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October 8th, 2009
11:05 AM ET

Show reaches outer space

Tomorrow, stars including Shakira, U2, and Selma Hayek will take part in an event involving 14 cities and the International Space Station. It's called the "Poetic Social Mission." Here's a link.

It's the brainchild of Cirque de Soleil founder Guy Laliberte, who spoke with CNN before taking off for the International Space Station (he paid his own way).

It's all about getting clean water to people all over the world.

Here's some info on that from the WHO.

The show will be presented live at the Web site www.onedrop.org, starting 8 p.m. EDT, on Friday.


Filed under: Heidi Collins • Josh Levs
soundoff (17 Responses)
  1. Sue Haughey

    How do I get to the 2 hour presentation from my com0uter at home...I'm emailing you from work on my lunch time now.

    what do I do to see the event?

    October 8, 2009 at 12:41 pm |
  2. Mike Armstrong TX.

    Sounds out of this world who would ever have thought of space water.

    October 8, 2009 at 12:44 pm |
  3. Sandy

    Since i can't find a way to contact Heidi directly I am hoping she will take this story idea on, I think she may be one of the few who would.

    I am currently out of a job, like so many others in this country, I would do anything to find one...I can't imagine that all these thousands, millions of people you interact with on "social communications" are all at home. How much time out the day of your viewers and followers are spent communicating with your staff on ireports, twitter, facebook, you tube, email, comments, my space, texting, etc., I would bet EVERYWHERE are people at their jobs who are really just following people and responding all day or much of it. How's work productivity n this country? How can employers possibly monitor all these forms of communication? It wouldn't take you long to poll all your followers.

    i realize these people are your bread and butter but as journalists with objectivity...this is a good story and easily produced over the period of a day. Simply request your followers to be honest which i sincerely believe most would be. What do you say...CNN, will you take on this challenge. I use to be a network news producer/writer and i know this is a very good story. If not you maybe Rick or NYTimes. If you decide to do this i would appreciate a quick email. Thank you.

    October 8, 2009 at 2:54 pm |
  4. Bridget Kelso

    I think there is no one more deserving than President Barack Obama. He has worked tirelessly since elected, and has approached his job with class and intelligence. But I'm sure the limbaugh and beck hatemongers will see this as negative. The world has spoken and confirmed what we know – that a new day has come.

    October 9, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  5. Phil McCowan

    My opinion of the Nobel Peace Prize just took a dive. What has this man done to enhance peace in this world.? This is a pure political gesture and not worthy of the standards of past recipeints

    October 9, 2009 at 9:25 am |
  6. Lorraine Miller

    The dedicated Obama Naysayers should be ashamed of their campaign gto denigrate our president. It is heart-warming that reputable groups, such as the Nobel Prize Commitee, recognize what a tremendous job he is doing.

    October 9, 2009 at 9:32 am |
  7. Julianne

    will this be another Heraldo??

    October 9, 2009 at 9:46 am |
  8. Hilda Wales

    He has given the world hope that there can be peace. That is no small feat. Talk about doing something! We are proud and happy because we see a new attitude in our nation as well as other nations. May he achieve his dreams.

    October 9, 2009 at 10:18 am |
  9. Linn

    Good Morning,

    Well this is totally not surpising! The Nobel Peace Prize must be for somthing else other then peace and accomplisments.. Maybe he should try to get his home town Chicago in order for peace, and then work on other countries.

    He is in office in less then a year...wow...

    Let's give President Bush one too since he ended the war in Iraq on a battleship about 2 years ago.....

    Lame Government

    October 9, 2009 at 10:20 am |
  10. mitchell

    I wish the un-patriotic naysayers would finally shut up. President Obama did not campaign for the nobel prize nor did he fly to Norway to make a presentaion. He and the White House were just as shocked as the rest of us. Evidentally others in other parts of the world see something wonderful in our President that some here at home refuse to see. He is a wonderful person and the President of this country, his fruits will bear themselves in time. The people that chose him for this prize are not stupid nor are they new at this and neither do they have anything to gain politically, simply put: They got it right, welcome to our changing world that started with Obama's presidency.

    October 9, 2009 at 10:45 am |
  11. Louise Sabourin

    I can almost say for sure that not one Republican will come out and praise the President.I cannot believe the negativity the President gets from these people ,I think Bob Dole is right they are saying no for no reason but to say no

    Observations from and interested Canadian

    October 9, 2009 at 10:54 am |
  12. Angel Flanagan

    People questioning does he deserve the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize just explains even the more that many are just “hating” on President Obama laying in wait for a reason to criticize him and to hopefully catch him slipping! Many shy away from giving him the true credit he really deserves. The shoes he walks in are truly unique and I can’t name anyone that has had to walk in shoes quite like his, when being in such a prestigious but equally over scrutinized position.
    Yes we have a long way to go as a nation but it sure isn’t his fault the reason why we are in the mess we are in in the first place. So let’s be fair and truly give him a fair chance just equally as we have let every other President before him and allow him the proper chance to even the more what he has already proven. .. I have watched him since before the primaries and he is truly a PHENOMONAL man and leader who exemplifies such great character and humbleness and who shows that he sincerely cares and is genuinely concerned for the welfare and well being of ALL Americans & the Human race as a whole, isn’t that what should matter most anyway? In my book he Is a close to a Saint as most who claim they are, are & surely with all that has been up against him and that he has had to go through and handle like a champ, he is a Peacemaker to say the least, Well DESERVED President Obama! May God continue to Bless and Keep him!

    October 9, 2009 at 11:46 am |
  13. Chrts, From Saline Michigan

    Are you suprised 31 % of workplace romances result in marriage? I am not. The numbers correspond with the amount of time most Americans spend each day working. (Less weekends of course) 8 hours of wrok per day, 8 hours of play per day, 8 hours of sleep per day. The numbers correspond very well.

    October 10, 2009 at 8:27 am |
  14. Rick Mulback

    It would be nice to use the term president, but it has been a long time since we as a people had a leader, of what this country use to be. Mr. Obama should be ashamed to except an award of honor given to individuals who contributed to the bettering or healing and advancement of humanity, for speaking only just promises that every of leader of this country before him and not keep the covenant of our founding fathers of once was a great nation blessed by God and now is cursed both here and abroad. As a citizen of what use to be a great nation, am embarrassed to explain to my daughter how a man contributed nothing and is given and accepted an award and honor he doesn’t deserve. If Mr. Obama is the honorable man that he thinks he is humbly decline the honor that should given to someone who is more deserving, keep his promise of change, but back to the covenant that this countries principles were founded on.
    God bless America… again.
    Rick M.
    Anna, Illinois

    October 10, 2009 at 9:31 am |
  15. Pamela Eileen

    Josh,

    Well, I guess we know why Atlanta is in the bottom 20’s. What dummy left out number 8 in your top 10 smartest cities list that you televised?

    Pretty funny stuff.

    October 10, 2009 at 12:54 pm |
  16. Josh Levs

    Hello! As we've explained, #7 is a tie on the list - Seattle-Tacoma area and Washington DC area. So there are two at #7, and then you go down to #9!

    October 10, 2009 at 12:56 pm |
  17. Andy

    Ever try to stop laughing in the library? Ever date the pastors daughter, Yeeow! No sex education, makes for more sex not less/babies. Ever hate the guy your daughter is dating? ALL of these things have the opposite effect. DO NOT date at the work place... somehow makes it even more of a 007 mission and more exciting. Banning it makes it happen more I feel. Spending 10 hours 5 days a week and sometimes more with the opposite sex... Well, feelings can arise that can't be turned off.

    October 11, 2009 at 4:52 pm |