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Saturday, November 22, 2008


Friday, we got a preview of the interview Fareed Zakaria did with Al Gore for this week's GPS, and you know it's going to be a good one:

Wednesday, Christiane Amanpour did a "Memo to the President" about how to handle Iran:

Also on Wednesday, Peter Bergen appeared on AC360 to discuss the latest tape recording from al-Qaeda:

And on Friday, Miles O'Brien gave us a preview of the upcoming week of specials on UFOs that he's been putting together:

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On Thursday, John Roberts decided to go tie-less on American Morning. At first I thought he'd spilled coffee on it or something, and kept waiting for someone to bring him a replacement! But eventually it became obvious that this was no accident... I can only guess that upper management left early for the holidays because, come on: Ali Velshi had to shave his goatee but the host can decide to go casual all of a sudden?

Well, on Friday they discussed the new look and how people were reacting to it, and Lola Ogunnaike even quizzed some fashion-HE-stas about it:

Later in the day, Kyra Phillips spoke with John by phone for some fashion tips for TJ Holmes:

I'm sure you noticed how enthusiastic TJ's EP was about it... but he did indeed appear sans tie. But I'm just not seeing Wolf embracing the new trend! So we'll see what Monday brings. But I did want to clear up one thing: when it comes to not wearing a tie on CNN, we all know who the real trendsetter is. I'm just sayin'...

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Where in the World...?

SATURDAY: Suzanne Malveaux and Ed Henry were still in Chicago covering the Obama transition team.

SUNDAY: Dana Bash and Ed Henry were in Washington.

MONDAY: Michael Ware was in Washington; Ali Velshi was in Detroit; Kitty Pilgrim hosted Lou Dobbs Tonight, as she would all week.

TUESDAY: Jessica Yellin was in Chicago; John King was in Washington; Ali Velshi was back in New York; Sanjay Gupta was in New York for the Fit Nation Summit.

WEDNESDAY: Sean Callebs was in Lincoln, Nebraska, to cover the debate over the state's Safe Haven Law; Peter Bergen was in Washington (via phone for American Morning, in the bureau for AC360).

THURSDAY: Jamie McIntyre was at the Port of Baltimore for a report on the Navy's efforts to battle pirates; Gary Tuchman was in Moraine, Ohio, where a GM plant is shutting down.

FRIDAY: Miles O'Brien was in New York, previewing his reports next week on UFOs; TJ Holmes (above) was in for Rick Sanchez' hour of NewsRoom; John King hosted Larry King Live.

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Phebe said...

No one does the no tie look like Anderson Cooper, but I must admit Michael Ware comes close. Roberts just doesn't carry it off, imo.

Anonymous said...

Phebe, I have to agree on both accounts. Anderson does great with the no tie, and to me John Roberts, looked like he just rolled out of bed and dressed without the tie.

BookAsylum said...

I have no problem with no tie when the anchor or correspondent is in the field - BUT I think that any anchor going without a tie in the studio just looks sloppy & unprofessional. If you're going to wear a really nice suit- like most of the anchors do - you should follow it through with a nice tie.

HotJR said...

ok, I'm going to disagree with ya'll. But then ya'll know how I am about JR! When he had that shirt unbuttoned, that was it. I was done for the day. My eyes were glued to that corner of my computer with the CCTV on it. That was SSSOOOOO SEXY!!! I know when he's on the air, he should wear a tie but every now and then, cut loose and go without the tie. Give us fans a little dabble of that chest.

Sapphire said...

I am sorry but I was loving the no tie on was the first thing I notice and I thought man that looks so great.

Watching those videos I cant take the hottness that comes off my tv from CNN between Anderson, JR, Mick, TJ as well as Don & Rick who I have seen tieless

I let a little squee out when I saw JR unbutton a few.

Just my opinion anyways.