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May 24th, 2010
07:58 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  Steve Theriot, Jefferson Parish President & Doug Inkley, Sr. Scientist, National Wildlife Federation on the latest attempts to stop the oil spill.

7:15AM  Carol Browner, Assist. to the President on Energy & Climate Change, on criticisms that BP and the government are not doing enough to stop the oil leak.

7:40AM  Rep. Mike Pence, (R) Indiana, on the House GOP's new initiative called "America Speaking Out" – a series of town halls and social-media drives to get input for a 'governing agenda.'

7:50AM  Dr. Ken Rosenberg, from New York-Presbyterian Hospital, on a new drug  that's being called the "Female Viagra".

8:40AM  Mayor Phil Gordon, (D) Phoenix, on why he's going to sue the state of Arizona over the new immigration law.

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Filed under: American Morning • The Teaser
May 24th, 2010
04:00 PM ET

Home and Away: Remembering Pfc. D.J. Bentz

(CNN) – A new initiative from, "Home and Away," honors U.S. and coalition troops who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan by tracking the lives of these brave men and women up to their untimely deaths.

Today, we're remembering Pfc. David John Bentz. D.J. was killed by a roadside bomb in Baghdad three years ago. His mother chooses to remember him through the game he loved most.

Don't Miss: From all parts of the world and spanning all ages, more than 6,000 U.S. and coalition troops have died in Iraq and Afghanistan. Explore the names, ages and faces of the fallen

Filed under: Home and Away • Military
May 24th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Texas textbook war continues

(CNN) – The Texas textbook war continues. In a controversial move, the state's board of education, dominated by conservative, Republican, Christian fundamentalists, has overhauled its existing social studies and history curriculum. Educators and political activists across the country are furious. On Monday's American Morning, we heard from both sides of the debate with Texas state board of education member Dr. Don McLeroy and Rod Paige, U.S. secretary of education from 2001 to 2005.

Filed under: Controversy • Education
May 24th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Duchess Fergie offers to 'open doors' to prince for cash

(CNN) – There are new developments out of London today where the latest scandal is rocking the royals. A British tabloid has put up a Web video showing Duchess Sarah Ferguson offering access to her ex-husband, Prince Andrew, in exchange for more than $700,000.

The prince denies knowing anything about it and the palace says he's always been a man of integrity. As for Fergie, she's falling on her sword and calls the video embarrassing and inexcusable. Our Phil Black joined us on Monday's American Morning to walk us through the sting operation.

Read more: Gotcha video shows Fergie accepting $$

Filed under: Controversy • World
May 24th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Exclusive: CNN cameras go deep for oil slick images

(CNN) – Dozens of ships are steaming toward the site of the oil spill in the Gulf today. In two days, they're expected to begin a "top kill" operation to plug the spewing well. Meanwhile, the debate over dispersants is raging. The EPA has ordered BP to switch to a less toxic product, but the oil giant is refusing. We've seen the damage that's been done on shore and on the ocean surface, but now we're bringing you exclusive pictures of the slick below sea level.

Filed under: Environment • Exclusive • Gulf Oil Spill
May 24th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

The Cost of College: Families placing premium on value

(CNN) – With college costs skyrocketing and a recession raging, it's not just about getting in to the best school these days. For many students and their cash-strapped parents, prestige is taking a back seat to price. Our Alina Cho reports for the first part of a week-long series, "The Cost of College."

Program Note: Tomorrow on American Morning, in part 2 of "The Cost of College," our Alina Cho profiles a young man who turned down a scholarship at one university to attend a more expensive and prestigious school. He says that decision left him buried in debt that will take decades to pay off.

Filed under: Cost of College • Economy • Education
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