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Host of CNN TalkBack Live

Susan Rook is host of CNN TalkBack Live, the networks daily, live interactive town meeting. CNN TalkBack Live is the next generation of television talk -- a truly interactive television town meeting where people from around the nation can talk to each other every weekday from 3 - 4 p.m. (ET).

Rook is joined by a studio audience in the network's Atlanta headquarters. In addition to the studio audience, Rook takes questions and comments from viewers through the shows interactive components. People can participate by calling, faxing, MCI video- conferencing or joining the on-line forum on CompuServe.

Prior to hosting CNN TalkBack Live, Rook co-anchored CNN's PrimeNews airing from 8-9 p.m. and World News from 10-11 p.m. weeknights with Linden Soles from the networks Atlanta headquarters.

Rook joined CNN in January 1987 and has anchored various newscasts since that time. During the presidential campaign of 1992, Rook played a pivotal role in the network's coverage. Rook was chosen as one of only three on the panel of journalists who questioned Ross Perot, Bill Clinton and George Bush during the last presidential debate in October 1992. She has reported most of the breaking news stories of the last decade. Before joining CNN, Rook was an investigative reporter for WVUE-TV in New Orleans, LA, and a reporter for WBBH-TV in Fort Myers, FL. Rook holds a bachelor of arts degree in communications from George Mason University in Fairfax, VA.

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