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Coverage on Mondays and Fridays + CNN Ratings

Hi all? You may have noticed that there has been no AC360 reviews on Mondays and Fridays. I’ve been covering those and have been extremely busy moving into a new place, working for tons of people all at the same time (I’m a freelance writer, translator, journalist, marketing expert and sales person…yah I know plus I own my own SEO/e-marketing business) Without trying to brag here about owning a business but just so you see how CRAZY busy I’ve been. Owning a business is nothing to brag about though. It’s SO much work.

Anyway, I won’t be able to do Mondays and Fridays anymore so I am looking for someone to do them for free, hopefully someone who loves the news and AC360 and wouldn’t mind doing this as a hobby. So bear with me, I may from time to time cover it myself when I’m super into AC360 but I am not now.

You also may have heard that CNN’s ratings have plummeted at the very bottom this past month, that CNN is behind every other news network, even MSNBC. I don’t know the exact stats and time frames so don’t ask…just google that.
But let’s not generalize. Because the fact is that AC360 and CNN have been last in October in only one demographic. It’s the most important demographic to advertisers, sure, but it’s just one single demographic.

AC360 is certainly not last in his time slot (total viewers). It’s also important to note that partisan news shows secure regular viewers much more than other types of news shows. It would be nice for AC360 to move to 8pm or change some of the format of its show to regain its edge, but I’m no producer, so you tell me.

I don’t know what’s been going wrong here but it’s probably a mix of viewers not being interested in compelling stories like wars and conflicts in Africa or not being interested in the segments CNN do; a lot of people love the ‘opinion shouting’ of other news channels. My ex-boyfriend was a CNN junkie but kept watching FOX news a lot…When I asked him why he said “they’re very entertaining…” I also used to watch Fox news a lot bc they make me laugh with some of the ridiculous lies they come up with (sorry Foxies babies) but I stopped watching it altogether after the 2008 presidential election. I was completely disgusted with the lies and racism exposed on this network and I don’t find those funny. I won’t give ratings to a news show that promotes intolerance, hate and lies.

On the other hand, CNN may have its flaws like maybe rehashing some of the same news a little too much or making annoying statements like ‘Latinos have spanish accents’ and I admit I don’t like the “Black in America” and “Latino is America”, it’s too much and it gives me a sick feeling to my stomach plus I’m hyper sensitive about ethnic stuff bc I’m biracial and have been pigeonholed, misunderstood all my life so that’s touchy with me, but even if that wasn’t the case for me I still don’t like those shows. I could give ten reaons but I’ll let you decide why for yourself.

…so I was saying that CNN may have those type of flaws but before being quick to judge, remember that NO other news networks travels so much to other countries to bring a story from the frontlines. While Keith Olbermann and Bill O’reilly are there pointing fingers and screaming ‘murder’, Anderson Cooper actually puts his life on the line and travels to dangerous places like Somalia, Niger, Afghanistan and more.

They say actions speak louder than words.

I hear a lot of people say that CNN is biased. Is it really? Why? Maybe some people believe truth to be biased because they believe in lies so truth will seem biased to them. I’m not saying CNN are saints and always have 100% facst right but I can tell you they’re certainly not the ‘crooks and liars’ some people make them out to be. Far from it.

The problem is that people need to stop caring so much about what they’ll eat for dinner and get for christmas and have a little more interest in other people’s suffering.

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Small Break: David Gergen Boogies and party in the parisian subway???

This is a little bit of a break from the serious news.

A Boys2Men style group singing in a parisian subway and getting people to dance along (well almost), Shakira gets nuts, and Gergen shaking it on the dance floor!

The reactions of the people in the subway is too funny and it has had more than 3 million hits. See that video below and skip my rant. I want these guys at my wedding and OMG why haven’t they had a recording contract yet??? hehe

I was browsing youtube videos to relax after a hard day of work and see what’s new. I’ve been watching a lot of old music videos lately and it makes me so nostalgic. Music is such a powerful reminder of a particular era in your life that’s past and that you may miss or regret or both. Nostalgic and going “woohooo” nevertheless. When you hear the tune, you go…yeeeahhh ! Know what I mean? I’m talking about middle nineties and early 2000. I’m really an old school hip hop, R&B person but I listen to really everything. I was so into music back then and it occupied most of my life…now it’s work and responsiblities 🙂 Alicia Keys ‘Falling’, The Fugees, Blackstreet, Bryan Adams, Nas, Old Jay-Z, Eminem ‘lose yourself’, Busta Rhymes, Madonna’s ‘Hung up’, Elton’s “candle in the wind” (and even the shallow 50cent songs ‘remember P.I.M.P ?? I’m laughing when I see that now esp. with that old iPod and blackberry. It also reminds me of 106&Park that I used to watch on BET…Wow, I would never watch that now!!! Grown up a lot since those days. I don’t even know what’s going on the music scene anymore except for the very obvious hits that are hard to miss because they play just everywhere constantly. I love my generation despite being called the Y gens who love their Ipods and youtube clips and can’t communicate properly except through technology!! That’s SO true. haha. But loving and using technology has its advantages that real face interaction can’t bring you. hehe.

Every song is like a treasure chest waiting to be opened and replay in your mind a specific experience. A chocolate memory that can be sweet or bitter (ever tasted that disgusting dark cocoa choc?)
Music really helps people get through a lot. Music is magic and music is deeper and more powerful than logic. (A ‘kill me’ statement) Sorry but it’s true. Music can melt hearts, unify people groups. Music is LARGELY to thank for young people today not caring about ethnicity. Look at hip hop and how it has unified people based on that movement and not on what race you are. I love Hip Hop (old school) and I can’t stop thinking of when I was 16 and hanging on the streets with professional Hip Hop dancers after school. They were breakdancing and taught me everything about Hip Hop. The real Hip Hop that is, not what you see today. I’m nostalgic…where has time gone by? In a racist school full of Nirvana infuated 15 year olds prone to acnĂ©, mood swings, and thinking that bullying others, smoking cigarettes and cannabis makes you a cool person, Hip Hop and its followers were radically different and preached tolerance and positivity. That was Hip Hop.

Anyway, I wanted to share a feel-good youtube video or two. It’s a group singing in the Paris subway inside the train. They are soooooo good and there’s FIRE in da house!!!. It’s just nice and makes me smile. I just love how the guy in front of them doesn’t even flinch and move a hair at first but eventually some people start to dance along and clap cheerfully at the end, it probably brought a ray of sunshine to their day like it did for mine. This group is truly not the shy type, that’s for sure.

BTW, I don’t know if you saw Shakira on America’s Got Talent. I know Wolf Blitzer loves her. Well maybe for another post (or google it) but she was simulating a sex act with a… speaker, litterally, yes. No kidding. Funny that the Fcc didn’t fine her ass. She’s nuts…long gone are the days of ‘my hips don’t lie’. I find her ‘shewolf’ horrible. Okay the tune is catchy and I somewhat like it but the ‘Ayooooooo’ she screams out to imitate the scream of a wherewolf, or shewolf is just completely ridiculous and the entire dance routine is not dance at all but almost a porno performance. I’m a little disappointed by Shakira but to each their own, some people may like it. So gfy Shakira…

And lastly….DAVID GERGEN shaking what his mama gave him. I found that too by surfing youtube. Haha…. Too good…anyway enjoy.

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The Truth: I only had one hour of sleep and will scream if I have to cover the Ballon Boy (Keeping me Honest)

I’d like to thank Aaron and George for covering all week. You guys did a brilliantly fantastically super duper hyper mega nice greatly AMAZING job.

In keeping in tune with this week’s TRUTH theme on AC360, as George pointed out.

I can’t cover Friday’s AC360 although I’m on duty. I’ve been working on some business application and writing all night for someone applying for a 100,000 contest as well as writing for some other client. I’m still behind on work !!!

One hour of sleep and feeling that disgusting sensation of an empty stomach full of hot coffee (I dont even drink and like coffee but was forced to stay awake as I dont have Coke at home it makes me hyper !)

I will punch someone if I have to hear just for one second the word ‘ballon boy’ and anything that speculates about Obama.

Let me catch some zzzz please and let’s hope I don’t dream about the Ballon Hoax.

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²Eva Longoria: “I’ve never played any stereotypical roles” Oh REALLY?

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria

Eva Longoria was on AC360 yesterday and made a satement that she has never played a ‘stereotypical’ role on TV. I couldn’t help but think about the word ‘stereotypical’ and what it means. When it is stereotypical to play a maid when you are a Latina, not playing one won’t still ensure you don’t play a stereotypical role. You can play a rich Latina, one who has fame and fortune and has achieved a lot in life but the stereotype should not just be looked upon as a ‘role’ or a ‘job’. It’s more about a certain type of attitude people think is attached so certain ethnicities.

Although some countries have people who have naturally more of a temperament and joy for life, stepping into that territory is a little dangerous, especially when defining people by negative stereotypes.

I remember 3 years ago writing a post on a forum about “There are no stereotypes about Gabrielle Solis being a Latina on Desperate Housewives, she and her husband have the biggest house on the block. That’s one of the reasons I love to watch it.” Another poster quickly threw me a reality check bucket of ice cold water on my avatar face. “Wait a second, she said, Eva is definitiely playing the typical girl mainstream America believes all Latinas are like. They make her play the role of a selfish materialistic big mouthed sexy woman who only thinks about her looks. People believe all Latinas are like that, and this only reinforces the stereotype. So what if she has money. Her attitude on that show screams louder than her title or bank account.”

That made me think. I reasoned that Eddy Britt, who is white, also plays a selfish woman with a bad attitude and too concerned about her looks and devouring men. But she’s not a Latina, and she doesn’t seem as concerned about money as Gaby is. She’s a man-eater. But there are other white women on Desperate Housewives who can counteract that image. But the only Latina in the show has got to be a scheming, mean, loud, shallow and materialistic person.

Don’t get me wrong. I love the way that Gaby grows in the show and becomes the ‘perfect’ wife. She learns to be less egotistical. She learns the true value of love and family.

“Stereotypical” is more than just a role you play on TV. It’s about attitude.

Think about other popular shows or movies who star Latinas as the main character. Think of Ugly Betty, for example. Betty’s family is a poor family living in Queens. I can live with that although some people will say it’s stereotypical. Betty, the main character of the show is a brave young Latina woman who works really hard to achieve her dreams. Although from a poor background, she’s definitely not the average girl people think Latinas should be like. She doesn’t take care of her outer appearance that much (has huge braces and red glasses aka Steve Urkel), and she’s too honest to her disadvantage at times. She’s the most unselfish and unmaterialistic person you’ll meet. She has big dreams and she doesn’t take no for an answer and manages to become an associate editor for a prestigious magazine in the fashion industry. Basically, she’s strong and intelligent without needing her looks. Is she playing a stereotypical role just because she’s from a poor family from Queens ? No.

Do I personally think that Latinas are big mouthed women who only love drama and Gucci clothes ? No.

Do a lot of people in America think that? Saddly yes, or at least that image is somewhat ingrained into their minds to a certain extent.

Wilhemina Slater, the evil scheming creative director, played by Vanessa Williams in Ugly Betty, is seen as black in the show (bus she’s in reality of mixed ethnicty) and to me, she can own Mode Magazine (I knw she doesn’t)o and sleep in her chinchilla coat every night but she’s also playing the stereotypical ‘drama queen’ black woman. Don’t get me wrong. She’s rich, so everything should be fine.

I’ll never forget a job interview I once went to. I look brown, so people never know what ethnicity I am. So they assume things. The manager asked me a question I will never forget: “when was the last time you had a tantrum?”. A tantrum? I had never been asked this question before, esp. using the word ‘tantrum’. I could have understood a question like “Do you remain calm under pressure” as this is a question a lot of employers love to ask. But the way he asked the question and the way he looked at me screamed louder than the question itself. I went to ask my current boss at the time what this question meant, and he said it was a racist question. The interviewer saw that I was brown and assumed I must be a ‘drama’ queen. I’m the most sweet person you’ll meet and I live to avoid drama and bitching. So I did take a little offense to that question, but the way he asked it (mean and skeptical tone of voice) and accusing glances was what sealed the deal for me. I didn’t get the job, of course, but nevermind. I didn’t want it anyway. I found something much better shortly afterwards. This incident wasn’t about getting a job but learning that racism is still alive and well. And can I thank Eva Longoria for perpetuating the myth that ‘brown’ people are drama queens? But she owns big house, y’all !

It’s certainly not Eva’s fault if there are some mean spirited racist people like this manager on planet earth. But you get my point. I don’t judge Eva for playing Gaby Solis. I love Desperate Housewives and I still love the concept of Gaby. Underneath all that shallow exterior, she’s a real survivor and a softy at heart.

What about J-Lo who played a maid in the movie ‘Maid in Manhattan’ ? I don’t think she played a stereotypical role at all. There are maids of all ethnicites. The role could have been easily played by Julia Roberts for all it’s worth. But wait, Julia played a prostitute in Pretty Woman. A role worse than being a maid. Yet she’s not a Latina and no one thinks of white women as being prostitutes after watching this movie. They think of Julia as being a lost PERSON who finds herself eventually.

So it should be with all Latinas and Latinos: We should see them as PEOPLE and INDIVIDUALS, no matter what roles they play: maids, rich CEOs, housewifes, career women, villain, super hero, lawyers, police officers, queens etc.

A role is just a role. An attitude is an attitude that will speak volumes about who you are, more than what you do.

My point is that times have changed. No one today thinks of ‘maid’ when they hear the word Latina. They’ll think of a famous movie star, singer or perhaps a gorgeous looking woman. Maybe they’ll think of Taco Bell or Cuban rythm and salsa dancing. I don’t know. And somewhere along the lines they’ll also vaguely think of a drama queen who loves expensive clothes and has a face full of makeup even when caught in bed.

It’s true that Latinos, and other minorities for that matter, have come a long way in the last 50 years. Nevertheless, ethnic stereotypes remain deeply rooted in American culture. Racism and prejudice have taken another form, if you want my honest opinion. Now it’s politically and culturally incorrect to be a hater of latinos, blacks and other minorities. Pop culture dictates what rules. BeyoncĂ©, Shakira, Jay-Z and J-Lo and the likes now dictate to the youth what’s hot. This generation has no problems mingling with all types of ethnicites. But when the perceptions have drastically changes, the seterotypes remain. Now…intolerance and prejudice are disguised under other stereotypes. Latinas are like this and black girls like that…and white people…oh they are just too… Black men always drop out of school or become athletes.

Yes. I don’t like stereotypes in any way, shape or form but a little more disturbing is when people can’t even recognize they’re being stereotyped.

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Tomorrow: Anderson Cooper Interviews Eva Longoria

This is lady’s week ! Drew Barrymore and now Eva Longoria Parker. Anderson Cooper will interview her tomorrow about healthcare, immigration and worker’s rights. I love Eva! She’ so open, talented and strong. She’s very beautiful too. Her hubby Tony Parker is French and of mixed ethnicity. (afro european)  I can’t wait to see the interview as I love anything that has to do with ethnicity. Fantastico.
 

 

This is what has been posted on AC36O:

“By 2050, the U.S. Latino population is expected to nearly triple. Next week, CNN’s ‘Latino in America’ explores how Latinos are reshaping our communities and culture and forcing a nation of immigrants to rediscover what it means to be an American.

Don’t miss this special on October 21 and October 22 at 9pm (ET) to watch interviews with Eva Longoria, George Lopez, and Latinos across America to examine issues from immigration to education and the American dream.

On Tuesday, Anderson will speak to Longoria about ‘Latino in America,’ Hispanic Heritage Month and the role of Latinos in Hollywood. Longoria is also the commissioner for the National Museum of the American Latino. Tune in to hear her thoughts on health care, immigration and worker’s rights. Tomorrow, AC360° at 10 p.m. ET.”

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Drew Barrymore Interviewed by Anderson Cooper for 60 Minutes on CBS News

I’m a huge fan of Drew Barrymore and not just because I found her so cute in E.T. Drew is an amazingly down to earth woman inspite of being hugely successful. Very few actresses today have this vibrant energy, talent, drive, and very unique ‘je ne sais quoi’. Drew has become a film director and this alone makes her unlike the myriads of other actresses out there: She’s a leader, a business woman and a fighter. I like Drew because she’s enterprising and is the director of her own life. She doesn’t wait for things to happen, she makes them happen. Although a huge success, she’s still approachable and reminds me of a nice friend I can chat with about anything without being judged, casually over ice cream or drinks.
Drew overcame so much growing up yet she’s a fighter as she managed to come back onto the Hollywood scene and secure a safe place within the hard to crack A-listers’ list, or the cream of the crop of Hollywood, as I like to call them.

This piece taught me a lot of things I didn’t know about Drew. I didn’t know that a Broadway theatre in New York was named after her grandparents, for example, and that they were the greatest actors in their era. Her family acting roots go back to the 14th century, in fact. I also didn’t know that she called Steven Spielberg  her ‘godfather’ and that the people on acting sets served as a family to her.

They had an old photograph of Drew’s grandmother, Ethel, and I can’t believe the resemblance.

Here are some videos and some photos, courtesy of 60 Minutes:

Anderson Cooper Interviews Drew Barrymore for 60 Minutes

Part One:

Part Two:

 

Drew Barrymore on the streets of NYC

Some Photos

Anderson Cooper and Drew Barrymore on the streets of NYC

Anderson Cooper and Drew Barrymore on the streets of NYC

Anderson Cooper Interviews Drew Barrymore

Anderson Cooper Interviews Drew Barrymore

 

 

 

Anderson Cooper and Drew  Barrymore

Anderson Cooper and Drew Barrymore

 

Drew Barrymore talks about her 'wild child' childhood

Drew Barrymore talks about her 'wild child' childhood

 

Inside the Barrymore Broadway Theatre

Inside the Barrymore Broadway Theatre

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Inside Drew's office

Inside Drew's office

Drew Barrymore's Production Office

Drew Barrymore's Production Office

Drew Barrymore

Drew Barrymore

Inside Drew Barrymore's Production Office with her friends

Inside Drew Barrymore's Production Office with her friends

Anderson Cooper and Drew Barrymore admiring Drew's grandmother portrait inside the Barrymore Theater in NYC

Anderson Cooper and Drew Barrymore admiring Drew's grandmother portrait inside the Barrymore Theater in NYC

Ethel Barrymore, Drew's grandmother who was the most successful actress of her generation

Ethel Barrymore, Drew's grandmother who was the most successful actress of her generation

Drew Barrymore has the same profile than her grandmother, can you tell? (you actually need to look at the photo above)

Drew Barrymore has the same profile than her grandmother, can you tell? (you actually need to look at the photo above)

Drew Barrymore as a child

Drew Barrymore as a child

Drew Barrymore talks to Anderson Cooper

Drew Barrymore talks to Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

Anderson Cooper

Drew and her mother

Drew and her mother

 

Drew Barrymore and Steven Spielberg, her 'godfather'

Drew Barrymore and Steven Spielberg, her 'godfather'

 

COMPLETE Gallery

 

 

 

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AC360 10 10 09: GOP Jealous, Inspiring Others Matters, and it’s never easy to be popular in France? ?

Welcome to the daily AC360 recap. News Machine here. (Strange name I know)

First off explanation of the title: The jealous part you get, the “it’s never easy to be popular in France” was a mistake made by Fareed Zakaria when speaking to Anderson Cooper about President Obama’s Nobel Prize win. I think he meant to say “It’s never easy to be popular in the U.S.” But I’m not complaining, I like France. Or maybe Fareed meant to say: “It’s never easy to be popular in France and since Obama is popular there it tells you something”…I just don’t know. So that intrigues me.

Moving on.

I’ll save you the gory details of my personal life but for what it’s worth, I am healed. Hallelujah. God’s healing power healed me so you won’t have to listen to my  boring rants about the way I cough and sneeze.

I’ll also include just a little bit of Anderson Cooper being on Regis & Kelly, the best parts, later on in a new post. We usually don’t do this but I watched R & K and there were some great parts in it. If you want the whole thing, I’ll get you a link.

Moving on.

I’m also glad I got to cover today as the main news is about President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize. I always get to cover the things I like…I find this great. I can’t wait to see what the panel has to say about that. Paul Begala is here tonight and I LOVE Paul.  Needless to say, I don’t agree with Nile Gardiner from the Heritage Foundation. He sounds British. I may live in England (for now) and love it, but I so don’t agree with Nile but I respect his Ph.D. (ha ha) Worth mentioning too is that 82% of the British public approves of President Obama against 17% for George Bush so let’s not stereotype all the British people thinking that Nile Gardiner is their spokesperson.

You know about this award? It’s really not about Obama’s achievements but about giving momentum and attention to some causes. It’s a “call to action” as Obama himself said. About how he’s inspired people and put issues on the table that were before avoided. It’s about the fresh way he sees things. How his new style will move the country forward. Something about International Cooperation…remember that one?

The Nobel Peace Prize was never meant to only recognize someone’s achievements per se but to reward those who inspired others and brought causes on the fore front of the political agenda. It’s always easy to critize someone until you walk in their shoes and see the mess they need to deal with. Patience is a virtue.

And although I’m not making this a race issue at all since we’re all human beings and the same, I love covering big stories on Barack Obama as he is a ‘mutt’ like me. (No disrespect to the Multiethnic community,  know this is a derogatory term but here used unoffensively)

OK I’m done talking, on to the pure raw hard core AC360.

PS: I’ll add daily ‘Photo News Galleries’ from now on (I do recaps for Fridays and Mondays)

STORIES TONIGHT ON AC360:

FIRST UP/360RAW POLITICS President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize and Conservatives are Outraged and say he doesn’t deserve it and should give it back.

KEEPING THEM HONEST How easy is it for criminals to buy guns without a background check? A camera video filmed everything

DIGGING DEEPER How really dangerous is the H1N1 virus? 19 American kids have died this past week alone. AC360 talks to Doctor Sanjay Gupta about the vaccine and about being inocluated.

UNCOVERING AMERICA How underground tunnels in Las Vegas have become a home for the homeless.

360 NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETINS See stories below

MY ACTJ NEWS PHOTO GALLERY (At the very end)

First Up/360 RAW POLITICS: President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize and the Conservatives aren't happy

First Up/360 RAW POLITICS: President Obama wins the Nobel Peace Prize and the Conservatives aren't happy

Keeping Them Honest: How Easy it is for criminals to buy a gun without a license

Keeping Them Honest: How Easy it is for criminals to buy a gun without a license

Diggin Deeper: How deadly is the H1N1 Virus?

Diggin Deeper: How deadly is the H1N1 Virus?

Uncovering America: The Homless live in underground tunnels in Las Vegas

Uncovering America: The Homless live in underground tunnels in Las Vegas

FIRST UP/360 RAW POLITICS – Fareed Zakaria, Paul Begala, David Gergen and Nile Gardiner

FIRST UP

Tom Foreman reports on the reaction of the GOP to President Obama’s Nobel Peace Prize. President Obama accepted the prize and said it was a “call to action” to confront the global issues of the 21st century. Some conservative had to ruin it a little for him, saying that he does not deserve this prize and should not accept it. Luckily, President Obama did accept it and said the prize was also about the inspiration you bring and not just the achievements. The Nobel Committee says the prize was awarded because the President has given hope for better world relations and fewer nuclear arms. INSPIRATION MATTERS.

PANEL: Fareed Zakaria, Paul Begala, David Gergen and Nile Gardiner joined Anderson to discuss and said that the world really sees this prize as an award for America more so than for Obama.  The United States’ role in the international community is shifting as President Obama took office, and the foreign policy landscape is making some sharp turns for the best. They explored further whether this prize would make it easier or harder for the President to make foreign policies at home in the U.S. and the effect the award will have on him on an international scale.

Panel discusses Obama's Nobel Peace Prize: Fareed, Paul, David & Nigel

Panel discusses Obama's Nobel Peace Prize: Fareed, Paul, David & Nile

Anderson & Nile

Anderson & Nile

Anderson & David

Anderson & David

Anderson Cooper & Fareed Zakaria

Anderson Cooper & Fareed Zakaria

Nile on President Obama

Nile on President Obama

FIRST 360 BULLETIN – Erica Hill

1- A deadly suicide attack in Pakistan killed at least 49 people

2- In Haiti 11 died in a UN plane crash

3- A PA mom who brought a loaded gun to her daughter’s soccer game last year was killed by her husband

4- GM signed an agreement to sell Hummer,

5- The mission to crash into the moon to search for water was successful.

Keeping Them Honest – Randi Kaye

Randi Kaye reports on guns being sold without background checks

Randi Kaye reports on guns being sold without background checks

A report on how people and even criminals can buy guns without having their background checked. Sellers at gun shows aren’t required to run background checks but are also not allowed to sell guns to anyone they find suspicious. An undercover video was taken at a gun show showing investigators as buyers admitting to not being able to pass a background check and being sold guns anyway. Mayor Bloomberg called for this investigation to try to encourage Congress to act on two bills that would force a background check on all gun show purchases.

Discussion: John Feinblatt

DIGGING DEEPER – Sanjay Gupta

Anderson speaks with CNN’s chief doctor Sanjay Gupta about the effect of Swine Flu on kids. 76 kids have died from Swine Flu since April and 19 this past week alone. 30% of the kids had been healthy prior to getting the flu. Sanjay said that the vaccine will help to stop the rise in children’s death from the H1N1 virus. Younger kids will need two shots to build up their immune systems. Kids over 10 will only need one. They also talked about the difference between the shot and the spray. http://www.ac360.com

UNCOVERING AMERICA – Ted Rowlands

Ted Rowlands reports about underground tunnels in Las Vegas that have become a home for the homeless.Matthew O’Brien, author of the book “Beneath the Neon: Life and Death in the Tunnels of Las Vegas” speaks with Ted. http://www.ac360.com


Homeless who live in Las vegas underground tunnels

Homeless who live in Las vegas underground tunnels

Las Vegas Mystery

Las Vegas Mystery


SECOND NEWS & BUSINESS BULLETIN – Erica Hill

6- The knife was found that was used to attack a UCLA student who is now recovering

7-Flooding and landslides in the Philippines have killed at least 137 people

8-Video of the tsunami that hit American Samoa

9- A former tv host and politician who is accused of ordering killings has surrendered to police

10- Marge Simpson is now on the cover of the November issue of Playboy.

Anderson Cooper & Erica Hill

Anderson Cooper & Erica Hill

BEAT 360 + THE SHOT

Didn’t like either ones.

ACTJ GALLERY: NEWS PHOTOS AC360 10 10 09

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