Here is a video of Christiane Amanpour and Irshad Manji who recently spoke at the 92nd Street Y in New York City.
Jessica Yellin got to party it up Oscar style this past Sunday night. Jessica attended the Moet & Chandon’s Oscar Viewing PartyPlace: Georgetown home of Rick Rickertsen, managing partner of private equity firm Pine Creek Partners.The hook: One of a handful of Oscar parties thrown by Moet (the official champagne of the Oscars) in cities around the country.Charitable component: Attendees heard a spiel from Kate Roberts of Five & Alive.Perks: “Official” Academy Awards programs shipped in from L.A., a “red carpet” made from red candles.Food: The usual Washington spread of cheese, veggies, beef and pasta.Drink: Copious amounts of Moet & Chandon champagne, natch.Notable attendees: David Washington and Yosi Sargent from the White House Office of Public Liaison, CNN’s Jessica Yellin, “Meet the Press” Executive Producer Betsy Fischer, Ambassador Said Jawad of Afghanistan, Evans, Washington Kastles owner and venture capitalist Mark Ein.Seen: Two of Rickertsen’s paintings (he has a vast art collection) sliding away to reveal large flat-screen TVs. Rickertsen chipping in to help roll up the carpet and move the furniture in the living room to make more space for the crowd, which numbered about 100.
Anyone else missing Miles O’Brien? Since the beginning of the year there have been at least 3 major stories that were just missing that extra bit that Miles would always bring to the stories he reported on. Well great news. Miles is getting a new show as the anchor and correspondent of Blueprint America: A Tale of Three Cities." To read more about Miles new show you can click here.
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