Hey, all. Whew! It's a busy night here in the newsroom. We're working hard to bring you the news. I know... I know... it sounds like something Ron Burgandy would say in "Anchorman". Ha!! But, it's true.
Here are some of tonight's stories:
Rising water. More levees are at the breaking point along the Mississippi River. More homes and farms are damaged. CNN's Gary Tuchman & Dan Simon are in the flood zone. They'll have the latest developments in live reports tonight on 360°.
Also, Michelle Obama's morning... up close. She was on "The View". Did she win over voters? And, what about Cindy McCain? She's taking issue with Michelle Obama's patriotism. We've got the raw politics.
Plus, we're on the trail covering Obama's head scarf controversy. Did his campaign cross the line?
Also tonight, as friends and family say goodbye to Tim Russert we look at the 'silent killer' that took his life. Get information on heart disease that may save your life.
Hope you'll join us at 10pm ET. It's time to get back to writing pages for the newscast. Later!
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I think it's foolish and tired fear mongering rhetoric to simply imply that Senator Obama is a muslim just because of his name only wouldn't his grandmother know ;not just that only, how many among us chose his or her name,as far as I know Adam didn't choose his.The man is a Christian leave it alone already,there's nothing to fear but fear itself.
This appears to be another Katrina in the making. FEMA is nowhere to be found and people are at a lost. It will be interesting to see how the government will respond when a town is destroyed and the victims are white. Are they going to be bused across country if they have nowhere to go?
What can we do to help the people in the flood areas? The middle class and lower class have no extra money but we have good hearts and want to know what help we can give to these people that have to be devestated. It could be us tomorrow.
I find it curious that Anderson is so measured in reporting the current flooding compared to his reporting of the Katrina disaster. Why is that? Is this flooding less newsworthy? Less of a disaster? Is the government (FEMA) responding more aggressively? Interesting to note that the flood victims are not pointing fingers – blaming George Bush and others. Anderson, what makes this disaster so different?
I watched the story on the head scarf controversy. I am among the 10% of Americans (apparently over 30 million of us) who believe Barack Obama is a muslim. This is not something that I have toyed with since January of '08 when it was leaked by a Clinton staffer. This is something I have researched since November of 2006 and have officially believed since then, but have been slightly aware of since his election to the U.S Senate. An official announcement by Mr. Obama that he is not a Muslim means nothing after you find out what Islam is all about and the legacy Mohammed has left behind for others to emulate.
It's good to see you back!
how does someone three hours away hook up with an agency or someone that wants to donate their time. All the agency I have talked with only take people that are from their facility. I have the time and health and want to help! I live 10 minutes from Champaign IL.
Good evening Anderson. Hope we all have a great night in this new city I hereby name Bloggsville, USA. It is most painful to see all the damage being done in the flooded Midwest. I hope the waters begin to drop soon. It is so awful.
I find it laughable that the news of the day is whether Michelle Obama is getting a makeover. She is a very smart and capable woman within her own right. How do you become Princeton and Harvard educated and need help to say the right things? The media should focus on more important issues like flooding in the Midwest for instance. While I am excited about Barak Obama and moving the country forward, I think the media loses it's way. Don't let the Midwest become another Katrina. Is Bush going to do another flyby?