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June 22nd, 2011
08:18 AM ET

Actor Kevin Kline advocates for diabetes research

Kevin Kline is not only an Oscar winning actor, he's also a co chair of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Advocacy Program and a parent to a child diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Aaron Kowalski, Ph.D. is a researcher with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation and suffers from type 1 diabetes himself. Both join Kiran Chetry and Carol Costello this morning to discuss the importance of increasing funding for research on juvenile diabetes.

Kline shares how he and his family are personally affected by the gravity of the disease. Kowalski offers his thoughts about a potential cure in the future from great strides made today. Both will testify before the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs today to urge federal officials to advance the testing of artificial pancreas systems, which could dramatically change the day-to-day management of type 1 diabetes.

June 22nd, 2011
05:32 AM ET

Question of the Day: What do you want to hear from the President tonight?

(CNN) President Barack Obama will deliver a highly anticipated speech Wednesday evening at 8pm ET about troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.

On Tuesday, an administration official told CNN that Obama will announce that 30,000 U.S. "surge" forces will be fully withdrawn from Afghanistan by the end of 2012. However, outgoing Defense Secretary Robert Gates has pushed for additional time to roll back Taliban gains in the country before starting any significant drawback.

American Morning wants to know: What do you want to hear from the President tonight?

Post your answer here. Your response could be included on this morning's broadcast.


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