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May 6th, 2010
10:52 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.

6:10AM  We're breaking down the vote in the UK with John Burns, London Bureau Chief at the New York Times.

6:30AM  John Avlon joins us with an oil disaster edition of Wingnuts of the Week.

7:40AM  Football Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor arrested and charged with raping a 16-year-old girl – we'll look at the story with Max Kellerman from HBO Sports and Pablo Torre, Writer-Reporter at Sports Illustrated.

8:10AM  He's seen the oil spill up close and personal – we'll ask Larry Schweiger, President & CEO of National Wildlife Federation about what damage he's spotted – and its implications for the future.

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Filed under: American Morning • The Teaser
May 6th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Report: Americans taking too many OTC meds

(CNN) – A new Consumer Reports study says Americans are taking too many over-the-counter pain medications and this could be causing chronic headaches instead of relieving them. To sort out the so-called "rebound headache" syndrome, we were joined on Thursday's American Morning by our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta.

Filed under: Health
May 6th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

How will the oil spill affect human health?

(CNN) – Every Thursday, our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joins us live to answer your health questions. Today's question came from Twitter: How will the oil spill affect our health?

Send in your question for Dr. Gupta

Filed under: Dr. Gupta's Mailbag • Health
May 6th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Taliban link to Times Square suspect?

(CNN) – There are reports today saying U.S. investigators think there may indeed be a link between the suspected Times Square bomber and the Pakistani Taliban, not al Qaeda and not the Taliban we're fighting in Afghanistan. And it could be a game-changer if they were able to hit the homeland.

Rep. Peter Hoekstra, ranking member on the House Committee on Intelligence, joined us on Thursday's American Morning to talk about the investigation into the failed Times Square bombing.

Read more: Analysis: Are the Pakistani Taliban about to go global?

Filed under: Terrorism
May 6th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Ricky Gervais is one of Time's 100 most influential

(CNN) – It started out with a British TV show called "The Office" and turned into a worldwide phenomenon. The original British version has been watched now in 90 countries and spawned seven different remakes.

The man behind it all, Ricky Gervais, has now been named one of Time magazine's 100 most influential people. He joined us on Thursday's American Morning.

Filed under: Entertainment
May 6th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Gut Check: Should athletes play politics?

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="The Phoenix Suns wear 'Los Suns' jerseys on Cinco de Mayo in response to an immigration law recently passed in Arizona."]

By Carol Costello, CNN

(CNN) – The world of politics is colliding with the world of sports over Arizona’s controversial new immigration law.

Last night, there were more protests at the Arizona Diamondbacks game and the Phoenix Suns took to the court wearing jerseys reading “Los Suns” to show team solidarity with Latinos.

Politicians, like New Mexico’s Governor Bill Richardson, are debating the law, not just on CNN, but on ESPN too.

Time for a Gut Check: Should basketball or baseball or any other pro sports team get involved in politics?

Steve Nash, who plays for the Phoenix Suns, says yes. “We have a lot of love. Latino fans. We have Latino players on both teams. And unfortunately that's the group that seems to be targeted by this bill. And it's a shame.”

The Arizona law is designed to identify, prosecute and deport illegal immigrants. It allows police officers to ask people "for papers" proving legal residency. Critics say it will lead to racial profiling.


Filed under: Controversy • Gut Check • Immigration • Sports
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