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December 23rd, 2011
01:36 PM ET

Is it ever too late to follow your dreams? Morgan Spurlock's on his 'Failure Club' series for Yahoo! Screen

It's never too late to follow your dreams. And perhaps, no one knows that better than Morgan Spurlock.

Before making his Oscar-nominated hit documentary "Super-Size Me," Spurlock was evicted from his apartment and $250,000 in debt!

But now he's found success, and he says you can too!

He's trying to prove it in his brand-new web series on Yahoo! Screen – it's called "Failure Club." He talks with Alina Cho and Deb Feyerick about the show this morning on American Morning.

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December 23rd, 2011
01:34 PM ET

AM staffers wish our viewers a happy holiday season

Some staffers join Alina Cho and Deb Feyerick to wish our audience a happy Festivus and a wonderful holiday season.

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December 22nd, 2011
10:36 AM ET

Kenneth Branagh chats about his role in 'My Week with Marilyn'

It's called "My Week with Marilyn." It's a new movie showcasing the late screen siren back in the 1950s. But, there's more to Marilyn Monroe than we know: A history of insecurity and tension on set.

The movie shows a clash of acting approaches between Monroe and famous actor and director Sir Laurence Olivier.

This morning on American Morning, Kenneth Branagh who played "Sir Laurence Olivier" and has been nominated for a Golden Globe for "best supporting actor" for his performance, talks about his experience acting in the movie.

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December 2nd, 2011
01:10 PM ET

Anna Post on avoiding awkward social interactions during the holidays

'Tis the season for giving. But given the state of the economy, many Americans might not be able to give as much as they have in the past – which can potentially make for some awkward social interactions.

Today on American Morning, Alina Cho and Christine Romans talk with etiquette expert Anna Post about how to handle these dilemmas.

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November 30th, 2011
10:12 AM ET

'Star Trek' actress Nichelle Nichols talks about show's 45th anniversary and new special 'Trek Nation'

"Star Trek" fans are waiting anxiously for a new documentary to premier tonight on the Science Channel called "Trek Nation."

It's the story of show creator Gene Roddenberry's son, Rod, as he tries to understand who his father was and the impact Star Trek has had on fans.

This morning on American Morning, Carol and Christine talk with Nichelle Nichols, who played Lieutenant Uhura on the original "Star Trek" series and was interviewed as part of the documentary. She talked about the show's 45th anniversary and the legacy of the show.

Producers had so much material from putting together "Trek Nation that they're publishing a web series with all the extra interviews and cool material that didn't make it into the final show. You can check the videos out on TrekNation's Youtube page here.

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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.

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