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June 13th, 2009
04:29 PM ET

Trading Places

From copy editor Tracy Murphy:

Selling a home these days is not very easy. But, don’t lose hope yet. There could be another alternative if your home is just sitting on the market. CNN’s Betty Nguyen spoke with an expert to see what options are available.


Wake up with Betty Nguyen, TJ Holmes and Reynolds Wolf every Saturday and Sunday starting at 6am ET/3am PT.

June 13th, 2009
11:24 AM ET

Improving America's Schools

There's a big push to overhaul America's public school system. The Obama administration wants to attract better teachers, raise test scores, and more.

CNN's TJ Holmes recently caught up with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan. He's not sure our schools - in their current state - can compete globally.

Wake up with Betty Nguyen, TJ Holmes and Reynolds Wolf every Saturday and Sunday starting at 6am ET/3am PT.

June 13th, 2009
11:14 AM ET

America I AM

From writer-producer Elberta McKnight:

There was the so-called “Door of No Return” dimly lit in icy-blue. It is not a happy icon. Through this door, and other portals like it, slaves departed Ghana on their way to the New World. Nearby, on the floor, rests a pair of ominous steel shackles, once worn by a slave in a different century … at a different time. Yet, the image was enough to move one man to tears. He was seeing history like never seen before.

Tavis Smiley’s “America I AM” exhibit is powerful.

The collection spans almost 500 years and opened this week at its second stop on a four-year tour, in Atlanta, Georgia.

TJ Holmes caught up with the PBS journalist and the two had plenty to talk about:

Wake up with Betty Nguyen, TJ Holmes and Reynolds Wolf every Saturday and Sunday starting at 6am ET/3am PT.

June 13th, 2009
09:11 AM ET

Tetris Turns 25


Is Tetris – one of the most addictive video games ever – headed for the Olympics? It is if the owners have anything to say about it.

On the 25th anniversary of Tetris, CNN’s Josh Levs interviews the game’s creator and the CEO of Blue Planet Software about what’s ahead.

Check out the video to see our imagining of what 3-D Tetris might look like! You can also read more here.


Filed under: Josh Levs
June 13th, 2009
04:45 AM ET

Help the Hungry

Our own Betty Nguyen has been honored with the Andrew Heiskell Community Service Award for outstanding volunteer achievement by a Time Warner employee.

Through her foundation Help the Hungry, Betty spends several weeks each year in flood-ravaged areas of Vietnam delivering food, clothing and medical supplies to families.


Join Betty Nguyen, along with TJ Holmes and Reynolds Wolf weekend mornings beginning 6am ET/3am PT.

June 13th, 2009
04:25 AM ET

This Morning in the CNN Newsroom...

Iran Votes: Will fiercely conservative President Ahmadinejad stay in power? We'll have a live report from CNN Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour in Tehran.

"Proud Nuclear Power:" Tough words from North Korea as the U.N. expands sanctions against the communist country for its latest nuclear test.

House Swapping: So, you want to move, but can't sell your home in the current market? TJ Holmes finds out how you can swap a mortgage with someone else in the same position.

Join Betty Nguyen, TJ Holmes and Reynolds Wolf in the CNN Newsroom, beginning 6am ET/3am PT.


Filed under: Reynolds Wolf
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