Hello everyone. Long time no see right? I hope everyone had a good Friday. Anderson is still MIA which makes me wonder if he is working on some big story. I guess we will have to wait and see. John King filled in for Anderson tonigt from Washington. I have come to the conclusion that, this week for me it did not matter who subbed for Anderson I just was not into the show. Both Campbell and John did a fine job. I just was not into the stories. When your not into the show it is really hard to blog. With that said I guess I will post screen caps and a little recap of the stories that were on Friday’s 360 and then let everyone discuss.
Friday’s 360 opened with Larry King sending the show to his friend “the chairman of the board” John King.
Friday night the full Rev. Jeremiah Wright interview was aired on PBS so we got to see more clips. I know that this is important to a lot of people but for me I am so over it. I have moved passed it and don’t particularly want to spend 20 minutes of every 360 talking about it. John was joined by Gloria Borger, Rep. Stephanie Tubbs Jones and Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton. They spoke about the Rev. Wright interview. All I really caught from it was Rep. Tubbs Jones basically get in John King’s face. After that I tuned her out. I am not against anyone wanting to share their views and not wanting to be interrupted but I cannot stand when a guest comes across as rude to the host. That's how it came across to me. Some may disagree with me but everyone see something different when they are watching.
Jessica Yellin filed a piece on Rep. James Clyburn. Rep. Clyburn is the senior African-American in congress. He is an Obama supporter and spoke about the Clintons on the issues of race and gender. John was then joined again by the panel to discuss the comments made by Rep. Clyburn.
At this point in the show Erica did the News and Business bulletin and one of the biggest stories of the day, The Bell verdict got a 30 second blurb. I was so disappointed. I think this story should have gotten a little bit more coverage. But then again I am also tired of hearing about Rev. Wright so of course I would be displeased.
John spoke with Susan Roesgen about the Texas polygamy case. The number of children has risen as it has been found out that some of the mothers are underage. The families will be back in court next week.
Ted Rowlands was in Solana Beach, California to cover the story of the deadly shark attack. The victim was 66 year old retired veterinarian Dave Martin. On the one hand you cannot blame a shark in its natural habit for what happened but on the other hand you have to feel for the Martin family. John spoke with Ira Opper and Jeffrey Graham about the shark attack.
David Mattingly did a follow up for Uncovering America on the situation on the streets of Chicago. David spoke with Ronald Holt whose son Blair was killed in Chicago last summer. The situation in Chicago does not seem to be getting any better but worse.
John and Erica ended the show with Beat 360 and the Shot. Tonight’s shot reminded me of a piece Anderson did years ago about mentos and diet coke. In case you missed it, enjoy.
Well that is it for me this week. Sorry if my post tonight seemed like a downer. I hope to be back to my cheerful blogging self next week. Have a great week everyone ~ Sapphire.