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May 1st, 2009
10:32 AM ET

CNN Weekend Prime show meeting

Don Lemon and the CNN Newsroom show team prepping for the weekend prime show

CNN Weekend Prime show team huddles at Legal Seafood across from the CNN Center to brainstorm the upcoming weekend shows.

L-R: Don Lemon, Emily Kean, Glenn Emery, Bonnie Turner, Jen Bernstein (not shown: Annika Young, Bhaskar Nair, Rob Harber)


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  1. sylvia grant

    What percentage of the population are Asian? Have we ever done a study of life in an Asian household? Whar values do they have and how so they approach life's problems? A study called Asian in America should be done!

    May 1, 2009 at 11:14 am |
  2. Dan F

    Don, I really dig your Black History specials, but is there any way you guys can cover the Spotted Cat (as reported by Anderson Cooper) in New Orleans before they close their doors?

    May 1, 2009 at 11:37 am |
  3. Cindy Meyer

    Re: Vice-President Biden's comments yesterday, if I remember right...the question put to him was talking about travel to Mexico.

    I keep hearing the news anchors saying that VP Biden was talking about not flying anywhere...

    But back up and listen to the question that was asked to him before he said that.

    May 1, 2009 at 12:19 pm |
  4. kp

    hey donnie is how is everythin.
    i think ur da best reporter everrrrr.
    u just gotta be on at night tho.
    my keybord has food in it.
    so i wil keep dis breef.
    i wish ud report more on astrology and psychics at saturday nights.
    tthanks.
    google this guy he is a king of all astrology.
    http://www.drturi.com

    May 1, 2009 at 1:00 pm |
  5. Sami starr

    Hey Don love the work that you do!!! I think its time to see you on PRIME TIME right after Lou Dobbs everyone needs a wake me up after that show and i think you the guy for the job Good Luck!!!

    May 1, 2009 at 3:33 pm |
  6. john

    What's in the glass Don? Ice tea or ICE TEA 🙂

    May 1, 2009 at 5:51 pm |
  7. Arnol

    Don,

    Love your work. You are the best. Keep up the great work in keeping us educated on what is going on in the world we live in. Peace!

    May 1, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  8. Mary Pat

    I stopped watching CNN, mostly to watch Keith and Rachel...but I always did enjoy your show Don, and watched you all the time during the campaign and convention.

    But don't be paranoid about this flu...if you get it, you get help for it...but to live your life afraid of it, I don't understand that...

    About what VP Biden said...he was asked "if it was a member of your family, what would you advise them"? I completely understood his response...heck yeah, if you are showing symptoms, even tho he didn't use those exact words, I KNEW what he meant, don't fly, don't use the subway if you have any other means of transportation"...IF you think you have any of the symptoms..I didn't think anyone had to state each and every word to be understood...but today's media is determined to make Biden AND Obama look silly or dumb....it can't be done...I don't see Biden as saying stupid things...he is honest....gosh, why is that wrong?

    Sorry, I got carried away...I know Biden wasn't on CNN...LOL.

    May 1, 2009 at 8:10 pm |
  9. SpunkyDelNorte

    I would have stuck with the bottled water rather than iced tea like the guy at the head of the table...swine flu.

    May 1, 2009 at 11:39 pm |
  10. Nikki Russell

    Hey Don, Keep up the good work!!! I love turning to CNN & you are on there. Oh yes it is about time for the Don Lemmons show. Continue to let you humbleness flow through media.
    I do not even watch local news anymore its CNN... Be Blessed

    May 2, 2009 at 3:28 am |
  11. hanibal

    don lemmon you go you naughty boy.awooooooooooo.

    May 2, 2009 at 9:21 am |
  12. Dodie - California

    Don:

    Your work is exceptional. Thank you for all the work you do to inform us. Please, everyone, leave Joe Biden alone about the flying issue. He was just being honest! We always say we want our politicians to be honest and when they are... then we chastise them for it. Good Grief! Leave the guy alone.

    I often make 13 to 15 hour flights to Asia. The aircraft is a breeding ground for viruses and bacteria. About 1 every 3 times, I am sure I catch the flu or a bad cold from someone sitting near me who is sick. I can usually gauge the time as I start experiencing the symptoms within 48 hours from contact. I currently have a ticket to Shanghai and I am thinking of canceling it. Thank you CNN for allowing me to Chime in with my 2 cents worth!

    May 2, 2009 at 2:01 pm |
  13. Wanda Kurtcu

    Hello,
    I would like to suggest a story on how banks force homeowners into foreclosures and shortsales by not working with them. The kicker is that even after a person completes a shortsale, s/he is harassed to pay the balance of the mortgage leftover from a shortsale. If the person had the money, s/he wouldn't be in the situation. This forces individuals into bankruptcy, which they were trying to avoid. I am one of those individuals and my sister and her husband are also in that situation. So are many other former homeowners. This is something that needs to be brought to the forefront of our nation's conversation. I've already contacted my state and federal representatives. We need a voice about this.

    Thank you!

    May 2, 2009 at 2:50 pm |
  14. velma harley

    May 2, 09

    Mr. Lemon,
    A very nice picture of yourself. Like your Smile.
    Brainstorm? You all CNN News are well together.
    I enjoy CNN News.

    May 2, 2009 at 8:24 pm |
  15. Katie

    Great team. Love the weekend prime show!!!!!!

    May 4, 2009 at 4:15 pm |
  16. Dennis

    Regarding Palins daughter and her dint have sex public positions. She is the perfetc person to make coments on teen sex since she has gone through it and is speaking from experiance.The teen target age group on this topic would be sooner reached by her than by others that are just preacing and are not teen themselfs and have not had a child at such early age.She is a perfect speeker for the subject.
    Her first message was true but not focused on teen pregnancy but she seem to be talking about teen sex,here not to be misunderstood she is speeking about teen pregnancy.Excellent question Mr.Don L since i was brought into to the world by a mother of 18yrs of age.

    May 7, 2009 at 9:53 am |
  17. janet

    there is one way where cnn is much like fox and all the others news programs.. big revenues from Big Pharma means they are protected from any real questions. So a few dozen has died from the flu. .major pandemic eh? The 4th leading cause of death in the US is from "propertly prescribed FDA approved pharmaceuticals" .. over 200,000 each year and some believe that's only 1/10th the real number .. yet not a peep from you all . .hmmmm. Well I guess if they paid for my pay checks . ..

    what happened to tobacco when they were ordered off the airways? Yes networks lost money.

    ADHD drugs and other psychotropic drugs. . well, the schools are being paid $400+ per month. .PER STUDENT for each student they scout out and get on them. Goes back to the 1973 deaf and blind act to protect them from being left behind. Now so called mental illness is 90% of that .. (what you didn't know that? why?) and they include as many kids as possible for "kids just being kids". If they would change their diet and add some exercize .. no more drugs would be needed. . not they they were needed in the first place. These drugs are legalized speed. What ever happened to "just say no". Well if the parents do, their kids are expelled or social services are called. One of the declaration of Indep signer was quoted that we need to add the freedom of medical choice to the constitution or else. . (look it up why don't you?). Why don't you all actually act like journalist anymore .. you only report what you're told do. It's sad really. Nothing to comment on; GMO, the lack of labeling, Monsanto.. nothing ? Really? I feel like I should do that sketch on SNL. . "Really??!!" Nothing to say here, really? Please somebody grow some out there in Atlanta.

    May 10, 2009 at 11:44 pm |
  18. janet

    And I notice you use the same medical "experts" everytime .. never anyone that cures cancer every day with natural means ..and if you do put someone on there you rip em to schreds .. again, follow the money and who is paying for your position at cnn or any other network. Big Pharma is good eh? They got their bases covered. There are people that have been curing cancer at least since the mid 1930s yet you never report on it.. you laugh and mock people that go to Mexico or Europe like "modern medicine" is so superior. We are stellar as 1st responders . .er care, yet that is the first thing that is cut from a hospital .. doesn't make enough $$$. If you believe there is not God, then I completely understand your argument .. man is superior than nature. But if you believe in God, that He created us and gave us everything (naturally) we need so our body heals itself .. then why add toxic chemical after toxic chemical into and on our bodies .. and then ask why heart failure, why cancer, why alzheimer .. have any of you interviewed a natural homeopathic doctor; a dr. Thomas Lodi (Oasis Healing Center), a chiropractor that uses applied knesiology, done research on Royal Rife or Dr Budwig, 7 times nobel prize nom.. died 2003. . they cured and cure cancer. . check out natural news.com ..talk to Mike Adams. . people who walk the walk and talk the talk. I dare you and everyone at cnn to take the pH test. It's simple, it's cheap. How acidic are you? I think congress should take it too. It cost maybe 30 cents.

    May 10, 2009 at 11:56 pm |
  19. Cheryl

    Before you pass judgement on the issue about the young man who is receiving a scholarship to attend college now but was part of a rape situation at age 13, you need to investigate the criteria for many other scholarships. It is my understanding that some colleges are offering free tuition/ education to urban students as long as they graduate with a C or C+ GPA regardless of income level. What about the numerous scholarships being given to numerous students by private organizations, business... that target particular ethnic or cultural groups? Do they all screen for a student's juvenile record and should they? Maybe that isn't the point at age 18 when incidences occur at a much younger age. My family has spent over 90,000 for college educations of our 2 children and still have 2 years to pay–without free money. Both children graduated with GPAs over 3.0 from a highly- competitive school district. My husband and I graduated from college; our parents did not qualify for any free money as blue-collar workers with one parent working. I have seen students receive multiple local scholarships along side a "full ride" to a prestigious college. I say, back off the criticism about the young man's rape issue until you are ready to see how the free money is distributed to others, some perhaps with equally- erred pasts or worse. I fear that there is much inequality in the availability of money for college. We were penalized because we have worked too hard, saved money for college instead of buying excess items, did not spend money on vacations, cars, $100 shoes, and now because we live in a suburb. I guess we didn't learn how to buck the system!

    May 16, 2009 at 7:49 am |
  20. Natalie Rosen

    he President's speech at Normandy commemorating the 65th anniversary of D-Day was the greatest speech I have ever heard and probably will hear if I live to be 110. He was just superb and brought tears to my eyes more than once. He is here for OUR moment for OUR time and we are TRULY TRULY blessed!

    He gave more than inspiring words. He gave a masterpiece. I have no words to describe THOSE words except to say that I am so fortunate that in my time in my era that I was alive to see and hear what he said. He was simply wonderful!!

    I will write something but I have to compose my thoughts and maybe wait until he returns from his trip.

    June 6, 2009 at 3:37 pm |
  21. David aikens

    The democrats needs to stand alone, The voting rules in the senate
    needs to change to 51%.
    The republican party has learned scare tactics from the Iraq war.
    They are even bring guns to events. Insurance companies are like war lords.
    Our whole form of governing has been stolen.

    August 19, 2009 at 9:34 am |
  22. louis e. burt

    Such a sad thing to know that false information (wmd) and (end of life) has been spread by the republican war machine and has watered down a health care bill for all americans. More pathetic are the Midwestern mindset of ( ifn he said it, it must be true ) uneducated, god fearing, controlled republican party. So sad. Keep your religion at the front steps of the church, keep your beliefs out of politics, and go back to school and become an educated, informed, citizen of the United States of America.

    December 20, 2009 at 7:45 am |

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