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March 11th, 2010
07:22 PM ET

The Teaser

"The Teaser” is a preview of the guests we have lined up for the next day – so you know when to tune in (and when to set your alarm!). Guests and times are always subject to change.

Here’s the lineup for tomorrow:

6:30AM: How's this for a diplomatic welcome gift: 1,600 housing units in East Jerusalem. To say the least, V.P. Biden wasn't thrilled. How will this move play out? Robin Wright & Aaron David Miller will discuss.

7:30AM:
Reform, or you'll be voted out – a stark warning for Dems from Steve Hildebrand, former Deputy Campaign Manager for Obama. He'll tell us why he's sounding the alarm.

8:30AM:
  Temper tantrums – a passing outburst, or a serious mental illness? Dr. Emil Coccaro will tell us the difference between normal anger and Intermittent Explosive Disorder. Is your anger level normal? Take this quiz  to find out.

Got questions for any of our guests?
Tweet 'em at Twitter.com/amFIX or post them below and we'll try to use 'em!


Filed under: American Morning
March 11th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Corey Haim's lifelong struggle

(CNN) - The tragic death of actor Corey Haim shocked his closest friends. The 80's teen movie star died early yesterday.

Last night, Corey Feldman, Haim's close friend and reality co-star, spoke publicly about it for the first time on Larry King Live. Feldman said Haim seemed to be winning his battle against drug abuse in the weeks before his sudden death.

Feldman pleaded with people not to draw conclusions that Haim died from a drug overdose. He said that until the autopsy report is issued, "nobody knows and nobody's going to know."

Sadly, our society has almost come to expect drug use from former child stars – falling off the deep end after being so famous, so young. CNN's Kareen Wynter takes a look at Corey Haim's 20 year struggle and why he is far from alone.

Read more: Feldman says Corey Haim was winning fight with drugs


Filed under: Entertainment
March 11th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Arctic explorer headed for North Pole

Editor’s note: Arctic explorer Eric Larsen is trying to make it to the North and South Poles and the summit of Mount Everest in 365 days as part of an effort to raise awareness about climate change. Larsen joined us on American Morning before he set out on his Save the Poles expedition – and just launched the second leg of his journey to the North Pole. Below is an excerpt from his online journal.

Larsen’s crew trekking towards the North Pole. Courtesy: Eric Larsen
Larsen’s crew trekking towards the North Pole. Courtesy: Eric Larsen

By Eric Larsen, From EricLarsenExplore.com

Is the ice more beautiful because, for us here, it is dangerous and potentially deadly? Or is it beautiful because so few people have seen this place? Perhaps, its the fact that we are looking at something that may be gone in the future. Or does beauty lie just by existing?

We continue to be astounded by the forms and variety of ice here. Each day has seen a slight change in conditions. Today, we were pleased to find harder patches of snow as well as fewer pressure ridges; however, we are presently camped among some of the biggest pressure we've seen yet.

One surprise was finding a nearly kilometer wide lead in the early afternoon. While we regularly encounter leads, this was the first that was relatively new. Stepping gingerly, we watched as the ice bowed underneath our Atlas snowshoes and sent ripples forward. We decided to skirt the thinest sections. Read the full story »


Filed under: Environment • Eric Larsen
March 11th, 2010
12:00 PM ET
March 11th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Fmr. boyfriend of alleged 'Jihad Jane' 'just can't believe it'

(CNN) – The Wall Street Journal is reporting Colleen LaRose, the woman allegedly known as "Jihad Jane," is cooperating with authorities.

We're learning she provided information that lead to the arrest of seven people in Ireland accused of plotting to kill a Swedish cartoonist.

Our Susan Candiotti has been digging into the background of Colleen LaRose and spoke with the suspect's former boyfriend.

Read more: Who is alleged 'Jihad Jane'?


Filed under: Terrorism • U.S.
March 11th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Kansas City mayor explains school closings

(CNN) - It's a devastating blow for thousands of school children in Kansas City. A school district in the city's urban core will close 28 of 61 public schools by summer to try and stave off bankruptcy.

The school board narrowly passed the decision last night. The $50 million budget shortfall will force about 300 teachers out of work. The vote was met with desperate pleas from parents and calls for the school superintendent to be fired.

Kansas City Mayor Mark Funkhouser joined us on American Morning Wednesday via phone.

Read more: Kansas City moves to close nearly half of district's schools


Filed under: Education cuts
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