Tonight program had Anderson live from Karachi, Pakistan. If you had a chance to read Anderson’s blog post you know this is Anderson's first trip to Karachi. I have kept a list of all of Anderson’s travels for work this year and before this week I thought my list was done for the year but you would think I would know better by now. In 2007, Anderson has travelled to 29 different cities and countries to cover stories for 360 and 60 Minutes.
*The Pakistani government released a video today showing the last moments of Benazir Bhutto’s life. The video is very intense and from the looks of it, it would seem that Ms. Bhutto either died from gunshot wounds or shrapnel from the bomb but today the interior ministry of Pakistan said that Ms. Bhutto actually died from a fractured skull she got from hitting her head on a lever on the sunroof of her car. Now I am not saying that is not possible but it just seems rather odd to me. It surely seems as through they are trying to take the title of martyr away from Benazir Bhutto.
*Anderson spoke with Peter Bergen who is in Pakistan with Anderson as well as with Nic Robertson who has been in Switzerland today. They spoke of the Al Qaeda link to this assassination. The Pakistani government believe that Baituallah Mehsud is responsible for planning the death of Bhutto.
*David Mattingly did a report about the video that was released showing the last moments of Ms. Bhutto’s life. David spoke with CNN security analyst Mike Brooks. The video is scary to watch. You can see how close the gunman was able to get to Bhutto.
*Ed Henry reported on the relationship between the Bush administration and the government of Pakistan.
*Anderson spoke with Peter and Reza Aslan about the relationship of America and Pakistan. They also spoke about what will happen with Ms. Bhutto’s political party. Reza made an interesting point that in Pakistan it is more about personality with their leaders and that there is not anyone who at this point can really stand in the place of Ms. Bhutto.
*Anderson spoke with John Edwards about the current foreign relations crisis and his conversation with President Musharraf and also showed a clip of Hillary Clinton from earlier in the day on the Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer.
*Anderson spoke with Candy Crowley and Time magazine’s Mark Halperin
about the campaign and Mike Huckabee’s comments about illegal Pakistanis in the States. Honestly I can see it happening along with the Chinese and the Filipinos as Anderson mentioned. If you have ever been to Toronto, you would see every nationality possible here and it is not even a hop, skip and jump to the States from here. So I can see all those nationalities having high numbers in the States and that’s all I really have to say about that.
*Anderson and Peter ended the show by discussing the effects of assassinations in the region. There was a cute moment between Anderson and Peter when Anderson was talking about Peter’s book. After 16 hours of travel I am surprised Anderson even remembers his name.
Well there was some good news tonight after all this depressing news. Anderson confirmed he will be back in New York for New Years Eve this Monday night. The man never sleeps but no one can say he does not give 110%.
Today on Your World Today it was announced that Anderson would be doing a special 360 from Pakistan on Saturday night at 10PM (thanks Cyn for the cap)
I have heard things around the internet saying that Anderson is actually going to be on tomorrow night at 8PM so be sure to check out CNN tomorrow night at 8PM and 10PM to check out more Anderson from Pakistan before he heads back to New York. Programming is always subject to change but hopefully we will get weekend Anderson.