American Morning

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March 22nd, 2010
08:30 PM ET

The Teaser

"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.

6:30A Spillover violence on the U.S.-Mexico border – real or exaggerated? We're talking to Zapata County Sherriff Sigifredo Gonzalez.

7:30AM Martin Indyk, former U.S. Ambassador to Israel, will talk about the latest tensions between the U.S. and Israel.

8:30AM  Unemployed, uninsured, and facing a $450 monthly prescription – how will the new health care bill help Amy Rabinoff?

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Filed under: The Teaser
March 22nd, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Questions about possible faulty electronics in Toyotas

(CNN) – For decades it was the automaker that stood for quality, but these days Toyota is struggling to regain its customers' trust after problems with gas pedals and vehicles speeding out of control.

Now, Toyota maintains faulty electronics are not to blame for their problems, but not everyone's convinced. Our Deb Feyerick has the report.

Filed under: Business
March 22nd, 2010
12:00 PM ET

How could the health care bill impact you?

(CNN) – The health care bill opens the floodgates to 32 million Americans who did not have health insurance before. How will this impact all of us?

Our senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen explains who will be paying less, and who may be paying more for health insurance.

Filed under: Health
March 22nd, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Debating the pros & cons of health care reform

(CNN) – The health care bill may have passed on Capitol Hill, but we all know that won't stop the debate. So what in the bill is going to work? What won't?

For an analysis of the bill, we were joined on Monday's American Morning by former Senate majority leader for the GOP and surgeon, Dr. Bill Frist; along with the former surgeon general for Presidents Clinton and Bush, Dr. David Satcher.

Filed under: Health • Politics
March 22nd, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Are You Smart: What is intelligence?

Editor's Note: Think you're smart? That depends on what it means to be smart. And how do you become smart – if you're not there yet? This week, in our special series "Are You Smart?" our Alina Cho takes an in-depth look at all aspects of intelligence. Tomorrow on American Morning, we'll examine the "other" smart: emotional intelligence. Some educators say it's a much better indicator than IQ tests.

By Alina Cho, CNN

(CNN) – The most famous measure of intelligence is the IQ test, but how many people have actually taken it? And does it really tell us if we're smart? What does it mean to be smart? And what does a "smart brain" look like?

It's happening all over the country. In some cases, kids barely out of diapers are being tested at 27, 30 months to determine whether they're gifted and talented…smart.

But are these tests accurate measures of intelligence?

"Good God. A kid tested when they are barely over 2-years-old somehow doesn't pass muster and that kid goes down an entirely different track from a more precocious 27-month-old. That is insane," says Daniel Pink, author of "A Whole New Mind."

For adults, the IQ test is the standard. Clear-cut, right and wrong answers. The average score is 100.

But researchers say IQ, your intelligence quotient, is only 25 percent of what makes you successful. IQ misses the other 75 percent.

“So what we have here is we have mechanisms that measure an important part but an incomplete part of what it means to be intelligent,” says Pink. “This ought to alarm us more than it does. Imagine getting into an airplane where the pilot was getting only 25 percent of the data she needed to fly the plane.”

If that's the case, what does it really mean to be smart and how do you get there? Can you make yourself smarter? Or are you born with it?


Filed under: Are You Smart?
March 22nd, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Is immigration the next big debate?

(CNN) – While health care undoubtedly stole the show in Washington yesterday, a call for immigration reform drew tens of thousands of demonstrators to the National Mall.

There are an estimated 11-million illegal immigrants in the U.S. The president has promised to make immigration law a priority, but immigration advocates say time's up. They're planning more rallies and a bill is already taking shape in the Senate.

Frank Sharry has been involved in that process. He's the founder of the advocacy group America's Voice and he joined us on Monday's American Morning.

Filed under: Immigration
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