January 22, 2010
Posted: 1935 GMT

Hello I-Deskers:

We apologize for not posting any updates all week. As you might imagine, it's been quite busy with coverage of the situation in Haiti. And, Hala has also been off, on a company trip to the Middle East.

Starting Monday, Hala is going to get a first-hand look at the tragedy, as it continues to unfold in Haiti. She has arrived in the devastated country, and will start to report for CNN. Our hope is to have her anchor I-Desk from Port-au-Prince all of next week, if it's technically possible. As a result of her arrival, Jonathan Mann, who got to Haiti the day after the quake, is returning home. Jonathan and his team have done an amazing job of reporting the reality of the situation, to the rest of the world. Here, here!

Look for Hala's reports on the air, and we'll see if she can add her insights on our blog throughout next week. No doubt, she will bring us an incredible perspective of the story.

And, of course, keep the victims of Haiti in your thoughts. If there's anything you can do to help them, please do so.

See you next week, at the I-Desk!
J the P

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daniel agyei   January 24th, 2010 9:44 am ET

hi blessed people of CNN
I have a reward and will go to the three generalist who set their equipment aside and save lives please help me reach them or if I have to send this reward to CNN i will not fail to do so,
the reward is a wooden caved , three of them in action and a written on top of it as the GENERALIST OF THE CENTURY , this might look or sound like nothing but just to let them know the world appreciate what they are doing,

please let me know where can i mail this to

Daniel from Ghana
but posting from Iraq

A. Smith, Oregon   January 24th, 2010 6:01 pm ET

As our hearts and minds turn to the poor Haitian people and their plight, our attention has been temporarily turned away from the hundreds of thousands of homeless Americans many of whom are veterans across America.

As hundreds of millions of dollars along with temporary shelters have poured into Haiti, the UK has been busy working to provide HEAT and SHELTER to senior citizens and those without the means to pay for heat and shelter during the recent heavy snow flurry that blanketed that nation.

Certainly there are untold millions of American's unable to pay for their ever rising heating costs and certainly many more thousands of American's have lost their homes due to deep and widespread job losses.

Let American's also remember and help fellow American's that number in the millions that are unable to pay for basic shelter, medicine, medical care and for adequate heating for their basic needs.

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