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December 14th, 2011
09:52 AM ET

NTSB calls for ban of electronics while driving – chairwoman of group explains why

According to the National Highway Traffic Saftey Administration, more than 3,000 people died last year because of distracted driving. These statistics have prompted safety experts to call for a nationwide ban on using cell phones to talk and text messages while driving.

Now, the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) has taken this measure a step further, calling for the first-ever nationwide ban on all electronic devices in the car in an effort to prevent distracted-driving crashes.

Today on American Morning, Debbie Hersman, chairwoman of the NTSB, talks with Christine Romans about what prompted the board to issue this recommendation and to discuss the resistance against this measure.

Filed under: Cell phones • Saftey
October 7th, 2011
07:32 AM ET

'When Parents Text' authors discuss the parent-child texting relationship

With 3G phones and Wifi capabilities expanding across the country, it seems parents can find their kids (young or old) anytime, anywhere.

In learning about this new mobile world, some parents have taken to texting and may not have necessarily learned the proper etiquette. Lauren Kaelin and Sophia Fraioli noticed this, and realized the new text-based relationship with one's parents could make for some pretty funny encounters.

Kaelin and Fraioli started the site, and turned the submissions they recieved turned into the book of the same name, which was released on September 1st.

Today on American Morning, Christine Romans talks to Lauren and Sophia about some of the funny texts they've received as submissions and how cellphones have changed the relationship between parent and child.

Filed under: Cell phones • In Depth • Mobile
June 24th, 2011
10:16 AM ET

Cell phone offers clues to Osama bin Laden's links to Pakistan

The cellphone of Osama bin Laden's trusted courier contained contacts to a militant group that is a longtime asset of Pakistan's intelligence agency, senior American officials told the New York Times yesterday.

Peter Bergen, CNN's security analyst, joins Christine Romans and Drew Griffin today to discuss what intelligence has been taken from the phone and what it indicates about Osama bin Laden's relationship with the militant group.

Filed under: Cell phones • Osama bin Laden
June 1st, 2011
08:57 AM ET

What the WHO cell phone announcement means for you

(CNN) - Radiation from cell phones can possibly cause cancer, according to the World Health Organization. The agency now lists mobile phone use in the same "carcinogenic hazard" category as lead, engine exhaust and chloroform.

Though the cell phone industry denies the claims, the announcement is enough to make most cell phone users question the safety of their use.

Today, Michael K. Hansen, senior scientist with Consumers Union, publisher of Consumer Reports, joins American Morning's Ali Velshi, Kiran Chetry and Christine Romans to explain what these findings mean and talk about safe ways to use your cell phone.

Filed under: Cell phones • Health