American Morning

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March 3rd, 2011
09:49 AM ET

Are American kids under too much pressure?

Are American students under too much pressure? Between pressure to excel in class, on the athletic field and on standardized tests, many kids are feeling overstressed.

When Vicki Abeles recognized how much stress her own daughter was under, and after a girl in her community committed suicide, she decided to document what she was seeing. Abeles talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about her new documentary, "Road to Nowhere".

Filed under: Education • U.S.
March 3rd, 2011
08:46 AM ET

Apple tops Fortune's list of Most Admired Companies

Fortune Magazine's list of Most Admired Companies was released Thursday morning, with Apple coming in at first place.

Not only did the top spot go to an American company, but so too did the top ten spots. Watch Ali Velshi's interview with Leigh Gallagher, Assistant Managing Editor of Fortune Magazine, to find out if you work for one of the world's most admired companies.

Filed under: Business
March 3rd, 2011
08:45 AM ET

Reporter's new novel a reflection of current uprisings

Alex Berenson is a reporter for the New York Times and is the author of the new novel "The Secret Soldier".

Berenson's new book is fiction but the subject is one that has become a familiar reality to the world in the last few weeks: uprisings in the Middle East. The novel focuses on a leader in the Middle East who is starting to lose the support of his people. Berenson talks to American Morning's Kiran Chetry about his new novel and the current uprisings in the Middle East and North Africa.

Filed under: Books • World
March 3rd, 2011
08:38 AM ET

Astronauts report from space on Discovery's final mission

The space shuttle Discovery is in on its final mission and the six astronauts on-board say despite some minor glitches, all has gone well.

The Discovery crew has been conducting a number of repairs to the International Space Station as well as experiments on SpaceX's DragonEye flash sensor. The space shuttle's 133rd mission will be its last, and it's expected to lreturn earth on Tuesday, March 8.

The six astronauts on Discovery talk to American Morning from outer space.

Filed under: Science • U.S.
March 3rd, 2011
08:37 AM ET

Supreme Court rules 8-1 in favor of Westboro Baptist Church

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled 8-1 in favor of the Westboro Baptist Church Wednesday, in a free speech case that challenged the fundamentalist church's right to protest at military funerals.

The father of Marine Lance Cpl. Matthew Snyder, a 20 year-old killed in Iraq in 2006, filed a lawsuit against the Westboro Baptist Church after members picketed his son's funeral. Westboro Baptist Church members protested at the funeral, and have done so at many others, to share their belief that American deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan were God's punishment for America's tolerance of homosexuality and abortion. Albert Snyder said the protests at his son's funeral caused emotional distress.

CNN Legal Analyst Jeffrey Toobin talks about the ruling with Kiran Chetry and Ali Velshi.

Filed under: Law • U.S. • U.S. Troops • Veterans
March 3rd, 2011
08:14 AM ET

NFL standoff coming down to the wire

A standoff between NFL owners and NFL players is coming down to the wire. 12:00AM Friday morning marks the expiration of the players' collective bargaining agreement with owners but the players are threatening to decertify from the union if NFL owners don't grant them additional money they're asking for.

Owners could lockout the players from training or the 2011 season if an agreement isn't reached, but decertification of the union would allow the players to file an anti-trust suit against the owners.

Sports Attorney Richard Roth talks to Ali Velshi about the NFL standoff.

Filed under: Sports