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July 3rd, 2009
06:00 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Friday July 3, 2009

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • A potential bombshell regarding the custody of Michael Jackson’s two older children.  The singer's ex-wife says she'll fight for custody, but her lawyer is telling reporters something different.  We’ll also show you the tape of one of Michael Jackson’s last performances, from just two days before he died. Active, energetic, electric as always.  Almost hard to believe. American Morning will be live for what is expected to a huge memorial service for the singer at L.A.’s Staples center Tuesday morning.
  • The end of “Macho.”  Is the world moving towards a monumental shift of power from men to women? That’s the premise of an essay by New America Foundation fellow Reihan Salam. He writes in the current issue of Foreign Policy about the “Death of Macho”.   Carol Costello interviews him about why he thinks women are gaining the upper hand and male dominance is nearing its end.
  • The meltdown of marriage in the media.  How infidelity's visibility is eroding our most sacred institution, from Governor Sanford's affair… to Jon & Kate.  What is happening to the state of "marriage" in America?

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. larovewhewTew

    unsteady answers i like it

    November 30, 2009 at 12:20 pm |
  2. Jerry Smith

    As an independent, I watch both sides with a jaundiced eye, but of late the Republican party has been so unAmerican in their conduct I'm horrified. Since when do you have to be a screaming banshee to try and state your side. I blame Fox News, the propaganda arm of the party, for spewing venom 24/7 that is fueling this incivility. What is most offensive is the "Don't give me the facts, I know what I know," attitude. I have had more "statistics" thrown at me with no one having any idea where they come from, most out of thin air, or at a gathering of five conservatives for coffee. My particular favorite is that "everyone has insurance but the illegal aliens". Really, my family has been here since the 1700's and my husband's company filed for bankruptcy two years ago and we've been without insurance since or with the bare minimun we could afford because of our age. Wake up people, really look at the facts and stop buying into lies meant to get people re-election who got us into this mess.

    September 21, 2009 at 8:51 am |
  3. Pat Daniels

    I'm a 69 yr. old W.F. and until President Obama took office I had never heard the president referred to a Mr. or just by his sir name in the news. That's racism. Considering the massive amt. of negative mail (some pure propganda) I receive from the republican party ,they aren't even trying to work together to get our country on track.

    September 17, 2009 at 8:18 am |
  4. G. John Farmer

    Good Morning: Please have your people check the FAA regulations. From the pics this am I assume both aircraft were operating under Visual Flight Rules, in which case it is the Pilot in Commands responsibility to maintain traffic seperation regardless of what controllers may or may not say or do. Thanks G.J. Private Pilot Canada.

    August 14, 2009 at 7:15 am |
  5. ronald

    The meltdown of marriage in the media. How infidelity’s visibility is eroding our most sacred institution, from Governor Sanford’s affair… to Jon & Kate. What is happening to the state of “marriage” in America?

    Possibly, CNN could consider the non-meltdown of marriage in the media? How not all Americans follow the path of what is presented in the media?
    You present the never ending saga of Governor Sanford's affair. But, do you as well think of the consequences of the families involved? Each time the media reams the guy a new one, then media does not demonstrate compassion to the spouse.
    Does not the spouse deserve some compassion during the topic being driven day after day in the media. How you want the spouse to feel with topic that never ends?
    You discuss the phrase of the melt down,but it has already melted.
    You should show ourselves some story of the non-melt down of American society.
    Besides, does not the world want to see two sides of American culture instead of only the worse segment?

    I understand the media wants ourselves to view the topic.
    You showed ourselves the topic,but each day you drag the topic of Governor Sanford further and further without compassion to the effected spouse?

    Shall this topic drag on the media for another week, another month?
    It only makes it worse,cause yourselves re-broadcast repeated coverage over and over again,until the CNN viewer has seen too much of the topic.
    Now, show us a good side of this country?
    Got to have someone in US that is good news worthy?

    July 6, 2009 at 7:05 am |