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October 28th, 2010
01:19 AM ET

The Teaser for Thursday, October 28, 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 John Avlon, CNN Contributor and Columnist for, on the whim of the independent voter as election day approaches. As more undecideds tune into Senate races across the nation, they show signs of breaking to Republicans. Is the trend momentary or a sign of a long term shift? Can the Democrats turn the tide in these final days?

6:40AM Ramani Durvasula, Prof. of Pyschology Cali. State Univ and Psychologist on the Bravo Series "Thintervention", with reaction to the controversy Marie Claire blogger Maura Kelly sparked with a post on the CBS sitcom “Mike and Molly”, a show about a couple that meets at overeaters anonymous. Kelly wrote, “In real life, I find it aesthetically displeasing to watch a very, very fat person simply walk across a room”.

7:24AM David Bianculli, Founder & Editor, TV Worth Watching and TV Critic, NPR's "Fresh Air", on President Obama's visit to Jon Stewart's The Daily Show, the first time a sitting president has appeared on the show.

7:40AM Christine Jennings, USA Swimming Team, on the death of fellow American swimmer Fran Crippen, 26, in an open-water race Saturday. Jennings says she became dangerously fatigued during the race, vomiting several times in the water, unsuccessfully attempting to signal for help, and finally struggling passed the finish line, ending up in a hospital.  She discusses the conditions that lead to her harrowing experience and may have contributed to the death of the young American athlete.

8:40AM Gan Golan and Erich Origen, co-authors, "The Adventures of Unemployed Man", on making light of the beleaguered American economy in their new comic book, "The Adventures of Unemployed Man". In the book, superhero Unemployed Man battles villains from the Hall of Just Us, including The Man, a sinister CEO, The Human Resource, Unemployed Man's seductress and nemesis, and Nickel & Dime, an evil pair of silent killers.

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