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Saturday, July 5, 2008

A Day at the Beach

I hope everyone in the US is enjoying their holiday weekend, whether "staycationing" or traveling!

We aren't the only ones having problems with gas prices, of course. On Tuesday, Zain Verjee reported about long, long lines to buy gas in Baghdad:

And here's a cool idea: scientists are working on creating something that works like a giant paper towel but absorbs only oil and petrochemicals. If it works, it will be a quicker-picker-upper for oil-spills!

And on Friday, John Roberts flashed back to his MuchMusic days to introduce us to a musician who is blurring the lines in more ways than one: a transexual pop singer in Israel who has also become a huge hit in Lebanon:

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Where in the World...?

SATURDAY: Dr. Sanjay Gupta was building a playground in Metairie, Louisiana; Arwa Damon was in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she filed a report on families having to give their children to orphanages because they could not afford to feed them.

SUNDAY: Christiane Amanpour was in London, reporting on food aid being sent to North Korea; Candy Crowley hosted Late Edition; Fareed Zakaria took GPS to London.

MONDAY: Peter Bergen was on American Morning to discuss the attacks in Peshawar; Mike Watkiss reported on the Medivac helicopter collision in Flagstaff, Arizona; TJ Holmes was in Fayetteville, North Carolina to report on the pregnant Fort Bragg marine found dead in a motel room; Dana Bash was in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania with the McCain campaign; John Roberts hosted The Situation Room.

TUESDAY: Morgan Neill was in London for the premiere of "Mama Mia"; Chris Lawrence was in Los Angeles and reported on the new California ban on hand-held cell phones while driving; Susan Roesgen was in Rock Falls, Illinois to report on the capture of a spree killer; John Roberts hosted The Situation Room; Soledad O'Brien hosted Election Center.

WEDNESDAY: Michael Ware was in New York and discussed the SoFA (Status of Forces Agreement) talks on American Morning; Drew Griffin and Ed Lavendera were in San Antonio, Texas to await the arrival of the freed American hostages from Columbia. John Roberts hosted The Situation Room; Soledad O'Brien hosted Election Center.

THURSDAY: John Zarella reported from Miami about how the price of gas is affecting the pleasure boating business; Susan Candiotti and Harris Whitbeck were in Bogota, Columbia to cover the story of the released hostages. Suzanne Malveaux hosted The Situation Room; Erica Hill hosted Election Center; John King hosted Larry King Live.

FRIDAY: Frederik Pleitgen was in Tikrit, Iraq to spend the 4th with troops; Cal Perry was in Damascus, Syria after traveling to the Syrian/Iraqi border with Syrian troops; Fredericka Whitfield and Soledad O'Brien were in New Orleans to cover the Essence Festival. Suzanne Malveaux hosted The Situation Room.

That's it for me today -- stay safe and enjoy your weekend!

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Sapphire said...

I love when John Roberts get to do stuff like he did in his Much Music days.

Anonymous said...

John Roberts must now have a music segment like
the next big thing that can run on CNN as a similar