Contact Us

All Things CNN is an independent blog that has no affiliation with CNN.

If you wish to contact us with tips, comments or suggestions our email is

To contact a specific CNN program please check our CNN programs link at the top of this page.

To contact CNN
click here.


All Things CNN
is now on Twitter.
twitter / AllThingsCNN

Saturday, July 26, 2008

Beyond These Borders

Hala Gorani -- someone we don't see enough of on Domestic -- covered Senator Obama's Middle East tour for International, and on Tuesday filed a report from Jordan. (And may I just say how impressive it is to see her on-air with absolutely no makeup? Of course, it helps to have flawless skin, killer cheekbones, etc etc...)

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

On Monday, Frederik Pleitgen updated the latest in the SoFA talks; namely, dead in the water. (Or desert, as it happens.) I fear that Malaki's new stance in favor of a withdrawal timeline and apparent belief in his ability to kick ass has more to do with Iran's prowess at political maneuvering than anything else, but since we are running out of troops to send into the breach, I'm not sure what we have left to counter that influence:

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

On Friday, Morgan Neill filed a report about the IOC banning the Iraqi Olympic team because of "governmental interference." I first read about this on line, and my initial reaction had to do with questioning IOC sanity and why they never batted an eye over what was done to Iraqi athletes back in Saddam's day by his sadistic nutjob son Uday, so I'm glad Morgan brought it up and I don't have to do a soapbox rant about it:

Morgan also did an update on the story this morning:

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Another clip from Monday, when Wilf Dinnick showed us a tour of the Strait of Hormuz, the chokepoint for most of the oil that is shipped out of the Middle East:

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

And I bet you never thought you'd see Jamie McIntyre in prison? Well, he's been down at Gitmo this week, and got an exclusive look inside the prison cells:

~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Where in the World...?

SATURDAY: Christiane Amanpour reported from Geneva on the nuke talks with Iran; Reza Sayah and Peter Bergen both reported from Kabul on Senator Obama's visit.

SUNDAY: Frederik Pleitgen reported on Obama's visit to Baghdad; Candy Crowley was on from Chicago as she prepared to leave for Amman; Ali Velshi called in from Endicott Island, Beaufort Sea, Alaska, where he spent the week looking into the "other" Issue #1, how (and where) to get more oil.

MONDAY: Frederik reported on the latest developments in the SoFA talks, while Morgan Neill reported the latest on the Obama visit; Candy reported from Amman (above); Peter was back in Washington DC; Betty Nguyen was back in Atlanta (after entering Myanmar and reporting from Bangkok last week); Dana Bash was in Kennebunkport, Maine with the McCain campaign; Jamie McIntyre reported from Guantanamo Bay, covering the Hamdan trial; Wilf Dinnick filed a report about the Strait of Hormuz; and TJ Holmes filled in for Ali on Issue #1, as he would for the next couple of days.

TUESDAY: Dana was in Rochecter, New Hampshire with the McCain campaign.

WEDNESDAY: Candy reported on Obama's stops in Sderot, Israel as well as Jerusalem. Also, Hurricane Dolly made landfall and found Reynolds Wolf and Gary Tuchman in South Padre Island, Texas; Susan Roesgen and Ed Lavendera in Brownsville, Texas; and Harris Whitbeck in Matamoros, Mexico.

THURSDAY: Candy and Christiane covered Obama's speech in Berlin; John King visited The Situation Room to discuss it as well; Sanjay Gupta reported from the LiveStrong Summit in Columbus, Ohio; Miles O'Brien filled in for Ali on Issue #1, as he would Friday as well.

FRIDAY: Christiane reported on Obama's stop in Paris; Candy was in Paris for the morning shows and London by afternoon; John King visited TSR again, to discuss McCain's plans for OBL, and then hosted AC360; Dana was in Denver with McCain.

That's a wrap for today...

All content, unless otherwise cited, is © All Things CNN
and may not be used without consent of the blog administrator.

No comments: