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August 28th, 2012
07:01 AM ET

Starting Point live blog for Tuesday, Aug. 28th, 2012

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We've opened a live blog for "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien" this morning, with Soledad live from the French Quarter as tropical storm Isaac makes its way towards the Gulf Coast. Soledad and our Starting Point producers will be moderating.

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  1. James

    Doesn't Soledad know enough to come in out of the rain? Or is it CNN policy to encourage their reporters to work in the rain and wind until hopothermia sets in. Just watching her (6:45 am CST) I can tell her core body temp has dropped a little. Get that woman to someplace warm and dry!

    August 29, 2012 at 7:55 am | Report abuse | Reply
  2. Mark Newsom

    I agree with Kaleb. The media tends to work things up and that's when people get over-excited. I grew up in Florida and when you live in a place like that (any of the Gulf and Atlantic states), storms are part of life. Those that are in fear are probably those that did not plan for the possibility of a storm. For example, buying a house in an area designated as being in a flood plain or buying a house on the beach. People that are born and raised in these areas do not buy houses on the beach or if they do, they well insure it. Why the city planners built below sea level was just stupid. City planners need to think this thru and grow the city away from these areas. The FEMA web site allows you to look for designated flood zones. Don't buy or build there unless you are willing to loose it.

    August 28, 2012 at 9:03 am | Report abuse | Reply
  3. Kaleb

    It's so exhausting how they keep talking about tropical storm Isaac. It has all the importance of a large thunderstorm. It should get *some* airtime, but it really doesn't need to take up the entire show for several days, nor does it necessitate a "special edition" of Starting Point. Hurricane Katrina this is not. Sigh.

    August 28, 2012 at 7:28 am | Report abuse | Reply

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