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Sunday, January 31, 2010

It's Official, Candy Crowley to Host SOTU


It has just been announced that Candy Crowley will be the new host of CNN's Sunday morning State of the Union. She'll be replacing John King who is slated to host a new prime time hour of news weeknights beginning in February.
The NYT's is reporting that SOTU will be cut to one hour at 9 a.m., "followed by Fareed Zakaria GPS at 10 a.m. and Reliable Sources at 11 a.m. An updated edition of State of the Union will air at noon followed by a replay of GPS at 1 p.m.”
Congratulations Ms. Crowley!



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Your Views on the News January 31, 2010

We've been so busy trying to keep up with all CNN's coverage of the disaster in Haiti that we haven't had a discussion post in a while. Now that the little CNN=Politics bug is back in our lives we thought you might want to talk about the good, the bad and the ugly...... or whatever.






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Friday, January 29, 2010

John Roberts and Ozzy Osbourne Rock On


John Roberts and Ozzy Osbourne sat down this week to look at the past and what the future holds for the 61 year old rocker. The Prince of Darkness has a new book 'I Am Ozzy' that has just been released.

Part 1





Roberts played a few minutes of the interview he did with Osbourne 1985 and then they spoke of Ozzy's drug use, rehabs and survival.

Part 2





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Thursday, January 28, 2010

Paul Begala On The Colbert Report


Paul Begala stopped by Tuesday to visit with Stephen Colbert on The Colbert Report, about how the Democrats will overcome a majority in both houses. At the end of the interview Colbert asked Begala if there would be any of this trouble if Crossfire was still on the air! -- "Paul Begala, CNN, happily employed."

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Cal Perry wounded in "action"

Cal Perry has been reporting from various war zones for awhile now, but his latest injury was acquired ... skiing. In Beirut.

Photo of the repair work, courtesy of Michael Holmes:



Everyone here at ATC sends our best wishes for a speedy recovery!

Send sympathy to Cal via Twitter: @calperrycnn



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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Ratings for the Week of January 18th



1 - Ratings based on a four night average. Special programming was aired on Friday, 1/22.




Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser with data by Nielsen Media Research. Numbers reflect Live and same day (DVR) data.

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Kyra Phillips, John Zarrella and Steve Wonder Team Up

John Zarrella did a piece this week on a Haitian violinist who was severely injured in the earthquake. The piece struck a chord (forgive the terrible pun) with Kyra Phillips when it aired on her Newsroom program and with the help of Stevie Wonder Phillips was able to provide the victim with a happy outcome to his story.


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Susan Lisovicz to Leave CNN


TVNewser is reporting that 'CNN's longtime correspondent at the New York Stock Exchange, Susan Lisovicz, is leaving the network.
A CNN insider told them that Lisovicz told colleagues last week that she will be leaving the network after her contract was not renewed.'


We don't know exactly when Lisovicz began her tenure at CNN but this photo of her doing Headline News dates from the early 1990's.
ATC had a tip about this in yesterday's comments (Susan Candiotti post) but couldn't confirm it. It's a tough time to be working at CNN if you're female and over 40.




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Monday, January 25, 2010

Richard Quest Joining Ali Velshi on Newsroom


Today Ali Velshi's Newsroom aired a piece by Richard Quest followed by a live shot. During the discussion Ali asked Richard to be on Newsroom more often and Quest said it is in the works and soon we would see him regularily. Here's the segment.






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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Carville & Matalin Mentioned in Washington Whispers

A few weeks ago, Paul Bedard once again mentioned James Carville and Mary Matalin in his Washington Whispers column for US News & World Report.

It's bad enough for their marriage that Democrat James Carville and Republican Mary Matalin don't agree on politics. So please don't ask them to appear on weekend TV shoutfests together. "I don't like to fight with my husband on TV," Matalin says. "We have to get a martini right after." Over the years, they've chosen to appear jointly only on the late Tim Russert's Meet the Press and CNN's State of the Union with John King. "They aren't for having a fight for fight's sake," says Carville.

Source: Matalin and Carville Don't Like a TV Fight




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Susan Candiotti in Haiti

We've tried to feature all the CNN'ers who have reported live from Haiti at All Things CNN because they all deserve recognition and our thanks. Susan Candiotti was one of the first on the ground filing reports and doing an amazing job.



And here she is back in the States talking with Don Lemon about her experiences.




Great thanks to Wonz for capturing these clips for us.
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Larry King Live Special Raises $8.9 Million

Monday night Larry King and CNN held a "Haiti - How You Can Help" Special to raise money for the Red Cross and UNICEF. Here are the highlights.



Ryan Seacrest, Host of American Idol ran the "Tweet Suite" where stars were on hand to answer viewer's "tweets." Also joining Larry in the CNN-LA studio were will i am, Tia Leone and Molly Sims, Jeff Probst, Jared Leto and Alyssa Milano.

Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta gave reports from Haiti.


























Susan Sarandon, Ashley Judd, Russell Simons, Pete Wentz, Danny Glover and Sean Diddy Combs were all in the NY studio talking to Larry and answering phones.

Colin Powell shared a video message, as did Queen Rania of Jordan.

Soledad O'Brien gave a report on an orphanage and Larry spoke with Tamar Hahn from UNICEF in Haiti about the distribution of aid. Winnie Rameril, a Red Cross Volunteer said the number one need is money, because it gives them the ability to respond to needs on the ground.


















Larry announced that in the first 30 minutes of the program $700,000 was raised at the Red Cross and UNICEF call centers.

Many others joined in the program to make pleas for donations or answer phones - among them; Sarah Ferguson, Snoop Dogg, Scarlette Johansen, Jon Mayer, Jennifer Lopez, Ben Stiller, Benicio del Toro, Joel Madden and Paul Abdul. Mick Jagger joined in via Skype and then he and Wycleff Jean sang "Hideaway."

It was suggested the Larry put his suspenders up for auction and the first pair sold for $1,000, so he offered up another pair!


The show closed with Seal singing "People Get Ready" and Larry without suspenders.






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Friday, January 22, 2010

Amanpour in Haiti

Christiane Amanpour did a live shot on The Situation Room this afternoon from Port-au-Prince. She will be doing her program 'Amanpour' on Sunday from Haiti. Here's her conversation with Wolf Blitzer about her early impressions of the Haiti disaster.



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Chris Lawrence Reports on the Repairs to Port-au-Prince Seaport

As everyone who has been following CNN's Haiti coverage knows aid is very, very slow to reach Port-au-Prince and other cities affected by the earthquake. Chris Lawrence was at the shipping port yesterday to see what progress has been made in restoring it to functionality and how that will help relief efforts.






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Soledad O'Brien at Springfield Urban League Dinner

Last month, Soledad O'Brien spoke at a dinner held by the Springfield Urban League. The THE STATE JOURNAL-REGISTER State Journal-Register posted a picture (above) and an article about the appearance.

Dr. Adarsh Kumar shakes hands with Soledad O'Brien, CNN correspondent and keynote speaker at the Springfield Urban League's 83rd annual diinner at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Friday December 4, 2009. The event had over 750 guests and featured a performance by Emmy-award winning vocalist Joan Collaso. Armando L. Sanchez/The State Journal-Register

To read the article: Soledad O'Brien talks about diversity at Urban League dinner





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Brian Todd Reports on the Rush to Save a Haitian Child

Brian Todd assisted one Haitian child who needed immediate medical care to survive.



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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Larry King Talks to Ryan Seacrest After How Can You Help

Earlier this week, Larry King was once again on Ryan Seacrest radio program. They discussed the program Larry King Live: Haiti: How Can You Help which aired on January 19, 2010. The program raised over $7 million.















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Rebuilding Haiti

Jason Carroll was on American Morning on Thursday with an interesting piece on how Haiti should be rebuilt. Carroll talked with a structural engineer from Los Angeles who is inspecting 10 buildings a day for the Haitian government and offering his advice on how to demolish them or how to reinforce and rebuild.



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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Ratings for the Week of January 11th




Rating calculations are weekly averages based on nightly ratings provided by TVNewser.



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Sanjay Gupta on Oprah

Dr. Sanjay Gupta appeared on the Oprah show today. Oprah opened the segment by recapping Sanjay's activities as a doctor in Haiti as well as a reporter. First was video of his treating a 15 day old baby with some sort of head injury, video of him spending the night in the field hospital treating 25 critically injured patients alone after the doctors packed up and left due to security concerns, and then video of Sanjay being helicoptered by the US military to an aircraft carrier offshore to preform a 90 minute emergency surgery on a 15 year old girl who had concrete embedded in her brain from the earthquake.



Sanjay was then brought into the studio from Port-au-Prince, Haiti, via Skype. Oprah asked Sanjay about this morning's 6.1 aftershock, and he said he definitely did. That although they are called aftershocks, a 6.1 feels like a real earthquake. He spoke of it being hard to imagine how all the debris will get cleaned up. Again, after this morning's aftershock, assessment teams will be looking for people with physical injuries, but there is a lot of emotional anxiety as well. People are so frightened you can see it in their faces as they walk around.


Talk then turned to the medical issue of how a lot of people lived, but barely, and now they need medical care that they just aren't getting. He spoke about all the "preventable deaths" because personnel and supplies just aren't available. Oprah asked him if i was a money problem or a distribution problem and Sanjay said it was definitely a distribution problem at this point -- there are supplies at the airport but not getting to where they need to go to help people. Oprah asked him "who's in charge" and he said that was a good question, because minutes and hours is how you measure the speed of medical relief and it's been 8 days!

Oprah said Sanjay told her that of all the crisis he's personally seen, Haiti has been the most worrisome and asked him to elaborate. He started out by saying you need to look at where Haiti started - one of the most impoverished nations in the world, their medical infrastructure was terrible, non-existent in so many places; they had one of the worst physician to patient ratios in the world, and that was the starting point 8 days ago. If you start there and then the earthquake hit which decreased the amount of hospitals and personnel available while exponentially increasing the number of people who need that infrastructure -- what worries him is how do you ever catch up.

He spoke of the differences with the Tsunami, because people either lived or died in the Tsunami and needed food and water -- where in Haiti people lived, but with catastrophic injuries and they need that care. They talked about the need of an infrastructure for distribution. While security is obviously important but unless you save people's lives, unless you get them some care, security is not going to matter. Sanjay states that when you increase the access to medical care you will decrease security concerns. People are desperate and that's why the security concerns go up. It all dovetails together.


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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Saving the Survivors


Ivan Watson, reporting from Port-au-Prince, Haiti on Sunday, was following the story of a rescue in process at a supermarket. Some people were rescued from the location earlier in the day. Watch his report here.

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Ivan joined Don for an update in the next hour of CNN Newsroom.

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Monday, January 18, 2010

Prayers Amid Agony and Anguish

Chris Lawrence reported from Port-au-Prince, Haiti on the challenges Haiti's earthquake victims faced to attend worship services today. Here's Chris' report.

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And when asked to give to those who had nothing, almost everyone came forward, even the children, and gave something out of what little they had.




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Surviving in a Tent City


Soledad O'Brien was reporting from Port-au-Prince, Haiti Sunday night during the 10:00pm ET hour of the CNN Newsroom with Don Lemon. She talked of how tent cities are popping up all over the city. Where people once waited for buses, they are now waiting for food and water. The water has come, but they are still waiting for the food. Here's her report.

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Karl Penhaul Report on Makeshift Hospital Set Up by Doctors Without Borders

Karl Penhaul spoke with Frericka Whitfield in the CNN Newsroom on Sunday about a makeshift hospital set up by Doctors Without Borders in Leogane. Leogane is about two hours outside of Port-au Prince and was close to the epicenter. Unfortunately it has taken several days for aid to reach there as most aid has been centered in Port-au-Prince. Here's Karl's report from Leogane's makeshift hospital.

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President Clinton's Shout Out to CNN

After concluding his interview with former Presidents Bush and Clinton, about the Haiti relief program they head, John King thanked both President's and offered his help in the effort. President Clinton took the opportunity to praise CNN for their coverage of the disaster.


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Sunday, January 17, 2010

A Happy Ending For a Few Haitian Orphans

On Friday night Gary Tuchman filed a report for AC360 on a Haitian orphanage that is home to children who are being adopted by American, and other, families.

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On Sunday night Tuchman was back, this time on Larry King Live, with a happy ending for some of the orphans and their adoptive families.
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Ali Velshi to Speak in Distinguished Speaker Series

Ali Velshi will be speaking on Wednesday, May 5th in Pasadena, CA as part of a Distinguished Speaker Series. Here's orangecounty.com's synopsis of the event:

A veteran of financial news, Ali Velshi is CNN's Chief Business Correspondent and business news anchor based in New York and can be seen daily on CNN/U.S. and Headline News. His broad range of expertise offers an insider's view of the latest economic trends and news headlines, unraveling the complexities of the financial world, from Wall Street to Main Street. Velshi will offer plain talk on the changing global economy and encompass the most pressing developments in domestic and international business. He will describe with up-to-the-minute detail, the current financial situation and what it means for you, your family, and your business.






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Michael Ware to speak in Houston next week

Michael Ware will be speaking at an event in Houston on January 28 during the Australia Week celebration. According to the literature, Michael's keynote address will be titled "Conflict in Crisis" --
CNN Iraq correspondent Michael Ware has worked in crisis situations for many years. He shares his insights on putting crisis in context and learning how to adapt to rapidly changing circumstances.
More details are available here.


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Sanjay Gupta reports Live from Haiti on SOTU

There have been so many CNN reporters in Haiti covering the earthquake's aftermath. Few have worked round the clock as part of the relief effort as well as being a journalist except for Dr. Sanjay Gupta. John King talked to Gupta today about his dual role on Sunday morning's State of the Union.


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“James Dean of Asia” On CNN’S Talk Asia

CNN recently released a press release announcing an interview with Lee Byung-hun that will air on Talk Asia

Dubbed the “James Dean of Asia”, Lee Byung-hun is one of South Korea’s favourite leading actors, starring in over twenty soap operas and more than a dozen films. He broke into mainstream Hollywood with his role as Storm Shadow in “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, and the Korean superstar soon won fans with his good looks and versatile acting skills. On this week’s TALK ASIA, CNN’s Anna Coren spends the day with Lee and joins him on the red carpet of the 14th Pusan International Film Festival’s opening night.

The Korean actor’s Hollywood debut, Stephen Sommers’ action flick “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra” grossed over US$300 million worldwide. With a sequel already in the works, Lee reveals that he actually was not aware of the toy action figures and even initially turned down the role: “When I first heard about G.I. Joe from my agent, I didn’t know what it was. I refused it at first. But everybody told me to do it because it’s going to be so huge and it’s going to be a huge opportunity to go there. One of my very good friends Park Chan-wook, who made “Old Boy”, advised me if you really want to go to Hollywood, why don’t you do it? It will be a very good opportunity.”

Despite his fluent English, the thought of acting in western films never crossed the 39-year-old’s mind: ”I actually didn’t think about going to Hollywood. A few years ago, nobody thought it would happen. Because it’s just a dream for Korean actors. Nowadays it’s not a dream anymore. It’s reality.” His performance impressed Josh Hartnett, his co-star from “I come with the Rain” as the American actor says: “I became a big fan of his on set because of his sort of amazing work ethic, his ability to be at once kind of a big movie star and an incredibly gifted actor.”

Lee’s popularity at home has not been diminished by his time spent in Hollywood as the TV drama “Iris” he recently starred in topped the ratings. TALK ASIA visits the set of “Iris”, Korea’s most expensive soap opera, where the star explains why the ‘Hallyu’ or ‘Korean wave’, has expanded rapidly worldwide and increased cultural interest in Korea: “The Korean drama still talks about the family thing, their love, their hate. They could feel the old emotions. That’s why the Japanese people and Chinese people love the Korean dramas.”

His career took off domestically with “Joint Security Area” - a box office smash about how a secret friendship is formed between the North and South Korean soldiers working in the DMZ, as he recalls: “We were surprised by the size of the audience. That movie made me so popular and famous in Korea. So I was very thankful to Mr. Park (Park Chan-wook).” Lee believes that the movie struck a chord with the audience: “It’s not about the ideology or something like that. It’s not about politics. That movie was based on the truth.” When asked if he sees a reunification between the North and the South in his lifetime, the South Korean replies: “personally, I hope so. Yes, it could happen I think.”

Often under the spotlight, Lee admits he misses being anonymous. He describes to Coren how he pretended to be a taxi driver once to enjoy those times: “Actually it was illegal because I don’t have taxi driver’s license. But anyway, I borrowed a taxi from my friend. He was the boss of the taxi company. I borrowed a taxi and I drove for a few days. It was so fun and such an interesting experience. (Coren: So you’re picking up people and taking them to destinations?) Yes, nobody recognised me because I was hiding everything. I thought they were scared because nobody does that with the mask, hat and glasses. No driver does that.”

Lee Byung-hun’s full interview will be available after the first airing online at www.cnn.com/talkasia.

Airtimes:

Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Manila, Singapore and Taipei

Wednesday, January 20 at 2130

Thursday, January 21 at 1230

Saturday, January 23 at 2000

Sunday, January 24 at 0430 & 1730

Monday, January 25 at 0730

Bangkok and Jakarta

Wednesday, January 20 at 2030

Thursday, January 21 at 1130

Saturday, January 23 at 1900

Sunday, January 24 at 0330 & 1630

Monday, January 25 at 0630




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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Campbell Brown at Monkey Bar



CNN's Campbell Brown was spotted at the luncheon for the movie 'The Messenger' at Monkey Bar on January 11, 2010 in New York City. The movie stars Woody Harrelson (who is up for a Golden Globe and SAG award for his role).














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Dr. Sanjay Gupta Update

For those of you that didn't catch AC360 last night, Dr. Gupta was reporting live from a make-shift hospital in Port-au-Prince, Haiti where UN doctor's had just arrived to help the injured. His report was to be about the good news of the doctor's arrival but instead it turned into the sad story of the doctors and staff packing up and leaving. Sanjay was in disbelief as he reported their departure and he was told it was due to security reasons. They also took the majority of the medicine and supplies with them.

However, Dr. Gupta stayed behind to look after the sick, some of whom had just come out of surgery. Here are some Tweets from him tonight and also from Danielle Dellorto who writes and produces Dr. Gupta's show.











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Friday, January 15, 2010

Soledad O'Brien at University of the Pacific in February 2010

CNN's Soledad O'Brien will the Black History Month Keynote Speaker at the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.

What: Lecture by CNN's "Black in America" correspondent Soledad O'Brien

When: 7 p.m., Wednesday Feb. 3, [2010]

Where: Faye Spanos Concert Hall (Pacific's Stockton campus)

Cost: Free and open to the public

Description: Known for her work on the highly acclaimed CNN's "Black in America" documentary series about the African American community, Soledad O'Brien is the keynote speaker for Pacific's Black History Month celebration. The University-wide celebration consists of numerous activities throughout February in honor of African American history and the contributions that African Americans have made to society. Planned activities include a gospel concert, roundtable discussions and a health fair.

Source: University of the Pacific's Event Calendar: Black History Month Keynote Speaker - CNN's Soledad O'Brien




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Thursday, January 14, 2010

Field Doctor Sanjay Gupta

Tony Harris aired this video on Thursday morning of Dr. Sanjay Gupta, reporting for CNN from Haiti, treating a 15 day old baby with a head injury.


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Congratulations to Erica Hill & Elaine Quijano


CBS News announced this morning that Erica Hill would be replacing Russ Mitchell as the news anchor for the weekday edition of The Early Show. Hill joins Harry Smith, Maggie Rodriguez, Julie Chen and weatherman Dave Price on the Monday through Friday broadcast. She will continue to co-anchor on the Saturday edition of The Early Show with Chris Wragge.



While we are on the topic of CNN'ers moving to CBS we would also like to congratulate Elaine Quijano who left CNN to join CBS News in New York as a general assignment reporter.

We wish Erica Hill and Elaine Quijano all the best.

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Larry King on Ryan Seacrest's Radio Show


Last Friday on his radio show on KIIS-FM, Ryan Seacrest talked with CNN's Larry King. King discussed his interview with balloon boy's father, Richard Henne.















Here's an clip from the interview that aired on Larry King Live:





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Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Ratings For the Week of January 4th






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CNN's Haiti Earthquake Coverage: Campbell Brown

Here are just a few of the reports that air during Campbell Brown tonight as part of CNN's coverage of the earthquake in Haiti:

Ivan Watson filed a report from a clinic:




During a live report, Sanjay Gupta stated that he heard gunshots.




Gary Tuchman reported on the after shocks:





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Haiti Earthquake Coverage

CNN is on the ground in Haiti covering the devastation from the earthquake. Anderson Cooper is reported to have been the first news anchor on air.

Updates are available from CNN on:

Photo Credit: CNN. Anderson Cooper and Victor Diaz Rua, Dominican Minister of Public Works in chopper en route from Santo Domingo to Port-Au-Prince.



In a press release that was updated as of 6pm ET - January 13, 2010, CNN has the following journalists/ anchors reporting from Haiti:


On the ground – Port-au-Prince

  • Susan Candiotti, CNN national correspondent (arrived 12:02pm ET, Jan. 13)
  • Anderson Cooper, CNN anchor (arrived 10:05am ET, Jan. 12)


  • Sanjay Gupta, CNN chief medical correspondent (arrived 2:19pm ET, Jan. 13)
  • Juan Carlos Lopez, CNN en Español - Washington D.C. (arrived 2:19 pm ET, Jan. 13)
  • Jonathan Mann, CNN International anchor & correspondent (arrived 2:19pm ET, Jan. 13)



  • Gary Tuchman, CNN national correspondent (arrived 12:02pm ET, Jan. 13)


  • Ivan Watson, CNNI correspondent (arrived 10:46am ET, Jan. 12)




  • Chris Lawrence, CNN Pentagon correspondent (arrived 3:08pm ET, Jan. 13)
  • http://twitter.com/cnnbrk/haiti, CNN Radio



En route to Port-au-Prince

  • Rafael Romo, CNN International - Senior Latin American Affairs Editor – in Santo Domingo
  • Karl Penhaul – in Santo Domingo
  • Jason Carroll – in Santo Domingo (will be on a 7am ET flight to Port-au-Prince)
  • Willie Lora, CNN en Español



Video links of first and exclusive reports:

**Sanjay Gupta first exclusive with Haitian President Rene Preval



Anderson Cooper



Ivan Watson



Susan Candiotti w/Gary Tuchman



Sanjay Gupta



Chris Lawrence (on CNNI’s Amanpour first)



Chris Lawrence (on CNN)




Key airtimes ET


January 12, 2010

17:06Received first iReport
17:12CNNI broke in BackStory with Michael Holmes
17:15CNN.com/International broke news
17:17CNN.com/US posted breaking news banner
17:20CNN US broke in "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer
17.47CNNI simulcasts CNN US "The Situation Room" with Wolf Blitzer


January 13, 2010

12:02Haitian Prime Minister- Jean Max Bellerive is on live with Tony Harris
14:442007 CNN Hero Bobby Duval on CNN
15:19Gov. Charlie Christ (R) Florida is on CNN
15:28Sanjay Gupta exclusive first interview with Haitian President Rene Preval
15:56Emilio Estefan Ambassador of Latin Music is on CNN
18:09Former President Bill Clinton on “The Situation Room” with Wolf Blitzer


Thanks to Phebe for the screencaps from CNN's live coverage.




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John King Discusses Visiting All 50 States

The Washington Post posted at article from the AP's David Bauder who talked to CNN's John King about having reported from all 50 states over the past year for State of the Union:

John King had no thoughts about trying to touch 'em all when he began traveling to different states for his CNN "State of the Union" show.

Part of the way in it became a goal, realized when King reported on the tourism industry from Jackson, Wyo., on Sunday's program. He traveled to all 50 states in one year, accomplished just as he's about to leave. King's Sunday gig will soon end, as he prepares to launch a new daily show in the time slot vacated by Lou Dobbs.

King believed he could better illustrate many of the issues faced by Washington leaders by leaving Washington.

"It's not just a gimmick to say we went to all 50 states," he said. "It's worth doing because we learned so much. My body is a little beat up, but I wouldn't trade this for the world."

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It wasn't hard to find stories illustrating the nation's economic woes, but different states were affected in different ways, he said.

"If that doesn't inform your thinking or the questions you ask, then it's time to do something else," King said. "I was privileged and a little numb by what I learned and what I saw. I just hope it makes you a better reporter. I hope it makes you understand. The defining challenge in our business, at a time when people have so many choices, is to be relevant."

... to read the full article: CNN's John King hits 50-state marker



The article also mentions that CNN's Candy Crowley and Gloria Borger, who both recently anchored State of the Union in King's absence, may be in the running to take over for King when he starts his new primetime program. In case you didn't get to see them anchoring, below are video clips from an interview that each of them did.

Candy Crowley anchored the December 27, 2009 State of the Union. She interviewed Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano.

Napolitano: No indication of wider plot in botched airline attack:



Gloria Borger anchored State of the Union on January 3, 2010. During The Last Word segment, she interviewed former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer.

Ex-CIA agent: Threat from al Qaeda greater now than on 9/11:





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