A new exam given to 15-year-olds around the world found American students scores were average in science and reading and below average in math. What's also troubling is America saw little or no gains in the last decade while other countries raced ahead. Anderson discussed what all of this means with Fareed Zakaria, host of Fareed Zakaria GPS and Amanda Ripley, author of "The Smartest Kids in the World–and How They Got That Way."
Not only was this man's survival amazing, but the rescue was difficult. Anderson discussed all of this with former Navy SEAL Brandon Webb.
There is a lot going on tonight, one of our favorite topics tonight is a new study suggesting some gender differences may be hardwired in our brains.
Anderson sat down with Chad Pregracke, of East Moline, IL, immediately after revealing his selection as 2013 CNN Hero of the Year.
Pregracke has dedicated his life to cleaning up the Mississippi River and other American waterways. Since 1998, nearly 70,000 volunteers have helped Pregracke and his non-profit remove more than 7 million pounds of garbage from 23 rivers across the country.
“CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” re-airs this Saturday, Dec. 7 at 9pm ET/PT.
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