Embedded in this report is a Ivan Watson's report from the typhoon. http://edition.cnn.c...zhou/index.html
Posted 16 September 2016 - 02:24 PM
He's back... Saw him do a report from HK. His diction was clear. Didn't say Er or Um. Much better at reading the teleprompter. He was able to elide his words so that those blanks in the teleprompter didn't phase him. He continues to improve.
Posted 13 October 2016 - 10:41 PM
Now he's being the CNN Today anchor. Amira Walker is on vacation and Andrew Stevens was in Bangkok the last I saw him. But then I saw the Japanese correspondent there (Will) so I assumed Mr. Stevens had returned to HK.
The style report. He's looking pretty sharp. A black suit, a crisp white shirt, a sapphire blue tie and his hair is flopping over his forehead.
Posted 03 December 2016 - 01:31 AM
During one of my insomnia arousings I awoke to Fareed Zakaria and Mr. Watson on AC 360 talking about P/E Trump's private telephone call with the Taiwanese president. Ivan didn't add much to the conversation, but he did look sharp. The private telephone call is a big deal because we don't have diplomatic relations with Taiwan and our president has spoken directly to their prez in 37 years. Likely to upset the Chinese big time. Additionally presidents and P/Es always have a state department spokesperson there to take notes.
The question is was this a mistake by omission or one by commission?
Posted 07 December 2016 - 04:12 PM
Here's Mr. Watson giving a Virtual Reality talk on how Mr. Trump's actions might affect our relations in Asia. Haven't seen him doing VR before.
I must say he's so much better with body movent. Remember his days when he helped both hands out with fingers stiffly splayed? No longer.
Posted 20 February 2017 - 04:25 PM
After spending quite some time in Russia, he's in Stockholm now covering Sweden's reaction to yet another misstatement. On another note, the South African bloke has left China, someone else is there, and Ben Wedeman is covering Mosel from Istanbul.
It's John Defterios in China. Interesting.
Edited by Carolina Argentina, 21 February 2017 - 03:07 PM.
Posted 11 March 2017 - 04:47 PM
Mr. Watson was home tor a very short time then they shipped him off to Malaysia to join the others who keep rotating in due to the murdered half brother of the leader of N. Korea story. It was very hot there.
Seems like he was in Malaysia for only a day when he got sent to Seoul where it was very cold. His instagram account shows a suitcase filled with gas mask, winter coat and wool socks. Here's his sweet comment:
"Nothing says "I love you" like a suitcase full of wool socks, winter coat & gas mask. My special someone packed and shipped me these essentials when I suddenly had to rush directly from tropical Malaysia to wintry South Korea." The picture showed a stickie with a hand drawn heart. How cute.
In other Ivan Watson news his kitty who'd been a street kitten in Istanbul when he was adopted by Mr. W, then moved to Connecticut with the Watson mere & pere, has died. Those of us who follow his Instagram account have seen many pictures of the dear departed. He was sweet.
Edited by Carolina Argentina, 17 April 2017 - 07:18 PM.
Posted 01 June 2017 - 07:10 PM
Look! I haven't posted about Mr. Watson in a month and a half.
But he's in Singapore doing live commentary on the Manila Hotel Attack. He must have been there on vacation since he started talking about an hour after the event started and it takes more than an hour to get to Singapore from HK.
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