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November 28th, 2011
01:05 PM ET

How the Victoria's Secret angels get their wings

The Victoria's Secret fashion show is, without a doubt, the most watched and perhaps the most anticipated fashion show in the world.

And let's be honest, it's not about the underwear.

It's about the models, and what they're wearing on their backs. We're talking about the now-iconic wings. So what goes into making them?

CNN's Alina Cho goes behind the scenes to take a look.

Filed under: Fashion
November 28th, 2011
01:02 PM ET

Actor Kal Penn on going from silver screen to the White House...and back!

You may have heard of Kal Penn, one of the stars in the "Harold and Kumar" movie series.

In addition to his film work, Penn previously worked as a professor at the University of Pennsylvania. He also served in the Obama White House for two years before calling it quits to return to acting. Today, he's working on the CBS hit show "How I Met Your Mother," is promoting his latest movie "A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas" and his promotion for a new video game called "Rayman Origins."

Today on American Morning, Kal joins Christine and Alina to talk about his busy career, and talks about his future plans in supporting President Obama for reelection.

Filed under: AM Fun
November 28th, 2011
12:47 PM ET

Detained journalist Mona Eltahawy on the historic Egypt election: 'In my heart, I'm still in Cairo'

Election day in Egypt comes after a week of deadly demonstrations.

Egyptian-American journalist Mona Eltahawy lived through a violent run-in with police– while covering the protests in Cairo's Tahrir Square. She says she was arrested, sexually assaulted and beaten.

This morning, she's back in the U.S. and watching the historic election in a post-Mubarak Egypt from afar.

She talks with CNN's Alina Cho about surviving abuse from security forces and the importance of today's vote.

Filed under: Egypt
November 28th, 2011
12:40 PM ET

Shoppers logging in today for Cyber Monday savings – AOL's Latoya Drake shares some tips

If you didn't want to battle the crowds on Black Friday, today is the day for you.

Dubbed "Cyber Monday" – today is the day to do your holiday shopping online. And right now, if you haven't checked - your inbox is probably filled with coupons and promo codes.

Today on American Morning, AOL Digital's Latoya Drake shares tips and advice for finding the best deals and steals out there.

Filed under: Cyber Monday
November 28th, 2011
12:33 PM ET

Sweeney on Egypt detention: I thought there was a good chance they might try to execute us

Three American students who were arrested in Egypt during the violent uprising in Tahrir Square are back in the United States today.

They were ordered freed by an Egyptian court and continue to deny charges they threw Molotov cocktails at security forces during the protests, insisting the accusations against them were lies.

On American Morning this morning, Georgetown University student Derrik Sweeney and his mom Joy talk with Christine Romans on his harrowing experience and the moment he thought the security forces would execute him.

Filed under: Egypt
November 28th, 2011
11:58 AM ET

Comparing Syracuse, Penn State child sex abuse charges – is it fair to draw parallels?

Syracuse University associate head basketball coach Bernie Fine has been fired after explosive allegations surfaced of Fine sexually abusing two former ballboys. This all comes weeks after Penn State fired assistant coach Jerry Sandusky for multiple charges of child sex abuse.

After the firing, head coach Jim Boeheim - who had earlier defended Fine - issued this statement.

"The allegations that have come forth today are disturbing and deeply troubling. I am personally very shocked because I have never witnessed any of the activities that have been alleged. I believe the university took the appropriate step tonight. What is most important is that this matter be fully investigated and that anyone with information be supported to come forward so that the truth can be found. I deeply regret any statements I made that might have inhibited that from occurring or been insensitive to victims of abuse."

ESPN has released a secretly recorded conversation in 2002 between Fine's wife, Laurie Fine, and one of the coach's accusers.

This morning on American Morning, Sports Illustrated senior writer Jon Wertheim talks about the allegations and the similarities between allegations at Syracuse and Penn State.

Filed under: Child abuse • Syracuse
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