August 6th, 2008
10:20 PM ET

Thursday Buzz: China's promises

Lisa Ort
AC360° Producer

Here’s a look at some of the stories on our radar for tomorrow:

KEEPING THEM HONEST: When the International Olympic Committee awarded the Olympics to China there was controversy but the organization assured the world that a Beijing games would promote a more open society. Chinese officials said it would "enhance all social conditions, including education, health and human rights." Seven years later, has China lived up to its promises.

RAW POLITICS: Sen. McCain is spending the day in Ohio where he has a town hall meeting and a finance event on his schedule.  Sen. Obama will be in Chicago with no scheduled public events.

U.S. AFRICAN EMBASSY BOMBINGS 10TH ANNIVERSARY: In 1998 bombs exploded outside of the U.S. embassies in Nairobi, Kenya and Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, killing over 200 people.

JFK BOMB PLOT: Scheduled date of court hearing for Kareem Ibrahim, Abdul Kadir, Abdel Nur, and Russell Defreitas, accused of plotting to blow up fuel supplies at JKF Airport.

KWAME KILPATRICK CASE: Scheduled date of court hearing for Detroit mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, who is embroiled in a sex scandal and charged with perjury, obstruction of justice and other charges.

ATLANTIC HURRICANE SEASON OUTLOOK UPDATE: NOAA is scheduled to issue its 2008 Atlantic hurricane season update.

NATIONAL BLUEBERRY FESTIVAL: It takes place in South Haven, MI. and events include a blueberry pie eating contest, a 5k run and an arts and craft sale.

HOPE WATERMELON FESTIVAL: This festival in Hope, AR. attracts over 50,000 and includes such events as the melon toss, watermelon eating and seed spitting.

GREAT RIVER TUG FEST: The highlight of this festival is the annual tug-a-war across the Mississippi River.

HUMONGOUS FUNGUS FEST: This annual festival celebrates the world’s largest fungus which covers 38 acres, weighs about 100 tons and is believed to be over 1000 years old.  It's in Crystal Falls, MI.

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soundoff (10 Responses)
  1. hamid

    how about Mr Hagel, Chuck- to be a vp for Mr. Obama

    August 7, 2008 at 2:14 am |
  2. Lee Edwards

    Short campaign? Really has your panel gone mad? This has been the longest campaign I can remember, and then you have an experienced candidate (i.e. John M) use the image of one of his supporters to try and attack his opponent? Thanks for the donation (Hiltons) and now I will try and exploit your daughter? I am a republican and all I have to say is that this man will help drive what is left of the part straight into the ground. Here in Arizona we have always known that John M is out to line his own pockets and it appears he is at it again(Savings and Loans).

    August 7, 2008 at 1:28 am |
  3. Rob the Thinker

    Why aren't we asking McCain about exprience. if, it counts, what has he done?
    You often hear that Obama needs more exprience, what kind?

    If a man has been around for 26 yr and has done nothing to fix the current conditions. Do we give him another 8, just because he's been around longer.

    We have to wake up. Fresh blood is needed. A quick thinker.. Someone modern. Time for Washington to work. John, has been on vacation with the rest of Washington.

    August 6, 2008 at 11:57 pm |
  4. Jolene

    You got to love the festivals! Here in West Michigan, we seem to worship the fruit and celebrate accordingly. There is even a cherry pit spitting contest but my favorite is the Blueberry Festival and South Haven is a fun place to visit even if you aren't into blueberry pie. I got to admit though that I might have to check out that Fungus Fest. Sounds interesting.

    Jolene, St. Joseph, MI

    August 6, 2008 at 11:39 pm |
  5. David Cheeseman

    In regards to Candy Crowley's spot on Evan Bayh...we're Hoosiers...not Indianans.

    August 6, 2008 at 11:13 pm |
  6. Chris

    AC 180. All you are is a 1 hour Obama campaign ad each night.

    August 6, 2008 at 11:11 pm |
  7. Denise Konig

    What must audio engineers do in order to eliminate the 'whistling S' s when McCain and, to a lesser extent, Obama are making speeches ? I can't imagine listening to that annoying, grating sound for four years !!! Hilary didn't whistle her Ss, you don't whistle yours either, Anderson. Give me nails on a blackboard any day !!

    August 6, 2008 at 11:04 pm |
  8. Elyn Zerfas

    It was totally unnecessary to air that guinea pig story. Insensitive and offensive. Did it dawn on you that humor at the expense of animals is NOT funny?? How about all the kids who have guinea pigs as pets who might have seen it!
    What about the people who wondered if they wre cooked alive?
    A little more maturity, please.

    August 6, 2008 at 11:04 pm |
  9. Shane O'Sheeran Las Vegas, Nevada

    Does anyone know why on a Thursday Obama would be in Chicago with no public events scheduled...That strikes me as very very strange?

    August 6, 2008 at 11:01 pm |
  10. MWV

    Why is Anderson Cooper telling us (twice) thus far in tonight's broadcast that he is "letting" us make our own decision regarding the upcoming election? Of course we are making our own decision. How self important the media is.....they don't have that much influence over those of us who truly are able to think for ourselves.

    Rather than telling us he is "letting" us make our own decision, he should simply say that he is helping, aiding, providing us more information to assist us etc. Really, Anderson – do you really think you have that much influence in our lives?

    August 6, 2008 at 10:30 pm |