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July 29th, 2010
10:55 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 Michael Grunwald, Senior National Correspondent, TIME Magazine, on his latest piece: "The BP Spill: Has the Damage Been Exaggerated?"

6:40AM Sergio Garcia, PGA player, and Jim Justice, Owner, Greenbrier Resort, on how a tournament at Greenbrier turned into a fundraiser for April's West Virginia mining tragedy.

7:12AM Robert Gibbs, White House Press Secretary, on the President's trip to Michigan on Friday and the challenges the administration faces.

7:40AM Amy Argetsinger, Columnist, The Washington Post's Reliable Source, on Chelsea Clinton's wedding this weekend.

8:05AM Candy Crowley, Host, State of the Union, on this week's political headlines.

8:40AM The mothers of the American hikers detained in Iran – one year later, are they any closer to getting their children released?

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Filed under: The Teaser
July 29th, 2010
11:00 AM ET

Feds: Military contractor scammed nearly $200M

(CNN) – A bizarre case is playing out in a New York courtroom. The feds say a former CEO scammed his company for nearly $200 million. They say he spent it on prostitutes for employees, plastic surgery for his wife, cars, trips, parties, and the list goes on. So why should you care? Alina Cho has the answer.

Filed under: Crime
July 29th, 2010
10:00 AM ET

Video: Fighting fair could strengthen marriage

(CNN) – New research finds fighting fair can actually make your relationship stronger. Scott Stanley is co-author of "Fighting for Your Marriage" and co-director of the Center for Marital and Family Studies at the University of Denver. He joined us on Thursday's American Morning to explain the findings.

Filed under: Living
July 29th, 2010
09:00 AM ET

Oscar's story: College degree, but no papers

Self-deported Oscar Vazquez waits in Mexico. (Joel De La Rosa/CNN)

(CNN) – Oscar Vazquez is a young man with a family and a bright future, caught in the middle of the immigration debate. He's a college grad who earned his engineering degree from Arizona State University. Now, he's back in Mexico by choice while his American dream remains across the border. John Zarrella has Oscar's story. Watch Video

Filed under: Immigration
July 29th, 2010
08:00 AM ET

Legal & illegal immigrants leaving Arizona out of fear

(CNN) – At the 11th hour yesterday, after all the anger and arguments, a federal judge blocked the most controversial parts of Arizona's new immigration law. The case now heads for higher courts, but still, some of the estimated 500,000 undocumented immigrants who went to Arizona are leaving the state out of fear. Our Thelma Gutierrez introduces us to some of them. Watch Video

Related: Weakened immigration law takes effect

Filed under: Immigration
July 29th, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Gulf fishermen still skeptical of seafood

A man poses with fish he caught while sport fishing off a pier in Grand Isle, Louisiana. (Getty Images)

Editor's Note: The sea has lost its lure for hundreds of men and women who make a living off the Gulf of Mexico. Many of them have been idled for months as the BP oil spill keeps thousands of square miles of ocean off-limits to fishing. Last week, a ban on one-third of those waters was lifted. Now, seafood industry officials and Louisiana's governor want the rest of the Gulf reopened. But as our Jim Acosta reports, a lot of fishermen are going to need a little incentive to get them back in the water. Watch Video

By Jim Acosta and Bonney Kapp

(CNN) – With the oil dissipating faster that expected, Louisiana seafood officials want BP to lure the state's fishermen back to the water.

Many of Louisiana's 12 thousand fishermen have gotten accustomed to serving as cleanup workers since the oil spill began, drawing paychecks from BP instead of from the Gulf of Mexico.

Ewell Smith, executive director of the state's Seafood Promotional and Marketing Board, is asking BP to offer a bonus to fishermen who return to their old jobs.

"It's a commonsense approach to put fishermen back to work to help mitigate claims against them," Smith said.

Under the state's proposed "Back to the Docks" program, BP would pay fishermen an additional 30 cents for every dollar of seafood they catch. Now that BP is closing in on killing the well, company spokesman Larry Thomas said the oil giant is considering Smith's proposal.


Filed under: Business • Environment • Gulf Oil Spill
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