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December 20th, 2010
10:37 AM ET

Breast-fed babies get better grades, new study shows

Breast feeding your baby during the first six months can actually help make your child smarter later in life, evidence from a new study suggests this morning.

CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains the study, published in the journal “Pediatrics” this morning on American Morning.

Wondering if supplementing breast feeding with formula feedings gives similar results? Cohen answers.


Filed under: American Morning • Health • Parenting
December 20th, 2010
10:35 AM ET

Sigourney Weaver tears up over emotional role as mother of gay son

Sigourney Weaver stopped by the AM studio today to discuss her movie "Prayers for Bobby." The Lifetime movie, based on a true story and now on DVD, tells the story of a close-knit religious family that is shattered after the son reveals he is gay.

John Roberts and Kiran Chetry sat down for a poignant interview with Weaver to talk about her experience playing the deeply conflicted mother, Mary.

Watch the interview to see just how emotional Weaver gets talking about the role. "So moving to me to hear Mary talk about how she realized later on looking at his baby pictures, God had wanted him to be gay," Weaver says of when she met the mother.

Weaver also talks about the recent repeal of  the military's “don't ask, don't tell” law and why she is celebrating.


Filed under: American Morning • Celebrity • Entertainment • Gay Rights
December 20th, 2010
09:51 AM ET

Anderson: Part of Vick's rehabilitation is owning dog

Former Atlanta Falcon's running back Jamal Anderson was on American Morning today and discussed with Kiran why he thought owning a dog would be beneficial to Michael Vick's rehabilitation.

Vick made news recently after he said that he would be interested in owning a dog in the future even though he is legally prohibited from doing so.


Filed under: American Morning
December 20th, 2010
07:54 AM ET

Smartphones apps to help make you the smartest shopper

Do you have all of your last minute Christmas shopping done? If you are like the staff at American Morning the answer is probably no. But lucky for you, there are some new tools to help you out this holiday season. They come to you via your smartphone. New phone apps like RedLaser, ShopSavvy and TheFind scan barcodes and compare in-store prices to those of online outlets and other brick-and-mortar stores guaranteeing you the best possible price.

So, what’s the best one for your last-minute shopping?

Today on American Morning, Katie Linendoll, CNET, explains the differences between apps.


Filed under: American Morning • Technology
December 20th, 2010
07:29 AM ET

Korea expert: 'North Koreans will retaliate'

Tensions are in high in the Korean peninsula as South Korea launched live fire military exercises this morning. Although there was no immediate reaction from the North, concern about North Korean aggression remains.

Gordon Chang is the author of "Nuclear showdown: North Korea Takes on The World" and is an expert on the region. He joined us this morning to assess how critical the situation is.


Filed under: American Morning