CNN Radio News Day: April 26, 2013
Country musician George Jones playing his acoustic guitar, circa 1975. (Photo by Gems/Redferns)
April 26th, 2013
04:52 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: April 26, 2013

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  • The leaders of the United States and Jordan met today in Washington. President Obama and King Abdullah had plenty to talk about, including the latest U.S. assessment that chemical weapons are being used on a 'small scale' in Syria – Jordan's neighbor to the north. Now everyone wants to know – is this indeed the game-changer for the U.S., its ally Jordan, and other countries? President Obama addressed that today:

"For the Syrian government to utilize chemical weapons on its people, crosses a line that will change my calculus and how the United States approaches these issues."

  • A week-and-a-half after the Boston Marathon bombings, dozens of people remain hospitalized. Stories from those injured  continue to come-out daily, as well as stories of heroism from people who sprung to action to help those in need. One of those is firefighter Matt Patterson. After the second bomb blast, he rushed in and saved the life of a little girl – the sister of 8-year-old Martin Richard, who was killed. Patterson tells his story to CNN's Anderson Cooper:

"I don't know if it was tunnel-vision or fate or whatever it was. But I just looked and focused and I just saw this one child in the middle of the street, just sitting there with this dazed, shocked look."

  • Country music has lost one of its legends. George Jones died Friday in Nashville at the age of 81. The Jones bio includes some of the greatest songs in country music. It includes his tumultuous marriage to another star, Tammy Wynette. It also includes his hard living, hard-drinking life away from the microphone. But on the occasion of his Country Music Hall of Fame induction in 1993, Jones talked about staying true to the music:

“I don't believe I was ever phony with the type of work that I do. I was honest with what I did. I was true, traditional country...I didn't change."

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    April 30, 2013 at 2:52 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cornell (GO BIG RED!)

    nice job on red line story.

    April 29, 2013 at 12:27 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Martyanne Hamstra

    I havebeen watching CNN News nearly all day. TV. So far it seems, all they do is rehash the bombing in Boston. That was a monstrous thing that those young men did. HOWEVER, you have almost ignored the explosion in West, Texas. 12 VOLUNTEER firefighters lost their lives. Plus most of the town has been wiped out. And it seems it doesn;t matter to your people. I am upset. This is not right.

    April 27, 2013 at 4:53 pm | Report abuse |