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September 9th, 2009
03:41 PM ET

Video: Check out American Morning's new TV promo

Check out the new American Morning TV promo now running on CNN. It gives you a great behind-the-scenes look at how our talented team puts together three hours of news each and every weekday.


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September 9th, 2009
11:19 AM ET
September 9th, 2009
10:34 AM ET

Spies Among Us: What China knows

The FBI ranks China as one of the biggest espionage threats to the United States over the next decade.

From top secret research to items up for sale on eBay – some of our most intimate national security details could be at risk. Homeland Security Correspondent Jeanne Meserve has the first part of our special series 'Spies Among Us.'


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September 9th, 2009
10:11 AM ET

Ice cream reward for teen tennis star? Coach says 'maybe'

She missed her junior prom, homecoming too. But for 17-year-old Melanie Oudin, it's all good. Or as she might say, it’s awesome.

Melanie Oudin returns a shot against Nadia Petrova of Russia during day eight of the 2009 U.S. Open on September 7, 2009.

Melanie Oudin returns a shot against Nadia Petrova of Russia during day eight of the 2009 U.S. Open on September 7, 2009.

She is a teenager from Marietta, Georgia and the toast of this year's U.S. Open tennis tournament in New York. To reach tonight's quarterfinal she beat four Russian players including the thirteenth seed, Nadia Petrova.

“This is my dream forever. I’ve worked so hard for this and it's finally happening. I'm in my first quarterfinal of a grand slam. So, it's amazing,” she says.

Brian de Villiers is Melanie Oudin’s coach. He joined John Roberts and Kiran Chetry on CNN’s “American Morning” Wednesday. Below is an edited transcript of the interview.

Kiran Chetry: They're calling this the Cinderella story of the U.S. Open. How do you feel that she's gotten this far?

Brian de Villiers: Obviously I’m very excited and thrilled for her. Like she said, she's worked so hard for this. It's taken nine years to get here, so she's excited. We're all excited. And I'm just hoping she performs well.

John Roberts: In terms of her development, she was a wild card going in. She turned pro in April of 2008. She was a wild card going in to last year's U.S. Open. She lost in the first round. She made it to the quarters of Wimbledon. She's in the quarters this year. What is it that has made the difference between last year and this year?

De Villiers: I think last year she felt a lot of pressure. The girl she played – she knew from the juniors and it was a wild card U.S. Open – first time in the main draw in that. And she put a lot of pressure on herself. I think coming into it this year she has a little more experience from Wimbledon. And just over the year her game is finally starting to click. She's figuring things out and she’s playing a lot smarter.

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Filed under: Sports
September 9th, 2009
08:51 AM ET

War zone ER: Dr. Gupta called to duty in Afghanistan

Program Note: Watch “American Morning” all week for more reports from Dr. Gupta in Afghanistan. And don’t miss ‘Inside the Battle Zone’ tonight on “AC360,” 10 p.m. ET.

Our Dr. Gupta is reporting from inside Afghanistan this week. And get this. While covering a story about a doctor from his hometown, Sanjay was asked to scrub in – because they were one surgeon short.


Filed under: Afghanistan
September 9th, 2009
08:39 AM ET

Health care tag line wars

By Carol Costello and Bob Ruff
President Obama will deliver a health care speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday.

President Obama will deliver a health care speech to a joint session of Congress Wednesday.

If President Obama’s summer has been one of discontent, all those tough tag lines about his health care plan may have had something to do with it:

“Rationing”
“Death Panels”
“Kill Grandma”
“We Won’t Pay for Murder”
“Socialism”
“Government Takeover”

Taken together with those falling poll numbers and it’s enough for a president to say “ouch.”

Susan Molinari is a former congresswoman from New York who now lobbies for a firm that deals in health care matters. She says the president “has seen himself, if you will, the superman falling to Earth.”

Part of the president’s problem, says Molinari, is that he hasn’t found a way to convince Republicans that reform is really needed. When the president speaks to Congress and the nation about health care, “he really needs to rise above the partisan bickering,” says Molinari. He needs to “become the leader of the United States and talk about what are those things that he needs to see in the health care bill and urge the two parties, Republicans and Democrats, to get together and make it happen as quickly as possible.”

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