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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday's Scoop

On Sunday, 5/17, Christiane Amanpour delivered the commencement address to 578 Dickinson College graduates. She talked about her life and how she got started at CNN. Her advice to students: "God gave gifts and talents to everyone, but talents are not enough. Hard work really makes the difference. Battle the word 'no.' Forge through it to keep on your chosen path. I hope you find something that sets you on fire with passion, commitment and joy." Click here for the full article.

Wolf Blitzer also delivered a commencement address last weekend. He talked about his sports playing in highschool and college and how that taught him a lesson, stating: "The lesson here is if at first you don't succeed, try something else." resulting in him turning his attention from football to journalism. Click here for the full article from the Olean Times Herald.

The Women's Sports Foundation also posted a video of Christiane Amanpour discussing how sports can teach girls valuable life lessons. Here is a link to the article. The video was originally posted to WSF's facebook page which can be found here.

David Gergen wrote an article for Fortune Magazine earlier this month on "How Business Can Stand Tall Again." In it he talks about the current economic crisis and where we go from here. Click here for the article.

On 5/19, posted a Q&A they did with Fareed Zakaria. They also discuss our current economic standing as well as who Fareed's new book is written for and who he's found reading it. Click here for the Q&A.

Last Monday, 5/18, the 68th Annual Peabody Awards ceremony took place in NYC hosted by Brian Williams. Wolf Blitzer accepted the Peabody for CNN- awarded for their election coverage. Mediabistro also posted a video of Wolf on what it means to win a Peabody Award and how to keep the momentum going. Here is a link to the full article.

And last but not least, happy birthday to Jeffrey Toobin who turned 49 on Thursday!

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