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Monday, February 23, 2009

The "Forgotten War" gets some attention

Tuesday, after Pakistan ceded control of the SWAT region to the Taliban, Stan Grant spoke with a woman who had fled her home in fear of what is to come:


That evening, John King spoke with Peter Bergen about the situation:


Wednesday, Heidi Collins spoke with Atia Abawi in Kabul about the reaction to the announcement that President Obama was committing to send more troops to Afghanistan:


And Stan did a piece on some of the Taliban players -- specifically, a father and son who are battling for the hearts and minds of the locals, but with very different agendas:


Later that evening, Fareed Zakaria was a guest on Campbell Brown's program to talk about the Taliban and why he believes we need to talk with them:


Thursday, Joe Johns looked at our strategy to get out of Afghanistan. He spoke with Peter Bergen about what we need to do to resolve our part in the war:


And Atia had a recorded report showing what our troops are facing, as she embedded with the 10th Mountain Division:


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A couple of non-Afghanistan clips. First, a report from Arwa Damon on the start of the trial for the reporter who threw his shoes at President Bush:


And Zain Verjee did a report on a campaign by the band Good Charlotte to raise awareness about "conflict minerals" and their use in the electronic equipment we all use every day:


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Tuesday will be the president's first joint address to Congress at 9pmET, so Larry King Live will be on after AC360. There will also be some special online coverage: 

11a    - State of the Union with John King special online edition
12p    - State of the Nation: Foreign Policy Special with Christiane Amanpour
1p       State of the Economy special hosted by Ali Velshi and Christine Romans 
3p      - Suze Orman answers viewers questions on the economy

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Where in the World...?

SATURDAY: Stan Grant was in Islamabad; Suzanne Malveaux was in Chicago for President Obama's first trip home.

SUNDAY: John King was in Phoenix for the NBA All-Star Game; Morgan Neill was in Caracas, Venezuela to cover the ballot referendum.

MONDAY: John Roberts had been in Austin over the weekend to interview President Clinton; Allan Chernoff was in Buffalo to cover the latest on the plane crash; Pedro Pinto was in Dubai to cover the Israeli tennis player who was refused a visa; John Vause is back in Beijing; Jill Dougherty was in Tokyo with SecState Clinton. Wolf Blitzer was in New York; Kitty Pilgrim was in for Lou Dobbs; John King was in for Anderson Cooper.

TUESDAY: Wolf was back in Washington; John was again in for Anderson.

WEDNESDAY: Anderson hosted AC360 from Los Angeles.

THURSDAY: Ed Henry was in Ottawa with the president; John King was in Lansing, Michgan. Fredricka Whitfield was in for Heidi Collins; Kitty was in for Lou; Joy Behar was in for Larry King; Anderson was still in Los Angeles.

FRIDAY: Michael Ware was in Juarez, Mexico to cover the resignation of the police chief after threats (and murders) by the drug cartels. Kitty was in for LouAnderson still in Los Angeles.

*phew* Sorry, I know that was a very long post... Lots of stuff to cover this week, and me still sick and taking those oh-so-fun cold/flu meds! Well, I kept my germs to myself, but the clips I just had to share!

A heartfelt Thank You to Book Asylum for covering my post on Saturday; I was a hurting puppy and she saved me from having to try to be coherent! (And I do mean try!) Glad to be on the mend now!

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was just on TV Newser and INC.
Feb was a really bad month for CNN.
They need to something now. Their
ratings are falling like crazy while
FNC and MSNBC are gaining. CNN
problems start with American Morn
up until 360 which is the only thing
the network has going for it right now
and even AC360 is down.