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April 12th, 2010
10:40 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.

7:30AM  Issue #1 at the Nuclear Summit: Terrorists and nukes. How close is Al Qaeda to getting  hold of a weapon? We'll ask David Albright, Author of "Peddling Peril" and Pres. of the Institute for Science and Int’l. Security.

7:50AM  Study: Spank a 3-year-old, get a more aggressive 5-year-old. We'll talk to one of the co-authors of the report, Catherine Taylor, from Tulane Univ. School of Public Health.

8:30AM  Troubled adoptions – how common is the Hansen case in the United States? We'll ask Dr. Ronald Federici, a psychologist specializing in adopted children.

8:50AM  Eight-time Olympic Medalist Apolo Anton Ohno joins us to talk about his new goal: encouraging kids to say "YES" to a healthy lifestyle and "NO" to underage drinking. We'll also ask him to weigh in on the latest Dancing with the Stars drama and find out what life is like after competing in the Olympics.

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  1. Idris

    A man cave to me is a productive as the Kitchen, the woman cave...Let it furnished with LCD TV and internet capability
    and my wife will live there. Who wouldn't?

    April 14, 2010 at 7:50 am |
  2. Don Straub

    Truly a miracle-discovery of that lost, little girl. It's interesting how G-d makes himself known to mankind. Miracles happen every day, but we aren't tuned into life, as well as we should. We must wake up to G-d's wondrous presence. He does exist.

    April 14, 2010 at 6:19 am |
  3. April

    Our country has gotten really bad about blaming bad parenting for everything. Mental illness can not always be over come by great parenting! I know from my own experience with this! Our system for adolecent health care is not set up for this. So there are many parents in danger from their mentally ill children and can not get the real help they need. Many, many children can do well with long term residential care. But they don't get there due to money, insurance, and a general idea in the mental health field, and community, that if the parents just did it right things, a child would do well to stay home. Maybe some of that comes from their knowledge that the facilities are to full and under funded? Don't know for sure. But what I do know is that I and others are out here, we are fantastic parents of children who need more help than they are getting. We do all we are told and do a good job of it. And at the end of the day...we are still in danger from our children due to their mental illness! Not bad parenting!
    My heart goes out to folks who in the end have to, and I will repeat...have to give up their children due to their childs
    violent illness, a child that needs more support than what is out there!!!

    April 13, 2010 at 9:02 am |
  4. Lori Barton

    We would like to think all parents have been endowed with the patience of a saint, but that just isn't so. Tempers flare.

    Unfortunately when people are taught to give their child time out, or "talking", the verbal abuse that is potentially received trumps all. I personally recall the yelling and screaming, it hurt deeply. The spankings....not so much.

    April 13, 2010 at 8:54 am |
  5. Cassie

    This will set the "mood" for every criminal out there..The menendez brothers come to mind! How about putting this on job applications? Why is this grant money not studying why -20 yrs later our "children go missing"? Why not study why our government can not get a grip on crimes against children? Can't you hear it now!!
    I know...., the criminals have more rights than their victims and now come to find out....the criminals were "spanked" as young children and should be supported by an entire nation until the day their "appeals" are exhausted.

    April 13, 2010 at 8:36 am |
  6. Bret

    We all have our thoughts and studies on spanking. I'm a product of control spanking and it's effective under control conditions. I think all discipline activities can and will work it the parent remain true to the standards they established. I think the parents are there worst enemy.

    April 13, 2010 at 8:18 am |