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August 11th, 2009
05:01 PM ET

Beat 360° 8/11/09

Ready for today's Beat 360°? Everyday we post a picture – and you provide the caption and our staff will join in too. Tune in tonight at 10pm to see if you are our favorite! Here is the 'Beat 360°' pic:

White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel reads 'Duck for President,' by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin, to students from Raymond and C.W. Harris Elementary schools during a Reading to the Top event with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and White House Domestic Policy Council Melody Barnes at the Department of Education.

Have fun with it. We're looking forward to your captions! Make sure to include your name, city, state (or country) so we can post your comment.

UPDATE BEAT 360º WINNERS

Staff:

Ric Ward

The administration's new strategy on health care town hall forums.

Viewer:

Bob, Massillon, OH

“And this, kiddies, is the new health reform bill you’ll be paying for the rest of your lives. And don’t forget Social Security will be broke too.”

_________________________________________________________________________________ Beat 360° Challenge


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soundoff (208 Responses)
  1. Jay in Los Gatos, California

    Despite the most skilled presentations, members of Congress continue to be confused about the President's new health plan.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:27 pm |
  2. Isabel Jimenez, Miami, FL

    "Okay, kids, with all your Mommies & Daddies freaking out about health care reform, maybe YOUR cooler heads will prevail. Now let's all put our thinking caps on..."

    August 11, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  3. Isabel • Brazil

    Where is the TV?
    Put the TV in children's channel, please!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:24 pm |
  4. Bob - Massillon, OH

    "And this, kiddies, is the new health reform bill you'll be paying for the rest of your lives. And don't forget Social Security will be broke too."

    August 11, 2009 at 6:23 pm |
  5. Isabel • Brazil

    I haven’t got a clue about what’s happening.
    What do I do now? After all, who is the duck? Me?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:21 pm |
  6. gayle mccauley malden,mass.

    "Next week I'll read MY favorite to you' Where The Wild Things Are."

    August 11, 2009 at 6:20 pm |
  7. Eric Dutton - Sheboygan, WI

    After "Duck for President" kids, I'll read "Quacks for Doctors" from the new health care reform 'bill'.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  8. Isabel • Brazil

    One, two, thre, four, five... so many kids!
    Sometimes I think I haven’t got a handle on my life anymore.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  9. sharon

    Is that how you spell Tomatoe I wish I had Spell Check !

    August 11, 2009 at 6:19 pm |
  10. Isabel • Brazil

    Kids,
    IF the faster runner takes longer to get out at the start of a race, the slower runner effectively gets a head start. I always speak this for Obama!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:18 pm |
  11. Isabel • Brazil

    They probably wouldn’t get a look in 10 years ago...
    What I'm saying?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:17 pm |
  12. Isabel Jimenez, Miami, FL

    "Psst...shouldn't the First Lady be doing this?"

    August 11, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  13. Henry Almquist - Atlanta

    ...and next week when we read "Mr. Duck meets Mr. Cheney", we will see why we need comprehensive Healthcare reform!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  14. Isabel • Brazil

    Am I on Beat360?
    I knew that Anderson Cooper would not miss this opportunity.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:16 pm |
  15. Isabel Jimenez, Miami, FL

    Talk about a captive audience...

    August 11, 2009 at 6:15 pm |
  16. Isabel • Brazil

    Am I on Beat360?
    I knew that Anderson Cooper would not miss this opportunity.
    If you find you have gotten in above your head, run!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:14 pm |
  17. Dwight Huntsville,Al

    Rahm, Rahm, Rahm, Hey Rahm! The kids are Republicans, They dont read or listen!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:13 pm |
  18. Isabel • Brazil

    I think I got my tail in a gate!
    What do I do to control these kids now?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:11 pm |
  19. Tarja, Finland

    And try not to start any of that brawl here. You`ve got time to do that when you`re adults!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  20. Isabel • Brazil

    Son, every once in a while life gets me down, so I need to be reminded what I fight for.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:10 pm |
  21. Barb Keokuk, Iowa

    The kids look bored...must be your delivery...try giving each character it's own voice.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:09 pm |
  22. Isabel • Brazil

    Kids,
    I hate talking to people Who don’t have anything to say, who give you monosyllabic responses.

    Yeah, uncle Rahm?

    August 11, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  23. Tarja, Finland

    ...and everybody lived happily ever after.Now there`s an original ending!

    August 11, 2009 at 6:06 pm |
  24. manny rodriguez

    "Regarding Duck for President. Remember. Duck could be Obama, Limbaugh, Hannity, Sarah Palin. But whatever, the President must be honest, fair, and serve the people. So, if it walks like a duck, looks like a duck, and quacks like a duck - then it's a duck."

    August 11, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  25. Robin San Antonio TX

    Pay attention! Because tomorrow I will be back to read the sequel.....'Quack In The White House!'

    August 11, 2009 at 6:03 pm |
  26. Barbara Boyd----Whites Creek, TN

    "Of course, Duck is a Democrat."

    August 11, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  27. Chadwick Blissett - Spanish Town, Jamaica

    "Looky here kids.... This is the book that inspired George Bush to run for President."

    August 11, 2009 at 6:01 pm |
  28. Angela - Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

    Frustrated kids try their best not to pay attention since former president Bush tried to read upside down.

    August 11, 2009 at 6:00 pm |
  29. David, Honlulu, HI

    Isn't this the President's job?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:57 pm |
  30. Bill - Plano Texas

    Realizing he's lost his audience, Rahm Emanuel tries the intimidation stare that is so effective with the White House staff.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  31. Tarja, Finland

    Yes kids. Once upon a time I was as young as you are.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:56 pm |
  32. Craig in NorCal

    Yes, I'm pretty sure potato doesn't end in an "e"....

    August 11, 2009 at 5:55 pm |
  33. Avery - NV.

    "And as you can clearly see here children, this is a Hawaiian duck."

    August 11, 2009 at 5:53 pm |
  34. James from KY

    Do you guys really give shirts to winners? I won once before and never got a shirt.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:52 pm |
  35. Tarja, Finland

    Clearly Rahm is not getting his audiences full attention.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  36. Wyatt Knight - Rochester, NY

    Rahm Emanuel: "Welcome to the kiddy town hall meeting! Before I answer all your questions about heathcare, DISREGARD anything you've heard from Glen Beck & Sarah Palin....OK, any questions?? I didn't think so.

    -Wyatt Knight

    August 11, 2009 at 5:50 pm |
  37. James from KY

    I forgot we inherited no child left behind along with the economy.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  38. Patty A Banks Palmdale, Ca.

    Before we play on Sasha & Malia's swing set, how many kids have health insurance?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  39. Samantha New York, NY

    Barack, being nice to children is *not* in my job description.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  40. Amy on the Missouri side of Kansas City!

    In honor of healthcare reform, Rahm Emanuel shares some Dr. Seuss!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:49 pm |
  41. Tarja, Finland

    This one character here looks strangely like me!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:48 pm |
  42. Young Moon Tacoma, WA

    Look kids, there goes Health Reform!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:46 pm |
  43. Lauren, Parsippany, NJ

    You see boys and girls, America is ready for its first anatine president.

    August 11, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  44. Pamina in New Rochelle

    Rham Emmanual explains to a group of children why the Republicans are being "Chicken Little" and claiming the sky is falling!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:44 pm |
  45. Andy Sessions

    No, it's MY turn to read outloud!

    August 11, 2009 at 5:40 pm |
  46. Eddy - Ontario, Canada

    Hmmmmmm... I think they prefer internet rather than book reading .

    August 11, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  47. Lauren, Parsippany, NJ

    When his mother asks him what happened in school today, the boy in the blue collared shirt replied, "Nothing."

    August 11, 2009 at 5:39 pm |
  48. HOWARD OCALA FL

    it was this or a town hall meeting on health care

    August 11, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  49. Patty A Banks Palmdale, Ca.

    Hi kids...anybody know if Snow White & the 7 Dwarfs have health insurance?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:35 pm |
  50. Isabel • Brazil

    Could you give us some guidance as to what our course of action should be? Are you for or against reforms in health?

    August 11, 2009 at 5:34 pm |
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