CNN Radio News Day: November 12, 2012
US armed service recruiting poster features four women in different unforms (from left, Marines, WAVES, Army (WAC), and Coast Guard (SPARS) early to mid 1940s.
November 12th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: November 12, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

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

The intelligence community is still reeling from the resignation of CIA Director, David Petraeus on Friday. The decorated four-star Army general who once ran the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, stepped down after admitting to an extramarital affair with his biographer, Paula Broadwell, who is also married.  Ultimately, his messy personal affairs may or may not tarnish what, to this point,  has been a glowing career. We talked with CNN National Security Analyst, Peter Bergen, about how this revelation will affect Petraeus's legacy:

"The previous way that the war (in Iraq) was being fought was leading to the war being lost...he changed all of that." FULL POST

WWII's Navy women remember
Florence Mast (left) and Doris Vick (right) reminisce about their WWII service in the Navy WAVES.
November 12th, 2012
10:13 AM ET

WWII's Navy women remember

By Jim Roope, CNN

(CNN) - 91-year-old Florence Mast and 89-year-old Doris Vick served in WWII's US Navy as 'Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services,' also known as Navy WAVES.

Vick joined the Navy at the age of 20 against her father’s wishes. Since her mother was an Army nurse in WWI though, her father was quickly convinced to give his permission.


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OPINION: Do we have a national pastime?
Bob Greene says it's been awhile since baseball has really been the national pastime. Today that title goes to multitasking.
November 12th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

OPINION: Do we have a national pastime?

Editor's note: CNN Contributor Bob Greene is a best-selling author whose 25 books include "Late Edition: A Love Story" and the novel "All Summer Long." He appears on "CNN Newsroom" Sundays during the 5 p.m. ET hour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Bob Greene.

(CNN) – CNN Contributor Bob Greene wonders if baseball fades as the country's once national pastime, is it possible for our population to gather around one single activity?

[0:32] "In a country of 314 million people, this year's World Series drew an average television audience of only 12.7 million viewers per game.  But the question is whether any single activity of any kind– not just sports– qualifies for that title.  Cohesion is not exactly the dominating quality of 21st-century life."

[2:10] "Our pastimes are many, and the very idea of a national pastime goes against the contemporary aversion to doing only one thing at a time.  Although the very real possibility exists. . .that we have, indeed, without planning to, settled on a new kind of national pastime: multitasking."

See all of Bob Greene's columns at CNN Opinion

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