What's trending today?!?! A public service campaign out of Georgia to combat childhood obesity – that critics say could stigmatize overweight kids. Brooke interviews Media Consultant Peter Shankman to get the lowdown on these new ads.
Speaker John Boehner and House GOP negotiators urged Democrats to restart talks on extending the payroll tax cut Wednesday. There's been little progress in resolving a partisan standoff that now threatens to erode the paychecks of 160 million Americans. The average paycheck will shrink $40 if Congress doesnt act, and right now, members of Congress are on their end-of-the-year holiday. Republican Congresswoman Nan Hayworth of New York talks to Brooke about why she's staying put in Washington to help fight for a solution.
The investigation into the apparent hazing death of Florida A&M university drum major Robert D. Champion is sending shockwaves through the marching band community. The High School he attended, Southwest Dekalb High School, is one of 21 schools in Dekalb County, Georgia that has suspended all marching band activities after the district says it found "inappropriate activity" at two high schools.
The district has not named the schools and says it needs to ensure programs are safe and positive for students. But parents in the area are furious and say the suspension isn't warranted.
Brooke interviews Keith Sailor, whose son plays the trombone at Southwest Dekalb High School.