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October 21st, 2010
10:39 PM ET

The Teaser for Friday, October 22, 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.

6:40AM Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at George Washington University and William McGowan, author of the forthcoming book "Gray Lady Down: What the Decline and Fall of The New York Times Means for America", on NPR firing Juan Williams and whether journalists have boundaries they must adhere to when it comes to free speech.

7:40AM Melissa Henson with the Parents Television Council and Robert Thompson, pop culture expert with Syracuse University, on the controversy over a "racy" photo spread of "Glee" castmembers in the latest issue of GQ Magazine.

8:40AM Sir Richard Branson, founder of Virgin Galactic, on the commemoration of the completion of the runway at SpacePort America.

8:50AM Dr. Laura Jana, pediatrician, on the rising number of deaths due to whooping cough in California, and what you need to know to protect you and your family from it.

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  1. Frii

    The GQ spreed does nothing for me. Anybody thats talk to a teenage know their not on the same mental page with them and sex is 90% mental. As far as stopping teen sex that a job for parents.

    October 22, 2010 at 8:26 am |
  2. Pauly

    Another example of the limits of free speech. In a ruling handed down yesterday:

    Teachers have no First Amendment free-speech protection for curricular decisions they make in the classroom, a federal appeals court ruled on Thursday.

    "Only the school board has ultimate responsibility for what goes on in the classroom, legitimately giving it a say over what teachers may (or may not) teach in the classroom," the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit, in Cincinnati, said in its opinion.

    October 22, 2010 at 8:23 am |
  3. Dan

    @Average American, you are absolutely right. They have been in complete control for quite some time now, and still blame the Republicans for all that has gone/is going wrong.
    Let's stop playing the blame game and do good for the people of this great nation.
    Right now the Democrats and Republicans are in the interview process and it will be interesting to see on November 2 who gets hired.

    October 22, 2010 at 8:03 am |
  4. Pauly


    Timothy McVeigh, Terry Nichols, Eric Rudolph & the Unabomber, to name a few, were not Muslims!

    And freedom of speech only protects you against retaliation by the govt. It does NOT protect one in private industry, beauty pageants or in other venues. It's also not an absolute right. try shouting fire or gunman in a public place & see if you aren't arrested for causing a panic!

    October 22, 2010 at 8:03 am |
  5. Pam G

    Re: Glee
    Really? This is the slippery slope created 15+ years ago when Beavis & Butthead was required to place a warning on its show because some very young children mimicked the show and played with matches.
    Parents – Stop asking TV, movies, video games, magazines, teachers, celebrities, sports stars to raise your children.
    One way or another you made a choice to be a parent, so teach your children well and it really won't matter to their little delicate brains whether or not TV actresses dress provocatively in GQ.
    You've got much bigger things in this world to be concerned about. Stop getting obsessed with the small things, and you can really make a difference in your childs' lives.

    October 22, 2010 at 8:02 am |
  6. art


    The democrats HAVE been taking responsibility throughout the month of October. Knocking on doors, and making phone calls.

    Have you seen the polls?

    ::Knock:: ::Knock::

    October 22, 2010 at 8:01 am |
  7. Bryan Hoffman

    What gets left out is that this was not the first time NPR has warned Mr. Williams to watch his comments. He already had to stop being identified as a NPR consultant on Fox. The first ammendment promises free speech not employment.

    October 22, 2010 at 8:00 am |
  8. Bob in Florida

    Williams should not be on NPR, they have a higher standard. He is best on FOX, where the bar is significantly lower.

    October 22, 2010 at 7:17 am |
  9. Dan

    Whatever happened to "freedom of speech"?

    October 22, 2010 at 7:08 am |
  10. Dan

    Good for Juan. Some times the truth hurts. People can say that the Muslim is a "religion" of peace, but look back over history at all the terrorist attacks. Enough said.

    October 22, 2010 at 7:04 am |
  11. Average American

    @ what point do the Democrats start to take responsiblity for their own actions seeing they been in control of Congress for the last 4 years or so?

    October 22, 2010 at 7:03 am |
  12. Pauly

    How many flights has Juan Williams changed because he was nervous about flying w/ Muslims? If he was really concerned about his safety, why take the flight?

    How many times has he jumped out of a taxi cab once he noticed the driver was a Muslim? What happens when he visits a hospital w/ Muslim doctors?

    He had no problem signing a new multi-million dollar contract even though Newscorp's second largest shareholder is a Muslim. Would he be nervous flying w/ him?

    October 22, 2010 at 6:50 am |