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September 21st, 2011
03:35 PM ET

Can Netflix rebound after splitting into two divisions? A marketing expert weighs in

After raising the prices for their services by sixty percent earlier in the year, Netflix announced yesterday that it will be splitting into two divisions, Netflix and Qwikster, and they are receiving a lot of flack for the decision.

The company's CEO Reed Hastings released a statement Monday apologizing to his customers saying, "It is clear from the feedback over the past two months that many members felt we lacked respect and humility in the way we announced the separation of DVD and streaming, and the price changes."

Today on American Morning, Christine Romans talks to Adam Hanft, CEO of the marketing firm Hanft Projects, about Netflix's business decisions and how the brand is going to rebound.

Filed under: Business
September 21st, 2011
03:32 PM ET

Is there any chance that Troy Davis' execution may be delayed?

A parole board in Georgia has denied a last-ditch clemency appeal by Troy Davis, a Georgia man set to be executed in a high-profile case on Wednesday for the murder of a police officer.

The case has attracted international attention and became a focus for opponents of the death penalty because seven of nine trial witnesses have since recanted their testimony and his supporters say he may be innocent.

Davis is due to die by lethal injection at 7 p.m. local time today at Georgia Diagnostic and Classification Prison in Jackson, Georgia.

Today on American Morning, Paul Callan, CNN legal contributor, discusses the case and explains if there is any way that the execution could be delayed.

Filed under: Death penalty • Troy Davis
September 21st, 2011
03:06 PM ET

Representative Phil Roe explains how he saved a man's life

Representative Phil Roe, an obstetrician and a Republican from Tennessee, saved a man who went into cardiac arrest Tuesday at the Charlotte airport.

The Congressman, along with a nurse in the area, used CPR and a defibrillator at the airport to restart the man's heart. Reports say that it is believed that the man would have passed away were it not for Roe's actions.

Representative Roe discusses the heroic rescue today on American Morning.

Filed under: Health
September 21st, 2011
02:46 PM ET

Park51 developer discusses the opening of the first phase of the community center

Coinciding with the United Nations International Day of Peace, the first part of Park51, the planned Lower Manhattan Islamic community center that sparked an international controversy last year, is set to open today.

Park51's first big public event will be a photography exhibit comprised of portraits of children from 169 countries who now live in New York City.

Sharif El-Gamal, Park 51 developer and chairman of the board of directors, talks to American Morning today about the protests surrounding the project and where the construction of the center stands.

Photos are courtesy of Danny Goldfield.

Filed under: Park51 • Religion
September 21st, 2011
02:12 PM ET

Minding Your Business for Sept. 21, 2011

Christine Romans reports the morning business news headlines in our daily segment "Minding Your Business" on CNN’s
American Morning.

Filed under: Minding Your Business
September 21st, 2011
04:34 AM ET

Talk Back: Is it time to re-think the death penalty?

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From CNN's Carol Costello:

Troy Davis, convicted cop killer, will be executed by lethal injection tonight despite protest and assertions of his innocence from Amnesty International, the Pope and President Jimmy Carter.

Whether you agree with them is up to you, but Davis' case aside, American juries seem increasingly reluctant to see any inmate put to death, preferring life without the possibility of parole instead.

Although it's unclear as to why, their reluctance may be due to the fact that more than 130 people have been released from death row with evidence of their innocence since 1973.

Talk Back: Is it time to re-think the death penalty?

Let us know what you think. Your response could be read on our program.

Filed under: AM Talk Back