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July 27th, 2010
07:35 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.

6:10AM Jeffrey Toobin, CNN Senior Legal Analyst, on why the Utah Supreme Court reversed a ruling against FLDS "prophet" Warren Jeff.

6:40AM Shane Guidry, Chairman & CEO of an off-shore supply company, on Day 100 of the oil spill – how has the moratium affected his business?

7:10AM Robert Dudley, BP CEO Designate, on latest on the containment efforts – when will the well be killed?

7:40AM Ana Maria Salazar, Host, Imagen News, on Mexico's preps for the new Arizona immigration law.

7:50AM Gail Dines, Author, "Pornland: How porn has hijacked our sexuality", on how pornography has negatively impacted the average American home.

8:10AM Lisa Curtis, Former CIA Analyst, on the Wikileaks scandal – how will it affect U.S. – Pakistan relations?

8:40AM Dean Blanchard, President of a seafood company, on how his business has been impacted over the past 100 days of the oil spill.

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Filed under: The Teaser
July 27th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Anger at California officials spreads

Ten-year-old Briana Esqueda holds a protest placard on July 26, 2010 in Bell, California. (Getty Images)

(CNN) – More heads are rolling in Bell, California where local officials in the blue-collar town were paying themselves insanely large salaries. So far, the city manager, assistant city manager and police chief have resigned. Those three officials, combined, were making $1.6 million a year. Now, the city council is slashing its pay and the mayor is finishing his term for free. Our Ted Rowlands has the latest. Watch Video


Filed under: Controversy • Politics
July 27th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Family stuck in U.S. can't return home

(CNN) – With unemployment hovering near 10% nationwide, plenty of immigrants, both legal and illegal, are among the millions coast-to-coast having trouble finding work. As such, many are trying to return to their native countries to search for jobs, but some are finding that can be easier said than done. Soledad O'Brien, special correspondent for CNN's "In America" documentary series, introduces us to one family stuck in the United States.

Filed under: Immigration
July 27th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Are football helmets getting safer?

Footballs are shown with Jacksonville Jaguars helmets on November 26, 2006. (Getty Images/File)

(CNN) – Across the country, thousands of high school kids are about to strap on the shoulder pads as they get ready for a new season on the gridiron. College students and professionals are right behind them. The most critical piece of football gear is the helmet, of course. And the NFL just released the results of safety tests on 16 helmet models. Three of the models tested were rated "top performers." Neurologist Dr. Robert Cantu is a senior adviser to the NFL's committee on head injuries. Dr. Cantu is concerned that making that information public gives the wrong impression. He joined us on Tuesday's American Morning to discuss whether football helmets protect enough. Watch Video

Filed under: Health • Sports
July 27th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Fallout over leaked Afghan war documents

Julian Assange, founder of "," holds up a copy of the Guardian newspaper in London on July 26, 2010. (Getty Images)

(CNN) – There's major fallout today over the leaking of classified documents from the war in Afghanistan to whistle-blower Web site The Wall Street Journal is reporting that the Pentagon is going after the hard drive belonging to Army Intelligence analyst Bradley Manning, who is already charged with leaking classified information. Our Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr has the latest. Watch Video

WikiLeaks founder speaks out about leaked Afghan war documents

Filed under: Afghanistan • Military
July 27th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Tony Hayward in hindsight

BP CEO Tony Hayward stands on the deck of the Discover Enterprise drill ship during recovery operations May 28, 2010 in the Gulf of Mexico. (Getty Images/File)

(CNN) – BPs embattled CEO is out. Tony Hayward, the executive who said he wanted his life back, got his wish earlier this morning. He'll be replaced in October by American Robert Dudley. The oil giant's second quarter earnings are also out this morning. BP is reporting a bruising $17 billion loss.

Back in early May, our David Mattingly conducted a never-before-seen interview with Hayward at the beginning of the response effort. Watch Video


Filed under: Business • Gulf Oil Spill
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