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May 3rd, 2009
12:26 AM ET

Never a Dull Day

From CNN Producer Emily Kean: It was the normal Saturday afternoon rush; stacking the rundown, chasing guests and cranking out the scripts. Then the assignment desk editor Greg Morrison yells, “Everyone stop what you are doing, there’s been a building collapse at the Dallas Cowboys training facility.” This was 15 minutes before our show was set to begin and, of course, we were juggling some pretty big changes, so we came out the gate with what we knew. And then we go the video.

A photojournalist from our affiliate WFAA was inside the building with his camera rolling and he caught it as it happened. It was amazing. His name was Arnold Payne, and he talked to us during our 10 p.m. show about the experience of capturing the terrifying moment on tape.

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  1. Richard

    I just caught Don Lemon on Newsroom Weekend edition. I was upset that Lemon TWICE told his guest and his audience, that Michael Signorelli had hogged most of a segment on gay politicians.
    Isn't it the show host role to moderate his guest? This was more glaring since Lemon pointed questions to Signorelli. Don't blame someone for talking when you keep asking them questions.

    May 3, 2009 at 2:47 am |
  2. Adaorah

    I love Don Lemon's tie. The orange and burgundy blend really well together

    May 4, 2009 at 6:12 pm |
  3. Dr. Joni Carley

    Please show us more wise people like the little blind girl who opened and closed the opera segment this afternoon. She touched my heart – in other words, she hit a resonance in me that feels so primal, the only analogy I have for it is a primary organ! It's really more of a "spiritedness."

    She gave us a particularly pure portrayal of it but we all have that noble seed within that's genetically coded to grow love and good will. Please give us a more fair and balanced representation of just how big that spiritedness is in the world. If our national storyteller, the news, could only remind us at least as much about that side of our humanity as it does about its opposite – if those were the stories we heard about ourselves – we might better realize human potential.

    Cultivating the human spirit is the only way to lasting peace and prosperity. Please tell us more stories about the spark that's unique in each of us but common to all of us. Because I believe more of us value the purity of heart we saw this afternoon than we do the parade of weaponry and banal blather that fills most news airtime.

    May 17, 2009 at 7:48 pm |

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