Monday, October 22, 2007

CNN Planet In Peril - Please Watch on 10/23 and 10/24

Please set aside an hour of your time to watch the CNN Documentary, Planet In Peril. It will air in two parts at 9pm on October 23 and October 24. The worldwide investigation is narrated by:

Anderson Cooper – an Emmy Award winning journalist and author of Dispatches from the Edge. He currently works as the primary anchor of the CNN news show Anderson Cooper 360°.

Dr. Sanjay Gupta – Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery at Emory and Associate Chief of the Neurosurgery Service at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia. In 1997-1998, Dr. Gupta was a White House Fellow, one of only 15 chosen in the country. He worked primarily as an advisor to the First Lady and the President. In addition to his work at Emory University, Dr. Gupta serves as CNN's medical correspondent where he comments daily on medical issues.

Jeff Corwin - host and executive producer of The Jeff Corwin Experience and Corwin's Quest, two television shows about animals airing on the Animal Planet, a cable TV channel. He holds BS degrees in biology and anthropology. He completed graduate studies at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, obtaining a master of science in wildlife and fisheries conservation.

This is an important documentary filmed in a first-hand manner. Corwin, Cooper and Gupta will bring the issues down to a personal level where we can all connect with the information, instead of feeling lost in a barrage of statistics and temperature charts for the last 1000 years.

Education and personal action are the keys to solving the major issues discussed in Planet In Peril. With the power and immediacy of the global media, we have the unprecedented opportunity to see for ourselves, in almost real-time, the problems facing our world and, hopefully through this and other concerted efforts, our understanding will reach the critical mass necessary for real change.


franscud said...

Hi Lisa,
Thanks for pointing this out. It's definitely important for better popular understanding of the issues so political pressure can build on the government to do something more than the current cautious moves and partial solutions. With an election coming up, it's a critical time to get the information out there.

Lisa McGlaun said...

Dear Francis,

I'm looking forward to tonight. I hope the documentary lives up to the hype. I have alot of respect for Anderson Cooper and think he will do a professional job with the suject.


ChrissyJo said...

Darn it! Why didn't I read this earlier this week? I just missed them both. Were they good?

Lisa McGlaun said...

Chrissy Jo,

I watched the first night. I stayed up to see the whole thing after it was preempted by coverage of the California fires.

Jeff Corwin's report on the capture and sale of endangered species was eye opening. I have to admit, even with all my good intentions, I miss last night.

Family flew in from out of town and I spent the evening getting ready for their arrival.

I think you can download it off the CNN website.