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July 16th, 2009
06:24 AM ET

What’s on Tap – Thursday July 16, 2009

Here are the big stories on the agenda today:

  • An eighth suspect now under arrest in connection to the shocking home invasion murder of a Florida couple that had 17 kids.  Cops traced an accused killer’s steps and tracked her down.
    Police say this was carefully planned, but were they the specific target? We’ll talk to the man in charge of the investigation.
  • Was it the turning point?  This morning, for the first time ever, we're seeing video of the Pepsi commercial shoot where Michael Jackson's hair caught fire.  And we can guarantee after seeing it, you'll never think of the accident in the same way.  We’re taking a look at whether this set the “king of pop” on a path to drug dependency… and his eventual death.
  • Will you get sick in the future?  And do you really want to know?  There's surprising new information on the psychological effect of getting bad news about your health, years ahead of time.  Dr. Sanjay Gupta has the pros and cons of finding out you're getting sick – in the future.
  • Former DC Mayor Marion Barry says there’s nothing wrong with hiring your girlfriend.  He did it.  And it could get him in big trouble.  He’s here live to defend himself.  You cannot miss this one!

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soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. RON

    Line standing for someone with whom you may not agree? It's a job! People often work for those with opposing views. Take Kiren for example. SHE WORKED FOR FOX!!!!!!!!!!!

    July 16, 2009 at 6:57 am |
  2. LA

    I'm so glad the mayor handed that uneducated, unprepared dim-writ pundit her walking papers.

    He made her look like the fool she is. All she wanted was to smear him and ask gotcha facts.....just all smear. CNN should fire her and apologize.

    The media is so good at jumping on the initial story, ready to tear a part a person's life. But when the facts come out that vindicate or exonerate the person being accused, barely a mention.

    July 16, 2009 at 6:56 am |
  3. Tina

    My goodness the host that's interviewing Marion Berry really needs to take an additional class on interviewing. It's so unprofessional to constantly interrupt your guest. Let's be honest, if you had someone close to you to hire, would you skip over them, if they were qualified, to hire someone else. Not the best person to interview Marion Berry.

    July 16, 2009 at 6:40 am |
  4. Scott

    I just heard that the recession will end this year. I guess that means we should expect for the bad economic news to end soon. Right????

    July 16, 2009 at 6:29 am |