Haiti rescue and relief effort underway The Twin Cities-based American Refugee Committee humanitarian relief team arrives in Haiti today. Team leader Monte Achenbach, a veteran of rescue and relief efforts, joins Midday from the airport to discuss what the needs are, and what will be done to help.11:00 a.m.
Monte Achenbach: Haiti relief team leader, Minneapolis-based American Refugee Committee--an international humanitarian aid agency. Achenbach has lived and worked in Haiti, and worked on earthquake relief efforts in Pakistan.
Remembering Miep Gies Miep Gies, the woman who helped hide Anne Frank from the Nazis and later saved Anne's diary, died this week in Amsterdam. She was 100 years old. Midday features a remembrance of Gies, plus an excerpt from an interview with Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel.12:00 p.m.