Monday, January 12, 2009
Cal Perry had an exclusive interview with Syrian President Assad on Tuesday to discuss the situation in Gaza:
Thursday, Cal was back in Beirut and reported via broadband about a series of rockets fired into northern Israel from Lebanon:
And a few hours later, Cal checks in again:
(And wow, does the Beirut bureau need a decorator or what? Yikes, guys. Seriously.)
Meanwhile, in Cal's old stomping ground of Baghdad, Jill Dougherty reported last week on the opening of the new American Embassy:
By the way, CNN has an Aussie in Iraq this week, but it's not Michael Ware... Stan Grant, who was a correspondent for several years in Beijing and Hong Kong before leaving the network in 2007, recently returned and is now based in Abu Dhabi (thanks to a reader for a correction about that); however, at the moment he is filing reports from Baghdad, although neither of these have yet been shown on Domestic.
Finally, a clip I recorded Tuesday for my own use -- about the health issues Apple founder Steve Jobs has been dealing with -- turned out to also be the last appearance of Dr. Sanjay Gupta prior to the information about his nomination as Surgeon General leaking out. If he accepts the nomination and is appointed, this may be his final report as CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent:
That's it for me this week!