Wednesday's AC360 started with mystery of the 'Joe Cool'. There was a similar story 18 months ago, that happened off the coast of San Diego. In that case 2 potential buyers were taken for a cruise by a couple trying to sell their large yacht. The couple were never seen again and presumed killed and thrown overboard. This story sounds like it might have a similar tragic ending.
Jeanne Meserve's report on the threats to our power grid was truly frightening. I know we need to know these things, at least at some level, but I really don't want to know.
Most of you are aware that I live in a Mormon community. One thing the Mormon's teach their members to keep a 3 month stash of food. Costco's and Sam's Club's, in my neighborhood, sell large buckets of freeze dried meals that keep for eons and only need water to reconstitute. After watching Jeanne's report I really don't think this is such a bad idea. Just keep lots of bottled water and a bucket of the freeze dried meals and you might be able to wait out a power grid failure. Of course an even better plan would be for our government to put some safeguards in place, but maybe that's asking too much? 2% of all drugs prescribed are unapproved by the FDA? The FDA won't supply the public with a list of the unapproved drugs? The FDA won't say how many people have been killed or hurt by unapproved drugs? The FDA won't say which unapproved drugs have killed or injured people? Just what will the FDA do? Not much from the sounds of Gary Tuchman's excellent report.
I love Bill Clinton, no surprise there. But wow did he show some anger and disgust with the Republicans response to MoveOn.org's ad. It was a great interview that focused on the ad and on Clinton's Global Initiative. If you missed the related interview with Ted Turner's and Sanjay we posted earlier today make sure you check it out.
If you check our CNN Events Calendar you know that John Roberts was the Master of Ceremonies for the 9th Annual Drug Free Kids Campaign Awards Dinner in Washington, DC on Tuesday evening. The event raised over 1 million dollars for the program. Congratulations JR on a job well done. And thanks to BA for the picture find.
I wish I could say that Anderson was emailing Ms. Quitty happy birthday greetings earlier tonight, but I can't. So I'll do the next best thing and say
Thanks to Cyn for sending this to ATA:
Apple Retail Store events Advance Screening:
iTunes Presents: CNN's "Planet in Peril"
Join us for an exclusive, advance screening of a 40-minute excerpt from the new CNN documentary "Planet in Peril," featuring Anderson Cooper. Special guests will be on hand to discuss the making of this four-hour film about our planet's greatest threats. October 21 at these Apple Retail Store locations:
North Michigan Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
San Francisco, California
Third Street Promenade Santa Monica, California
SoHo, New York City with special guest Anderson Cooper