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CNN Radio News Day: May 31, 2013
A Syrian army tank fires during a battle against opposition fighters in the city of Qusayr, in Syria's central Homs province, on May 23, 2013.
May 31st, 2013
04:40 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: May 31, 2013

CNN Radio News Day is an evening news program providing an informative, thoughtful and creative look at the day's events. It's posted Monday through Friday at 4:30 pm ET.

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day. Here are some of the stories we're covering in today's show:

  • Syria's complicated and bloody civil war has now become more complicated.  That's because of Hezbollah's recent alignment with the forces of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. Hezbollah has been dubbed a terrorist group by the United States and other western countries. In an interview, al-Assad switched gears :

"Arabs have forgotten the real enemy is Israel, and engage themselves in fighting amongst themselves. We remind Arab nations through their achievements and victories, that our enemy remains in the same place." FULL POST

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Introducing Wendy Williams
TV personality Wendy Williams attends the 23rd Annual GLAAD Media Awards at the Marriott Marquis Hotel on March 24, 2012 in New York City.
May 31st, 2013
12:22 PM ET

Introducing Wendy Williams

Hosted by Michael Schulder

Follow Michael at: www.wavemaker.me

Editor's Note: Listen to the full interview in our player above, and join the conversation in our comments section below.

(CNN) - I think I hit the jackpot when I sat down with Wendy Williams for this CNN Profile.

She may be Exhibit A in the case I’ve been building since I turned 50 to destroy the myth of the 18-49 demographic.

The “demo” is the age group that advertisers having been paying top dollar for on network television for the past half century or so. In fact, some advertisers won’t pay for any audience members outside that demo.

If any advertiser or network executive would like to inform Wendy Williams she will soon be kicked out of your target “demo,” please leave your name and job title in the comments section below. We’d like to hear from you. FULL POST

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