March 6th, 2010
09:00 AM ET
March 6th, 2010
07:35 AM ET

Dear President Obama #411: So we're all in agreement?

Reporter's Note: All indications are that President Obama was a decent student in his undergraduate years, and better than decent in law school. I was a pretty good student too, but not “going to be President one day” good. More like “going to write lots of meaningless letters to the president one day” good. But maybe that’s good enough.

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Tom Foreman | BIO
AC360° Correspondent

Dear Mr. President,

I had a really interesting conversation with some college students the other day. Graduate students at Georgetown. I was teaching a class for a friend who had to be away, so I stepped up to play pretend professor, and I’m awfully glad I did. I mean, I would have been happy enough for the chance to wear my tweed jacket with patches on the elbows, but I wound up with a real bonus.

We ended up having a very pleasant conversation about the state of media and politics these days. And in the midst of it, one of them said something that I found intriguing. I asked where they get their news these days, and as you might expect, most said “from the Internet.” Then I said, which websites? A couple of them immediately named a well-known, liberal-leaning site. Then a woman and I had this exchange, (and sorry, I’m paraphrasing very roughly…perhaps the students would give you a different interpretation of what was said, but if they want to, let them write their own letters!)

“Why do you like that site?” I asked.


March 6th, 2010
06:00 AM ET

Sound Off: Your comments 3/5/10

Editor's Note: After Friday night's AC360°, many of you wrote in to talk about the shooting at the pentagon by John Patrick Bedell. Kudos was heard for David Gergen for his delivery of political news and many of you enjoyed Anderson's conversation with Kelly Ripa about the Academy Awards.


I adore you. Watch you all the time. David Gergen is the only politician I trust. Thanks for having him on so often. The two of you are very true to your beliefs on every issue regardless of the party line. Is there really such a thing as unconditional politics? You and Mr. Gergen have made me a believer.

That was a cute bit with Kelly Ripa. I love Kelly Ripa. She's witty, cute, and funny. Haha, she even makes Anderson funny.


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