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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Beauty, Brains and Chris Lawrence!

As I was considering who or what deserved my undivided attention for this week's stellar blog entry I could not resist a little Youtube fun with CNN hottie Nicole Lapin.

I do not use the term 'hottie' often when it comes to women, but Nicole has been officially given the moniker by Maxim magazine.
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Which got me to thinking....didn't Maxim miss a few great looking CNN women? I'm thinking Kyra Phillips, Betty Nguyen, Abbie Boudreau, Brianna Keilar, Susan Roesgen, Zain Verjee and Erica Hill should have made the list...just to name a few. Fox News has nothing on CNN when it comes to beauty and brains.

Speaking of good looks and brains did you catch Chris Lawrence's first installment in CNN's tour of six historically Black Colleges and Universities? It aired on Tuesday from Florida A&M University. The next stop on the HBCU tour is North Carolina Central on Thursday, April 10.
CNN has also launched a Campus iReporter contest in association with the Black in America tour at each of the six HBCU schools. CNN, together with the National Association of Black Journalists, will choose one Campus iReporter from FAMU, whose prize will be a digital video camera. The winner from each school will also be able to submit additional footage from their Black in America campus stop to win the grand prize: a trip for two to the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans over the Fourth of July weekend.
The HBCU tour will include a trailer outfitted with a jumbo television screen, along with video kiosks, where participants can submit their video response to a programming-related question via iReport. There will be live DJs, text-message polling, a graffiti wall and electronic polling stations using questions from a CNN/Essence Magazine/Opinion Research Corporation poll. Exclusive video previews from upcoming Black in America programming will also be featured. CNN, Essence Communications and Comcast will all have representatives and giveaways on site.
For more information, please visit’s interactive special section.

We're a bit off schedule this week, sometimes it just happens. Please check back tomorrow for 'Ratings at a Glance'.
I'm off next week and I'm pleased to say ATA's master researcher Quitty will be posting in my absense.

Enjoy your day and I'll see you back here on the 23rd.~Phebe

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Sapphire said...

Phebe I could not agree more. I think Maxim missed the mark by not adding all the women you mention as well as many others (i.e. Susanne Malveau, Heidi Collins, Kiran Chetry and many others). They also missed it by not including Headline News. Where is Robin Meade, Christi Paul, Brooke Anderson and Richelle Carey

The university and college tour sounds really cool. I really like Chris Lawrence. He is pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the cool Wi Fi seg with Nicole.
I have the same problem from time to time.
How come cool stuff like this never shows
up on CNN. They have so much cool stuff
on the internet that needs to find its way
to CNN or Headline .

Anonymous said...

I agree, I really think that Chris Lawrence is a great reporter and he looks damn good too !!!!