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May 29th, 2010
08:38 PM ET

Ted Turner: A Man on a Mission

He owns more land than anyone else in the United States.   He gave a billion dollar gift to the United Nations.  He owns a chain of restaurants. And he's the founder of CNN.

And if those accomplishments weren't enough, Ted Turner is also turning his attention to other issues, like ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

More of CNN Fredricka Whitfield's interview with Ted Turner.

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May 29th, 2010
08:27 PM ET

Ted Turner: The Environmentalist

Ted Turner is probably best known as the billionaire businessman who started CNN.

But these days you're more likely to find him talking about other issues dear to his heart like our environment and why he feels it's time to stop using oil and coal.

More of CNN Fredricka Whitfield's conversation with Ted Turner.

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May 29th, 2010
08:17 PM ET

A Conversation with Ted Turner

Talking Face to Face with someone who has made a huge impact on the world, the television industry, and much more.

CNN's Fredricka Whitfield sits down for an extended interview with CNN founder, Ted Turner.

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May 29th, 2010
09:36 AM ET

Levs' Links Memorial Day Weekend

Here are links to some of the key sites I'm showing you on air this weekend.

Remembering fallen troops – at, we have a brand new interactive tool telling you about the men and women who have died serving the coalitions in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars.  You can also submit iReports about the troops, or send messages to their loved ones.

The massive oil leak – how it compares to your city – as explains, a new program lets you overlay the spill onto any city in the world to compare relative sizes. has a great interactive  showing how the oil leak has grown and changed every day.

Gulf Coast beaches – take advantage of deals this weekend!  The president is pushing for it, and so are many people along the Gulf Coast.  Fear is keeping people away from the beaches on one of the most important travel weekends of the year.  So, officials are taking action and offering deals.  Will they help change your mind?  And speaking of beaches, the annual list has just come out, naming the 10 best beaches in America.  (The Gulf Coast shows up in the list.)

Websites to teach kids about money – check out this list from

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Happy Memorial Day weekend!

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May 29th, 2010
04:41 AM ET

Are Airline Credit Cards Right For You?

From financial analyst Clyde Anderson:

From free round trip tickets to checked bag fees being waived, airline credit cards promise to give you the biggest bang for your buck, but is it really worth it? The answer is both yes and no. It really depends on several factors. So, before you sign on the dotted line make sure you do your homework. I think the first thing you must do is ask yourself a few questions:

Are you already in deep debt?
Do you travel infrequently?
Do you travel on multiple airlines?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, my advice to you would be to stay away from airline credit cards and consider a card affiliated with a bank. Airline credit cards often come with baggage (no pun intended). Points or rewards are accumulated and distributed based on how much the credit card is used. If you’re already deep in debt, more credit isn’t what I would prescribe. Instead I would recommend paying down your debt. If you are unable to create a budget, consider seeking assistance through non-profit organizations such as CCCS that provide assistance to individuals carrying a large debt load and not quite sure how to shake it. High APR is the first thing that jumps out at you, but if you shop around you may be able to find a few deals with low introductory rates. You also have annual fees on some as much as $95.

If the extent of your travel is family vacations once a year, this may not be the card for you either. In order to get the rewards you need to fly often and use your credit card to book the ticket. If you do this about six times on some cards you just may be ready to reap some of the rewards, but beware of blackout dates and minimal free seats. Last, but not least, if you change your airline of choice frequently to the lost-cost provider of the day, you may want to pass on the airline card.

The true benefit comes to the frequent traveler and active credit card user who prefers to fly one airline consistently.

Look for Clyde Anderson's Home School segment in the 7 o'clock hour of CNN Saturday Mornings with TJ Holmes.

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