Editor's Note: Friday’s American Morning audience was intrigued by John Avlon’s segment about his new book "Wingnuts: How the Lunatic Fringe is Hijacking America." Viewers argued their opinions about appropriate "wingnuts" that didn’t make Avlon’s list, while disputing his choices.
Are “fringe” groups “hijacking” American politics? Who do you think should be on the “wingnut” list? Send in your suggestions to John here.
It happens almost every day of every week, people on the far-right and the far-left doing or saying something off of the wall. We've profiled many of them here on American Morning with a segment we call "Wingnuts of the Week."
Now, one of our favorite guests, John Avlon, has a new book all about the subject. It's called "Wingnuts: How the lunatic fringe is hijacking America." He joined us Friday on American Morning.
Don't miss: Wingnuts of the Week
It's been 31 years since Iran's Islamic Revolution when the country's Western-backed monarchy fell and Iran became an Islamic state.
Yesterday, we saw a huge pro-government rally in Tehran, but we're also seeing disturbing videos online of violent clashes between security forces and anti-government protesters.
What do these protests and this violence really mean for Iran's future?
We were joined Friday on American Morning by Jason Shams, a contributor for the Daily Beast who has lived in Iran for several years.
We also spoke with Maziar Bahari, a Newsweek correspondent who was jailed in Iran last year.
Complete coverage: Protests in Iran
He has joined the ranks of Michael Phelps and Lance Armstrong by being named the U.S. Olympic Committee's sportsman of the year this year, but Todd Lodwick competes in a sport not many Americans are familiar with – Nordic Combined, which is normally dominated by Europeans.
Our Rob Marciano got a skiing lesson from the Olympic athlete for this American Morning original report.
Complete coverage: Vancouver Games
Former President Clinton left a New York hospital early Friday, less than a day after doctors performed a procedure to restore blood flow in one of his coronary arteries.
Cardiologist Dr. Holly Andersen is the director of the Perlman Heart Institute at New York Presbyterian, which is where President Clinton had his procedure done. She joined us on American Morning Friday.