September 2nd, 2008
05:59 PM ET

What's On Your Mind?

We've been talking about doing a generic type of blog to give you a chance to comment on anything you've seen on our show.  This is it.

We get a lot of comments for topics we don't blog about, so here's your chance to tell us:  What's on your mind?

(And we'll keep doing this from time to time if you guys like it.)

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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September 2nd, 2008
03:11 PM ET

Puns, Jokes and Winces

A viewer named Adam wrote in today asking about the puns at the end of the show and "at the way Carl winces every time he says one."  Here's how all that got started: 

I was the writer of CNN Student News before I actually appeared on the program.  And since I'm kinda cheesy (which I'm sure you've figured out by now), I decided to have a little fun after "Before We Go" segments by writing a pun here and there.  Before long, teachers started writing in saying that their students either liked or groaned at all the puns, but that they added an element of fun to the show that y'all liked to predict.  So when I took over as anchor, our new writer, Jordan Bienstock, continued the tradition.

I guess the winces are just my reaction to actually having to say them on air - as opposed to just writing puns for other anchors.  But hey, if you dish it out, you gotta take it.

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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