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November 15th, 2010
10:30 AM ET

Pay off $88,000 debt in three years? One couple did it.

Meet the Carrolls. Three years ago, they had a whopping $88,000 in debt.

Today, they're debt free.

CNN's Christine Romans talks to the Carrolls to find out how they were able to escape from this mountain of debt, and how you can, too.

Filed under: Debt • Economy • Personal Finance
November 15th, 2010
10:20 AM ET

What motivates Americans to go green?

Do you buy recyclable items because you know it will benefit the planet, or because you want to keep up with the neighbors?

CNN's Deb Feyerick takes a look at why people decide to go green.

Filed under: American Morning • Environment
November 15th, 2010
09:44 AM ET

‘Mama Grizzly’ meets real bears in first episode of TLC series

Is it reality TV worth watching or just one big campaign ad?

Sarah Palin’s new reality TV series "Sarah Palin's Alaska" premiered Sunday night on TLC. The series, which features Palin and her family in their home setting in Alaska, has both political and entertainment commentators buzzing this morning.

Brian Stelter, media reporter for the New York Times, and Shushannah Walshe, Daily Beast writer and co-author, Sarah From Alaska, talk to AM’s Carol Costello this morning about the show.

Filed under: American Morning • Entertainment • Politics • Pop Culture
November 15th, 2010
09:22 AM ET

TSA may change pilot screenings after body scan backlash

Passengers and pilots have already expressed discomfort with TSA’s revealing full-body scanners and too-close-for-comfort pat downs. Now, at least one is doing so publicly.

Over the weekend, a 31-year-old man refused a pat down at a San Diego airport. The cell phone video where he tells a TSA agent, don't  "touch my junk," has gone viral.

Homeland Security Chief Janet Napolitano is speaking out, too. She writes a USA Today column defending pat downs and scanners and asking passengers for their patience.

This morning, TSA speaks to American Morning. TSA Administrator John Pistole, who meets with Napolitano today, tells AM’s John Roberts how TSA is changing its tone with passengers.

Pistole responds to passengers planning a "National Opt-Out Day"  in protest of the scanners and Capt. Sully Sullenberger's recent comments that he doesn't understand the purpose of screening pilots.

Filed under: Airline safety • Airlines • American Morning
November 15th, 2010
08:18 AM ET

Ransom money frees couple from pirates after many attempts

(CNN) - Paul and Rachel Chandler said they were "skinny and bony - but fine" after more than a year being held hostage by pirates but the British couple could spend years coming to terms with the "psychological torture" of their ordeal.The Chandlers, who were seized while sailing off the Horn of Africa in October 2009, said Monday they planned to return to the UK very soon to be reunited with their families. With the couple pictured on the front pages of most British newspapers on Monday, they also face intense media interest in their story.

What’s the impact of the $750,000 in ransom money paid for the couple’s release? And how unprecedented, or not, is this case?

CNN reporter and pirate expert Kaj Larsen answers these questions and explains how the pirate negotiating process works. He talks about the bumps along the way before  the Chandlers were released.

Filed under: American Morning • World
November 15th, 2010
07:24 AM ET

U.S. govt. created Nazi 'safe haven' post-World War II, report reveals

A secret the Department of Justice doesn't want you to know about is making news this morning.

A report from the Justice Department reveals that the United States created a “safe haven” for Nazis and their collaborators after World War II. The 600-page report explains how the CIA put former Nazis to work after the war and gives new evidence in the most notorious Nazi cases of the past three decades.

The New York Times obtained the full report. Eric Lichtblau, the Times reporter who broke the story, joins AM’s John Roberts this morning.

He explains the story behind the report and its significance.

Filed under: American Morning
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