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June 16th, 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 Lt. Gen. Russel Honore (Ret.) said we need to declare World War III when it comes to response to the Gulf Oil Spill. We'll ask what his plan of attack is.

7:40AM Wayne Washington, Senior Writer, The State (Columbia, S.C.), on the attempt to contest the surprise win of political unknown Alvin Green in the South Carolina Democratic primary for U.S. Senate.

8:20AM Carol Loomis, Senior Editor-at-Large, Fortune, on how Warren Buffett and Bill and Melinda Gates organized a series of secret meetings of American billionaires, resulting in a small but growing group pledging to give 50% of their wealth to charity.

8:40AM Nicholas Carr, Author, "The Shallows: What the Internet Is Doing to Our Brains", on how constant use of the Internet and tech gadgets trains our brains to operate in a quick but superficial way, preventing us from doing deep thinking, heavy reading or in-depth learning.

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Filed under: The Teaser
June 16th, 2010
02:00 PM ET

Can vitamins cut lung cancer risk?

(CNN) – Lung cancer kills more people than any other type of cancer out there, but could a few changes to your diet cut your risk, even if you're a smoker? Our chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta joined us on Wednesday's American Morning for more information.

Filed under: Health
June 16th, 2010
01:00 PM ET

Obama, BP set for Gulf oil showdown

(CNN) – President Obama will come face-to-face with the bosses at BP today for the first time since this disaster started – 58 days ago. The president's senior adviser, David Axelrod, joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to talk about what we can expect from the meeting.

Read more: BP bosses at White House for oil disaster showdown

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • Politics
June 16th, 2010
12:00 PM ET

Israel could ease Gaza blockade within days, Blair says

(CNN) – A deal to ease the Israeli blockade of Gaza could be in place "pretty quickly," Middle East envoy Tony Blair told CNN Wednesday.

Israel currently maintains a list of items allowed into the Palestinian territory, but would switch to a system where "stuff can go in as a matter of course unless it is on a prohibited list," the former British prime minister said.

"That would allow us to get a lot more of the ordinary stuff " needed for daily life into Gaza, while still protecting Israel's security, he said. "If we can do that over the next couple of days or so, that will be a significant step forward."

Israel has maintained tight controls on what can go into Gaza since Hamas took over in 2007, saying it must keep weapons out of the hands of the militant movement.

It sparked international outrage when Israeli commandos raided a Turkish ship trying to break the blockade May 31, killing nine people.

Israel says its soldiers were attacked when they boarded the ship, the Mavi Marmara.

Israel has resisted calls for an international investigation into the incident, from the United Nations among others, and set up a probe of its own led by a retired Israeli judge.

Filed under: World
June 16th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Breaking down Obama's oil remarks

(CNN) – President Barack Obama used his first Oval Office address to the nation Tuesday to say 90 percent of the oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico will be captured within weeks, and to call for a new clean energy policy to end U.S. dependence on fossil fuels.

Before last night's address, a poll showed more than two-thirds of the country thought President Obama needed to get tougher on BP. How did he fare? Presidential historian Douglas Brinkley and Newsweek contributing editor Julia Reed joined us on Wednesday's American Morning to weigh in on the speech.

Read more: Obama details oil spill response, calls for energy reform

Filed under: Gulf Oil Spill • Politics
June 16th, 2010
10:00 AM ET
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