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Saturday, February 21, 2009

Look Who Is On The Catwalk

BA here! Cyn has the night off. She will return on Monday and will have her "Where in the World" segment for you as well.

CNN's Sanjay Gupta, potential candidate for U.S. Surgeon General, received an endorsement from someone who once filled that position. Here's an excerpt from the article the US News and World Report article:

Sanjay Gupta, CNN's on-air doctor now bidding to become President Obama's U.S. surgeon general, has won the endorsement of the most controversial doctor to hold that position: Jocelyn Elders. The former surgeon general who supported teen masturbation and condom use calls the TV doctor an excellent communicator. "This country needs a surgeon general," she told our Suzi Parker. "It needs someone to be able to stand up and be an advocate for the people of this country. You aren't the Congress's surgeon general. You aren't the president's surgeon general. You're the people's surgeon general."

With Gupta, she says, "I think he understands the problems." What's more, Elders, an advocate for universal healthcare, dismisses critics, saying Gupta can learn on the job. "He has enough well-trained, well-qualified public health people to teach him the things he needs to do the job."

John King had breakfast in Lansing this week. Below is an excerpt from a Lansing State Journal article about the stop at the Fleetwood Diner.

Lights, camera, breakfast.

John King, anchor of CNN's State of the Union with John King, sat down with three Lansing residents today at the Fleetwood Diner on South Cedar Street to tape a segment for the Sunday news program.

"We try to visit every week a community that is the neon light of our big issue," King said.

And this week that big issue is the economy and related topics such as the housing crisis, hardships for automakers and high unemployment in Michigan.

"This is exhibit A," he said of Lansing.

The show runs Sunday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. EST, said CNN senior producer Laura Bernardini. The footage from the diner will likely air at around 11 a.m.

Photo credit: Ryan Loew/Lansing State Journal


And in today's Lansing State Journal there was a follow up article:

Ralph Harmon Jr. said he typically shies away from reporters and their camera lenses.

But on Friday morning, on a spur-of-the-moment trip to the Fleetwood Diner on South Cedar Street for breakfast, he encountered a CNN news crew and decided he would accept their invitation to share his thoughts on today's dire economy.

"I'm angry enough," the 54-year-old said.

John King, anchor of CNN's "State of the Union with John King," sat down with Harmon and two other Lansing residents at the diner to tape a segment for the Sunday news program.

"We try to visit every week a community that is the neon light of our big issue," King said.

And this week that big issue is the economy and topics such as the housing crisis, hardships for automakers and staggering unemployment.

"This is Exhibit A," King said of Lansing.

In addition to shooting at the diner, King said he and his crew stopped at locations such as a local Saturn dealership and the General Motors Corp. Lansing Grand River assembly plant during their two-day visit to Lansing.

They also interviewed Gov. Jennifer Granholm, CNN Senior Producer Laura Bernardini said.

This week has been fashion week in New York. CNN's Alina Cho and Soledad O'Brien were spotted at Nanette Lepore's show. Here's an excerpt from an article on AM New York:

The front row of today’s bohemian chic Nanette Lepore show was filled with TV newscasters. There was the Today show’s Natalie Morales and CNN’s Soledad O’Brien and Alina Cho. Cho and O’Brien nudged each other and whispered that they loved a black mini dress with a very low back.

Photo credit: Jerritt Clark/WireImage

More pictures:

Photo credit: Left top & bottom: Jerritt Clark/WireImage; middle: Amy Sussman/Getty Images; right: Katy Winn/Getty Images

Going to fashion week isn't all fun and no work for some. In a report that aired on American Morning, Alina Cho spoke with designer Jason Wu:

Cho also took a lesson on walking the cat walk.

ONN TV's Kevin Cook recently spoke with Ali Velshi in Chicago.

To wrap things up tonight, a few more clips from American Morning, Jim Acosta reported on the elimination of the muscle car from GM's line up.

John Roberts wants to walk while doing American Morning:

I want to see Alina or Kiran try that in heels!

This report from Carol Costello on dating and debt. The conversation turned into a debate about public displays of affection.

President Bill Clinton was interviewed by CNN twice this past week. First, John Roberts spoke to him in Austin, Texas.

Then Larry King interviewed the former president.

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