March 24, 2009
Posted: 1812 GMT
Here at I-desk, we staff are always working to bring you the latest and greatest–as well as the most significant and pertinent– news of the day.
The dry hum of nonstop activity tends to place each of us individually in our own cocoon of self containment-totally separated from anything non-news oriented.
To this extent we aren't always able to respond to or even acknowledge all of the comments left on our blog. But let it be said: we are not ignoring you. We read all of your comments. And sometimes we laugh, sometimes we cry and sometimes we even need to get someone to translate.
Below we'd like to highlight some of our favorite viewer comments on the new show, to encourage you to continue giving us your feedback on the issues of the day (and on our coverage of it):
First of all I'd like to congratulate Hala for her beauty and grace....and say that here in Brazil we could have this format to present the news: agile, interesting and fast.
– Julio, Brazil
Hey Hala & iDesk viewers,
I've been watching this new show on CNN and have been more impressed with it's presentation than the milliard of other news shows on the channel.
It's got character and some degree of personality which is always nice – it makes one feel a sense of familiarity with the presenting team.
I hope you (Hala) and your team will use this airtime as a forum to highlight the plight of many opressed peoples the world over and stress the need for our shared humanity, desire for peace, patience and most importantly MERCY.
It would be nice if the news agenda was made to reflect REAL issues, not just sensationalism and what is being rolled off all the other 24 hour news channels.
whatever happening in the show i love the show and i enjoy.god bless you and keeping work.
Hi Hala, I love your new show, it's fast paced and gives us all the latest news from around the world. I love the sport segment with Mark, you two are always funny together.
IDesk music is awesome, I feel like dancing when I hear it and your new Atlanta set is fabulous.
But the best thing on IDesk is you Hala Gorani, a great anchor and journalist, always very objective and fair, you care about news from all around the world and make CNN really International.
Keep up the great work the whole IDesk team
We'll do our best to highlight issues and those comments we find most thoughtfully articulated each week here on the blog.
For now, keep on checking back in with us and we'll keep on checking back in with you.
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