Saturday, February 28, 2009
It's been a long time since I've done an all-Michael post... but it's also been a long time since he did nine programs in one day, as he did Friday!
But first, let's go back to Thursday's AC360, which had two appearances on two different topics. First up was the announced plans for the withdrawal of troops from Iraq:
Later in the hour, his report on the war against the drug cartels in Mexico:
Then the Friday marathon begins... John Roberts speaks with Michael (and Christiane Amanpour) about the plans for Iraq and Afghanistan. John also mentions that Michael may be heading to Afghanistan in the near future:
Three hours later, Michael speaks with Jim Clancy for International's Your World Today:
An hour later, he is on International Desk, and Hala Gorani asks about some details in the president's plan, such as determining whether sectarianism has been eliminated from the Iraqi security forces. Hala also mentions that Michael will soon be heading back to Mexico:
Three hours later, TJ Holmes has Michael on NewsRoom to discuss the planned drawdown. Time Magazine's Joe Klein also joins in:
Back to the International side in the next hour, and an appearance on Michael Holmes' BackStory:
Followed by a brief chat with Max Foster for World News Europe:
Which gives him time to join Wolf Blitzer for the final hour of The Situation Room and a discussion of the Mexican drug war piece:
An hour off (dinner, perhaps?) and he's back with Wolf, who is sitting in for Campbell Brown. Nine+ minutes to discuss Iraq; also with Christiane and Chris Lawrence:
Another hour off, then back with Anderson (and Ed Henry) to wrap up the day's discussion on the Iraq plans:
*phew* Now that is a full day of work! And another Iron Man award for Michael!
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Where in the World...?
SUNDAY: Bill Schneider was in Hollywood for the Academy Awards.
MONDAY: Christine Romans was in for John Roberts; TJ Holmes was in for Heidi Collins.
TUESDAY: Suzanne Malveaux was in New York and covered the first hour of The Situation Room for Wolf Blitzer; Wolf arrived in NY in time for the second hour, said that he and John King had attended a luncheon at the White House.
WEDNESDAY: Gary Tuchman filed a report from Fargo, North Dakota on the economic boom happening there.
THURSDAY: Michael Ware was in New York. Christine was in for Kiran Chetry.
FRIDAY: Stan Grant reported on rioting in Rawalpindi, Pakistan (above). TJ was in for Rick Sanchez; Kitty Pilgrim was in for Lou Dobbs; Wolf was in for Campbell Brown; Dr. Phil McGraw was in for Larry King.