June 4th, 2009
09:45 PM ET

Can't Thank You Enough...

...for not hitting me with tomatoes after the puns.  All my best for a wonderful summer - God bless!

...for blaming Carl for all the bad puns. And for being such an incredible audience.
-Jordan, CNNSN Writer

...for welcoming us into your classroom.
-Donna, CNNSN Executive Producer

...for downloading the podcast every day.
-Jeff, CNNSN Web Producer

...for bearing with the new voice behind the clusterbusters, that's me Tomeka!
-Tomeka, CNNSN Associate Producer

...for the feedback we got from around the world...from classrooms as far away as Brazil and Japan, to a journalism school in Ghana, to schools right here in the United States.
-John, CNNSN Curriculum Writer

...for being kind to the new producer.
-Jeremy, CNNSN Producer

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soundoff (36 Responses)
  1. Adam

    Thanks for making watching the news fun. It's too bad I won't be watching the Student News over the summer, but I'll always have the memories! I'd also like to thank the people that got my comments on the January 14th show, the March 25th show, the April 16th show, and the May 6th show. By the way, I changed the Rube Goldberg that I mentioned on the March 25th show a little. Now it opens soda cans, not bottles. When Mr. Easto saw our shoutouts to him on the May 6th show, he nearly burst into tears of joy! On the January 14th show, I mentioned that Carl's dance was so funny that "I busted a gut," and when I did it at the next school dance, everyone started to laugh! Thanks again, and I hope to see the show next year!

    June 4, 2009 at 10:13 pm |
  2. Darla

    Hope your summer is great and come on you can come up with some better puns then that!!!!

    June 5, 2009 at 1:31 am |
  3. juan

    i sucks that i am not going to get my news any more from you guy =( well till next year. hope that you shout me out at uc santa Barbara!!!!!

    June 5, 2009 at 1:52 am |
  4. jinoo

    For being the only reason I enjoy Mr Lee's World history class...

    _Jinoo, from south Korea

    June 5, 2009 at 5:25 am |
  5. Sakimura

    For making everyday so joyfull even though my boyfriend left..

    Sakimura from New jersey

    June 5, 2009 at 5:31 am |
  6. Hayoon

    For making me to wait for French class...Which I usually dont apeal to..

    Hayoon from SouthKorea

    June 5, 2009 at 5:33 am |
  7. Miss Hudgen's Algebra class

    Thank you for making us laugh and looking forward for the show everyday..Hope you would have a great vacation too!

    June 5, 2009 at 5:38 am |
  8. Lucy

    it was fun watching cnn and it definitely helped me to learn some more facts about what's happening around the world. Thank you so much

    June 5, 2009 at 5:56 am |
  9. Annie

    my class will miss you so much!!
    have a great summerr!

    June 5, 2009 at 8:16 am |
  10. Jaeho

    And I can't thank you enough for giving me a stomachache by laughing everytime the show ends. From Carl, Tomeka and Jeremy they all gave me a good pun. From South Korea, Jaeho.

    June 5, 2009 at 8:56 am |
  11. Kim

    Hey, Jordan! Was it you who planned all the bad puns? Poor Carl. 🙂

    June 5, 2009 at 8:57 am |
  12. Reid

    That beard pun from the last CNN Student News was so bad it was funny.

    June 5, 2009 at 9:47 am |
  13. dante

    hey carl, did you put the punder ful segment in for me to en joy, or for torture, i think you realy need to revise your jokes >_>

    June 5, 2009 at 9:58 am |
  14. Jenna

    Thank you so much for giving me a chance to understand whats going on in the world. You guys are the most wonderful teachers!!! I'm home-schooled, and I look forward to this every day!!
    I just wish your last show could have been on monday, my 14th birthday!! Love you all!!! And all your puns Carl, thanks!!

    June 5, 2009 at 1:48 pm |
  15. Christina

    Thank you Carl, Jordan, Donna, Jeff,T omeka, John and Jeremy.
    Ye have in a very good team job over the years. Lots of humor and fantastic work.
    Many thanks for Student News wonderful team.

    June 5, 2009 at 4:14 pm |
  16. Sara

    Have a awesome summer Carl! I'm going to miss laughing at you because you are depressed about your bad puns! LOL.
    Later from Minnesota!

    June 5, 2009 at 4:49 pm |
  17. Amy


    June 5, 2009 at 6:38 pm |
  18. kevin

    for not hitting me with anything because i think your puns are lame.

    June 5, 2009 at 7:05 pm |
  19. Dave

    hope your summer is the best and safe. I am willing to you soon. Enjoy well. Shortly have a safe summer..

    June 5, 2009 at 8:46 pm |
  20. Tiffany

    carl's puns is like cornball-jokes! lol

    June 6, 2009 at 5:43 am |
  21. Amy

    Carl! I'm going to miss you so much! Seeing as I'm moving on to a new grade, I won't be able to watch CNN Student News everyday. I thought all of the puns were hilarious, despite what everyone else says. Thank you all for making the news so interesting and funny, and best of luck in the shows next year. Don't change the puns at all. They are perfect. Thanks for a great year and God bless you all.
    ~Amy 🙂

    June 6, 2009 at 7:58 pm |
  22. Derya

    I love puns!!!!

    June 7, 2009 at 6:41 am |
  23. Alexandre

    I'm a Brazilian English student... and CNN student news is a wonderful tool in my journey of English learning.... I love your job an it helps me out !

    June 7, 2009 at 5:20 pm |
  24. Nathan

    Your puns were so funny! I am in school untill the 25, so I will miss your show. I still wait for your show to come on for a moment before realizing it won't.

    June 8, 2009 at 11:13 am |
  25. Brian

    My 3rd Hour class loved your show. They want to know what you will be doing this summer.
    Pierce Middle School

    June 8, 2009 at 11:14 am |
  26. hailey,tawny,kayla,taylor,natasha,dani

    mrs.McCranner always says o carly when you say a funny joke!!!

    June 8, 2009 at 1:53 pm |
  27. sono

    Thank you for your joyfull and wonderful program.
    I have daughters who are junior high school students.
    Thanks to your CNNSN, I can enjoy learing English.
    I am looking forward to seeing you August .
    Have a nice summer vacations!

    June 8, 2009 at 6:58 pm |
  28. Jade

    Thanks to CNN S.K and Carl Azuz. I'm your South Korea Fan.

    June 11, 2009 at 3:23 am |
  29. katsu

    Thank you for great program, CARL and staffs!
    I watched everyday to improve my english.
    The script and quizes were useful.
    I appreciate you.see you next semester!

    June 12, 2009 at 4:19 am |
  30. Andrew

    You're Welcome. now granted the only reason was because I had no tomatoes, but still. I look forward to more bad puns next year.

    June 13, 2009 at 9:32 pm |
  31. Saeyoung

    Even though my nation( SOUTHKOREA) ) is so far away from the US..Every single day I wish CNN is still on TV...


    June 14, 2009 at 7:30 am |
  32. kate

    I love CNN student news! i started watchng it in history and now i cant stop haha! i love learning about things that are happening in the world around me..thanks for keeping me informed hope yo all have a reat summer and i cant wait for the new shows!

    June 14, 2009 at 3:56 pm |
  33. willa

    luv ya carl! gonna miss u!
    hugs & kisses- willa 😉

    June 16, 2009 at 7:58 pm |
  34. Ryane

    Can't wait 'til next show.

    June 18, 2009 at 10:55 pm |
  35. Austyn

    Thanks for making watching the news fun. I’ll always have the memories! Thanks again, and I hope to see the show next year! 🙁 🙁 i can't thank you enough

    May you always have work for your hands to do.
    May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
    May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
    May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
    May the hand of a friend always be near you.
    And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

    June 24, 2009 at 6:40 pm |
  36. Hinako

    For actually having a podcast so I can watch it even if I live in Japan!! Thank you so much!

    July 9, 2009 at 8:09 am |