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Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s Public Schedule for Tuesday, March 22nd 2011 & Diane Sawyer Interview Tonight

March 22, 2011


7:45 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with Vice President Biden, at the Vice President’s residence.

9:15 a.m. Secretary Clinton meets with the Assistant Secretaries, at the Department of State.

1:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with MCC CEO Daniel Yohannes and MCC Vice President for Policy Sheila Herrling, at the Department of State.

1:40 p.m. Secretary Clinton meets with World Bank President Robert Zoellick, at the World Bank.

2:00 p.m. Secretary Clinton delivers remarks on World Water Day and signs a Memorandum of Understanding with the World Bank, at the World Bank.

2:45 p.m. Secretary Clinton participates in the first principal-level meeting of the Cookstoves Interagency Working Group, at the Department of State.

NOTE: Secretary of State Clinton’s interview with ABC’s Diane Sawyer will air tonight. From the ABC website:

Diane Sawyer takes the critical questions about the military intervention in Libya to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. They will discuss why the United States intervened in Libya, the implications that a third conflict overseas will have on the military, as well as what the exit strategy is for U.S. involvement. This marks Clinton’s first interview since the United States and its allies launched air strikes in Libya on Saturday to stop Moammar Gadhafi’s attacks on opposition strongholds and enforce a U.N.-backed no-fly zone.

The interview will air Tuesday, March 22 on “World News with Diane Sawyer,” which will be broadcast from Washington D.C., and will continue later that night on “Nightline.” Portions of the interview will also be featured across ABC News broadcasts and platforms including, ABC News Radio, ABC NewsOne, and ABC News NOW.

9 Comments leave one →
  1. HillaryFan permalink
    March 22, 2011 7:01 am

    THanks for the heads up about the interview tonight- I had no idea! Will set my dvr (and you’ll post the video later, right? 😉 )

  2. stacyx permalink*
    March 22, 2011 7:30 am

    OT: As democracy spreads across the Middle East, Israel’s Knesset is voting to seriously undermine it’s own democracy so it can inhibit the rights of not only Arab citizens but of groups that advocate for them and the legislation poses a direct threat to academic freedom. Israel has passed too many laws over the last several years with vague wording about “protecting the interests and security of the state” and offering harsh penalties for anyone (ie. Arabs) deemed to pose a “threat” even if they are professors in Israel discussing the occupation or Arabs protesting a part of the Wall in Bil’in which even the Israeli Supreme Court has deemed illegal (but which the IDF/Israeli govt refuses to remove):

    How long will certain interest groups in this country remain silent about this, preferring instead to have their usual knee-jerk defense of oppressive, discriminatory and undemocratic policies.

    I understand the history of oppression of the Jewish people but as Audre Lourde said “The master’s tools will not bring down the master’s house.” Israel would do well to not adopt the tactics of those who had previously oppressed them.

    • Thain permalink
      March 22, 2011 7:55 am

      Oh, we can’t criticize or even acknowledge THAT because then you know, we’d be anti-Israel.

      BTW, the head of J-Street is in Israel and Bibi refuses to meet with him because, you know, J-Street is anti-Israel (according to the anti-peace Israel Lobby). But he meets with that idiot Sarah Palin, who by the way was turned back from the West Bank because she didn’t know she couldn’t just walk into the Occupied Territory without pre-approval from the IDF or the PA (you know, to get through all those check points)- she didn’t realize Bethlehem was in the Palestinian West Bank. Asshat.

      • stacyx permalink*
        March 22, 2011 9:49 am

        If Palin wanted to travel overseas to get the attention back onto her (something her ego seems to need) and to bone up on her foreign policy (as if merely traveling somewhere makes you knowledgeable – but it’s a start), maybe she should have picked a country that is a little bit “easier” such as say, Norway or Switzerland ;). Just kidding.

        But seriously, every Presidential hopeful has to make a pilgrimage to Israel, court the Lobby and say all the right things. She didn’t really get an opportunity to do that because her trip was overshadowed by events in Libya, Japan and her own ineptitude regarding her not knowing where Jerusalem is and her failed attempts to get into Bethlehem.

        On a more controversial note, Republican David Frum says she should have courted rich Republican Jewish people prior to her trip instead of going through a Christian organization:

        Mondoweiss notes the double standard- the Lobby can brag about it’s access to Congress and the WH, it’s unparalleled influence, its vast resources, it’s tactics, and it’s ability to hold our foreign policy in the Middle East hostage to right wing Israeli interests but if anyone else says anything about that, they are using inappropriate anti-semitic stereotypes.

  3. Tovah permalink
    March 22, 2011 8:50 am

    Fox News is continuing their crappy coverage of what’s going on in the Middle East. Did you see this erroneous story they put out?

    They really are pathetic. No wonder so many Americans are so uninformed. I don’t know how anyone can take that network seriously and it’s not just because I am not a conservative- it’s because no one there seems to know what the hell they are talking about and all they seem interested in is fear-mongering and being one long political infomercial. They hire every out of work GOP politician and they just make stuff up outright. Yet so-called journalists and anchors at Fox don’t lose their jobs when they screw up or when bias is proven (which it is daily). But if you work for a REAL news network, you lose your job for even an appearance of bias (see NPR, Dan Rather, MSNBC). This obviously doesn’t pertain to all the pundit/commentators on cable news.

  4. Seamus permalink
    March 22, 2011 10:21 am

    What’s up peeps?

    Interesting article over at Global Research about military intervention in Libya:

  5. stacyx permalink*
    March 22, 2011 10:31 am

    Good lord, sexism anyone?

    This goes back to an issue I raised about a week ago- even when women make gains in traditionally male-dominated professions (law, medicine, politics, etc.) they often are given credit by the male power structure when they play by “boys rules” so to speak, which limits women’s ability to change that power structure, which some deem as historically unfair.

    Look at how some men in the traditional foreign policy establishment downplay Hillary’s focus on improving the status of women as a national security issue. Yet their tone changes when they perceive she’s being “tough” in the traditional way (supporting military action). Then there are still some people who feel threatened when women do show they can be as tough as any man and they are then labeled as masculine, dykes, “wearing the pants,” abrasive, bitchy etc.

    Obama, on the other hand, is now being described (at the above link) as:

    “our commander-in-chief is an effete vacillator who is pushed around by his female subordinates…”

    In other words, if a male leader doesn’t act appropriately macho and militaristic at all times he’s seen as effeminate and weak, which is it’s own form of sexism.

    • Carolyn-Rodham permalink
      March 22, 2011 11:44 am

      Oh for goodness sake! You can always tell when Hillary has shown some “testicular fortitude” (basically done anything that suggests she wields real power) — the sexist knives come out. The first shudder of threatened machismo usually comes from Chris Matthews and he didn’t disappoint, last Sunday, when he asked his panel:
      “Taking into account what goes on within the inner councils of the Obama administration, as well as its public face to the world, who’s its biggest asset? Who’s the president’s biggest person?”
      Then answered his own question:
      “OK. I think it’s Bill Clinton, who’s got–they got because of Hillary Clinton.”
      Yeah, Chris, and the only reason she was elected Senator of NY was because Bill cheated on her.”

  6. March 22, 2011 11:44 am

    Just read on Al Jazeera former Israeli president Katsav sentenced to 7 yrs for rape. I know very little about Israeli court system or Katsav. Do you think the sentence will stand? It is nice to see someone get a 7 year sentence for rape. Too often, including in the US, we hear of MUCH more lenient sentences, when there are any sentences at all.

    And, although many media are almost ignoring Yemen, this is not a minor situation. Saleh has now offered, perhaps as a last-ditch effort, to step down at end of year. That offer is being rejected…

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