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September 26th, 2009
11:42 PM ET

Dr. Oz's Amazing Medicine Show

Houston has one of the highest populations without health insurance in the country. On Saturday, physician and TV host Dr. Mehmet Oz and hundreds of volunteer health-care practioners held a one-day free clinic in the city. The response was the largest ever reported for a non-emergency health event. Dr. Oz spoke with CNN's Don Lemon about the importance of the event. (To find a free health clinic where you live, go to the National Association of Free Clinics.)


Filed under: Don Lemon
September 26th, 2009
11:27 PM ET

Viral Video: One-Take Wonder

172 students from the University of Quebec at Montreal + 1 video camera + 1 really cool song = 4 minutes & 50 seconds of amazing viral video. CNN's Josh Levs previews it. (Watch the whole thing here.)


Filed under: Don Lemon • Josh Levs
September 26th, 2009
05:08 PM ET

Taking the Show on the Road... to Afghanistan

Getting a live news show on the air can be challenging, even under "normal" conditions. Going live from the hinterlands of Afghanistan - well, that's a whole 'nother story!

CNN's Anderson Cooper did just that, to mark the 8th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, and the U.S. military campaign against the Taliban.

Well, this week's BackStory segment gave us a behind-the-scenes look at how the AC360 crew got there, and got it done. (All the cursing's bleeped, I promise.)

 

 

September 26th, 2009
02:14 PM ET

Darius goes big!

CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield talks to Darius Weems of 'Darius Goes West' about his upcoming MTV birthday celebration.


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Impact Your World
September 26th, 2009
01:41 PM ET

It's raining beer!

Flood waters that coursed through Atlanta area neighborhoods this week have finally drained back into nearby rivers and creeks. But hundreds of families are still coping with the environmental disaster inside their homes, which are covered with layers of mud and mold, Mold Inspection & Testing say.
Weather forecasters predict more rain this weekend.

That's the last thing most residents want to hear, but at one Atlanta company, a brewery, workers will welcome the rain. Instead of cursing more rain, they will consider it heaven sent - both an economic and environmental blessing.

In just a week, the rain has filled the tanks at 5 Seasons Brewery and restaurant. They've collected 2,500 gallons of water which...if my math is right...will make roughly 20,000 pints of beer!

So help save the planet, one pint at a time.

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Filed under: Anchors • Reynolds Wolf
September 26th, 2009
11:35 AM ET

Can Obama succeed where Clinton failed?

Fifteen years ago Saturday, congress abandoned the Clinton health-care overhaul effort-
Yet, the fight for reform goes on:
President Obama still faces many of the same obstacles that plagued then-President Bill Clinton.
Can he succeed where Clinton failed?
Who better to ask - than the people who were in the White House in 1994?
CNN's Betty Nguyen poses that question to Donna Shalala, who served as Health and Human Services Secretary under President Clinton , former President Clinton's Deputy Chief of Staff, Harold Ickes and Kenneth Thorpe – who worked on the health care reform bill for the Clinton Administration.
Take a look at what they had to say:

Join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes this morning in the CNN Newsroom, 6am ET/ 3am PT.

September 26th, 2009
08:11 AM ET

Are men happier than women?

Are you happy? Breaking it down to gender, are MEN happier than WOMEN?

Do you believe a new General Social Survey that concludes YES to the latter. That disproportionately, men are happier than women? In other words, the study claims that women are getting gloomy while men are getting happy.

Part of the findings declare that rooted in the disparity are family life, career and marriage . The study says women are feeling more stressed about all of those things compared to men. Do you believe any of this?

Men and women out there: are you feeling more or less stressed these days and why? Does it have anything to do with marriage, family life or career? Or how about the economy? Are you taking on more than usual in these days of economic tough times? We want to hear from you this weekend and include your thoughts in our 4pm Saturday show when we ask ARE MEN HAPPIER THAN WOMEN?


Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
September 26th, 2009
05:59 AM ET

U.S. Wants Trustworthy Twitter

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano said this week the nation needs Twitter to be an accurate source of information – especially in an emergency. How can you make sure the tweets you’re getting are accurate? This morning, our Josh Levs is showing us key web sites to use to weed out the spam and malware from your Twitter feed – and how to report someone you can’t trust.
The sites include:
powertwitter.me
tweetblocker.com
tweetgrade.com
twitter.com/spam
Josh will be joined by a guest from mashable.com
Have these sites worked well for you? What other tools do you use to keep your Twitter feed trustworthy?


Filed under: Josh Levs
September 26th, 2009
04:55 AM ET

Embryo Mix-up: What would you have done?

A woman who had the wrong embryo implanted in her gave birth to a baby boy Thursday. The Ohio couple had already decided to give the infant to his biological parents. And so they congratulated them on the birth of their son.

What would you have done? Leave your comments below. We may use some of them this morning in the CNN Newsroom.

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Filed under: CNN Newsroom
September 26th, 2009
04:28 AM ET

Ahead in the CNN Newsroom...

President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad rejects President Barack Obama's accusations that Iran's nuclear program runs afoul of international agreements.

A flurry of protests - as the Group of 20 economic summit in Pittsburgh ends.

Terror suspect Najibullah Zazi - transported from Colorado to New York to face charges of conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction.

Five terrorism cases in five states unfolding in the same week - are they connected?

Flood-soaked Georgia - bracing for another round of wet weather. A flash flood watch in effect for the metro Atlanta area.

Join Betty Nguyen and TJ Holmes this morning in the CNN Newsroom, 6am ET/ 3am PT.

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