March 4, 2009
Posted: 1522 GMT
Hello readers and viewers,
Another busy day at the International Desk. We will kick things off with coverage of U.K. Prime Minister Gordon Brown's speech to Congress in Washington, D.C.
He is scheduled to address Capitol Hill in the hour preceding I-Desk.
Although the British PM, who was finance minister during the boom years in the U.K., has been under pressure to take some responsibility for making mistakes that lead to the current banking meltdown, is not expected to issue a personal mea culpa.
Instead, he will urge the United States to seize the moment and to work collectively to find solutions to the recession that is threatening to plunge the world into a prolonged downward spiral. It's being called a very Rooseveltian "global New Deal."
We will be talking to University of Maryland professor Peter Morici for his post-game analysis on Mr. Brown's economic proposals.
Also in the show, we will be covering the International Criminal Court's arrest warrant for Sudanese president Omar Al-Bashir. We have Robyn Curnow in South Africa and Nic Robertson live on the show for that.
The latest on the investigation of the terrorist attack on the Sri Lankan cricket team with Stan Grant from Lahore, Pakistan as well as Hillary Clinton's visit to the West Bank will feature prominently at the I-Desk.
Back to work for me. See you on TV!
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