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December 8th, 2011
10:49 AM ET

Woman kicked off AirTran plane by 'bully' flight attendant – she tells her story on American Morning

Three women were kicked off AirTran flight 1451 on Monday at Palm Beach International Airport. One of the women says she told a flight attendant to be careful with her carry-on bag because she had breakables in it and he wanted to move it. Then another woman told the same flight attendant her seat was broken. The flight attendant then allegedly got angry and ordered the two women to leave the plane. A third woman who spoke out in defense of the two and was also asked to leave.

Alina Cho sits down with one of the women tossed of the plane, Carol Gray, to get her side of the story. Cho also speaks with "Executive Travel" Magazine editor Janet Libert to discuss passenger rights in these situations.

Filed under: Airlines • Controversy • Travel
December 1st, 2011
10:27 AM ET

Chandler Burrt claims Colombia denied adoption because of his sexual orientation

Chandler Burr thought he had achieved his life-long dream when he adopted two Columbian boys he met through an international adoption agency.

But once Colombian authorities learned that Burr was gay, they refused to let him bring the boys back to the United States. It is legal for gay men to adopt in Columbia, though it is seldom allowed.

Today on American Morning, Carol Costello sits down with Burr to find out how he's fighting to get his boys back.

Filed under: Adoption • Controversy • Gay Rights
November 18th, 2011
10:43 AM ET

Another major university confronted with sexual abuse scandal – Author Buzz Bissinger on what this means for college atheltics

Syracuse University men's assistant basketball coach Bernie Fine has been placed on administrative leave over sexual abuse allegations made by a man in 2005. Police said they had reopened an investigation into allegations of inappropriate touching, which allegedly occurred years before the allegation was made. These accusations come as another major university, Penn State, is facing its own sexual abuse scandal.

Today on American Morning, Newsweek columnist Buzz Bissinger talks about what these two cases reveal about the current state of college athletics. As Bissinger tells Carol Costello, "College sports are a monster – and they have to be contained."

Filed under: Controversy • Sports
November 14th, 2011
10:47 AM ET

Rep. Rush explains why he thinks you can 'compare the the Mafia'

The Penn State sex abuse scandal has brought  increased scrutiny to the culture of big-time college football.  Critics claim that the sports governing body, the NCAA, is exploiting students in the pursuit of substantial profits.  These profits, critics say, are generated on the backs of unpaid college athletes that have few legal rights.

Today on American Morning, Rep. Bobby Rush explains to Alina Cho why he thinks you can "compare the the Mafia."

Filed under: Controversy • Sports
November 11th, 2011
09:48 AM ET

Penn State stunned by scandal – two students explain the mood of the campus

Emotions are running high in Happy Valley as the ramifications of an ongoing child sex abuse continue to play out. Students have taken to the streets to protest a decision by the university to fire beloved long time football coach Joe Paterno. But some critics are wondering why Penn State students aren't showing more support for the victims of this tragedy.

Penn State seniors Dan Florencio and Davis Shafer explain Ali Velshi how their classmates are feeling about the scandal – and where they're directing their anger.

Filed under: Controversy • Penn State • Sports
November 11th, 2011
09:43 AM ET

Did a 'code of silence' keep the Penn State scandal under wraps?

Many questions remain unanswered in the ongoing Penn State child sex abuse scandal. But perhaps the most important is: Who knew about the alleged abuse of young boys on campus and why did were reports not filed?

Some of those familiar with collegiate athletics say the answers might have to do with a "code of silence" – an implicit agreement to keep quiet in order protect teammates and coaches, no matter the cost.

ESPN analyst and former MLB player Doug Glanville explains to Alina Cho how this code operates – and how it could have contributed to this tragedy.

Filed under: Controversy • Penn State • Sports
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