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September 27th, 2009
07:05 PM ET

Are men happier than women?

Producer Eddie Williams was in the field this week asking "normal people" about the recent survey that highlights a trend : that men are happier than women.

The trend was the focus of Fredricka Whitfield's Saturday 4pm show. 

Eddie  made these observations on the shoot: "the feedback from the people we interviewed was eye-opening to me. First, we asked them to define happiness and 'having it all' –it was ncie to see so many people wanted to discuss the topic. Many said happiness is a case-by-case issue, but if there were a slight edge, men would be the most likely to find it."

What do you think?

Filed under: Anchors • Fredricka Whitfield
September 27th, 2009
09:37 AM ET

Xbox saves lives – and we’ve animated Josh!

Our Josh Levs – among his other roles – keeps an eye on great technology stories for us.
This week he spotted one about the Xbox video game system helping fight heart disease, the top killer in the United States.
As TIME magazine reports, “The new tool has the potential to revolutionize the medical industry.” In this video, Josh explains how it works.

You’ll also notice that Josh has a new look. To know Josh, is to know he's just a tad bit animated ... so we decided to pay tribute to that. Point and click on the big white arrow below ~ then LOOKOUT. You'll see what I mean!

Get your Josh, Betty and TJ fix every weekend – on CNN Newsroom starting at 6am ET/3am PT.

Filed under: Clips from CNN Newsroom • Josh Levs
September 27th, 2009
04:38 AM ET

Ahead in the CNN Newsroom...

The coffee is brewing and writers and producers are working hard to bring you up to date on what’s been happening in the world while you were sleeping.

Here’s a look at the stories we’re working on: A defiant Iran fires two short-range missiles. We’ll talk with Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour to shed some light on the situation.

Plus, President Obama spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual dinner last night. Health care reform was on his mind. President Obama said, "We have been waiting for health reform since the days of Teddy Roosevelt. We've been waiting since the days of Harry Truman. We've been waiting since Johnson and Nixon and Clinton. We cannot wait any longer."

And dedicated fans camped out to get their hands on tickets for the anticipated Michael Jackson movie “This Is It” which doesn’t open until October 27th.

We’ll have these stories and more this morning on CNN Newsroom with Betty Nguyen, T.J. Holmes and Reynolds Wolf starting at 6am ET/3am PT.