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November 14th, 2011
11:41 AM ET

RecordSetter website proves that 'everybody can be the best at something'

Ever wonder what the world's record is for the longest headspin?  How about the fastest solo viewing of every episode of "Lost?"  If you have, check out the "RecordSetter Book of World Records" – a collection of some of the strangest records ever broken.  Indeed, the book proves the maxim that everybody can truly be the best at something.

Today on American Morning, Corey Henderson and Dan Rollman join us to discuss their website and to challenge our very own Alina Cho to break the record for most network sign-offs in 30 seconds.


Filed under: Videos • World records
November 14th, 2011
11:40 AM ET

Evelyn Lauder, who created breast cancer's pink ribbon, dies at 75

Evelyn Lauder, a member of the Estee Lauder cosmetic company who helped create the iconic pink ribbon, died Saturday in New York City at the age of seventy five.  Lauder developed a global campaign for breast cancer awareness and raised millions of dollars put towards medical research.

Alina Cho speaks with John Demsey, group president of Estee Lauder, to discuss the major impact that Evelyn Lauder had on the fight against breast cancer.


Filed under: Health
November 14th, 2011
11:25 AM ET

Black entrepreneurs struggle to break into Silicon Valley

People around the world dream of striking it rich in Silicon Valley, but the odds of making it in the nation's tech capital are long – and even longer if you're black.  Only one percent of tech entrepreneurs who got venture capital last year were black.  It's an issue that CNN's Soledad O'brien explores in her new "Black in America" documentary.

Today on American Morning, Christine Romans and Alina Cho speak with Hank Williams, the founder of Kloud-Co, to discuss why there are so few black entrepreneurs working in Silicon Valley.


Filed under: Technology
November 14th, 2011
11:01 AM ET

Political panel: GOP presidential race down to the wire

The GOP presidential race is down to the wire, with just seven weeks to go until the the crucial Iowa caucasus.  The candidates squared off once again on Saturday in South Carolina, in a debate that focused on foreign policy – an issue that has largely taken a backseat in a presidential race shaped by the troubled economy.

Christine Romans speaks with Neera Tanden, president of the center for American Progress, and GOP strategist Ed Rollins about the state of the GOP field – and whether anybody can overtake Mitt Romney.


Filed under: Politics
November 14th, 2011
10:47 AM ET

Rep. Rush explains why he thinks you can 'compare the NCAA...to the Mafia'

The Penn State sex abuse scandal has brought  increased scrutiny to the culture of big-time college football.  Critics claim that the sports governing body, the NCAA, is exploiting students in the pursuit of substantial profits.  These profits, critics say, are generated on the backs of unpaid college athletes that have few legal rights.

Today on American Morning, Rep. Bobby Rush explains to Alina Cho why he thinks you can "compare the NCAA...to the Mafia."


Filed under: Controversy • Sports
November 14th, 2011
10:39 AM ET

Penn State grad decries failure of leadership

Penn State graduate Thomas Day participated in Jerry Sandusky's Second Mile Foundation – and he had nothing but a positive experience in the program.  Like many in his community, he was shocked to learn that Sandusky was being accused of sexually abusing young boys, but the emerging scandal has left him disillusioned with the culture at Penn State.

Today on American Morning, Day tells Christine Romans that he believes that there's been a failure of leadership at Penn State, which is reflective of a similar failure of leadership in the country at large.


Filed under: Crime • Sports