Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Obama 100th Day Report Card

CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer, Anderson Cooper, John King and Soledad O'Brien will lead a major event on-air and online from 8 a.m. to mid-day today on President Barack Obama's 100th day in office.

The CNN National Report Card: First 100 Days will gauge the viewing public's opinion on how President Obama and other elected officials have handled their first 100 days in office, as well as how the country is progressing on significant issues. The network will air real-time grades from CNN viewers across the world weighing in at CNN.com.

Throughout the morning, the anchors will open up voting on a new topic, such as asking viewers to judge how Congress is doing or weigh in on key issues. For a brief window of time, viewers will be able to share their opinion on CNN.com, with the results appearing immediately online and on television by asking viewers to assess the president's first 100 days. CNN will deliver the viewer's report card in real-time. The dozen or more questions will be revealed for the first time moments before voting opens, with users limited to casting only one vote per question.

The network will use technology to show viewers the President's first 100 days at-a-glance via an electronic calendar. Each block of the calendar will be filled with data from that day of President Obama's term, whether with video of a major event or with an indicator of how Wall Street responded that day.
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