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February 22nd, 2011
11:32 PM ET
soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. sanatan patel

    hi bear grills u r such fearless celebrity.my wishes always with u.keep it

    February 23, 2011 at 8:47 pm |
  2. Pradheep prem

    Bear grylls the born man to survive

    February 23, 2011 at 4:44 pm |
  3. Annie Kate

    Someone said during the coverage last night on this earthquake that this was an aftershock of an earlier quake last year (December??). The first quake did not do much damage because it was deep and the epicenter I think they said was off in the ocean. This quake was shallow and right in the middle of Christchurch so there was more damage. I just hope that there are no more strong aftershocks (if this was indeed one) and that the rescue workers can find everyone and get them out – hopefully alive.

    February 23, 2011 at 1:59 pm |
  4. Andrew Feary

    Christchurch is my home town and still have many family and friends in the area. New Zealand being such a small country, everyone knows someone who is deeply affected, missing or deceased. I can only imagine what my fellow Cantabrians are going through. Speaking with my family, the older generation have compared it to the London Blitz. While the younger generation are comparing it to the imediate aftermath of Sept 11, with the wide spread destruction of Katrina. If you can contribute please contact the Red Cross to make a donation or the New Zealand Embassies.

    February 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm |
  5. jeppy

    I remember an issue of Man vs Wild in Russia.
    I guess Bear Grylles 'd feel the same.

    February 23, 2011 at 12:46 pm |
  6. Charlotte

    Libya is not and never will be our friend. Just take a look at the golden had with an
    American fighter jet being crushed. This insane man needs to step down. As much as we don't need to be in another battle I believe we should step in for the people of Libya.

    February 23, 2011 at 1:44 am |
  7. Mark Wolfson

    Want to know why I miss the likes of Walter Cronkite? Because he and his contemporaries just reported the news without injecting their opinions or emotional supplications.

    Consider Mr. Cooper's use of invectives to describe Hosni Mubarak during the Egyptian demonstrations. I'm sympathetic that Mr. Cooper was physically attacked in Egypt, but it's still not his place as a reporter to cast judgement. His job is to report the facts as he knows them.

    Or tonight while talking to a reporter in New Zealand, he ended his conversation with "Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of New Zealand." For whom is he speaking? Yes, we all wish for things to return to normal for the Kiwi's as soon as possible, but some of us don't believe in a deity so prayers aren't applicable to the feelings I have for the good people of New Zealand. Again, Mr. Cooper is a reporter. He doesn't need to wish people well.

    These are things Walter Cronkite, Eric Sevareid, John Chancellor, Howard K. Smith, Frank Reynolds, Peter Jennings, etc. would never have done on television. Is it any wonder why television news was held in such higher esteem in their era than it is today.

    I truly miss that stronger commitment to true objectivity.

    February 23, 2011 at 12:39 am |
  8. Greg Nelson

    Having been to New Zealand and made friends there we were concerned at the extent of recent earthquake damage. Knowing that CNN extensively covered the earthquake in Haiti we expect the same kind of coverage from NZ. Having waited nearly an hour we saw barely three minutes of content and that was only second hand. Why were no NZ citizens interviewed? Most of them speak English. Last I checked they were still our friends and US certainly needs friends these days. Why was there no maps showing the extent of damage? Why has there been no American efforts to help NZ in the news?

    We are VERY disappointed with CNN's coverage of the NZ earthquake. Why does it get only three minutes coverage after forty minutes from Libya and then after the story of four Americans who were tragically shot by pirates? Is it because NZ has no oil? Is that why it rates poorly on CNN?

    Last night we first heard of NZ earthquake on the Weather Channel. The Weather Channel ! Where was CNN? It was an hour before we heard of the earthquake on CNN. Where are your priorities these days? Now I understand why so many fine journalists have left CNN. Good luck to them.

    You are a sad, sad shadow of your former network. From a former CNN fan, now wavering with many others.

    Greg in Lincoln NE

    February 23, 2011 at 12:26 am |