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October 9th, 2009
03:14 PM ET

The 30 Second Pitch: Homeless truck driver & laid-off PR manager

Here are two men who hope their job searches end right here on CNN!

Can you help them out?

This week on The 30 Second Pitch we were really touched by homeless truck driver Terry Bailey.

Watch his pitch to hear how the husband and father of two's life took some amazing twists and turns.

If you have a trucking job for Terry you may e-mail him at:
terwbail@hotmail.com

Laid-off public relations manager Ken Castle is hoping to turn his experience and his work cracking down on a neighborhood crime spree into a job.

He's taking Neighborhood Watch to the next level!

You may e-mail ken at:
kcastle77@yahoo.com

If you want to be part of the pitch we have a new way for you to get in touch with us. E-mail us at: 30secondpitch@cnn.com
Or tweet us @kyracnn

October 9th, 2009
10:54 AM ET

The Beauty of Photoshop

We put together a segment yesterday on some of the ugly little "tricks" used in the beauty & advertising industries.

(Just to set up the clip: it followed a story on a new study suggesting prenatal exposure to the chemical BPA may boost hyperactivity/aggression in toddler girls.)

***UPDATE***
We've now got a statement from Polo Ralph Lauren on that Photoshopped ad:

For over 42 years we have built a brand based on quality and integrity. After further investigation, we have learned that we are responsible for the poor imaging and retouching that resulted in a very distorted image of a woman’s body. We have addressed the problem and going forward will take every precaution to ensure that the caliber of our artwork represents our brand appropriately.

October 9th, 2009
09:11 AM ET

President Obama: Nobel Peace Prize Winner

President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize this morning. The announcement considered stunning – even the White House admits it was surprised. The Norwegian Nobel Committee said it honored Obama for his "extraordinary efforts to strengthen international diplomacy and cooperation between peoples." The Nobel committee recognized Obama's efforts at dialogue to solve complex global problems including working toward a world free of nuclear weapons. Obama's recognition comes less than a year after he became the first African-American to win the White House. He is the fourth U.S. president to win the prestigious prize and the third sitting president to do so.
We want to know what you think, what is your reaction to the President winning the Peace Prize? Leave your comments below, and Heidi will read some of them in the Newsroom, from 9a-11a ET.


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