Clinton Global Initiative 2009 Streaming Live and Climate Week!

Ban Ki-Moon Barack Obama UN Summit on Climate ChangeYou don’t have to be in New York City to be a part of the many meetings, seminars, and discussions taking place during Climate Week. The Clinton Global Initiative is focusing on climate change, sustainable energy, and other global issues this week in its Fifth Annual Meeting, which is webcasting live. You can even ask question for the daily Plenary sessions via Twitter. Watch CGI09 live below (click here for the schedule).

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Comin’ Atcha Live from 30,000 feet

Probably less as we descend toward JFK… final destination Anacapri tomorrow after landing in Rome just after 7am local time (GMT +1)

Photos and more on the way in the coming days — or when the vacation is over. Just had to — y’know — post some multimedia content from somewhere between Earth and space.

VIDEO: What Analog TV is Like after the Digital Television Transition

I’m not the only one who didn’t bother to upgrade my TV set from a hand-me-down analog to a DTV-capable (or converted) set. Surprisingly, there are at least two or three channels that continue broadcasting (on UHF in Los Angeles), including HSN.com. The rest of the local channels feature an irritating infomercial on how stupid we must be for not converting our analog TV’s with a DTV converter box. Or, as you’ll see in the beginning of the video — it’s complete and total dead air (as in the case of ABC 7). No matter, I’m watching Game 5 of the NBA Finals via a Veetle livestream broadcast. Interestingly, some channels — for example, what was formerly NBC Los Angeles Channel 4 — are broadcasting the DTV infomercial exclusively in Spanish, as if to say that it’s clearly a class or language issue. Also noted — an apparent Chicago bias in the content of the DTV infomercials. Catch Alfonso Soriano rounding the bases with a quick cut to a Lou Malnatti’s Pizzeria sign about half way through. Check out the 3:30 video below for a tour of analog TV in the DTV era.

Video: President Obama’s Speech in Cairo, Egypt

Barack Obama gave a formative speech on the future of U.S. – Middle East relations today, focusing in particular on U.S. relations — both as perceived and purported — with the Muslim World. Initial feedback is that it was a powerful speech that went over well by most accounts. Watch and decide for yourself. For photos, transcripts in multiple languages, and more, check the White House blog here.

English transcript is below:

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