November 8th, 2010
10:20 AM ET

On the Radar: Obama trip, Smart trial, Conan

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh embrace Monday in New Delhi.

Obama in India

President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are in New Delhi on the third and final day of their visit to India.

The president has already laid a wreath at a memorial for Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi and delivered a speech to Parliament.

The day will end with a state dinner with Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil.

The Obamas next will travel to Indonesia, then to the G-20 meeting in South Korea and APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation) summit in Japan.


Elizabeth Smart trial resumes

Brian David Mitchell is using an insanity defense.

The defense is to make its opening statement Monday in the Salt Lake City, Utah, trial of Brian David Mitchell, who is charged with kidnapping and unlawfully taking a minor across state lines for sex.

Mitchell, a self-proclaimed prophet of a church he created, is accused of kidnapping 14-year-old Elizabeth Smart from her bedroom in 2002 to make her his virgin bride.

Mitchell, 57, is using an insanity defense. If convicted, he could be sentenced to life in prison.


Windows Phone 7 debuts

Windows Phone 7 goes on sale today, and Microsoft is holding its breath to see how its new, hyped-up smartphone software sells.

Microsoft knows it has a difficult hill to climb against entrenched smartphone platforms like the BlackBerry, the iPhone and Android. But Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer believes it will "sell like crazy," arguing that Windows Phone 7 is refreshingly different and incorporates only the best aspects of its competition.

Microsoft is betting that heavy marketing will encourage developers to create plenty of cool apps for its new phone.

Microsoft's app marketplace currently has more than 1,000 apps. But that's paltry compared to the 100,000 on Google's Android marketplace and 250,000 on Apple's App Store.


Conan O'Brien returns

Comedian Conan O'Brien returns to late-night television Monday with a much-anticipated new show on TBS.

Actors Seth Rogen and Lea Michele will be guests on the first episode of "Conan," which airs Monday at 11 p.m. ET.

But the veteran host is keeping mum about a mystery guest - the winner of an online poll. A guest lineup posted on the new show's website says: "You clicked and we listened! Who will be the poll winner: The Pope? The Sultan Of Brunei? Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner Gerhard Ertl? WATCH AND FIND OUT!"

O'Brien has been off the air since January, when NBC gave his time slot back to Jay Leno after Leno's prime-time show failed. TBS, owned by CNN parent Turner Broadcasting, announced plans to bring O'Brien onboard in April.


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  1. cesar

    @CNN. So.

    November 8, 2010 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Johnny

      Go back to your playpen, Baby.

      November 8, 2010 at 11:34 am | Report abuse |
  2. osama bin diesel

    Cesar has his Gaydar on 24/7

    November 8, 2010 at 4:24 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Avon Barksdale

    CHUCK NORRIS! Hope he's the surprise guest tonight on Conan. Be cool my babies!

    November 8, 2010 at 9:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jane Wilson

    Yay! Conan's back! Um...Iphone rules! Angry Birds! Wemotion! I don't think Windows phone 7 can ever catch up.....

    November 26, 2010 at 12:59 am | Report abuse |