The Iranian election remained the focal point of American Morning’s Friday audience. The GOP was strongly criticized for demanding intervention in Iran, as most respondents recalled the “stolen election” in the United States and the GOP’s silence at that time. President Obama was mostly praised for his careful response to the Iranian election; but others questioned why the U.S. had intervened in the political affairs of countries like China and Northern Ireland, yet allowed this situation to be ignored.
As one viewer noted, the U.S. has involved itself in past internal politics with such countries as China and Northern Ireland; should we become involved in Iran’s presidential election?
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Editor's Note: Each Friday in “Meet AM,” we’ll introduce you to the people who get American Morning to air.
Today, we’d like you to meet Chris McElveen. Chris is officially the Wall Associate Producer, but he will always respond to “Wall” or “Vista.” Chris produces the giant Vista – this means he plans out and gets all the elements for the various guests, stories, and other fun things that go in the big projection wall every day. He’s been with AM for four years.
How did you end up at AM?
It all began long ago and far away at CNN world headquarters in Atlanta, Georgia. The breakroom coffee was much worse there, and the AM showside staff was much smaller with just four people. In 2006 I moved to New York and joined the illustrious crew we have working on the show today.
How did you end up doing what you do?
I'm not sure. I think someone must've put something in my drink.
There is probably someone, maybe several people, who drive you absolutely bonkers at work. Gossips, liars, know-it-alls. Every office has them.
So how do you deal with the worst of the worst at work? Marc Hershon, co-author of "I Hate People," spoke to Carol Costello on CNN’s “American Morning” Friday.
Carol Costello: We were intrigued by your title, "I Hate People." Why did you title it this way?
Marc Hershon: Well, for me, it's become a bit of a personal mantra. I've heard a lot of people mutter it under their breath professionally, in retail and business. It's not really the people we hate so much as it is their behavior. But there's something sort of viscerally satisfying to be able to say, “I hate people” when they drive you crazy.