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April 22nd, 2009
04:01 PM ET

"TV Teacher" helping kids w/ autism

This piece was commissioned for our World Autism Awareness Day coverage earlier this month, but didn't make it. Thanks to Friend of Newsroom (FON!) Gena Somra, over on the internat desk, for shepherding this story.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
April 22nd, 2009
12:48 PM ET

The 30 Second Pitch

Millions of Americans are looking for work. We're doing our part to help job seekers meet up with potential employers. We call it The 30 Second Pitch. We give job seekers a chance to tout their skills on the air in, you guessed it, 30 seconds. Check out the pitches. If you're a potential employer get in touch with them via their e-mail addresses.



Filed under: :30 Second Pitch • Kyra Phillips
April 22nd, 2009
11:18 AM ET

What's your credit card nightmare?

Have your rates been jacked up out of the blue? Are you getting the runaround from your credit card company? This week Congress is working on legislation to end some abusive credit card company practices. On Thursday President Obama meets with credit card executives. What stories would you share with them? Post them here. Kyra will show some of them on CNN NewsRoom.


Filed under: Kyra Phillips
April 22nd, 2009
07:52 AM ET

HAPPY EARTH DAY

Earth Day is today, but we have been celebrating all week in the newsroom. Josh Levs shares your ireports on what you have been saying about the environment.

How are YOU celebrating Earth Day? We want to know. Join us today in celebrating Earth Day live in the newsroom with Tony Harris from 11a-1p.


Filed under: Anchors • Clips from CNN Newsroom • Josh Levs • Tony Harris
April 22nd, 2009
05:33 AM ET

Heidi Collins sails aboard the USS Harry S. Truman

Hi everybody!

The whole CNN Newsroom AM team is excited about our new blog!
Can't wait to share lots of stories with you about what we do and how we do it. And let us know what you think!

I want to tell you about an adventure I just had:

I just had an incredible visit to the USS Truman. It's a nuclear-powered ship that can carry up to 6 thousand sailors. The crews aboard the ship are out at sea for 7 long months - they sacrifice so much for our country! It was a real honor and pleasure to meet and talk with these young men and women - and they sure are young! Most of them are 19-24 years old - but they have a lot of responsibility.

As I told my CNN colleague Rob Marciano, I got the chance to take off and land on the carrier - going 0 to 130-miles-an-hour in about 3 seconds! Here's the video clip:


Filed under: Anchors • Heidi Collins