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Saturday, April 11, 2009

Actions Speak Louder Than Words

Monday, Reza Aslan spoke to Roland Martin about President Obama's outreach to Muslims worldwide:

Tuesday morning, Reza spoke to Carol Costello about the new image America has abroad:

On the way back to the US, Obama made a "surprise" stop in Iraq. At 11amET, Tony Harris spoke with Frederik Pleitgen in the Baghdad bureau:

Wolf Blitzer introduced a piece from Chris Lawrence about Obama's trip to Iraq; the piece includes comments from Fawas Gerges:

Wednesday morning, former Time magazine Baghdad Bureau Chief Bobby Ghosh appeared on American Morning and told Kiran Chetry that he thought Obama should have skipped Iraq and visited Afghanistan instead:

Within a few hours, the president was home in DC and reporters were scrambling to cover a new story -- Somali pirates had seized a ship flying the American flag. Fredericka Whitfield spoke with Nic Robertson, who got to visit the roof in London for a change of scenery:

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Where in the World...?

SATURDAY: Drew Griffin was in for TJ Holmes on Saturday Morning. Domestic took the International feed for part of the overnight hours to report on North Korea's missile launch and President Obama's speech in Prague.

SUNDAY: Ed Henry and Suzanne Malveaux were both in Prague with the President. Richard Lui was in for TJ on Sunday Morning. Domestic took the International feed for part of the overnight hours to report on the earthquake in Italy and President Obama's speech in Ankara.

MONDAY: Suzanne and Ed were in Ankara; Frederik Pleitgin is in Baghdad this month; Paula Newton was in L'Aquila, Italy to cover the earthquake, as she would all week. Carol Costello was in for John Roberts; Betty Nguyen was in for Heidi Collins; TJ was in for Rick Sanchez.

TUESDAY: Suzanne and Ed were in Istanbul; Larry King was in New York. Carol was in for John Roberts; TJ was in for Heidi; Christiane Amanpour was in for Anderson Cooper.

WEDNESDAY: Barbara Starr was in Manama, Bahrain to cover the ship seized by Somali pirates; Nic Robertson was in London in the morning (discussing the pirates; above) and Manchester in the afternoon (discussing the terror-cell arrests; clips on Monday); Sanjay Gupta had been in Quebec sometime during the week to investigate Natasha Richardson's death. Carol was in for John Roberts; Fredricka was in for Heidi; Don Lemon was in for Wolf Blitzer.

THURSDAY: John King was in Park Ridge, New Jersey filming his weekly "diner" segment. TJ was in for John Roberts; Don was in for Heidi.

FRIDAY: Stan Grant was in Mombasa, Kenya covering the Somali pirates. TJ was in for John Roberts; Betty was in for Heidi; Don was in for Rick.

That's all for me today. Enjoy your weekend, and for those of you who celebrate, all of us at ATC wish you a Happy Easter and/or a joyous Passover festival.

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