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February 8th, 2011
10:15 AM ET

Controversy over "The Kennedys"

After being dropped by The History Channel because of its "dramatic interpretation", a mini-series about Camelot called "The Kennedys" will air on the Reelz channel on April 3.

The History Channel announced in January it would be dropping the series, more than a year after the channel publicized its plans to show it. The series includes re-enactments of the late President and his family's life and is said to have dramatized parts of the Kennedy story. Michael Prupas, Executive producer of "The Kennedys" and Stan E. Hubbard, CEO of ReelzChannel talk to T.J. holmes about the series and its rocky road to an air date.

Filed under: Entertainment • Television
February 8th, 2011
10:12 AM ET

New stats about going stag in America

A new study conducted by MarketTools and funded by examines what it means to be single in America.

Some of the study's findings challenge traditional conceptions of gender-roles, infidelity and children. For example, the study found that men want to marry just as much as women and have more of a desire to have children. Dr. Helen Fisher, Chief Scientific Adviser for and a Biological Anthropologist at Rutgers University, helped conduct the study and discusses the its findings with American Morning's Kiran Chetry.

Filed under: Social Life & Love
February 8th, 2011
09:56 AM ET

Balancing the budget: Gov. Rick Scott wants to slash $5 billion in spending

In an effort to eliminate deficits, governors across the country are proposing state budgets with spending cuts and almost no new taxes.

Florida Governor Rick Scott, a newly elected Republican, is following suit. Gov. Scott has issued a state budget that cuts $5 billion in spending and overhauls public employee pensions. Gov. Scott calls his plan the "7-7-7 plan"– 7 steps to get 700,000 jobs back in Florida in 7 years– and explains it to T.J. Holmes on American Morning.

Filed under: Economy • Politics
February 8th, 2011
09:53 AM ET

Max Page: The face behind the Force

Max Page has never seen Star Wars but he's taking the country by storm with his performance as a mini Darth Vader.

6 year-old Page is the star of the popular Volkswagen commercial that premiered Super Bowl Sunday and has garnered nearly 20 million views on YouTube. This morning Max takes off his mask and, with his mother Jennifer Page, talks to Kiran Chetry about his national debut.

Filed under: Sports • Television