Monday, January 08, 2007

Paula Zahn Interview....Take 2! - Updated below

Tonight at 8pm (EDT)Paula Zahn's segment will once again focus on the changes announced by CCAA. (This information is not reflected on the CNN website but is based upon information obtained elsewhere.) I believe the source to be reliable so am choosing to post it here.

Based on the number of blogs and yahoo group entries I've read, I'm guessing her 'In Box' was more than full of notes from disappointed and often angry responses to Friday night's show. (Transcript can be read here. You'll need to scroll down quite a bit.)

I'm looking forward to watching tonight's show as reportedly she has done what was asked of her by the adoption community; she is bringing in an 'educated panel' as opposed to the 'panel' she had on Friday night. Tonight's panel is reportedly going to be made up of the following:

- someone from the Great Wall Adoption Agency
- the president of the Organization of Chinese Americans
- a Chinese journalist
- someone from either Families with Children from China (FCC) or another adoptive family organization.

Thank you CNN for listening to those of us who wrote to express our disappointment and anger. I for one am looking forward to watching tonight's show. I'm hoping to learn what I didn't on Friday. Possibly learn something new about the changes being made but also hear about those changes from a variety of knowledgeable participants at the round table.

I watched the interview and would say that I'm happy with most everything. Some people are just set in their ways whether I like it I cannot set out to change their thought process. I still did not agree with much of what Roland Martin said. I was happier with Paula Zahn and felt she did a much better job of the interview and CNN had people on the show who knew what they were talking about. I liked what Cenk Uygur said and was pleased that he admitted some of what he said had been incorrect.

Thank you CNN for listening to the 'thousands of people who wrote in' to express their disappointment and anger. You gained credibility in my eyes when you chose to address this program and correct some of the misconceptions that were portrayed Friday night.

For a transcript of last night's show please click here.


  1. I hear ya! I have a "We'll see..." attitude about tonights show. I am sure they were surprised at the response. I am pretty sure they will get it right this time. Once burnt, twice shy sorta thing.

    Keep smilin!

  2. I really hope it goes better tonight and that it is portrayed in a better light!

  3. I'm sure not going to miss this one like I did the first!!! (I believe I read your post about the last one first but missed it!!)

  4. I had to check out your blog when I saw your post on RQ. I also love scrapping so your name caught my eye!
    I'll be watching CNN tonight as well--hoping they get it right this time around.

  5. I was very impressed to find a repsonse from CNN to my email when I checked my inbox today. I hope that the show is better tonight. Here is a copy of the email I got from them:

    Thanks very much for your email concerning the segment “China Tightens Foreign Adoption Regulations” that aired on Paula Zahn Now on Friday, January 5th. We value your feedback and want to make sure you have the information about our upcoming continued reports on this subject.

    Tonight’s Paula Zahn NOW will again address the new rules for foreign adoptions of Chinese children. The coverage will include a new report by CNN’s John Vause in Beijing, China. Paula will be joined by a number of guests to discuss the issue, including David Youtz, President of the Greater NY Chapter of “Families With Children From China”, and Ginny Gong, President of the “Organization of Chinese Americans”.

    Again, thank you for taking the time to express your opinion, and please tune in for this follow up report.


    CNN Public Information

  6. watched...not sure how I feel.


    It should have been given more air time than 15 minutes.

  7. I saw it as well, and was impressed that they listened to the adoptive parents who wrote in, but still wish they had explored the issue more fully. Glad that the one guy admitted that he was wrong.



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