kurtz interviewed Whoopi Goldberg last Sunday.
First, it was an anchor without a tie, now it’s a journalist without pants! Ed Henry was in Hawaii this past week reporting on the President-Elect's vacation. Yes, Ed has no pants. This first clip is from Monday's Campbell Brown No Bias No Bull:
Later on in the week, Ed decided to get even with the anchors- this clip is from American Morning:
The Washington Post even took notice of the wardrobe change.
It's prime time and CNN's Ed Henry is standing on the white sand of Waikiki Beach, reporting live on President-elect Barack Obama's holiday vacation in Hawaii. With the volcanic mountain Diamond Head in the distance, Henry is flanked by palm trees, bikini-clad babes and surfer dudes.
"Ed, are those your producers over your right shoulder, like sunning themselves and deciding what books to read?" anchor Anderson Cooper asks.
"No, my producers are working very hard," Henry replies.
"Okay, yeah, I think you're in board shorts and have a mai tai nearby," Cooper says, prodding the cameraman to zoom out.
And voilà! Below his blue dress shirt, Henry's sporting teal swim trunks with orange stripes.
"I kept my shirt on because I don't have the pecs of either Anderson Cooper or Barack Obama," Henry, the network's self-deprecating senior White House correspondent, said later in an interview.
"No offense to the people of Crawford, Texas, but taking the presidential retreat from Crawford to Honolulu is change anyone can believe in," Henry says, borrowing a phrase from Obama's campaign.
Henry says that when he calls his colleagues in Atlanta, New York or Washington, "they start cursing at me. I called one of our producers and I said, 'Aloha!,' and she said, 'Bleep you! Don't 'aloha' me.' " On Tuesday, when Obama's staff released a report about contact his aides had with Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich, television correspondents were reporting around the clock. Henry said he did 20 live shots that day for CNN and its sister networks. On such days, the seriousness of the news regarding the president-elect contrasts with the seaside location where reporters stand. And that raises the question of attire.
And what's the holidays without a Yule Log... CNN had some fun with one Christmas Day on American Morning.
Did you catch Joe Johns dancing as they went to commercial?
One last item in tonight's stocking... this is one of my favorite Christmas sights: 34th Street in Baltimore: