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February 2nd, 2011
02:15 PM ET

You Choose! Winning & Losing Stories

Farrah's other donations
In addition to the Farrah Fawcett swimsuit, several other items were donated:  the first Farrah Fawcett doll, her personal Charlie's Angels script book and some photos.  The swimsuit will be part of an American pop culture exhibit which also included Dorothy's ruby red slippers and the original Muppet team.

"Purple Drank" Doctor
A doctor in South Georgia pleaded guilty to illegally dispensing codeine syrup.  According to the Florida-Times Union, that codeine syrup is used as a key ingredient in the illegal recreational drink called "purple drank".  It is made with a mixture of lemon-lime soda or fruit-flavored candy.  The 71-year-old doctor William Morris Williams faces up to 2 years in prison and a $200,000 fine.

Wife on Terror List
An ex-immigration officer in Britian was fired after he added his wife... to the terrorist watch-list.  She apparently went to visit family in Pakistan - then wasn't allowed back into Britain – and wasn't told WHY.  By the way… it took three years for this to come to light.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • You Choose
soundoff (200 Responses)
  1. Victoria Ryan-Bailey

    In viewing the unrest in Egypt I saw a sign which read, "Yes, We Can, Too!" Think Egyptians are thirsting for that living water? Think they want a President Obama just like ours? Big time yes. Dictator Mubarek can take away the internet and other things, but he can't take away their faith and desire for true freedom and democracy. Truth crushed to earth shall rise again. I'd say 30 years was long enough. History is truly repeating itself. It's time to "Let my people go!!!!"

    Victoria Ryan-Bailey
    St Louis, Mo.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:40 pm |
  2. ROZEN

    If Mobarok has nothing to hide than why the foreign journalists are under attack? Foreign journalists are facing what Egyptians have faced for 30 years. Welcome to Mobarok regime.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  3. Amy

    Purple Drank sounds fun ...

    February 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  4. Joe

    wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:47 pm |
  5. Person

    D. None of the above.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  6. Jim Bob

    Lets hear bout that purple drank.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  7. David

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  8. Santiago, New Brunswick, NJ

    Purple Drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  9. Derek

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  10. Aaron Mitchell

    PURPLE DRANK PLEASE

    This is a good story for all parents! A new drug you probably never thought you had to hide!!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  11. Ramlo

    Wife on the terror list

    What??

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  12. kristin

    Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  13. Alice

    "Purple Drank"

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  14. Alex

    Purple Drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  15. Youssef

    Purple Drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  16. Iron

    Wife on Terror list! Who does that?!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  17. Chase

    I vote for the Purple Drank Doctor lol

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  18. KCForce

    Farah's other donations!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  19. Jesenia

    Purple Drank Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  20. Mitch

    Purple Drank!!!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  21. S Richards

    Purple Drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  22. jonny

    purple drank doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  23. Jenn

    Wfie on terror list thats the story I want to hear about

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  24. Steevn

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  25. Paul Mbusa

    Let's hear about Purple Drank!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  26. Cherry

    Purple Drank!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  27. James

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  28. Joe

    wife on terror list.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  29. will

    purple draaaank

    i love purple drraaaank

    gimme dat gimme dat purple draank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  30. Megan

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  31. janet

    Wife on terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  32. eileen K

    wife on terror list. – please

    February 2, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  33. Jaxx

    Wife in Terror List...

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  34. Jayden

    Wife on Terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  35. thatcher

    purple drank doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  36. Justin

    Not that it's for future reference or anything, but I'd love too see how that guy got his wife on the terror watch list.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  37. bill

    wife on terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  38. abraham beshawored

    Farrah's other donations

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  39. erin c

    Purple Drank story please.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  40. Brandon Stuart

    Purple Drank!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  41. Jason in Reno

    I definitely want to hear about this "Purple Drank" thing ...

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  42. Donna

    Purple drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  43. Mark

    Wife on terror list pleaaaase.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  44. E Sherer

    Purple Drank, sounds... funny

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  45. Matt

    Wife On Terror List.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  46. brian johnson

    purple drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  47. Philip Monfils

    "Purple Drank"

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  48. Joe

    wife on terror list..

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  49. Debra

    Wife on Terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  50. javii

    purple drank, purple draaaaank!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  51. Chris Pescatore

    I would like to see the story about the wife being added to the terrorist list.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  52. Jesus

    Wife on Terror List! Wife on Terror List! Wife on Terror List!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  53. Jacob

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  54. Ardi K

    Farrah's Other Donations

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  55. T.D.

    Farrah's other donations

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  56. Tom

    Farrah!

    The other stories are downers. Farrah is far more interesting and uplifting!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  57. adi

    "Purple Drank" Doctor.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  58. Pat S

    "purple drank" doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  59. zack

    Mubarak is a dectator and criminal to those who know what he's been doing for z past 30 yrs.
    America just couldn't swallow z fact that our tax dollars have been used to kidnap, torture, kill inocent ppl and abuse powers in exchange for our interests.
    The most free and democratic ppl on this planet use their money to take away the very same freedom and democracy that they enjoy from other ppl, the real question here is, do the tax payers know what exactly their gov is doing with their money, in the name of AID??

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  60. Michelle Walker

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  61. steve harris

    purple drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  62. JKWilliams

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  63. Amanda

    I'm interested to see about the husband putting his wife on the terrorist list.....

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  64. JR

    Purple Drank Doctor: Because we are what we want.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  65. Joe

    wife on terror list.....

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  66. dave matthews

    Purple drank – child safety first!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  67. Bonnie

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  68. Jerry

    Farrah's other donations!!!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  69. erik

    purple drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  70. darrin faraj

    I'm voting for the purple drank story...What is that all about???

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  71. bob

    Purple drank please!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  72. Nancy D. in British Columbia

    Farrah's other donations gets my vote.
    Love your show here in Canada...Thanks

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  73. jon stringer

    Put on the wife on terror list that sounds crazy and funny...haha i cant stop laughing haha

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  74. Jack

    Lemme get dat PURPLE DRANK

    February 2, 2011 at 2:49 pm |
  75. johnnyx

    i'd like to hear about this "purple drank" mess.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  76. Karyn, Indiana

    I would like to see *Wife put on terror list!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  77. Mike

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  78. summonecommon

    Purple Drank, ya give me that purple stuff!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  79. rashidah9

    Purple Drank
    Could perhaps be the next Four Loco....

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  80. Attila

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  81. Tim

    more on "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  82. Farrah's other donations

    Let's hear something good. Between the weather and Egypt we haven't heard any good news.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  83. Lou

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  84. Joe

    wife on terror list*****

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  85. Leah

    Wife On Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  86. jlev

    the doctor story!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  87. Emily

    Purple Drank.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  88. Steve Broadrick

    want to hear about swimsuit

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  89. Wanda Anderson

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  90. Randy Weiland

    Wife on terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  91. tim

    Purple drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  92. Noreen Toole

    Farrah's other donations

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  93. chris

    Wife on Terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  94. Joanna Baker

    I vite for NONE of this trivia.
    You could only give a weather analyst 45 seconds because you are making room for this junk????
    We ahve weather news here and in Australia plus, of course Egypt. Start acting like a REAL news network!!!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  95. Freeman

    Purple drank.....sounds interesting

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  96. Kenny

    Wife on terror list....................... inspirational for hen pecked husbands

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  97. Tony

    Wife on Terror List! What!?

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  98. steven

    purple drank! jamarcus russell is my hero!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  99. Steve

    Definitely "Wife on Terror List"

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  100. kevin

    wife on terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  101. Tim

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  102. Rachel Gonzales

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  103. Amber Duskin

    Purple drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  104. Dylan

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:50 pm |
  105. ROMEO

    We all know what viewers want to see Ali, let's have some happy news, now... give me some purple DRANK for $500!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  106. Glen Artlip

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  107. Corey Fox

    Purple Drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  108. silly rabbitt

    purple drink?

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  109. grant

    PURPLE DRANK...absolutely ridiculous that a physician would aid in this blatant abuse of a medicine...

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  110. El Jefe

    "purple drank" doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  111. Joy

    Wife on Terror List!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  112. Geekner

    Links don't work on "you choose" segment about to air. I choose the
    "purple drank" story. 14:51 submitted, EST.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  113. Joe

    wife on terror list......................................

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  114. paula jones

    Alli,
    Want to hear more on Egyptian crises and other autocratic countries in the Middle East. These other 3 stories are gobbledegook.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  115. problem

    Purp N Drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  116. Leah

    Purple Drank.....what does this even mean??

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  117. Gary

    Farrahs donations story

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  118. Amanda

    I would like to see "Wife on terror list"

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  119. roger mickens

    i wont to see the wife on terrorist list or the donations

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  120. Mike

    Hey Ali,

    I'd like to hear more about the "Purple Drank"

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  121. Dan Foss

    Wife on terror list – can't wait to hear how that happened!!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  122. Megan

    I want to hear more about Ferrah's Donations. She was such an amazing woman, and her death and good works were very overshadowed by the tragic death of Michael Jackson on the same day, and I would love to see more coverage of Ferrah. She was a truly amazing woman.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  123. Klaus

    What, is this a no news day? Who really cares about the three items on your list?
    Sorry, I turned off your program.

    Klaus

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  124. vincent

    wife on terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  125. Fawaz

    Purple drank is the second best thing that has happened to college students... after Redbull!!

    When you can't sleep, a healthy dose of grape soda and melatonin will induce sleep... I recommend it!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  126. Sebastian

    I would like to hear the report about that purple drank, yes the lean sir.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:51 pm |
  127. EDR

    Purple Drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  128. Bill Simpson

    vote for Farah Fawcett's swimsuit

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  129. mubarak must go

    the drank that is purple is dangerous stuff

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  130. Alex

    Wife on terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  131. Karen Cox

    wife/terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  132. caleb b

    The man who put his wife on the terrorist list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  133. bob

    Do the doctor bit

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  134. John

    purple drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  135. carole ezell-bell

    purple drink

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  136. Gerard Dionne

    purple dank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  137. a

    Purple Drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  138. Shirley

    I want to hear none of the three stories up for vote. They all sound dumb, uninteresting, and irrelevant.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  139. R'ry D

    You never hear about a Wife on Terror List. That sounds really ironic. Call it prejudice....but you never hear about women terrorist. I would love to hear this

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  140. Pia Castelli

    I really hate the "You Choose" segment . . . I want to hear all the stories!!!!! Yesterday's topless protesters and lion stories weren't even particularly new. Not sure about the opium babies, but would like to know about this!!!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  141. David

    Purple drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  142. Bridget

    I am interested in how a man put his wife on the "terrorist list."

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  143. DarthBall5zz

    Purple drank !! its a need to know if it involves a Doctor !!!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  144. Morgan

    Wife on terror list please

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  145. ryan

    purple drank please

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  146. Manfred

    do you guys really think these are news on a day like this? A Bathing suit-really?

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  147. paula jones

    Cover the news.... The middle East not fillers!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  148. Leith

    Purple Drank

    February 2, 2011 at 2:52 pm |
  149. Aaron

    "purple drank" i feel that this would be an interesting topic. Over the last few years there been a huge increase in the consumption of this drink which has been made famous and glorified by rappers.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  150. frank

    Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  151. Arlene

    Really curious about why husband would put his wife on the terror list. The terror list is a serious thing and not like a bunch of guys complaining about their wives to each other.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  152. Big Moe

    Pour that purple stuff in my cup "Purple Drank"

    February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  153. John

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  154. Brandon Stuart

    Purple Drank....obviously talking about promethazine cough syrup. I hope CNN understands how many people in their backyard of Atlanta abuse this every day. All you need is some syrup...aka sizzurp, some sprite, a jolly rancher, and lil wayne's infamous Styrofoam cup!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  155. Mitchell

    Truthfully, "You Choose" has to be one of the stupidest things I have EVER heard a news network do. What a week attempt at a gimmick. In the time you spend announcing the three potential stories you could just tell us the story – but you already know that. What an insult to the intelligence of your viewers.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  156. DF77346

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  157. joe

    I would like to see the wife on terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  158. Alex Goelzer

    Purple Drank Doctor story is my vote! This is a serious problem and I have been personally affected by it!!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  159. MaryLou

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  160. Addy

    Wife on Terror List story please.
    And is this how we are supposed to vote – by posting a comment?
    Why can't we just click on the story to vote?

    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  161. ty

    Purple drank if you don't tell me about it ill google it.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  162. Cheryl Eladma

    This was my first time to vote and I am not sure what I voted for, LOL, Crazy, Right?

    Thank you
    Cheryl

    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  163. john edwards

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:54 pm |
  164. Marvin

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  165. cheryl

    The husband did what? Put his wife on a terror watch list? I hope he was terrorized with immediate arrest!

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  166. Megan S.

    Wife on terror watch list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  167. Costa Apostolou

    Wife terror list.

    I need a good laugh at home in Toronto, so I can take my mind off the mindless violence in Egypt.

    Have a great day and great job Ali.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  168. Etaoin Shrdlu

    Mr. Velshi-
    You are a highly skilled and experienced broadcaster. The middle east is undergoing tectonic change but you ask whether your audience wants to see Farrah's other donations, "Purple Drank" Doctor, and Wife on Terror List?
    Have you no shame? Please ask someone in Atlanta to punch up CNN International where the more serious news seems to live.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  169. ryan

    texas muddy oil, sippin codine

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  170. Cindy

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  171. Carol Kemper

    wife on terror list

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  172. Nina Ekaldio

    Wife on Terror List

    February 2, 2011 at 2:55 pm |
  173. Becky

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  174. ALBERT LAMIN

    Wife on terror list. Sounds interesting than all.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  175. Darrin

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:56 pm |
  176. Carol

    I would like to know why the government and the legal system is not working on stopping the banks like Chase etc: and Judges from foreclosing on homes where they do not have the note, deed, or paperwork to legally do so, help us the middle class and elderly instead of the rich and other countries.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  177. Janet

    I want to hear more about the man who put his wife on the terrorist list.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  178. Sam

    "Purple Drank" Doctor

    February 2, 2011 at 2:57 pm |
  179. Bernadette

    I would like to hear about the man putting his wife on the terroist list. Anger Management maybe needed. Tell me more...

    February 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  180. Brandon Stuart

    That was the worst purple drank story....i could have done better than that.

    February 2, 2011 at 2:58 pm |
  181. Fawaz

    Was that seriously the report??

    Come on Ali 😛

    February 2, 2011 at 2:59 pm |
  182. Quin Williams

    I have been watching primarily CNN news since the turmoil in Egypt erupted, but occasionally checking what's on FOX news. Their coverage of this issue is almost non-existent, and what they do have is not very accurate. Keep it up, CNN!

    February 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  183. robert

    YOU MET 2:50 PM WISH I HAD YOUR JOB

    February 2, 2011 at 3:01 pm |
  184. Khalid Jajou

    Hello Ali
    Ilove your show and like your talent
    can you please add me to your friends list on youe facebook account . I was woundering if there is any job opening that you are aware of for an Arabic translator/ interpreter

    February 2, 2011 at 3:04 pm |
  185. Vicki Trejbal

    I would like to see this story because out of the three topics it is the least discussed.
    I am not sure whether I am voting or commenting or both. It is not clear on my i-pad.

    Thank you,
    V

    February 2, 2011 at 3:06 pm |
  186. Dave

    Ali Velshi,

    RE: The three "topics" on your list; trash TV at its worst. I thought CNN was a news network, not a forum for mindless stupidities.
    But I forget that CNN also gave us Geraldo Rivera and Glenn Beck.

    Here is a topic that merits genuine journalism: Spend an hour (elapsed time, not advertisement time) discussing the Council of Europe's report indicating that Kosovo prime minister Hashim Thaci's administration has been accused of running a human body spare parts racket. Thaci & Friends "Drenica Group" has also been accused of white slaving and control over Europe's main narcotics smuggling routes.

    Maybe it's time for you to move on to Fox where your style of pop journalism will be appreciated.

    February 2, 2011 at 3:12 pm |
  187. sosena

    wife on terrorist list

    February 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm |
  188. Gordon Chapy

    Please stick to the most major topic: "The Egyptian Crises"..!! This event is affecting American lives NOW. I want the protestors protected and safe, I’d like to see the people in control. And, I’d like to be constantly updated from the White House press room.

    I bought pastrami meat 3 days ago at Albertson’s for $3.49 P/LB it's now $3.99 P/LB, and I think this is because of the events in Cairo... Does this make since?

    I don't care about "normal" weather changes that happen annually in the U.S.A. or "planned parenthood" issues, or local crime. Please get back to EYGPT...!

    Thank you

    Gordon,
    Pasadena, CA

    February 2, 2011 at 4:07 pm |
  189. Costa Apostolou

    In response to

    Quote
    "Etaoin Shrdlu   February 2nd, 2011 2:55 pm ET
    Mr. Velshi-
    You are a highly skilled and experienced broadcaster. The middle east is undergoing tectonic change but you ask whether your audience wants to see Farrah's other donations, "Purple Drank" Doctor, and Wife on Terror List?
    Have you no shame? Please ask someone in Atlantather to punch up CNN International where the more serious news seems to live."
    End Quote

    CNN and Ali Velshi are reporters. Reporting on a horrible tragedŷ that has no new developments other then mindless violence is a waste of time, especially when Egypt isn't the Center of the universe. To report something other then the mindless violence in the last 30 seconds of the show is refreshing and perfectly fine, and wish more news anchors would do it.

    Once again great Job Ali with real reporting unlike the status quo.

    February 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm |
  190. sarah

    I need to know that all the nation who have place to go they are getting help from there own country. my question is what about the refuge who live in Egypt we did not get help from united nation.

    February 2, 2011 at 10:15 pm |
  191. Lisa

    Please stop doing the use choose the news segment! It is obnoxious to hear every 10 minutes about how to choose the news. In the time wasted telling us about voting, all three stories could have been told.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:12 pm |
  192. Mehr Kalami

    Mr. Velshi,

    You have brought (through your prog.director/s) a Hindu individual; a certain Ghosh to speak about an Islamic country (Egypt) and give his opinions. Next, you will be asked to interview an Eskimo about Spain and perhaps a Jew to opine about Iraq and most probably a Mexican to speak about the Iranian (Indo-European/Aryan) nation.

    Are there not enough intellectuals and educated Egyptians to give their opinions.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:17 pm |
  193. Bonaventure

    Wife on Terror list!

    I can honestly say that most of my X girlfriends belong on the terror watch list. I may even put my parents on it.

    February 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm |
  194. Richard Shields

    Lotto Code Cracked

    February 3, 2011 at 2:46 pm |
  195. Shoediva

    Let's go with some lighthearted news to distract us temporarily from the horrible footage from around the world and the mounds of snow that blankets the U.S. I personally would love to hear about the guy who cracked the lotto code.

    February 3, 2011 at 2:53 pm |
  196. Liz Carter in Georgia

    Grievous to say, I believe EGYPT has a very valid reason to want AMERICAN JOURNALISTS out; because they are becoming more and more unreliable reporting the WHOLE TRUTH of any issue out to the world, without a hint of a certain perception being put in place for potentiality of a desired outcome! They've been watching the teardown, perpetual shading of the truth, negative propaganda, and poison spewing that's been waged against our OWN governmental administration! INTERNATIONAL JOURNALISTS?? Mainly AMERICANS!

    February 3, 2011 at 3:56 pm |
  197. Richard Shields

    Yea Mrs Clinton. Well spoken. It has become evident that Mubarak is a true dictator and must be removed by force if necessary. I believe he is trying to create a "Golden Parachute" for his exit at the expense of all who wish to remove him from power. I support the Egyptian people in their quest for a true democatic form of government and much better economic conditions.

    Sincerely,
    Richard Shields
    Sugar Hill, GA USA

    February 3, 2011 at 4:37 pm |
  198. Richard Shields

    The reason I said "he must be removed from force if necessary" is because he has shutdown all forms of communications that could affect his public opion and ability to control the country. It is very obvious by his lack of public appearence that he has non defense to the current outcry of the people.

    February 3, 2011 at 4:54 pm |
  199. Tony Kessler

    Mandatory tips foreign-language diners
    You know, I have years of experience with the Japanese, I lived there for 20 years, and before that, I worked in the food service industries. Traditionally, the Japanese do not tip, so they are probably one of the bigger reasons that they are trying to do this. I object to any form of mandatory tipping, it should be up to the discression of the client as to who and how much to tip. Tip litterally stands for "To Insure Promptness". It is a reward for good service, not a mandatory part of an employees wage. I tip when appropriate, but if I get lousy service, I leave two cents, just enough for them to know I didn't forget, but so little that they understand I did not forget.

    February 4, 2011 at 2:48 pm |
  200. James

    The "Choose the News" segment is a total waste of time and resources. In the time CNN spends talking about "Choose the News" over and over again, all the stories could have been run multiple times. When I tune in I don't want to hear what the news could be... just tell me the news and get on with more comprehensive coverage instead of all the fluff.

    March 4, 2011 at 12:03 pm |

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