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August 2nd, 2011
03:05 PM ET

Original Rolling Stone photographer talks music legends and magazine's start

Baron Wolman was a young photographer in 1967 when he received an offer from Jann Wenner to become the first chief photographer for her startup magazine Rolling Stone.

Wolman worked for Rolling Stone for three years, during which he photographed the musical giants of the era such as Jimi Hendrix, Frank Zappa, Jerry Garcia, Janis Joplin, and Mick Jagger.

Today on American Morning, Wolman joins Ali Velshi and Carol Costello to talk about his experiences working in the early days of the magazine. He offers an insider's perspective into the lives of the rock giants the time, sharing his iconic photographs, which can be found in his new book "The Rolling Stone Years."

Filed under: Music • Photography
August 2nd, 2011
11:33 AM ET

A Soldier's Story: The life of a combat engineer in Afghanistan

From boot camp to boots on the ground in Afghanistan:  We've been following the journey of Army soldier Will McLain. He's now seeing the war up-close as a combat engineer, but what does that mean?

CNN's Jason Carroll witnessed first hand what it means to be a combat engineer in Afghanistan.  See the entire piece here.

Filed under: A Soldier's Story
August 2nd, 2011
11:16 AM ET

Consumer Reports investigation: Cardio care more about profit than prevention?

A Consumer Reports investigation into cardiovascular care focusing on excessive testing and overtreatment has found a shocking 300% increase in angioplasties in the last decade.

In their report, Consumer Reports states that cardiac care has become a money-making machine that too often favors profit over science.

Dr. Orly Avitzur, medical adviser to the magazine,  speaks to American Morning today about what is driving the increase in angioplasties and weighs in on what patients can do to ensure they're receiving proper care.

Filed under: Health • Heart disease
August 2nd, 2011
11:12 AM ET

Rep. Walsh and Rep. Kucinich explain why they voted no on debt deal

The House of Representatives passed a bill to raise the nation's debt-ceiling while imposing sweeping spending cuts yesterday on a 269-161 vote, overcoming opposition from liberal Democrats and tea party conservatives for ideologically different reasons.

Representative Joe Walsh (R-Ill.) and Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio) are two lawmakers who voted against the bill.

They join Carol Costello on American Morning today to discuss their decision and to weigh in on the political compromise.

Filed under: Budget • Debt • Debt ceiling • Deficit • Politics
August 2nd, 2011
11:10 AM ET

Rep. Wasserman Schultz details Rep. Gabby Giffords return to House

Yesterday Arizona Representative Gabrielle Giffords made a triumphant return to the House after recovering from a gunshot wound to the head.  She went to Washington to vote in favor of the debt bill.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a close friend of Giffords, was there for her vote.  She has been at Giffords' side through her recovery.

Wasserman Schultz talks to American Morning about the welcome Giffords received from the House, as well as a potential timeline for Giffords' full-time return to Washington.

Filed under: Budget • Debt • Debt ceiling • Deficit • Gabrielle Giffords
August 2nd, 2011
11:08 AM ET

Brutal crackdown on peaceful protests continue in Syria – will the U.N. intervene?

The U.N. Security Council plans to meet for a second day today to discuss the escalating violence in Syria and the al-Assad government's continued crackdown on peaceful protests.

After Ramadan prayers late last night, at least 24 people were killed, dozens were wounded, and more than 150 people were detained across the country according to Rami Abdul-Rahman, head of London-based human rights group the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

Today on American Morning, Fawaz Gerges, director of the Middle East Centre at the London School of Economics and author of "The Rise and Fall of al-Qaeda," joins Ali Velshi to discuss the crackdown and to weigh in on how the international community is responding to the situation in the country.

Filed under: Syria
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