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July 26th, 2010
05:59 AM ET

A conversation about the women of the Civil Rights Movement

Charlayne Hunter Gault talks with TJ Holmes about Freedom Sisters exhibit, which profiles 20 leading African-American women.

September 6th, 2009
03:42 AM ET

Actor Hill Harper Talks Relationships

Why do some couples in the African-American community have long lasting relationships while others don't? Actor and author Hill Harper tries to get to the bottom of this question and more in his new book "The Conversation: How Black Men and Women Can Build Trusting, Loving Relationships". Check out the discussion he had with our T.J. Holmes.

August 15th, 2009
04:55 AM ET

What We Are Working On This Morning...

There’s plenty of coffee brewing while writers, producers, segment producers, bookers and the production crew prepare for this morning’s show. Here’s what we are working on right now in the CNN newsroom: A developing story out of Afghanistan... While you were sleeping a massive explosion rocked Kabul killing at least three people and injuring dozens. We’ll tell you who may be behind the attack.

Plus, the hot button topic of health care reform. People on both sides of the issue want their voices heard. They will get their chance at one of the many town hall forums going on across the country today. We’ll tell you where they will be happening. Also, the CNN Truth Squad will try to get to the bottom of this question: Will health care legislation give the government access to your bank account? Find out what our Josh Levs learned.

Earlier this week President Obama named the Medal of Freedom recipients. It’s America’s highest civilian honor. Reverend Joseph Lowery and actress/singer Chita Rivera were among the many recipients. Our Betty Nguyen will speak live with them both later this morning around 10:15am ET/7:15am PT.

The new book “Family Affair: What it Means to be African American” is a compilation of thought provoking essays written by a variety of celebrities discussing topics such as family, culture, relationships, community and self. Our T.J. Holmes sat down with soap actress Victoria Rowell who authored one of the essays.

We'll have those stories and much more this morning. So start your Saturday with T.J. Holmes and Betty Nguyen in the CNN Newsroom at 6am ET/3am PT.