Friday, September 28, 2007

Short and Sweet

This is going to be short and sweet for good reason, I slept through the program. Sorry. DH and I ate at a quaint little mom & pop Mexican restaurant on Wednesday evening and I've been paying the price for the last 24 hours. I'm past the ugly part of food poisoning, now all I want to do is sleep. So I've taken a few notes on the program while doing the screencaps and I'll ask you to take pity on me and fill in the blanks.

•Nice to see the short commercial format back again on Thursday's AC360.
•I'm glad AC continues to refer to Burma by it's correct name. I don't believe that the US has ever officially recognized the junta's renaming of Burma and I do not understand why reporters continue to call it Myanmar.
Not to be too sarcastic but there is hope that the Bush Administration might step in to help the Burmese citizens overthrow their dictatorship. Why? There is oil in Burma.
•There are no words for Bush's promise to veto the children's health care bill. Unbelievable. •I don't remember ever seeing Jessica Yellin report for AC 360 before. Is she new? I hope we get to see more of her.
•Another great report by Jeanne Meserve, this time on border crossings.
•I'm not enjoying the mystery at sea story. No good reason, just doesn't catch my attention.
•I am enjoying the Planet in Peril previews. The scenery and photography is just amazing.

And here are a few things that I found on the Internet today.
This Thursday's New York Daily News, a few notes on the EJ benefit by Rush & Molloy:
The evening was emceed by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper, who said he was looking forward to Elton performing with k.d. lang.
"I offered to do some interpretive dance," said Cooper. "But after a brief audition, I was told my services wouldn't be required."
Turning serious, Cooper went on: "I talk to young gay friends in New York, and some of them seem to think the AIDS problem is a thing of the past. … The reality is that it's getting worse, not better." has a special page for students who are previewing Planet in Peril, complete with homework. As part of the assignment the site says:
'You can ask Anderson Cooper and Dr. Sanjay Gupta "just about anything"
Well I'm not a student but I sure could think of a few questions I'd like to ask! To learn more here's the link. And people, behave yourselves.


Jennifer said...

@ Phebe, sorry that you got food poisoning it makes you so sick you feel like you going to die that's the way it happen to me. Get better soon. I got food poison from going to a benefit dinner.

Tonight's 360 was really good they cut the commericials short which that's great.

What I think about Chicago Police Department. Is a shame that a policeman can beat up someone and can get away with it. The authorities acts like they don't care or don't want to do anything about it. I know their's crooked cops everywhere's. Some of the things they do is unbelieveable the ones that can investigate incidents and do something about it or falling down on there job or really just don't care.

Mystery at sea aboard Joe Cool, there trying to find out who killed 4 people is still mystery their are 2 people been arrested that may be the ones that commited the crime. As I said is still a mystery at this point.

A mother uses a child for a purse snatcher. What was she thinking? maybe her problem was she wasn't thinking. I hope the child is taking away from her and she goes to jail poor little kid. Kids don't forget things poor little kid grows up thinking that's okay. What a shame. On top of that a kids mother having to be put in jail poor kid.

Jennifer said...

Planet Of The Peril, It's interesting and the scenery was beautiful, Anderson sure didn't hurt the scenery none. WOW!!!!!

Evelyn said...

You know, I'm glad Anderson refers to Burma as it's correct name too. He commented the other night about how Myanmar is the name that the oppressive government enacted and that's why it should be referred to as Burma.

I must agree that the mystery at sea doesn't hold my attention either. There is just something "fishy" about the whole story. Come on now, pirates shot a couple people and let you go? Please.

I might be wrong but I think Jessica Yellin has done a couple reports for 360. She's done a ton for TSA, I really like her.

HAHA I would LOVE to see some Anderson Cooper interpretive dance! And I don't think CNN wants any of us ladies to go anywhere near that question page for AC and Sanjay...haha I can just imagine some of the questions I wish I could ask hehe ;)

copperfish said...

I've been following the people's uprising for democracy in this country for days now and it's sad that the govenment used brutal force in dispering the protesters.

Myanmar and its capital Yangon are the original names and were renamed Burma and Rangoon during the British Colonial Administration. Myanmar derives from Burmese name "Myanma naingandaw" which literally translates as "country of Myanmar". Myanmar is the written literary name of the country while Burma is the oral, colloquial name of the country. When SLORC took over they officially changed it to Myanmar and subsequently UN recognized the name. But whether its still Burma and Myanmar to some, I think United Nations should already step in(in the last report, a UN envoy was sent to see).

I do liked the short commercial breaks.

ACAnderFan said...

Sorry to hear you weren't feeling well, Phebe. I hope you are feeling better now.

It is so sad what is gonig on in Burma. My heart goes out to all who live there because they have a long and difficult road ahead of them.

So Howdy Doody wants to veto a bill that would help kids...that's just wrong. I don't even know what else to say...

I don't really care for the mystery at sea either. I tend to zone out when it's on...LOL!!!

FanGirl moment: How pretty did Andy look last nite??? He wore my favotie tie!!! He always looks so pretty and handsome and distinguished when he wears that tie. And his hair was looking extra nice too :)

cactuskid said...

That Pres. Bush plans to veto this children's health plan supposedly because he hasn't done enough vetoes is appalling! This type of insurance is for the uninsured who don't meet Medicaid requirements and can't afford to go to the Doctor and usually end up in the emergency room for primary care they probably could get in an doctor's office. And that several Republicans have sided on this bill says alot. Shame on you Pres. Bush!!!!!

I love these PIP previews as well and am very excited to see the part they did on the wolves in Yellowstone! Of course, the picturesque scenery doesn't hurt either.

I think Anderson jests about his dancing abilities, but what is interpretive dance?

The Shot was funny with those people trying to catch the pigs, but I bet Anderson and Erica probably have never seen a greased pig contest. Down South at county fairs they even have racing pigs contests. LOL!

aries moon said...

It took 360 a while to finally cover the turmoil in Burma, which was surprising because of AC's early connection with the country. What's taking place there now is inspirational but also frightening because the government appears bent on using violence to control the protestors. I hope 360 keeps on this.

There appears to be no end to how low the Bush Administration will go. The possibility that he'd even consider vetoing the children's health care bill is shameful.

AC and Erica were funny with the pig stuff and the Delta Dawn stuff. I guess we can just forget about ever hearing Anderson sing. 360's been having some technical glitches lately, but AC seems to take them in stride and with a little humor.

I'm starting to like the short breaks now, less fast forwarding time with the DVR. I'm glad I'm not a Nielsen family member because I think they might be measuring who watches the commercials and who doesn't and the impact on ratings. I just can't watch commercials anymore, no matter how short.

John McLaughlin, the head of the CIA?! Oh, Anderson....

Thanks for posting that "interpretive dance" quote from Anderson, he really cracks me up.

Anonymous said...

(the opinions in this post are mine and mine alone.)

The show seems to be getting better and better, but the announcing of the commercial breaks is getting annoying. The Delta Dawn comment really got the emails flowing to 360, however it was not Tanya Tucker who originally recorded the song it was Australian singer Helen Reddy. Here's what Wikipedia said about Ms Reddy:

Barbra Streisand was originally to have recorded the song and a backing track was recorded, but upon hearing it, Streisand did not like the tune and refused to provide vocals. It was at this time that Reddy was approached to provide vocals for the already recorded backing track. Following the success of her widely popular 1972 single, "I Am Woman", Reddy's version of "Delta Dawn" sold over a million copies upon its first release. The tune has been popular across college campuses in the Southeastern United States since the late 1980's, as New Orleans based cowpunk band Dash Rip Rock has made it one of their signature live tunes. The song has also been released on the Dash Rip Rock album Boiled Alive.

You never ask a question like that of a Library Assistant/Paralegal as we go into research mode, plus I have a good memory for trivia.

sydney said...

I caught a bit of Anderica before going to bed last night. I'm ashamed to say that not only did I remember the words to "Delta Dawn" (well, the chorus anyway), but I started singing it right then and there. Now I can't get it out of my head.

So, not only am I a geek, but an old geek...

Sheryn said...

I am enjoying the Planet in Peril previews. The scenery and photography is just amazing.

Oh Phebe I completely agree! It promises to be not only informative but photographically exquisite as well!

I hope you are feeling better!

Last night's show was great. Really all weeks has been bonus!

Sheryn said...

@Sydney, ME TOO!!! ME TOO!

Anonymous said...

I need to make a correction Tanya did do the song before Helen, but I never listened to Country music so I've only heard the Helen Reddy version.

@Sydney/Sheryn can I join the club that crazy song has been in my head all day.

Sapphire said...

Phebe - terrific post for not actually seeing most of the show

I personally have never heard Delta Dawn by anyone and would have loved to hear Anderson even just says some lyrics since Anderson would never sing them (he is probably a total shower singer though)

sydney said...

@sharon and grace: What's sad is I don't even like that song!

@sapphire: Shower singer? Oh boy, what are you trying to do, send me to the naughty chair permanently? :-P

Phebe said...

I missed the Delta Dawn reference last night, actually I missed most everything last night. But all this talk of Delta Dawn had me thinking, it used to be one of my favorite cuts on an album, the old vinyl kind, and I knew I would never have an album by anyone that was mentioned in comments. At first I thought my fav version was Janis Joplin or Joe Cocker but I've now remembered it was Bette Midler's version on The Divine Miss M album, arranged by Barry Manilow. Here’s a link to the sample.

Pixiedust said...

Phebe, I got salmonella poisoning at Epcot center about 20 years ago, I'm sure that during that night I asked God to 'beam me up'...I sure hope you feel better soon!

A few blogs back there were discussions about Anderson's eye-candy physicque. I noticed that Anderson started building the guns after Dr. Gupta did a report about heart disease prevention. Anderson was very interested in what he was saying, said he was taking cholesterol lowering meds and asking what more he could do. Dr Gupta suggested that building his upper body strength would be a great way to improve his heart health.

I think I've thanked Dr. Gupta for that advice more than once ;-)

Unknown said...

Phebe here's a little trivia for you Helen Reddy & Bette Midler both released Delta Dawn at the same time, but most radio stations preferred Helen's version over Bette's and played the B side of Bette's single which became a hit for her:

The Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy of Company B (a fave of mine)

OK enough trivia from me.