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April 14th, 2010
07:38 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.

6:30AM  She interviewed 850 sources and gathered every interview the Queen of Talk did over the past 25 years: Kitty Kelley will tell us what she unearthed about Oprah Winfrey.

7:10AM  Caravanning across the country for the Tea Party: Darla Dawald, Director of, will talk about the power of the party – and who its future leaders could be.

7:30AM  China boom – how has it shaped the aspirations of the average Chinese citizen? We're talking to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn, authors of "Half the Sky".

8:20AM  $45 for a carry-on bag? Senator Charles Schumer says that's unaccepatable – and will tell us what he hopes to do about it.

8:30AM  Preventing another mining disaster: We'll talk to West Virginia Governor Joe Manchin on the massive mine inspection he's proposed and how it could stop another deadly accident.

8:50AM  Who could forget Mrs. Wiggins and the Scarlett O'Hara sketch? We walk down memory lane with Carol Burnett as she discusses her new book "This Time Together".

Got questions for any of our guests?Tweet 'em at or post them below and we'll try to use 'em!

Filed under: The Teaser
April 14th, 2010
03:00 PM ET

We Listen – Your comments 4/14/10

Editor's Note: Carol Costello’s report on “Male Studies” generated varied opinion from Wednesday’s American Morning audience. Some were unconvinced that such a program would be of any value, others provided a more historical perspective, noting that “throughout human history, the world's social pendulum has swung between male dominated society and female dominated society.”

  • Al: Regarding males living in a woman's world, throughout human history, the world's social pendulum has swung between male dominated society and female dominated society. That is, at least in part, how the pantheon of gods and goddesses came to be. In male dominated societies, the deities were male, symbolizing the fact that males should be in charge, because the gods were male. In female dominated societies, the deities' sexes were changed to female for the same basic reasons. We are just witnessing the transitional phase of the pendulum's current cycle.
  • Dean: It would be great if Male Studies and other efforts reduced male bashing and "dumb guy commercials" and clarify the distortions expressed in books like "Who Stole Feminism?" For example, where is the data to support the "fact" that "it isn't about sex; it is about power and control." Ask any horndog sniffing around any environment; It is about sex! Or do the data show that most men explain that pleading and begging for sex is to make them feel powerful?
  • Wes: Regarding Carol Costello's report on masculinity, I suggest she check out the book, "Knights Without Armor: A Guide to the Inner Lives of Men" by Aaron Kipnis, Ph.D.
  • Ron: It is true that men are not men like it once was and that is in part due to NOW and the men let it happen. Mother's want girls and when they have boys they treat them like girls. Thus, we have boys that are not boys, plain and simple.

How do you feel about the idea of a “Male Studies” academic program? Continue the conversation below.

Filed under: We Listen
April 14th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

God 'led me directly' to girl lost in swamp, Florida rescuer says

(CNN) – The man who rescued an 11-year-old girl lost in a dense Florida swamp said Wednesday that God led him directly to her, and that finding her was no surprise.

James King said he set out on his own to look for Nadia Bloom on Tuesday, trusting that he was going in the right direction even when that meant through water or dense brush.

"I was expecting to hear her voice," King told CNN's American Morning. "So I'm yelling, 'Nadia!' and at one point, I yell, 'Nadia!' and I hear 'What?' And I said that way - right there."

Read more: Voice from swamp: 'I'm the girl who got lost'

Filed under: U.S.
April 14th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Exclusive: Driver talks about picking up orphan

(CNN) – Authorities in Washington D.C. and Russia are still dealing with the fallout after a boy was sent back to Russia alone by the family in Tennessee who had adopted him.

In a CNN exclusive, our Kiran Chetry talked with Arthur Lookyanov, the driver who was hired in Russia to pick the boy up at the airport.

Filed under: Controversy • Exclusive • World
April 14th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Nebraska law prevents abortions after 20 weeks

(CNN) – It's a new state law that could have an impact nationwide. Nebraska lawmakers have passed legislation to ban abortions after 20 weeks, on the belief that the fetus feels pain by that time.

Patricia Murphy, Capitol Hill bureau chief of, and CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to discuss the law.

Filed under: Controversy
April 14th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

China Rising: China's real estate bubble trouble

Editor's Note: This week in our original series "China Rising," we're assessing China's economic impact on the United States. Tomorrow on American Morning, some say China is poised to become the next economic super power, but that contradicts the life hundreds of millions of Chinese people live. We'll take you on a tour of China like no other.

(CNN) – Property values in China are skyrocketing. Experts say the prices in March grew at a record pace, despite government attempts to slow them down.

Our John Vause reports on the impending threat that the real estate market presents not just to China, but to the rest of the world.

Filed under: China Rising
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