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August 20th, 2010
11:11 AM ET

Today's Show: August 20, 2010

For more information on today's segments, click on the following links:

M. Night Shyamalan Foundation

Mission Possible: Kindles For Kids

The Oil Plume Segment: Rich Camilli & Chris Reddy

And don't forget - submit your topic ideas for next week's Q&A with Ali Velshi and Richard Quest!  Every Thursday they will take on whatever topic you choose from innovation to travel to the economy. Nothing is off limits! The deadline each week for topic submission is Tuesday, 9am EST.  Just click on the Q&A link below and submit your topic under "Add a Comment"

Filed under: Ali Velshi • Anchors • Mission Possible • Q&A
August 20th, 2010
09:23 AM ET



Money and happiness: do they go hand in hand?  We may finally have an answer.  A study published in the August 2010 issue of Psychological Science finds that while wealth may grant us opportunities to purchase things, it can impair our ability to actually enjoy those things. Financial Planner Karen Lee joins us this weekend to discuss this age old question and offer some tips.  One tip: if you’re going to spend money, spend it on an experience such as a vacation instead of an item.  Karen will also answer your personal finance questions this Saturday at 2pm ET.

 Post your questions here and we’ll read them live on the air!

Filed under: Fredricka Whitfield • Josh Levs
August 20th, 2010
08:10 AM ET

Is America Islamaphobic?

A new TIME Magazine article by Bobby Ghosh discusses the growing debate over the Park51 project to build an Islamic Center near Ground Zero.

It goes on to highlight how this controversy has brought new scrutiny to other examples of anti-Islam and anti-Muslim protests happening around the country. Including a new poll that shows that a growing number of Americans believe President Obama is Muslim.

A new TIME–Abt SRBI poll found that 46% of Americans believe Islam is more likely than other faiths to encourage violence against nonbelievers. Only 37% know a Muslim American. Overall, 61% oppose the Park51 project, while just 26% are in favor of it. Just 23% say it would be a symbol of religious tolerance, while 44% say it would be an insult to those who died on 9/11.

We want to hear your thoughts. Do you think Islamophobia is a reality? Email us your comments. TJ will read some in the 10am hour.

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