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September 9th, 2010
07:58 PM ET

THE BIG I: The History & Future of Video Game Consoles

Today on the show, Ali talked to Sony Computer Entertainment CEO Jack Tretton about the 15th anniversary of PlayStation and what the future holds for video gaming.  He also got a chance to show us his mad skills on the PlayStation Move that debuts next week.

To see the interview and the live demo, click here.

To see some behind-the-scenes video of Ali's attempt to play the new PlayStation Move, click here.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • CNN Newsroom • The Big I
September 9th, 2010
02:29 PM ET

Two Incomes versus One

Many families are trying to weather this economy by having both partners work.  But is that the best option?  CNN's Tom Foreman talks to family financial expert Jennifer Openshaw about deciding if and how a household should go down to a single income.

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Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Don Lemon
September 9th, 2010
09:43 AM ET

Harnessing Anti-Muslim Hate: Artist Works Against Religious Bias

Next week marks the ninth anniversary of the September 11th tragedy.  The F.B.I. reports in the months after it, attacks against Muslims or those thought to be Muslim rose from 28 in 2000 to 481 in 2001 – a jump of 1700%.  Chicago artist Anida Yoeu Ali took that number and created the 1700% Project, 1700percentproject.wordpress.com to combat anti-Muslim attitudes.  CNN's Tom Foreman spoke with Ali about her efforts.

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Filed under: CNN Newsroom • Don Lemon
September 9th, 2010
08:39 AM ET

PUNK’D– Baghdad Style

It’s the hit television show of the year in the Muslim world sparking both outrage and laughter. It looks alot like Ashton Kutcher’s MTV show Punk’d. In one episode, an unsuspecting comedian is stopped at military checkpoint. Iraqi soldiers then accuse the car’s occupants of being terrorists and threaten to put them back in the car and let the bomb explode under them. But it’s actually all a really bad joke. Actually, the bomb is a fake and the Iraqi soldiers are in on it. The look of terror on the man’s face is chilling when he thinks he’s really going to be arrested. Many say the show is in horrible taste and should be yanked.

Now we want to hear your thoughts on this reality show. Post your comments and Kyra will read some of them during the 10am hour of newsroom


Filed under: Anchors • Kyra Phillips