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October 26th, 2010
11:25 PM ET

The Teaser for Wednesday, October 27, 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.

6:20AM Paula Szuchman, Reporter, Wall Street Journal and Nivi Szuchman, Paula’s Husband, on her WSJ blog talking about the "downside of marriage by e-mail".  In the blog she complained about the lack of response she was getting from her husband, leading her to rethink the way we communicate to our spouses.  What was her husband’s reaction? What about her readers?

6:40AM David Epstein, Reporter, Sports Illustrated and Dr. Steven Flanagan, Professor and Chair, Dept. of Rehabilitation Medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center, on the magazine’s cover story.  Epstein reports on a groundbreaking new Purdue University study on head injuries.  It could permanently alter how football is played.  Flanagan weighs in on how we can better protect players.

7:40AM Deborah Hersman, Chairman of the National Transportation Safety Board, on the organization’s two-day forum probing the safety of "code sharing" agreements – where one airline places its code on a flight operated by another airline, then sells and issues tickets for that flight. What does this mean for your safety?

7:50AM Sir Michael Caine, Actor and Author, on his legendary career and his new book “The Elephant to Hollywood”.  What is his biggest piece of advice for young actors?

8:20AM Max Kellerman, CNN Contributor and Christine Romans, with reaction on LeBron James' new ad for Nike titled “Rise”.  Plus, we’ll recap James’ first game with the Miami Heat.

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Filed under: Airline safety • Entertainment • Sports
October 26th, 2010
12:52 PM ET

Maria Shriver on why some men 'get it'

Maria Shriver hosts her last Women's Conference as First Lady of California this week. This morning, Shriver tells American Morning's Kiran Chetry her future plans and why New York Times Columnist Nicholas Kristof is a "man who gets it."

Other men who 'get it' slated to appear at this year's conference:
Brian Williams
Phil Knight, Co-Founder, Chairman, Nike Inc.
Howard Schultz, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Starbucks Coffee Company

Do you agree? What other men do you think 'get it'?

Filed under: Women's Rights
October 26th, 2010
08:49 AM ET

Brazile and Molinari on the homestretch to midterm elections

Excitement building one week until the midterm elections. How are democrats and republicans reacting to the last minute rallies, ads and debates?

Kiran Chetry finds out this morning on American Morning.

Donna Brazile, CNN Political Contributor and Democratic Strategist, and Susan Molinari, former Republican U.S. Representative, share their outlooks on the final week leading up the the midterms.

Filed under: Midterm elections • Politics
October 26th, 2010
08:17 AM ET

'Black-out in a can"?

(CNN) - Nine Central Washington University students hospitalized this month after an off-campus party were sickened by "Four Loko," a caffeinated malt liquor also known as "blackout in a can," according to a police investigation.

Investigators concluded that none of the students were drugged or given alcohol without their knowledge and no sexual assaults occurred, according to a school statement.

The findings convinced university President James Gaudino to ban "alcohol energy drinks" from his campus. CNN's senior medical correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen discussed the concerns raised over the drink.

Filed under: American Morning • Controversy • Health
October 26th, 2010
08:02 AM ET

Harrison Ford: United States must "step up to the plate," commit to world environmentalism

Actor Harrison Ford joins world leaders in Japan this week in the effort to combat the loss of animals, plants and their habitats.

This morning, Ford, vice chairman, Conservation International, tells John Roberts the goals of the UN Convention on Biological Diversity and how he got involved in the cause.

"We have to press for action now. We have to get unified commitment to the goals," Ford said. "We've got to get the United States to step up to the plate."

Filed under: Environment • Pop Culture • World
October 26th, 2010
07:47 AM ET

Tim Kaine on midterms: 'It’s going to be close'

Polls and predictions painting an ugly picture for democrats one week out until the midterms elections, but Democratic National Committee Chairman Tim Kaine not ready to concede just yet.

This morning, the former Virginia governor tells American Morning’s John Roberts, "We've got work to do," but explains why he remains optimistic.

Also, watch for his take on Frank Caprio telling President Obama to take his endorsement and “shove it.”

Filed under: Midterm elections • Politics
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