October 31, 2007
A photograph from yesterday's MEI has been added to Michael's Wikipedia page. The photographer is listed by the name Aude, and it is an absolutely stunning photo...
(Also available in 655px and 1093px versions.)
October 31, 2007
The audio from Michael's panel at the Middle East Institute conference from yesterday was posted last night. I have excerpted Michael's portions: an opening 20-minute address (which is right up there with Hidden Wars as an amazing encapsulation of events) and then three answers to questions.
Clip 1, 19:29
"I'm nothing more than a witness."
Clip 2, 1:53
"It ain't gonna be Rwanda, but it's gonna be Bosnia."
Clip 3, 1:56
"This is America turning on the government it created."
Clip 4, 3:13
"Under the guidelines of every insurgent or militia group...
journalists fit fairly and squarely as legitimate targets."
October 21, 2007
Well, the 2007 Rugby World Cup is over, with the South African Springboks having been crowned champions. It has been an incredible tournament, and an incredible joy to watch Michael having so much fun. While covering sports is certainly not his forte and it will be wonderful to have him back to doing what he does best, these past three weeks have shown us a side that we usually never get to see on television, so I have to send out a big cyber thank-you out to The Powers That Be at CNN for sending him on this assignment, even though the Wallabies lost and he was freezing his... well, he was really cold on Friday!
I don't know whether we will see him at all for the next couple of weeks. He has that MEI conference at the end of the month, so hopefully between now and then he will get to do some actual off-the-clock relaxing before heading back to his rooftop "office." (But no worries, the TiVos are still running, just in case! Poor little things never get a vacation!)
October 16, 2007
CNN held a big event for advertisers in NYC today, focused around its planned coverage of the presidential election. There were panel discussions and much promotion of all their new technological innovations, etc. One of the photos from the event, posted at mediabistro.com:
CNN's Michael Ware talking about the impact
of the Iraq war on the Presidential election.