I'm a pretty big fan of MSNBC News, but I have to admit, when it came down to live coverage of the first night and day of the Mumbai terrorist attack....MSNBC was out to lunch.
CNN had live and "hot" coverage of the ongoing tragedy, while MSNBC showed men in prison...in lock-up.
For some reason, not explained, by Friday, India did not allow CNN to receive satellite coverage.
I can only assume that the authorities were upset by the coverage.....which usually translates into...they were doing their job.
The various CNN anchors did a bang-up job in interviewing counter-terrorist experts, FBI, and specialists from India and the US State Department.
When it came to "men in the street" interviews, at the scene of the tragedy, we were introduced to the frightening, first hand accounts of the battle.
One CNN correspondent was laying on the ground, near the Taj hotel, while reporting on the situation.
There was gunfire in the background.
Visually, we were introduced to "Google Earth" and given a very accurate sample of where the terrorists were active.
I have to hand it to CNN---their reporters and anchors did a great job.
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|nIt was a boring day on Wall Street, with the market staying pretty even, most of the day, on Friday, Nov. 21, 2008----that was until, it was announced that Timothy Geithner, will be appointed by President-Elect Obama, as the Treasury Czar, in his new Cabinet.
The Dow Jones Industrials rose over 400 points, after the announcement.
Who says," We only have one President at a time."
Timothy F. Geithner
Timothy F. Geithner became the ninth president and chief executive officer of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York on November 17, 2003. In that capacity, he serves as the vice chairman and a permanent member of the Federal Open Market Committee, the group responsible for formulating the nation's monetary policy.
Mr. Geithner joined the Department of Treasury in 1988 and worked in three administrations for five Secretaries of the Treasury in a variety of positions. He served as Under Secretary of the Treasury for International Affairs from 1999 to 2001 under Secretaries Robert Rubin and Lawrence Summers.
He was director of the Policy Development and Review Department at the International Monetary Fund from 2001 until 2003. Before joining the Treasury, Mr. Geithner worked for Kissinger Associates, Inc.
Mr. Geithner graduated from Dartmouth College with a bachelor’s degree in government and Asian studies in 1983 and from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies with a master’s in International Economics and East Asian Studies in 1985. He has studied Japanese and Chinese and has lived in East Africa, India, Thailand, China, and Japan.
Mr. Geithner serves as chairman of the G-10’s Committee on Payment and Settlement Systems of the Bank for International Settlements. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Group of Thirty.
He and his wife, Carole Sonnenfeld Geithner, have two children.
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