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May 17th, 2011
11:30 AM ET

Can public figures have private lives?

(CNN) - Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child more than 10 years ago outside of his marriage to Maria Shriver, a source close to the former California governor confirmed to CNN on Tuesday. The revelation, published first by the Los Angeles Times, came about a week after Schwarzenegger and his wife of 25 years announced that they were "amicably separating." Schwarzenegger fathered the child with a household staffer, the Times article said. He has provided support for the child since birth, the source told CNN. CNN's American Morning speaks with Jeff Gardere, clinical psychologist. about a public figure's private life versus as it relates to their public image.


Filed under: Controversy
May 17th, 2011
11:20 AM ET

NBA star, Grant Hill explains why it's important to 'Think Before You Speak'

NBA star, Grant Hill and Jared Dudley are participating in the 'Think Before You Speak' campaign, which is designed to address the use of anti-gay language among teens. The PSA that will debut during the NBA Conference Finals. This is after, Rick Welts, the President and CEO of the Phoenix Suns came out to NBA commissioner David Stern, L.A. Laker, Kobe Bryant's homophobic outburst and Atlanta Braves pitching coach, Roger McDowell recently receiving a two week suspension for his anti-gay language. He speaks with CNN's American Morning and tells why this PSA was needed.


Filed under: Sport
May 17th, 2011
11:04 AM ET

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker talks job creation in his state

Governor Scott Walker made national headlines earlier this year for his controversial budget proposals and his call to end collective bargaining in the state. What is he doing to create more jobs now? Can government really create jobs? CNN's American Morning speaks with Gov. Scott Walker and takes a closer look at his job creation plans.


Filed under: Economy • Jobs
May 17th, 2011
10:50 AM ET

What is the reaction in France over IMF Chief arrest ?

He was said to be the favorite to unseat Nicholas Sarkozy as France's next president, head of the International Monetary fund, Dominique Strauss-Kahn. He is not accused of raping a maid in his hotel suite. How are people in France reacting to the news? CNN's American Morning speaks with Nathan King correspondent for France 24.


Filed under: Controversy
May 17th, 2011
10:38 AM ET

Chopper wreckage to be returned, will it ease U.S.-Pakistan tensions?

Pakistan will now return the top secret tail fragment of the helicopter left behind in the Osama bin Laden raid. Senator John called it step number one. He also said Secretary of State Clinton would visit the country.


Filed under: Osama bin Laden • Pakistan
May 17th, 2011
06:14 AM ET

Schwarzenegger admits to fathering child with household staff-member

News breaking this morning that Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted to fathering a child with a household staff-member.

Our Question of the Day: Do a politician's private transgressions matter to their public life?

Weigh in here and let us know what you think. Kiran and Christine could read your response on air.


Filed under: AM Asks
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