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January 17th, 2014
11:56 AM ET

First Lady: 'I'm 50 and fabulous!'

Michelle Obama is celebrating her 50th birthday and to celebrate, People Magazine gave her a cover spot of their current issue.

But is the First Lady's 5-0 truly a news event? Should the media be talking about it as much as it is?

New York Times Correspondent Jodi Cantor and CNN Commentator Michaela Angela Davis discuss Mrs. Obama  and how she has influenced and changed the role of the First Lady.

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January 16th, 2014
11:50 AM ET

CNN reporter gets emotional about brother's Oscar nom

CNN Money's Zain Asher talks to Carol immediately following the announcement that her brother, Chiwetel Ejiofor, was nominated for Best Actor for "12 Years a Slave." Asher said as a child she would often liten to her brother recite Shakespeare in his room.

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January 16th, 2014
11:48 AM ET

W. Va. mom: 'We are not safe here', officials not communicating

Carol spoke with with Jacqueline Bevan, a Charleston homeowner and mother, who says her community is 'not as informed as we should be.'

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January 15th, 2014
11:02 AM ET

W. Va. Attorney General: Facility officials lacked 'common sense'

Carol spoke with West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey, who says because of the lack of accountability in this water contamination scandal, he is launching is own investigation into Freedom Industries, the company responsible for the leak.

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January 11th, 2014
08:25 AM ET

Mother of 'thug' toddler speaks out after video goes viral

The Omaha Police Officers Association posted a video of a toddler using obscenities on its website. But was it well-intentioned? CNN digital correspondent Kelly Wallace and professor Marc Lamont Hill discuss the implications of this heartbreaking viral video.

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January 11th, 2014
03:59 AM ET

Should New Jersey accept Chris Christie's apology?

N.J. State Assemblyman, Gordon Johnson, discusses Christie's strategy, his character and what he expects from the documents related to the Washington Bridge jam incident.

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December 27th, 2013
11:27 AM ET

A media divided: Were the big stories of 2013 covered fairly?

Two of the year's biggest news stories– the trial of George Zimmerman and the Boston Marathon bombing– were covered in very different ways in the media.

Carol sat down with Steve Malzberg from Newsmax, a conservative media watchdog group and Eric Boehlert, from Media Matters, a liberal media watchdog group to discuss the major media strategies in covering these two stories.

Brian Stelter, CNN's senior media correspondent also joined the conversation to help us quantify how this type of biased coverage can shape our culture.

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December 25th, 2013
07:53 AM ET

The racial dilemma of a 'White Christmas'

After FOX's Megyn Kelly made some controversial remarks about 'Black Santa', the race of the man in the red suit has been debated all over social media. CNN's Kyung Lah visited a popular black Santa in a south Los Angeles mall to answer the question, does it matter if Santa is white or black?

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December 19th, 2013
01:16 PM ET

'Duck Dynasty' star's controversial remarks: free speech or bigotry?

Phil Robertson, A&E's 'Duck Dynasty' patriarch and self-proclaimed Bible-thumper made some controversial remarks in an interview with GQ magazine where he compared homosexuality to bestality. In response, A&E has put the reality star on indefinite suspension.' Carol sat down with Russell Moore from The Southern Baptist Liberty Convention and Michelangelo Signorele, editor-at-large at Huffington Post Gay Voices to answer the the question, was this hate speech or free speech?

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December 19th, 2013
06:18 AM ET

Could Dennis Rodman assist with the release of Kenneth Bae?

Dennis Rodman arrived in North Korea for his third visit this morning. Because he is the only American who has been granted access to leader of DPRK, Kim Jong Un, the family of detained American Kenneth Bae's is urging Rodman to use his friendship and celebritydom to encourage the release of Bae.

But could it be just the opposite– that Rodman has used Bae to reignite his image?

On May 7, Dennis Rodman tweeted: "I'm calling on the Supreme Leader of North Korea or as I call him 'Kim', to do me a solid and cut Kenneth Bae loose."

But in the months that followed, he has repeatedly told media he is not an American diplomat, but simply a friend and basketball fan.

Carol spoke with Terri Chung, Bae's sister, about the potential role Rodman could play in his release.

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