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October 22nd, 2009
09:19 PM ET
October 22nd, 2009
02:43 PM ET

The Vicar of Baghdad

We get to meet some pretty amazing people on this show.

Recently we were impressed with the serene resolve of Canon Andrew White.

We caught up with him on his visit to the United States, but he's normally based in Baghdad where he's the Anglican chaplain to Iraq.

He faces death threats daily but he's determined to serve the people of Baghdad.

To find out more about White's work with the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in the Middle East click here.

October 22nd, 2009
01:17 PM ET

The 30 Second Pitch

What's a mom to do when she's the sole bread winner for her husband and two adorable boys and she loses her job?

She does The 30 Second Pitch!

Amanda Ward is a skilled account manager and is looking for work that draws on her sales skills.

If you have a job for her e-mail her at:

Former pro football player Alphonso Roundtree saw someone doing The 30 Second Pitch while he was eating lunch in a Texas restaurant. He thought to himself, "I should try that!" And he got in touch with us.

If you think the former Miami Dolphins corner back would be set for life, after turning pro you'd be wrong. One of the misconceptions about playing in the NFL is that you'll make millions. Roundtree did make more than $150,000 his season as a pro in Miami, but he made much less than that in his years playing in the Canadian Football league.

Right now he's looking for work in marketing.

If you have a job for him you may e-mail him at:

In the meantime if you want to be part of the pitch e-mail information about your job situation and your resume to:
or tweet us at @kyracnn

Filed under: :30 Second Pitch • Kyra Phillips
October 22nd, 2009
11:50 AM ET

Got H1N1 Questions?

In our 1pm eastern hour a doctor will join us to answer your questions about H1N1 flu.

If you have questions about the vaccine or how to protect yourself or your family from the disease leave a comment here or you can tweet us

Filed under: Kyra Phillips
October 22nd, 2009
08:56 AM ET

Pay Cut for Execs?

The Obama administration is ordering the nation's biggest bailed-out companies including AIG, Chrysler, Citigroup and others to drastically cut pay packages for their top executives. The companies will be ordered to lower the total compensation for top earners by an average of 50%. Under the plan, which is expected to be officially released by the Treasury Department next week, annual salaries for executives at those seven firms are expected to fall 90%.

We want to hear from you:

Do you think the government should be forcing these companies to slash salaries? Leave your comments below and Heidi will read some of them in the Newsroom, 9a-11a ET.

Filed under: Heidi Collins
October 22nd, 2009
08:48 AM ET

Pay Cuts: Unnecessary or Justifiable?

Executives of the nation's biggest bailed-out companies are about to get dramatic pay cuts. The Obama administration's pay czar wants their salaries cut in half.

An administration official tells CNN that Kenneth Feinberg, who was named the White House's pay czar in June, will demand that each of the seven largest bailout recipients cut the total compensation for their top 25 highest paid employees by 50%, on average. Under the plan, annual salaries for executives could fall 90% on average.

What do you think? Is the administration’s plan more unnecessary government intervention in the private sector or justifiable regulation when corporations are subsidized by the federal government?

Filed under: Tony Harris