Thursday, December 22, 2011

2011: A year of chaos and revolution

2011 has been an interesting year, both personally and newsy. A lot of chaotic and not-very-interesting news was reporting throughout the year including natural disasters, weddings, assassinations, uprisings and more. Earlier today I had the pleasure of serving on Art Fennell's TV panel discussion with two very prominent journalists, Buzz Bissinger and Annette John-Hall, discussing the year. So what exactly are the top ten stories of the year?

According to the Associated Press, the top story of the year was Osama Bin Laden's death. Really? That was your number one choice? Although it is a top story, I believe it shouldn't have been number one, but then again we live in America so it only makes somewhat sense. Some other lists included the Royal Wedding -_-. Really? Thank you America for making reality TV into something that we love to hate.

During the show we also named a story we thought should be recognized and I choose the first Latino high school valedictorian in Reading, PA. Why? Because that leads into the Dream Act which wasn't passed this year. ::sigh::. I was also a fan of the "protestor" story just because I'm a firm believe one person can make a difference in the world. Now when one person sparks an entire nation to move, change must happen.

Here are the other top stories of 2011:
  • JAPAN'S TRIPLE DISASTER
  • ARAB SPRING
  • EU FISCAL CRISIS
  • US ECONOMY
  • PENN STATE SEX ABUSE SCANDAL
  • GADHAFI TOPPLED IN LIBYA
  • FISCAL SHOWDOWNS IN CONGRESS
  • OCCUPY WALL STREET PROTESTS
  • GABRIELLE GIFFORDS SHOT

Art Fennell Reports will air New Year's Day on the Comcast Network at 9:30 p.m. Check your local listings for channels and all that good stuff.

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