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August 2nd, 2009
04:19 AM ET

Coming up in the CNN Newsroom...

The U.S. State Department has asked Swiss diplomats to help get in touch with three Americans apparently in custody in Iran.

One person is dead, and at least 60 injured after a stage collapsed at an outdoor music festival in Alberta, Canada.

How did a man with a backpack cause such a stir at New York's LaGuardia airport Saturday? We'll have an update.

And actress Victoria Rowell and author Gil Robertson drop by the CNN Newsroom to talk about the new book "Family Affair: What it Means to be African American."

Join TJ Holmes and Reynolds Wolf this morning in the CNN Newsroom; Brooke Baldwin's in for Betty Nguyen, beginning 6am ET/3am PT.

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  1. Scott Stodden

    I aint sounded off in awhile, I love CNN and I watch everyday and I especially love TJ & Betty. Its an action packed day so let me get started. Iam especially upset about the 3 Americans that were taken hostage in Iran, why is it that countries like Iran and North Korea can do whatever they want? We need to let Iran know we're not playing, release the hostages or suffer military action. I also want to offer my condolences to the victims, friends and families of the victims who are involved with the collapse of the stage in Alberta, Canada my prayers are with you. A man brought a backpack with supposed explosives because Lagaurdia employees are not doing there jobs, wake up airports across the country, just because 9/11 happened doesn't mean we're untouchable the enemy is still out there and thats not only my opinion.

    Scott Stodden (Freeport, IL)

    August 2, 2009 at 6:30 am |
  2. Patrick Shaver

    How come Cnn hasn't covered the forest fire situation in the Okanagan?.Its a very hot valley in the interior of British Columbia Canada.There is a 5000 hectare fire very close to Vernon.It is Threatening 2,100 residents in communities La Casa,Fintry and some farming properties.It was 85% contained,but we got really strong winds and now its burning over the ridge heading towards these communities.Thanks Pat

    August 2, 2009 at 6:49 am |
  3. Jose

    I would like to suggest that a federal tax be be imposed to on the purchase of guns and ammunition to help fund the proposed health care reform. Please help me give this information ifnormaton to Congress. I guess this tax is too political because I have not heard of any one in Capital Hill proposing it. I have already contacted my U.S. representative.

    August 2, 2009 at 2:47 pm |

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