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CNN Radio News Day: September 24, 2012
September 24th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: September 24, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • This week the U.N. General Assembly holds its annual meeting in New York. World leaders will try to get  attention for their issues and causes.  Sabre rattling between  Iran and Israel as well as Middle East unrest including bloodshed in Syria will make for a hefty agenda. UN Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said in a closed-door meeting that the civil war in Syria needs attention.

[1:28] “I think there is no disagreement anywhere that the situation in Syria is extremely bad and getting worse, that it is a threat to the region and a threat to peace and security in the world."

  • CNN itslef made some news when the U.S. State Department decided to complain about CNN using information gained from a personal journal it found. That journal belonged to the late U.S. Abassador  to Libya, Christopher Stephens.  It was found 3 days after the Attack in Bengazi.  The journal has been returned to the family and CNN stands by it's reporting.  CNN's Mark Whitaker says.

 [6:50] "We thought that there were a lot of newsworthy issues being raised, specifically on the issue of what the Ambassador thought about possible terror threats."

  • Children and screentime is always a struggle for parents, but in our growing mobile society screentime is harder to control.  And the screens are changing from the passive TV watching to the interactive iPad.  Psychologist Nancy Darling says touch  screens are far from the perfect learning tool.

[12:01] "It's a cool toy,but it's a very impoverished environment, it' doesn't have smells, it doesn't have texture. It only moves in very specific predictable ways. "

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