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October 21st, 2010
10:39 PM ET

The Teaser for Friday, October 22, 2010

"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.

6:40AM Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and William McGowan, author of the forthcoming book "Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of The New York Times Means for America", on NPR firing Juan Williams and whether journalists have boundaries they must adhere to when it comes to free speech.

7:40AM Melissa Henson with the Parents Television Council and Robert Thompson, pop culture expert with Syracuse University, on the controversy over a "racy" photo spread of "Glee" castmembers in the latest issue of GQ Magazine.

8:40AM Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, on the commemoration of the completion of the runway at SpacePort America.

8:50AM Dr. Laura Jana, pediatrician, on the rising number of deaths due to whooping cough in California, and what you need to know to protect you and your family from it.

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Filed under: American Morning • The Teaser
September 23rd, 2010
10:07 PM ET

The Teaser for Friday, September 24, 2010

"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.

6:40AM Steve Perry, CNN Education Contributor and principal/founder of Capital Preparatory Magnet School and David Kirkpatrick, Author of "The Facebook Effect" , on Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg donating $100 million to improve Newark Public Schools. Can such a large sum of money turn around the troubled school system? And what does a move like this mean for Zuckerberg?

7:40AM Steve Sebelius, editor of Las Vegas City Life and political analyst for 8 News Now , on the heated race for Nevada's Senate seat between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and Tea Party-backed candidate Sharron Angle.

8:05AM Candy Crowley CNN Chief Political Correspondent and host of "State of the Union" , on the likelihood that tax cuts will not be addressed in Congress before the midterm elections, and her thoughts on some surprisingly tight races in Nevada, Colorado and New York. We'll also get a preview of what she has lined up for "State of the Union" this Sunday.

8:40AM Sarah Shourd, detained in Iran
, on being released from prison in Iran last Tuesday after being held in the notorious Evin prison for 14 months. We'll ask her final moments with fiancé Shane Bauer and friend Josh Fattal, who were also imprisoned with her, and what's next in her efforts to get them released.

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Filed under: American Morning • Education • Facebook • Iran • Midterm elections • Politics • Sarah Shourd • The Teaser
September 22nd, 2010
09:14 PM ET

The Teaser for Thursday, September 23, 2010

"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.

6:10AM Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the President on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , on being appointed to create the Consumer Financial Protection bureau, and what her priorities will be in creating the new organization.

6:40AM Paul Keckley, Health Care Economist and executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions , on the provisions going into effect tomorrow, 6 months since the passage of health care reform, and what that means for insurance companies and consumers.

7:40AM Eliot Spitzer, Host of CNN's "Parker Spitzer" and former Governor of New York , on the gubernatorial race in New York, which has recently become a tight race between Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo and Republican candidate Carl Paladino.

8:10AM Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin and co-author of "Young Guns", on Thursday's unveiling of the GOP's "Pledge to America." He'll explain the key elements of the GOP plan.

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Filed under: American Morning • Consumer protection • Economy • Health care • The Teaser
September 21st, 2010
10:15 PM ET

The Teaser for Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"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.

6:24AM William Hallman, director of the Food Policy Institute at Rutgers University , on whether genetically modified salmon is good for us and should be allowed on the market.

6:40AM James Jones and his attorney Natalie Jackson , on Jones storming a school bus to confront his daughter's alleged bullies.

7:40AM Robert Reich, author of "AFTERSHOCK: The Next Economy and America's Future" and former Secretary of Labor , on his new book and his opinion on how we get out of this slow-moving economy.

8:40AM Ed Rollins, CNN Senior Political Analyst and Susan Molinari, Former Congresswoman (R-NY), on new CNN polls that show more people disapprove of the way President Obama is handling his job than approve.

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Filed under: American Morning • Bullying • Economy • Politics • President Barack Obama • The Teaser
September 20th, 2010
11:04 PM ET

The Teaser for Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2010

"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.

6:20AM Jeff Sachs, Director, Earth Institute at Columbia University , on the National Bureau of Economic Research statement that "The Great Recession" ended in June 2009, amidst a slew of conflicting research that shows we might be headed for a double-dip recession.

6:40AM Ted Brassfield and Velma Hart, two attendees at the "Investing in America" town hall meeting with President Obama , on their reactions to the President's responses. Hart, the chief financial officer of AMVETS, made headlines today when she said she was "exhausted of defending" the President.

7:40AM Rep. Bob Inglis, (R-SC) who lost his 2010 re-election bid , on whether moderate Republicans are being squeezed out of the GOP by Tea Party candidates.

7:50AM Harry Johns, President and CEO, The Alzheimer's Association , on World Alzheimer's Day and the release of the "World Alzheimer Report 2010: the Global Economic Impact of Dementia" by Alzheimer's Disease International.

8:10AM Michael Crowley, Deputy Washington Bureau Chief, TIME Magazine , on President Obama's "Investing in America" town hall Monday, and whether President Obama's message of hope and optimism has been lost.

8:40AM Eliot Spitzer, Host, CNN's "Parker Spitzer" and former Governor of New York , on the new movie "Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps" and the disconnect between Main Street and Wall Street.

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Filed under: Alzheimer's • American Morning • Economy • Politics • The Great Recession • The Teaser
September 19th, 2010
08:20 PM ET

The Teaser for Monday, Sept. 20, 2010

"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.

All morning we'll have the latest on Hurricane Igor with damage assessments from emergency personnel in Bermuda.

6:40AM Leslie Sanchez, Republican Strategist and Author of "You've Come A Long Way, Maybe," Kiki McLean, Democratic Strategist and Patricia Murphy, Capitol Hill Bureau Chief for PoliticsDaily.com , on the record number of women candidates running for office in 2010.

7:30AM Adm. Thad Allen, U.S. National Incident Commander and Former U.S. Coast Guard Commandant , on the announcement that BP's Macondo oil well, which leaked an estimated 4.9 million barrels (206 million gallons) of crude into the Gulf of Mexico since April, is officially dead, and what's next for the Gulf cleanup efforts.

7:40AM Rep. Mike Pence, (R) Indiana and Republican Conference Committee Chairman , on Pence's surprise win of the Values Voters Summit straw poll, and what this says about his place in the eyes of Values Voters and Tea Party members leading up to the November midterms.

8:40AM Nihad Awad, Executive Director and Co-founder, Council on American-Islamic Relations , on the meeting of U.S. Muslim organizations in New York City, and their expected stand on the proposed Park 51 religious center near the World Trade Center.

***10:30p update: We've also added Paul LaMonica, editor-at-large with CNNMoney.com on their economist survey on extending the Bush tax cuts that are set to expire this year. You'll see him at 6:20a and 8:20a live.

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Filed under: American Morning • Gulf Oil Spill • Politics • The Teaser
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