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April 6th, 2009
06:23 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Monday April 6th, 2009

Live events and breaking news to kick off a big week:

President Obama arrived in Turkey overnight – two live events on our clock.  He’ll speak after meeting with Turkey’s President – and address the Turkish Parliament at 8:30 eastern time.  The President is making new overtures on his first official visit to the Muslim world.  Christiane Amanpour is up early to share her first-hand insight on the region.

North Korea fires its missile.  The President calls is it a "provocative act.”  Was it a satellite or a test launch?  Did the North Korea show its hand and actually help us tweak our own missile defense?  New details are coming in from the pentagon.

“Michelle Mania” continues – One year after the infamous “fist bump” cartoon appeared on the cover of New York Magazine, it appears First Lady Michelle Obama can do no wrong.  She’s a fashion icon and upstaging her husband, at times, overseas. 

And – Win one for Michigan!  The Michigan State Spartans will play North Carolina for the National Championship tonight in Detroit – a city suffering from 22% unemployment.  The home town team is offering a temporary escape from the economic fears plaguing Motown.

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soundoff (7 Responses)
  1. Walter Frey

    I think the world reacted fast when N. Korea fired it's missle. Pres. Obama is on top of the world trying to stop the building of nucular weapon's is not an easy task. Going to war with N.korea would be a disaster because we are at war with iraq. we dont need another ww3

    April 6, 2009 at 12:00 pm |
  2. drt

    Obama is doing a great job. His vision and the action his is taking in bringing the world peace is comforting and obtainable.

    April 6, 2009 at 9:01 am |
  3. REX

    To think Russia, China and Iran will give up their nukes is just stupid. They may love for us to disarm but they won't. Does Obama really trust them?

    April 6, 2009 at 8:36 am |
  4. michael armstrong sr.

    dear cnn the muslim people killed thousands of american people you can call them taliban you can call them middle eastern the fact is there muslim and these people dont even like each other so holding our hand out to them will only result in the loss of our hand we would have better luck making friends with a bag of hammers or a sack of mad rattlesnakes if god cant bring these people together then who can the ansewr is there self destruction .

    April 6, 2009 at 8:35 am |
  5. Ken in NC

    The world is going to end up in World War III over North Korea. They are a country that still thinks it can aquire what it wants or needs through war. As long as we give the attention North Korea wants, it will continue to be a war like nation.

    April 6, 2009 at 8:04 am |
  6. Steve

    Why did you not discuss Obama's painful attempt to respond to that reporter's question on the Armenian Genocide? This is an important issue for a variety of reasons and should be discussed and placed in context. Obama seemed to be backing off what he said as a campaigner – this should have been brought up in your segment.

    April 6, 2009 at 7:23 am |
  7. Cody

    Obama did great internationally. Just like our economy we go to understand that it is going to take little steps to create these international relationships. The correspondent that was on earlier said "Obama didn't get anything he wanted", he needs to understand that Obama.s laying a foundation of good relations. Instead of the barge your way in method that has gotten the U.S. NOWHERE!

    April 6, 2009 at 6:52 am |