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May 20th, 2010
08:35 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.

6:40AM  Robert Wittman, founder of the FBI Art Crime Team, on the 5 paintings by legendary artists Pablo Picasso, Georges Braque, Henri Matisse, Amedeo Modigliani and Fernand Léger that were stolen from the Paris Museum of Modern Art.

7:10AM  Fran Townsend, Fmr. Bush Homeland Security Adviser, on the resignation of the president's top intelligence advisor, Dennis C. Blair.

7:40AM  Bill Strickland, Editor-At-Large Bicycling Magazine and author of "Tour de Lance", on Floyd Landis' drug accusations.

8:10AM  Candy Crowley, Chief Political Correspondent, and Host, State of the Union, on this week's political headlines.

8:20AM  Jeff Sachs, Dir. of the Earth Institute at Columbia University, on Thursday's Wall Street tumble due to fears that the U.S. economy may be threatened by the financial crisis in Europe.

8:40AM  Rep. Ed Markey, Chair of the Cmte. on Energy Independence & Global Warming, on the new video feed of the oil spill on the Gulf Coast.

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Filed under: American Morning
May 20th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Reports: Cyclist Landis admits doping

(CNN) – After four years in denial, the man who was stripped of his 2006 Tour de France title, American cyclist Floyd Landis, is finally admitting to doping, according to new reports. CNN contributor Max Kellerman joined us on Thursday's American Morning for the report.

Reports: Reports: Cyclist Landis admits using performance-enhancing drugs

Filed under: Sports
May 20th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Building Up America: Navajo farm finds formula for success

(CNN) – It's home to breathtaking landscapes, century old traditions and an unemployment rate hovering near 50 percent. But in New Mexico, the Navajo Nation is trying to change that. And they're doing it by taking pride in the products they produce. Our Tom Foreman reports for our ongoing series, "Building Up America."

Filed under: Building Up America • Business
May 20th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

How much oil is gushing into the Gulf?

(CNN) – The pictures are like a punch in the gut. Huge bands of syrupy crude oil are now snaking through the sensitive wetlands off Louisiana's coast. BP officials insist they're making a "measurable difference" containing the catastrophe. The oil giant is buckling to pressure from Congress, now allowing the world to see its live continuous video feed of the gusher at the bottom of the Gulf.

Steve Wereley is an associate professor of mechanical engineering at Purdue University. He was one of the first experts to question BP's estimate of 5,000 barrels a day leaking into the Gulf. He joined us on Thursday's American Morning to explain.

Read more: 'Top kill' is BP's new hope to stop oil

Filed under: Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
May 20th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

CNN exclusive with Baghdad terror chief

(CNN) – They're some of America's "most wanted" – al Qaeda leaders who normally appear only in the shadows on grainy Internet videos or audio recordings. This week, CNN's Fred Pleitgen was the first western TV journalist to interview the recently captured Baghdad commander of al Qaeda in Iraq. As Fred tells us, the Iraqi government made him available to CNN and Arabic language media to highlight the progress it's made fighting terrorism.

Filed under: Exclusive • Terrorism • World
May 20th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Cockpit windshield cracks, window heaters may be at fault

(CNN) – "Fire in the cockpit!" It's fair to say that's one thing you don't want to hear at 30,000 feet, but that's just what happened on a United flight last weekend. The Federal Aviation Administration is speeding up an order requiring airlines to inspect windshield heaters on Boeing jets after the incident Sunday night. Our homeland security correspondent Jeanne Meserve has the report.

Filed under: Airline safety
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