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Thursday, May 27, 2010

CNN anchor Kyra Phillips had to apologize Wed. after the network accidentally played a Coolio song featuring the N-word -

CNN anchor Kyra Phillips had to apologize Wed. after the network accidentally played a Coolio song featuring the N-word - 





"We aired some music just a few minutes ago, and, obviously for those of you that heard it, it was the wrong music that aired," Phillips said shortly thereafter. "We apologize for that. It was a terrible mistake. And we're working very hard to make up for it."
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CNN anchor Kyra Phillips had to apologize Wednesday after the network accidentally played a Coolio song featuring the N-word.

For a clip on a 103-year-old Pennsylvania woman who still drives, CNN played Coolio's "Fantastic Voyage" to go into break.

The clip of the song they used?

"Ain't no bloodin', Ain't no crippin' / Ain't no punk-ass nigga's set trippin' / everybody's got a stack and it ain't no crack / and it really don't matter..."

"We aired some music just a few minutes ago, and, obviously for those of you that heard it, it was the wrong music that aired," Phillips said shortly thereafter. "We apologize for that. It was a terrible mistake. And we're working very hard to make up for it."

NASA Satellites' View of Gulf Oil Spill Over Time - from the MODIS instruments aboard NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites -

NASA Satellites' View of Gulf Oil Spill Over Time - from the MODIS instruments aboard NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites - 





Two NASA satellites are capturing images of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, which began April 20, 2010, with the explosion of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig. This series of images reveals a space-based view of the burning oil rig and the ensuing oil spill, through May 24. The imagery comes from the MODIS instruments aboard NASA's Terra and Aqua satellites. The oil slick appears grayish-beige in these images. The shape of the spill changes due to weather conditions, currents and the use of oil-dispersing chemicals.

The images in this video were selected to show the spill most clearly. The full image archive is available at http://rapidfire.sci.gsfc.nasa.gov. For more information and imagery about the oil spill, visit NASA's Oil Spill website -- http://www.nasa.gov/topics/earth/feat... . Imagery and information about the oil spill is also available on NASA's Earth Observatory Natural Hazards website -- http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Natu...