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March 13th, 2009
08:00 AM ET

"If He Hits You Once, He Will Do It Again"

Oprah Winfrey dedicated her show yesterday to victims of domestic violence.
Oprah Winfrey dedicated her show yesterday to victims of domestic violence.

Chris Brown's arrest for allegedly beating his girlfriend Rihanna has sparked a nationwide conversation on domestic violence. In fact, Oprah Winfrey was so moved by the story she dedicated a whole hour to the subject on her show yesterday.

Oprah has not been shy about offering her advice to singer Rihanna, and women who are in abusive situations. "If you have been abused once, she says, it will not be the last time." Oprah devoted a whole hour to the subject on her show yesterday. We wanted to talk about it with a clinical psychologist. Dr. Jeff Gardere joined us live.


Filed under: Crime • Pop Culture
March 13th, 2009
07:00 AM ET

Fast Forward

The stories that will be making news later today:

A court ruling is expected this morning on New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo's request for access to a secret memo about 3 million dollars in bonuses paid to Merrill Lynch employees just before Bank of America acquired the bank. Bank of America has received 45-billion dollars in bailout money.

The search resumes for survivors of a helicopter crash off the coast of Newfoundland. 16-people are still missing. The chopper was carrying oil workers to an off-shore platform Thursday when it ditched and sank in the frigid North Atlantic. One man was rescued and one body has been recovered.

The Los Angeles Attorney General will hold a press conference on charges Anna Smith's former companion and lawyer provided highly addictive drugs to the late model. Howard K. Stern and two doctors charged with *eight* felonies. It all comes more than two years after Smith died from an accidental overdose of prescription drugs.


Filed under: Fast Forward
March 13th, 2009
06:00 AM ET

What's On Tap – Friday March 13th

Hey everyone. Happy Friday the 13th! Here's what's in store for today's show.

  • Former Anna Nicole Smith boyfriend Howard K. Stern and two doctors charged with furnishing drugs to the star, who died in '07 of a drug overdose.
  • Madoff victims express their anger both in court and outside after he pleads guilty to ponzi scheme.
  • Jim Cramer defends his advice on the Daily Show last night after being attacked by John Stewart.
  • Obama administration set to roll out a new strategy on Afghanistan next week.
  • When it comes to the Mexican drug war, the US is considering all options at stemming the flow of drugs northward and weapons south of the border. Federal officials say that could mean deploying military personnel and equipment to the region but militarizing the border is not the immediate goal.
  • The millions of people who use their cell phones daily to play games, download applications and browse the Web may not realize that they have an unseen companion: advertisers that can track their interests, their habits and even their location.


Filed under: What's On Tap
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