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September 28th, 2010
01:44 PM ET

MISSION POSSIBLE: Re-opening of the Grand Ole Opry House

Dierks Bentley will perform at the Grand Ole Opry House tonight along with a host of other country music artists.  You can check out the concert live on the Great American Country (GAC) channel at 8pm CT.

To learn more about the Grand Ole Opry House, click here.

To check out Dierks Bentley, click here.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • Mission Possible
September 28th, 2010
10:48 AM ET

RogueApron: Underground Supper Club & Speakeasy

The founder of RogueApron is on the show today to talk about how you can start your own underground supper club.

To connect to RogueApron, click here.

To see the segment that aired on CNN, click here.


Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • The Big I
September 28th, 2010
06:28 AM ET

Lasik Surgery Proponent Now Questions Safety of Procedure

The quest for 20/20 vision… Millions of people want it and have undergone Lasik surgery to get it to correct their vision. But the man who was a key proponent to approve laser eye surgery is now speaking out against it. Former Food and Drug Administration official Morris Waxler sees things differently now. Waxler is petitioning the FDA to strengthen warnings and regulations regarding Lasik…. To stop what he calls an “epidemic of permanent vision problems” caused by Lasik. Waxler says data shows more than 50% of Lasik patients have vision problems, such as seeing halos and starbursts around lights and objects and blurriness. Waxler says that 33% of patients end up getting glasses. But not everyone agrees… and we’ll get both sides of this argument.

This morning, CNN’s Kyra Phillips will talk with Morris Waxler and Dr. Stephen Slade who performed the first Lasik surgery in the U.S. at 10:15am ET on CNN Newsroom. We want you to weigh in on this conversation… Do you think Lasik surgery is safe and effective? Tell us what you think and we’ll read some of your comments during the show.


Filed under: Anchors • Kyra Phillips