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April 6th, 2010
12:37 PM ET

A Patriarch's Visit

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By: Despina Damianides
CNN Audio Engineer

On a typical news day at CNN, I am mostly behind the scenes in the control rooms working the audio board to bring the sound of the news to your television sets. Last October, 29 2009 I found myself in a unique and unexpected role as a journalist. Patriarch Bartholomew, leader of 300 million Eastern Orthodox Christians, was visiting the United States for his eighth Religion, Science, and Environment (RSE) symposium.


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April 6th, 2010
07:31 AM ET

California Law Seeks to “Cure” Homosexuality

California has a law that requires doctors to look into “the causes and cures of homosexuality.” The law was established in 1950, part of harsher laws to crack down on sex offenders. Today a California Public Assembly Committee will vote on whether to abolish it.

At 10:40 we’ll talk with the State Assemblywoman who’s heading up the repeal effort. We’ll also talke with a leading expert on sexual reorientation, who was gay but is now married to a woman and has 3 kids.

Our question for you: are you surprised a law like this exists in 2010?
Post your comments here. Kyra will read some of them after the guest segment in the 10am hour of Newsroom.

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