Tuesday's live video events
Actor Ben Affleck is on Capitol Hill today, testifying about his work as founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative.
March 8th, 2011
07:50 AM ET

Tuesday's live video events

Happy Mardi Gras from CNN.com Live!  We are your home for the latest developments on the crisis in Libya, as well as the final voyage for space shuttle Discovery.

Today's programming highlights...

10:00 am ET - Clinton meets with Australian prime minister - The civil war in Libya is expected to be brought up when Secretary of State Hillary Clinton meets with Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard in Washington.

11:00 am ET - Women of Courage Awards - Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and first lady Michelle Obama honor women who have shown exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for women's rights and advancement.

12:08 pm ET - Discovery tribute - The crew of space shuttle Discovery pay tribute to the vessel, which concludes its final journey tomorrow.

1:00 pm ET - Ben Affleck on Capitol Hill - You know him as a talented actor, director and writer, but Ben Affleck is also an activist for the people of the Democratic Republic of Congo.  Today, Affleck testifies before a House subcommittee on his work as founder of the Eastern Congo Initiative.

3:15 pm ET - Obama stumps for education - President Obama discusses ways for the United States to "out-educate" the rest of the world during an address in Boston.

5:30 pm ET - International Women's Day celebration - First lady Michelle Obama speaks at a White House reception commemorating the 100th anniversary of International Women's Day.

CNN.com Live is your home for breaking news as it happens.


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soundoff (2 Responses)
  1. Ann Garrison

    Why are you live streaming Ben Affleck, a Caucasian American actor with no roots or expertise in Congo, after failing to stream the Congolese and Rwandan people who held a briefing about the UN Mapping Report on Congo atrocities on Capitol Hill last week?

    March 8, 2011 at 12:37 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    @Ann, because he cares and is involved?

    March 8, 2011 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |