CNN Sends Very Important Press Release At 11:37 AM On Inauguration Day
Hey so like half an hour before our very first black president EVER was sworn in, which is to say, when there wasn't a whole lot going on, anywhere, CNN decided to notify various press outlets that they had released a rush transcript of Wolf Blitzer explaining the techmologies behind their new space alien spybot in the sky. It was very informative! Press release after the jump.
On today’s special coverage, The Inauguration of Barack Obama, Wolf Blitzer explained the satellite CNN is using to capture the crowds gathered on the National Mall. A full transcript follows.
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THIS IS A RUSH FDCH TRANSCRIPT. THIS COPY MAY NOT BE IN ITS FINAL FORM AND MAY BE UPDATED.
WOLF BLITZER, CNN ANCHOR: I also want to let our viewers know we’re going to be doing something rather extraordinary in the next few minutes. We’ve ordered an exterior shot of the Mall from way up in space. A satellite image will take a picture of what’s happening here in Washington, D.C. GeoEye 6 satellite, to be precise. We’re going to get the view from space. We’re going to turn that picture around as quickly as we can, and you’re going to see what this would look like if you were flying overhead from space, from a satellite. It’s going to be, Anderson, a pretty amazing shot. I don’t think –
ANDERSON COOPER, CNN ANCHOR: How do you work up a satellite?
BLITZER: David Bohrman, our Washington bureau chief…
COOPER: If anyone knows how to call up a satellite, it’s David Bohrman.
BLITZER: … does that. He just makes a phone call. He says, get me the picture from that satellite. And we’re going to show it to our viewers in the United States and around the world. We try, as all of our viewers by now know, to do some unusual, extraordinary technological –
COOPER: Hopefully, there won’t be clouds.
David Bohrman is the most powerful man in the world.