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March 1st, 2011
09:23 AM ET

Cal Ripken Jr.: Baseball legend turned children's book author

Baseball Hall-of-Famer Cal Ripken Jr. is a sports legend, known for having played a record 2,632 consecutive games with the Baltimore Orioles. But Ripken can now add "children's book author" to his resume.

Ripken has written a new book called "Hothead", the story of a young baseball player who learns to control his hot temper– a character modeled after Ripken's young self. American Morning's Kiran Chetry talks to the baseball legend turned author about his newest feat.

Filed under: Books • Sports
March 1st, 2011
09:20 AM ET

Six-figure YouTube sensation

Michael Buckley makes his six-figure living off YouTube.

Buckley's the host, writer and producer of "What the Buck", a YouTube channel with over one million subscribers. He started posting videos for fun, but once the ad revenue started to roll in, Buckley was able to quit his day job.

Watch Ali Velshi's full interview with Michael Buckley.

Filed under: Entertainment • Jobs • Technology
March 1st, 2011
08:33 AM ET

Consumer Reports' Top Picks car list for 2011 revealed

Consumer Reports' auto issue is out and the magazine has chosen its Top Picks car list for 2011.

Six manufacturers and eight brands make up the top ten–did your favorite make the list? Ali Velshi talks to David Champion, the Senior Director for Automotive Testing for Consumer Reports, and takes a look at some of the hot new rides.

Filed under: Consumers • U.S.
March 1st, 2011
08:24 AM ET

Dr. Jeff Gardere: Sheen will eventually run out of speed, listen to reason

Charlie Sheen insists he's not an addict. That's what the actor told Piers Morgan Monday, in one of many interviews he's given to media outlets following his suspension from CBS's "Two and a Half Men". But his erratic behavior and nonsensical sentences have many wondering what's behind Sheen's actions if drugs aren't to blame.

Bernard Madoff is also making headlines, as tapes from his interview with New York Magazine have just been released to the public. What do the tapes show about how Madoff is dealing with his past actions?

Psychologist Jeff Gardere talks to Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi about Charlie Sheen's latest media appearances and Madoff's newly released tapes.

Filed under: Entertainment
March 1st, 2011
08:21 AM ET

Obama meets with governors, talks health care

President Obama met with the nation's governors at the White House Monday.

At the meeting, the president defended his calls for increased spending on education, roads and research and offered a challenge to the governors on the subject of health care. Obama told the governors he would allow states to create their own health care systems as long as two requirements are met: the states' plans must cover as many people as Obama's plan, and states must do so at the same or lower cost.

Governors Rick Scott (R-FL) and Martin O'Malley (D-MD) were in attendance Monday and talk to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about health care, as well as the labor union protests across the country.

Filed under: Health care • Politics • U.S.