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Saturday, October 20, 2007

Night of the Living Democrats

Sometime earlier today, CNN went green! No, I'm not referring to their carbon footprint. The CNN logo commonly seen at the bottom of the screen turned green, evidently as part of the Planet in Peril promotion.


Did you know that CNN Headline News anchor Robin Meade is a former Miss Ohio? Below are excerpts from an article from a March 2007 issue of Atlanta Life Magazine about Robin Meade:

Robin’s Nest: At home with CNN’s Robin Meade

By Allison Weiss Entrekin

It’s that laugh.

It’s a passionate, heartfelt belly laugh. That incredibly genuine laugh goes perfectly with Robin Meade, 37, a drop-dead-gorgeous former Miss Ohio and one of television’s most popular morning news anchors.

Meade and her husband of 13 years, Tim, just moved into her Dunwoody home and several rooms still have unopened boxes. But as she walks from one place to another describing her plans for window treatments and furniture, you start to realize she actually enjoys being in transition. “I feel like this is a new phase for us,” Meade says of her move from their Brookhaven mansion to a smaller, ranch-style home outside the perimeter. “This house is going to be decidedly more casual, because I’m past the stage of being showy and having fancy things.”

“It’s so much fun,” Meade says of the job that has made her a household name. “Obviously, first and foremost, people tune into our show for information. But I feel like we have a little license to laugh out loud if we want to, without being frivolous or off-topic. It’s a nice liberty that I don’t think every news program has.”

Perhaps the one thing Meade doesn’t do is cook, and she admits as much when she walks through her kitchen and announces, “This is where the pizza is delivered!” With opposite schedules–she’s in bed by 6 p.m. and up at 2 a.m., while Tim doesn’t get home from work until 8 at night–it’s easy to understand why she hasn’t been motivated to learn. “We really don’t see each other until the weekends, so it would be silly for either of us to cook, because there’s no one to eat it,” she says.

Instead, Meade spends her afternoons walking her dog, Rocco (named by her viewers, who consider it an abbreviated version of Robin & Company), decorating and “trying to stay awake.” It’s an upside-down routine, but one Meade swears she doesn’t mind. “It was hard to get used to my schedule earlier in my career, but somehow along the way I’ve gotten used to it, and now I can’t imagine doing anything but morning news,” Meade says. “I don’t think my personality would work in any other time slot.”

To view the entire article visit:


Mystery Journalist

Can you name this CNN journalist?

Let us know who you think it is and we'll reveal this journalist's identity in Sunday's post.


Veronica De La Cruz, CNN's American Morning Internet reporter, mentioned during Thursday morning's program that CNN has partnered with JibJab to bring us a create your own political movie/ cartoon. I couldn't pass up the opportunity to have a little bit fun with some pictures of my favorite CNN anchors. Presenting....Night of the Living Democrats...

If prefer your nightmares to have Republicans in them, I've posted a version of Night of the Living Republicans over on All Things Anderson.

Want to create your own? Visit and follow the link to JibJab.


anne carter said...

The mystery journalist?
That looks like John Roberts' head to me!!

Phebe said...

I'll try the mystery journalist one more time, is it Wolfie?
As I said at ATA the videos are fabulous. Nice work.

Anonymous said...

I say wolf also.

Sapphire said...

I love the green CNN logo. Very cool.

Cool article about Robin Meade.

The jibjabs are to funny. I love the screaming Erica Hill

My guess for mystery journalist is Mr. Wolf Blitzer.

Sapphire said...
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bluediamond (Jennifer) said...

Let me guess on the mystery journalist is it Wolf Blitzer. I like how CNN in green looks is awesome!!!!