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May 9th, 2008
07:00 AM ET

Morning Buzz

Good morning folks...TGIF!!!

In politics this morning....Barack Obama won two more superdelegate endorsements late Thursday, narrowing his superdelegate deficit with Hillary Clinton to seven. NorthCarolina Rep. Brad Miller and Washington Rep. Rick Larsen both announced they will cast their superdelegate votes for the Illinois senator ...BUT it appears several superdelegates from Indiana, Pennsylvania and Ohio are bucking the will of the people by withholding endorsements from Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton....not publicly endorsing her even though she overwhelmingly won their districts. BUT this hasn't stopped Hillary Clinton...she hopscotched across the country yesterday...speaking to packed crowds in three states, raspy voice and all, yet determined to continue the fight... She urged her supporters Thursday to ignore the political pundits who have declared her toast.... BOTH Clinton and Obama spend most of the day in Oregon...Candy Crowley will have the latest....

We will also look ahead to West Virginia...the next stop along this democratic campaign train.... Joe Johns looks at the coal vote...a big issue in several states, but perhaps no where is it more so than in WV where the candidates are working hard to woo the coal vote. WV exports more coal than anywhere else in the US. Coal permeates every aspect of life in WV, from politics to the economy. The industry employs 18,000 people in some of the highest paying jobs in the state, far less than the peak its peak in 1940 of 130,000, but many remember those days and have watched their children leave because there were no jobs to keep them there....

In other news we are looking at tornadoes in North Carolina....after a reported tornado killed one person and injured three others in central part of the state on Thursday night. Strong winds overturned tractor-trailers and cars on Interstate 40, collapsed parts of several commercial buildings and damaged numerous single-family homes on the western edge of Greensboro...this after ripping across several other southern states...

PLUS Myanmar is still making headlines...The United Nations blasted Myanmar'smilitary junta on Friday, calling its refusal to let in foreign aid workers "unprecedented" as survivors of a devastating cyclone waited for food, shelter and medicine. The junta said in a statement Friday it was grateful to the international community for its assistance — which has included 11 chartered planes loaded with aid supplies — but the best way to help was just to send in material rather than personnel....Anderson continues to try and secure a visa, so we can figure out what is really going on on the ground there...

ALSO tonight... an EXCLUSIVE we bumped from last night's show...In the wake of the polygamist ranch raid in Texas, some FLDS members have gone on camera despite previous orders to not ever talk to reporters. But now, for the first time, Gary Tuchman introduces us to a family of Warren Jeffs' devotees that allow us into their home, and into their lives. Chris Wylermarried his wife when they were both16. They now have six children with a seventh on the way. Both husband and wife hope to someday welcome another wife or two in their home. They say the FLDS church and Warren Jeffs are misunderstood and discriminated against.

AND if we have time tonight...Sanjay Gupta will introduce us to Brad Williams...March 30th, 1978, July 18th, 1987, October 21st 1999. Ask Brad Williams a date and he can recall not only what happened on that day in history but what he did that day. Williams is one of only three documented cases of hyperthymestic syndrome, a condition of near-perfect autobiographical memory that scientists say may totally rewrite what we know about how memories are stored. We follow Williams as he gets an MRI and visit him in LaCrosse, Wisconsin, where the radio newsman has a weekly call-in show called related to his memory. Dr. SanjayGupta sits down with Williams, who had no idea his abilities were off the charts until he read about a woman who possessed the same type of recall....

That is ALL for now....we will see what other news the day brings....


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  1. Marc - Canada supports Obama

    There is a real need to find a way to make coal more clean.

    Americans/the media/Hillary need to take race out of these divisive exit polls. This would never be tolerated in Canada.

    We all need to slow down on the highway to save gas and purchase much more fuel efficient vehicles to reduce the demand for oil and get North America to become less dependent on the middle east.

    We all need to shop for North American made products and stop fueling China and their ambition to rule the world. You may save a buck or two on purchases but what is the real long-term cost? The Chinese will eat up our oil supply and drive the cost of gas through the roof if we continue to fund their under-waged workforce.

    May 9, 2008 at 9:43 am |
  2. Michelle

    I forgot about the backflip into the jeans that is tops. Even Simon
    and Bruno would be impressed. The routine might get a 10.

    May 9, 2008 at 9:33 am |
  3. Cindy

    Yeah we had some extremely bad weather down here in the south yesterday and last night. Unfortunately someone died but thankfully no one else did. I hope the ones effected get help quickly.

    I can not believe that the junta are now seizing the aid that the U.N. has been sending into Burma so they stopped sending it in. What is wrong with these people? It seems all they care about is themselves and to heck with the people! I hope that someone can talk some sense into them but unfortunately it doesn't look like that will happen soon.

    I wish Anderson luck trying to get in but I don't think that will happen because they haven't let media in Burma for some time now. Honestly I think they need aid and aid workers more than reporters there....no disrespect!

    I hope that you all can get to Sanjay's report on Brad Williams. I'd love to see it. That is amazing that he can remember everything that well. I really want to see that.

    May 9, 2008 at 8:49 am |
  4. linda., bella vista, ar

    Lebanon and oil to $125....
    "its a coup...Lebanese army paralyzed" your front page
    Saudi's call for Arab meeting about Lebanon
    Calls for Olmert's resignation
    Insurgent's take over Somalia Police station
    Russia brings back TANKs for their V-day parade

    May 9, 2008 at 7:37 am |
  5. Michelle

    Wow. Sounds good. I am really interested in Dr
    Gupta's story . I don't know if Team 360 have shot
    ideas but I saw one of youtube that just blows you
    away. It is a series of clips of people flipping into
    their jeans, one even from a swing.

    May 9, 2008 at 7:26 am |