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September 22nd, 2010
09:14 PM ET

The Teaser for Thursday, September 23, 2010

"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 Elizabeth Warren, Assistant to the President on Consumer Financial Protection Bureau , on being appointed to create the Consumer Financial Protection bureau, and what her priorities will be in creating the new organization.

6:40AM Paul Keckley, Health Care Economist and executive director of the Deloitte Center for Health Solutions , on the provisions going into effect tomorrow, 6 months since the passage of health care reform, and what that means for insurance companies and consumers.

7:40AM Eliot Spitzer, Host of CNN's "Parker Spitzer" and former Governor of New York , on the gubernatorial race in New York, which has recently become a tight race between Democratic candidate Andrew Cuomo and Republican candidate Carl Paladino.

8:10AM Rep. Paul Ryan, (R) Wisconsin and co-author of "Young Guns", on Thursday's unveiling of the GOP's "Pledge to America." He'll explain the key elements of the GOP plan.

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Filed under: American Morning • Consumer protection • Economy • Health care • The Teaser
September 22nd, 2010
09:38 AM ET

Exclusive: Bishop's rep: Abuse claims 'without merit'

(CNN) – Two men have filed suit claiming that prominent Atlanta pastor Eddie Long used his position as a spiritual authority and bishop to coerce young males at his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church into sex. The church is denying the allegations. Art Franklin, the spokesperson for Bishop Long, talked to American Morning's Kiran Chetry and John Roberts exclusively about the allegations.


Filed under: Controversy • Crime • Religion
September 22nd, 2010
09:30 AM ET

Food policy expert talks safety of modified salmon

(CNN) – The Food and Drug Administration is considering right now – and have been for the past few days – whether to allow genetically engineered salmon to be sold in grocery stores.The industry says it is safe but critics aren’t convinced. William Hallman, director of the food policy institute at Rutgers, joined Wednesday's American Morning to discuss what implications there may be introducing the product into stores and what consumers need to know.

Kiran Chetry: Is it safe?

William Hallman: Well, the FDA says it is. What the scientists are saying is they can find really no differences between this genetically modified salmon and conventionally bred salmon.

John Roberts: You have to wonder, though, if you're bathing it in growth hormone 12 months of the year as opposed to staging it in seasons and cycles, might you be introducing something into the food chain there that people could react to maybe a food allergy?

William Hallman: Well, that's a question that the FDA has really looked at. And you know, you as a human being are bathed in growth hormone all the time, as well. It's just a question of really how much. This is a natural hormone. It's not anything that's unnatural. It just allows the fish to grow winter and summer.

John Roberts: Shouldn't consumers have – and don't they want the right to know?

William Hallman: Well, yeah, and that's the other side of the argument. What environmental groups and consumer groups are saying is that consumers should have sovereignty. They have the right to know. They should get a chance to choose which of the products they want to take home and feed to their families. But what the FDA is saying, well, if you label this as genetically modified, people will interpret that as a warning label. And that's almost kind of a false advertising, it implies something that isn't true.

Filed under: Controversy • Health
September 22nd, 2010
09:22 AM ET

Bullied girl's dad: 'I was going to be her protector'

(CNN) – On September 3, a Lake Mary, Florida, father jumped onto his daughter’s school bus and confronted bullies who he says had been tormenting the girl over the previous three days. James Jones was captured on bus surveillance video yelling and threatening kids on the bus. Jones has publicly apologized but may face two second-degree misdemeanor charges of disorderly conduct and disturbing a school function.

Jackson said that Jones and his wife did not inform the school that their daughter was being bullied. The girl has cerebral palsy. The bullying was so traumatizing, Jones says his daughter is currently hospitalized. James Jones and his lawyer, Natalie Jackson, joined us on Wednesday's American Morning.


Filed under: Bullying
September 22nd, 2010
09:00 AM ET
September 22nd, 2010
07:00 AM ET

Official defends Obama ahead of revelations in Woodward book

(CNN) – A senior administration official defended President Barack Obama on Wednesday as a decisive commander-in-chief ahead of next week's release of a book that reveals an administration deeply divided over U.S. strategy in Afghanistan.

"Obama's Wars," by veteran Washington journalist Bob Woodward, describes a frustrated president who urgently sought an exit plan, only to be provided with options that involved increased U.S. troop levels, the Washington Post reported Wednesday. Woodward is associate editor of the newspaper.

Woodward takes readers behind the scenes in the Obama White House through accounts of closed-door strategy sessions, private conversations, internal memos and hours of interviews with key players.


Filed under: President Barack Obama • Top Stories
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