The Extended Rundown

Architecture: Shaw Library is praised for its innovative design by The Wall Street Journal. City libraries are becoming more than just buildings in which we collect books because – here’s a thought – they are turning into community gathering centers. Inspiration may have come from the Idea Store in London. (The Wall Street Journal)

More Architechture: David Adjaye and Norman Foster are over-looked on an opportunity to re-design Dunbar High. (World Interior Design Network)

Business: Madame Tussauds will open a new gallery for presidents while the museum struggles for patrons in a recession. (Examiner)

Commodities: Will gas reach $5 a gallon at the pump?  Yes, according to a former Shell CEO (Examiner)

Cars: Will one woman make or break Fiats success in North America? (USA Today)                   

Real Estate: UAE embassy finds a new home. (City Paper)

Television: Sherlock [Holmes] was “huge” for PBS Masterpiece, says Executive Producer Rebecca Eaton. (Forum Network)

Transportation: Imagine if we had to deal with this on our metro system.  (CNN)



Daljit Dhaliwal on…Al-Jazeera English

Former Worldfocus/CNN International/ITN news anchor Daljit Dhaliwal hit the broadcasting airwaves on Al-Jazeera English today. We spotted her at 2 PM EST on the Newshour show. Newshour provides an hour of world news hosted from three of Al Jazeera’s four broadcast centres, linked together live. In this case, it was Darren Jordan in Doha, Julie McDonald in London, and Daljit Dhaliwal anchoring in Washington.

Daljit has known to freelance since her days at CNNi ended. She recently served as anchor of Worldfocus until the show was cancelled due to a lack of funding. As for AJE, it’s unclear whether this is a one-time gig, but we’re glad she’s back on-air.

Update 8/13/2010: Contacted her agency HD Reps. Officially, no comment could be made. Personally, I would expect her to stay on for quite some time. Two Washington anchors have moved; Ghidha Fakhry to Doha and Rob Reynolds to Los-Angeles causing a “gap” in the schedule.