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September 11th, 2009
02:00 PM ET

Wake up with CNN Saturday Morning...

Producers, writers and bookers are hard at work preparing a great show for you this weekend. Here's a little bit of what we have on tap... A weekend of protests. We'll take a look at what we can expect when the "Tea Party express" rolls into Washington to rally against what they call out of control government and "Obama care".

As you know President Obama gave more details about his health care plan earlier this week. Did his speech change your opinion either way? What did you think of Republican Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst? It came after Obama said extending health care to all Americans who seek it would not mean insuring illegal immigrants. We want to hear your thoughts. We may read some of your responses on-air.

Plus, our T.J. Holmes talks with Jeanne Ashe, the wife of late tennis great Arthur Ashe. They discuss the U.S. Open and her husband’s impact on the game and the diversity within the sport.

And, this weekend marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ike. Our Betty Nguyen traveled to Galveston, Texas. She spoke with the city's mayor about recovery efforts and how much longer it will take to fully rebuild.

Also on our radar, the gender controversy surrounding world-champion South African runner Caster Semenya. Should she be disqualified from future events? Is she being treated fairly? Tell us what you think. Weigh in on our our blog.

You can see these stories and so much more Saturday starting at 6am ET/3am PT right here on CNN Saturday morning with T.J. Holmes, Betty Nguyen and Reynolds Wolf.

September 11th, 2009
09:33 AM ET

Preparing for the Next Disaster

When our country came under attack eight years ago, the immediate concern for most of us was the safety of our friends and family.

Where were our spouses, our parents, our kids, were they all okay?
Today, we want to know if you’re prepared in case of another disaster.
Whether it’s a terrorist attack, a hurricane, a fire or a chemical spill, you need an emergency plan.

To help you get started, you can go to www.ready.gov. There you’ll find some suggestions and ways to stay in contact with your family, where to go and what to have on hand.

If you already have an emergency plan leave us a comment and share your ideas.


Filed under: Tony Harris
September 11th, 2009
09:01 AM ET

How Did 9/11 Change Your Life?

Post your comments here.


Filed under: Heidi Collins
September 11th, 2009
08:20 AM ET

Is The U.S. Secure?

Friday marks the eighth anniversary of the 9-11 attacks.

What are the lenghts the U.S. has taken to insure our saftey? How safe are our roadways, bridges and ports?
We'll take an in-depth look at the state of U.S. Security.

That's Saturday, September 12th during the 4 pm Eastern hour of newsroom. So, leave us your questions or comments.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs