A U.S.soldier was hit by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan, and then is caught in a firefight with insurgents. When mysterious figure in black approaches him, he shoots. Turns out, it was a renowned female Afghani doctor coming to help him. Now he’s on trial for murder, possibly facing life in prison. Randi Kaye has more.
General Stanley McChrystal, the top commander in Afghanistan, says it is likely U.S. troop casualties will rise throughout the summer, even to fall.
Those deaths aren't just numbers. They are sons, daughters, mothers, fathers, brothers, sisters and friends of the people here at home. T.J. Holmes reports on how one family is coping on the lost of their son, Sgt. Brandon Bury.
There’s plenty of coffee brewing while writers, producers, segment producers, bookers and the production crew prepare for this morning’s show. Here’s what we are working on right now in the CNN newsroom: A developing story out of Afghanistan... While you were sleeping a massive explosion rocked Kabul killing at least three people and injuring dozens. We’ll tell you who may be behind the attack.
Plus, the hot button topic of health care reform. People on both sides of the issue want their voices heard. They will get their chance at one of the many town hall forums going on across the country today. We’ll tell you where they will be happening. Also, the CNN Truth Squad will try to get to the bottom of this question: Will health care legislation give the government access to your bank account? Find out what our Josh Levs learned.
Earlier this week President Obama named the Medal of Freedom recipients. It’s America’s highest civilian honor. Reverend Joseph Lowery and actress/singer Chita Rivera were among the many recipients. Our Betty Nguyen will speak live with them both later this morning around 10:15am ET/7:15am PT.
The new book “Family Affair: What it Means to be African American” is a compilation of thought provoking essays written by a variety of celebrities discussing topics such as family, culture, relationships, community and self. Our T.J. Holmes sat down with soap actress Victoria Rowell who authored one of the essays.
We'll have those stories and much more this morning. So start your Saturday with T.J. Holmes and Betty Nguyen in the CNN Newsroom at 6am ET/3am PT.