October 11, 2012
Posted: 2115 GMT

In today’s in depth look at Syria we talk to Hugh Pope with the International Crisis Group about the risk of armed conflict between Turkey and Syria. Listen as Pope describes the possibility of these tensions turning into a crisis for Turkey.

Filed under: CNN •Idesk •Syria

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October 6, 2012
Posted: 246 GMT

CNN’s Chief Political Anchor, Wolf Blitzer, came on the show today to break down the latest jobs report and how the candidates are responding.

Filed under: Barack Obama •CNN •Idesk •Mitt Romney •U.S. Elections

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October 4, 2012
Posted: 2311 GMT

We go in depth to show you the ancient treasures being destroyed by the ongoing fighting in Syria. Watch to see what has been destroyed and what is trying to be done about it.


Filed under: CNN •Idesk •Syria

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October 3, 2012
Posted: 2355 GMT

Presidential historian, Douglas Brinkley, came on the show to preview the first debate between Mitt Romney and President Obama. He says the candidates have to be gaffe-free in a challenge of "not messing up."

Filed under: CNN •Idesk •U.S. Elections

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September 28, 2012
Posted: 2334 GMT

Mona Eltahawy, the columnist arrested as she defaced a “Defeat Jihad” poster in a New York subway came on the show today to defend her actions. She said she would do it all over again because she acted "out of a belief in freedom of expression.”

Filed under: CNN •Idesk •Mona Eltahawy

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September 27, 2012
Posted: 2033 GMT

The spokesman for UN envoy to Syria, Lakhdar Brahimi, came on the show and stressed how focused the envoy is on the crisis in Syria. Watch to see how he responds when asked for a specific plan of action or a specific time table.

Filed under: CNN •Idesk •Syria •UNGA

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Posted: 2030 GMT

Today we continue our in depth look at the crisis in Syria with CNN’s Ivan Watson. He reports from a refugee camp on the border of Syria and Turkey where people are desperately trying to gain access to Turkey.

Filed under: CNN •Idesk •Syria •UNGA

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September 26, 2012
Posted: 2258 GMT

Many people are worried about the effects of cell phone radiation on the brain and the debate continues. CNN's Chief Medical Correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, came on the show today to talk about the latest research and precautions you can take everyday.

Filed under: CNN •Health •Idesk

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May 10, 2010
Posted: 1854 GMT

Hello everyone...

My apologies for the absence of updated blogs on our site. We promise to change this and improve our efforts in the coming weeks. And, here's why:

Starting next Monday, the people behind the scenes are switching up their roles. On your televisions, the changes will be mostly unnoticeable. The presenters remain the same - Isha will host the earlier edition of I-Desk, while Hala hosts the later edition. But, behind the scenes, the producers are tweaking their duties. Terri the Wall Producer, who helped launch the I-Desk show last year, is moving up to main producer of Isha's programme. It's a well deserved promotion. Meanwhile, the man handling those duties now, David the Producer, is moving over to Hala's programme. And, the current producer of Hala's programme, Javier the Senior Producer, is going to move over to Isha's programme as the Supervisor.

So, what does this mean for you? Bottom line: A little bit of a different feel to both shows, but nothing dramatic. And, more importantly - A more active focus on this blog site, as well as our Facebook page (Search: CNN I-Desk). Hala and Javier will share duties, to keep you posted on what's happening at the I-Desk.

And, as always, we want YOUR feedback. Let us know what you like, don't like, what works, doesn't work, etc. We love hearing from you!

See you at the I-Desk!

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February 5, 2010
Posted: 2318 GMT

Hello I-Deskers...

On Tuesday, February 9th, I-Desk turns one-year-old. It's been a wild and crazy year, full of wild and crazy news stories. We definitely have our favorite, and not-so-favorite moments. But, what are yours???

Let us know, and we'll share some of them on Tuesday!

J the P

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