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November 17th, 2011
11:50 AM ET

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on being honored with Double Helix Medal, NBA lockout

He's the NBA's all-time leading scorer, a Los Angeles Lakers legend...and a cancer survivor.

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was in New York this week to receive the Double Helix Medal, a prestigious award for the work he's done raising awareness for cancer research.

Abdul-Jabbar joined us on American Morning to talk about his fight against cancer and shares his thoughts on the current NBA lockout.

For more information on Kareem's work in raising awareness for Ph+ chronic myeloid leukemia, visit

Filed under: Cancer • Health • NBA • Sports
November 17th, 2011
11:45 AM ET

Penn State alumni group raises money for sexual abuse victims

The ongoing sex abuse scandal continues to haunt the Happy Valley. But now a group of dedicated Penn State alumni are looking to make the best of a tragic situation.

The ProudPSUforRAINN campaign is asking fellow alums for a $1 donation to go to RAINN – the Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network.

Christine Romans talks with Laura Lettow, co-founder of the the group, about the origins of the campaign – and how successful it's been thus far.

Filed under: Penn State
November 17th, 2011
11:35 AM ET

Dick Armey on the Tea Party's budget plan to balance budget, curb spending

With just one week to go before they reach their deadline, all eyes in Washington are on the so-called Super Committee – the task force responsible for producing a deficit cutting plan. But this morning, members of the Tea Party are putting forth their own budget proposal. They claim that it balances the budget in four years – without any tax hikes. The plan would cut spending by $9.7 trillion over 10 years.

Christine Romans talks with Dick Armey, chairman of Freedom Works and one of the architects of the plan, to comb the details of the Tea Party's budget proposal.

Filed under: Budget • Economy • Tea Party
November 17th, 2011
09:52 AM ET

Pizza is a vegetable? Some in Congress think so

Did you know that pizza is considered a vegetable? Well, some members of Congress think so. 

There's a heated debate raging on Capitol Hill over a controversial new bill that would block strict health regulations for school lunches. And if some members of Congress have it there way, pizza and french fries could become staples in your children's cafeterias.

Christine Romans and Carol Costello talk with CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta about how this legislation will impact our kids' health.

Filed under: Health
November 17th, 2011
08:18 AM ET

NYC Deputy Mayor: If Occupy Wall Street protesters want to peacefully protest, they have the right

It's being called 'a block party the 1% will never forget."

This morning the Occupy Wall Street protest is gathering in Downtown Manhattan to shut down not only the financial district, but also the subways and possibly the Brooklyn Bridge.

Today's so-called "Day of Action" is to mark the movement's two-month anniversary.

This morning on American Morning, Carol Costello talks with Howard Wolfson, New York City's deputy mayor for government affairs and communications. He explains what the city is doing in response to today's protest.

Filed under: Occupy Wall Street
November 17th, 2011
08:03 AM ET

Detroit Mayor on AM: If we can make budget changes, we can stave off any horrible situation

The city of Detroit is dangerously close to facing bankruptcy. 

The city's deficit has been estimated to be as high as $209 million and the government is currently on track to run out of money by early next year.

Last night in a televised speech, Detroit Mayor David Ding said that drastic action needed to be taken to fix his city's finances. Bing is calling for municipal unions to take wage cuts and tax hikes for corporations.

Today on American Morning, Carol Costello asks Mayor Bing if he thinks he has ability to turn Detroit's finances around.

Filed under: Economy
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