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May 17th, 2014
04:57 PM ET

Face to Face with Lolo Jones

This summer, some of America's best known track and field stars are competing in meets on U.S. soil. It is something that's become rare in recent years, with most big international meets taking place overseas with huge live audiences. Among the stars helping get American fans filling the stands? Olympic Hurdler Lolo Jones. Fredricka took a walk with Jones around a track  in Georgia, where she competed this week.

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May 17th, 2014
04:10 PM ET

Michelle Obama: Segregation in schools still exists

On the 60th Anniversary of Brown versus the Board of Education, First Lady Michelle Obama spoke on the subject of race issues in schools during a high school commencement address in Topeka Kansas.

Fredricka spoke with Steve Perry, who founded a charter school in one of Connecticut's lowest performing school districts, and asked if he agrees–is segregation still a problem?

 

 

 

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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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Filed under: Carol Costello
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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Filed under: Carol Costello • CNN Newsroom
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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Filed under: Carol Costello
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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Filed under: Carol Costello
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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Filed under: Carol Costello
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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Filed under: Carol Costello
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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Filed under: Carol Costello • CNN Newsroom
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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