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April 7th, 2011
11:42 AM ET

Jane Goodall in a new children's book

Jane Goodall is an accomplished primatologist, ethologist, anthropologist, and is a UN Messenger of Peace Goodall pioneered and changed the way scientists viewed primates, and says she knew initial thoughts on the animals were all wrong. How? She had a great teacher from early on, her dog Rusty. She talks about the blurry biological line that changed religious and scientific minds and how every single one of us makes a difference every single day.

Filed under: You Have to See This
April 7th, 2011
11:39 AM ET

Weldon: 'We're here to convey a message'

Tripoli, Libya (CNN) - Curt Weldon, the former U.S. congressman who intends to meet with Moammar Gadhafi and persuade him to step aside, told CNN on Thursday he hasn't yet but still hopes to sit down with Libya's defiant strongman.

If and when he does have the sitdown, Weldon said he plans "to reinforce the message of the Obama administration."

Former Rep. Curt Weldon spoke live on American Morning this morning with Christine Romans and explains the message he intends to bring to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi.

Filed under: Libya
April 7th, 2011
11:24 AM ET

How a government shutdown would affect Dems, GOP

Washington (CNN) - Spurred by a hastily arranged evening meeting between President Barack Obama and the top two congressional leaders, negotiators worked into Thursday to try to resolve remaining differences in a possible budget deal that would avert a government shutdown. If there is no deal by midnight Friday, when the current spending authorization measure expires, parts of the government will close down.

If the shutdown were to happen, how would it affect the public's perception of the Democrats, the GOP and the Tea Party? CNN contributor John Avlon joined American Morning hosts Ali Velshi, Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans to explain.

Filed under: Budget • Politics
April 7th, 2011
10:38 AM ET

John Legend teams with Samsung for tech contest

John Legend and Samsung are helping to boost the next generation of math and science pioneers. The "Solve for Tomorrow" initiative is a video submission contest with a one million dollar technology prize. John Legend and executive vice president of Samsung, David Steele speak to CNN's American Morning.

Filed under: Tech • You Have to See This
April 7th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Former NATO Aide: "Yemen is a far more complex situation than Libya"

Damon Wilson, former top aide to NATO Secretary General speaks with CNN's American Morning about unrest in the Middle East.

Filed under: Middle East
April 7th, 2011
10:00 AM ET

Andy Lunsford loses job, finds his passion singing opera

CNN's Alina Cho speaks to Andy Lunsford, a businessman-turned-opera singer. 'The Accidental Tenor' turned his bad luck to a success story on exploring and finding his greatest passion.

Filed under: You Have to See This
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