What everyone’s talking about:
It’s been more than a week since thePennStatesex abuse scandal story broke, and with all the new details emerging, it’s still a major topic of conversation in our newsroom. We’ve been talking to sportswriters, legal experts, psychologists, representatives for alleged victims – as many people as we can to cover all the angles.
Andersontalked to the mother of alleged victim #1 on Wednesday. She said, “"I want Jerry Sandusky to go to jail for the rest of his life." She also claims that Sandusky took her son out of his classes without her permission.
We also asked the question: DoesPennStatelack transparency? Anderson is Keeping Them Honest.
Rep. Gabby Giffords’s recovery is simply amazing. This was a big week for Giffords and her husband, former astronaut Mark Kelly. Since her first TV interview this week to talk about the release of their book, “Gabby,” we’ve all been in awe of the couple’s determination.
As the holiday season quickly approaches (yes, even though we haven’t celebrated Thanksgiving yet), find out what got the sugar plum fairy fired! The scandal landed onAnderson’s RidicuList.
And across the Atlantic, Prince William and Kate are celebrating their first engagement anniversary! Rumors are that the Duchess of Cambridge may be pregnant—In Touch magazine claimed they had the exclusive news on Wednesday, and the Daily Beast pieced together clues that a royal baby may be on the way! What do you think?
And it's a tough week for basketball fans with signs the NBA 2011-2012 season may not happen.
As I mentioned, last night we heard from the mother of one of Jerry Sandusky's victim's - don’t miss tonight’s show when she reveals new details about how she says her son’s school mishandled the situation. And there's at least one new alleged victim, and could be many more. CNN’s Jason Carroll spoke with an attorney representing the accusers. We'll have his that interview tonight on AC360°.
Occupy Wall Street protesters took to the streets across the country today on what they dubbed a national “mass day of action.” Even with more than 150 arrests in New York and Los Angeles, the protesters have not backed down. Follow the CNN live blog for more updates. And don't miss our coverage of the demonstrations tonight on the program.
A look ahead:
The congressional super committee has until November 23 to find at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction, and with no deal on the table yet House leaders seem to be playing the blame game and trying to cheat their self-inflicted rules.
With more people getting killed every day, who will Syrialisten to? CNN has a summary of who is openly criticizing the violent crackdown, how the Syrian regime might respond, and if anyone can influence over President Bashar al-Assad's government.
Whether you love or hate to fly, what would you do if you looked up mid-flight to see...a cockroach? One couple is suing AirTran for the unwelcome passenger.
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