The coffee is brewing and writers and producers are working hard to bring you up to date on what’s been happening in the world while you were sleeping.
Here’s a look at the stories we’re working on: A defiant Iran fires two short-range missiles. We’ll talk with Chief International Correspondent Christiane Amanpour to shed some light on the situation.
Plus, President Obama spoke at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's annual dinner last night. Health care reform was on his mind. President Obama said, "We have been waiting for health reform since the days of Teddy Roosevelt. We've been waiting since the days of Harry Truman. We've been waiting since Johnson and Nixon and Clinton. We cannot wait any longer."
And dedicated fans camped out to get their hands on tickets for the anticipated Michael Jackson movie “This Is It” which doesn’t open until October 27th.
We’ll have these stories and more this morning on CNN Newsroom with Betty Nguyen, T.J. Holmes and Reynolds Wolf starting at 6am ET/3am PT.
Producers, writers and bookers are hard at work preparing a great show for you this weekend. Here's a little bit of what we have on tap... A weekend of protests. We'll take a look at what we can expect when the "Tea Party express" rolls into Washington to rally against what they call out of control government and "Obama care".
As you know President Obama gave more details about his health care plan earlier this week. Did his speech change your opinion either way? What did you think of Republican Congressman Joe Wilson's outburst? It came after Obama said extending health care to all Americans who seek it would not mean insuring illegal immigrants. We want to hear your thoughts. We may read some of your responses on-air.
Plus, our T.J. Holmes talks with Jeanne Ashe, the wife of late tennis great Arthur Ashe. They discuss the U.S. Open and her husband’s impact on the game and the diversity within the sport.
And, this weekend marks the one year anniversary of Hurricane Ike. Our Betty Nguyen traveled to Galveston, Texas. She spoke with the city's mayor about recovery efforts and how much longer it will take to fully rebuild.
Also on our radar, the gender controversy surrounding world-champion South African runner Caster Semenya. Should she be disqualified from future events? Is she being treated fairly? Tell us what you think. Weigh in on our our blog.
You can see these stories and so much more Saturday starting at 6am ET/3am PT right here on CNN Saturday morning with T.J. Holmes, Betty Nguyen and Reynolds Wolf.
A lot going on in the CNN newsroom this morning. A 7.0-magnitude quake struck off the western coast of Indonesia's Sumatra Island. There's no word of injuries or damage yet. Plus, we are also following the developing story of John Yettaw, the American who had been sentenced to seven years of hard labor in Myanmar. He has left Myanmar with Senator Jim Webb. We are awaiting remarks from Senator Webb and we will bring them to you live starting at 5:30am ET/2:30am PT.
Birmingham's mayor offered a blanket pardon Tuesday to thousands of demonstrators who were charged during the civil rights movement in the 1960s. Many Blacks say they carry their misdemeanor record with them as a badge of honor. Mayor Larry Langford said he expects many will reject the mass pardon for that reason, but he felt it was important to offer. Gwendolyn Happling-Webb is rejecting the pardon. We’ll speak with her live as well as the mayor of Birmingham.
This Wednesday President Obama will participate in a call-in and audio webcast with 25 faith leaders to encourage their congregations to support health care reform. Religious organizations are joining the President in an effort to emphasize the moral argument for his reform plan. They kicked off a 40 day campaign and held prayer vigils and rallies in 45 cities. We will speak with two faith leaders about this campaign in our Faces of Faith segment with T.J. Holmes.
Plus, Reynolds Wolf is tracking two tropical storms. Watch for these stories and more this morning on CNN Newsroom with T.J. Holmes and Betty Nguyen starting at 6am ET/3am PT.
Grand Junction, Colorado is getting a lot of national attention for its health care model. Our Betty Nguyen spoke with the mayor of Grand Junction and a doctor who was at the forefront of making this health care plan a reality. And we're told it's had a major impact on that city.
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