Running 800 meters is tough enough. But doing so while eight months pregnant? Such was the goal of Alysia Montaño, a five-time national champion who took to the track Thursday for the US Track and Field Championships in California.
Though Montaño's time of 2:32 landed her in dead last, the pace was roughly equivalent to a very impressive five minute mile. But while extraordinary, was such an ambition safe for the unborn baby and the soon to be first-time mother?
On Friday night Anderson Cooper asked Dr. Sanjay Gupta for his professional analysis and conclusions.
Watch the above video as the CNN Chief Medical Correspondent explains why the half mile race may have been okay for Montaño, but not necessarily everyone else.
As part of a day which saw the City of New York approve a $40 million civil rights settlement, on Friday evening "Anderson Cooper 360" welcomed two of the men who will benefit from the ruling.
But despite forthcoming funds, Raymond Santana and Yusef Salaam are still struggling to trust the notion that their days of being falsely tied to a 1989 beating and rape are over.
"I felt like someway, somehow the city was going to just pull this rug from under our feet, and say 'Oops. Sorry,'" said Santana, one of the members of the "Central Park Five," a group of youths wrongfully convicted and imprisoned a quarter century ago. "It still hasn't sunk in that this is finally over."
For Salaam, no ruling, settlement, or amount of money can repair reputations that remain forever ruined:
"There's an indelible scar that was placed on us, and that scar hasn't been removed just because we've come to this point."
Click the above video for more of Anderson Cooper's interview with two members of the infamous "Central Park Five," a group of minority teens ostracized by their community, and placed behind bars for a crime they didn't commit.
On Friday evening author Sebastian Junger joined "Anderson Cooper 360" for a primetime interview, during which he detailed the making of his new film, a documentary entitled "Korengal."
Named after one of the most dangerous valleys in Afghanistan, "Korengal" is the follow up to "Restrepo," the Academy Award nominated film that Junger made with his colleague, the late Tim Hetherington.
Though Hetherington was killed in Libya two years ago, Junger revealed to Anderson Cooper that he often felt his friend's presence in the editing room, as he worked on the sequel he says they'd always planned to make together.
Watch the above clip, as Junger tells the host that part of his reason for making his latest documentary centered around a desire to help people understand combat. And, for more on "Korengal," visit the films website.
The grisly death of Georgia's Cooper Harris is sadly not an anomaly. Last year alone, more than 40 children died as a result of being left alone in a hot car.
But might these tragedies be preventable? Could technology be tapped into so as to guard against forgetfulness, and combat negligence?
Gary Tuchman traveled to Texas to test car seat monitors that claim to save kids from being left inside sweltering vehicles.
Watch the above video as the CNN correspondent tried out the device with the help of a parking lot, an SUV, and a reluctant six-month-old.
More than a week since a toddler died after being left inside a vehicle on a hot Georgia day, questions still remain as to the circumstances of that fateful day.
At the center of the investigation is Justin Ross Harris, the father of the late 22-month-old Cooper Harris.
After traveling to Alabama to interview those that knew Harris earlier in his life, on Friday evening CNN's Nick Valencia profiled the man that is charged with the murder of his own son.
Just hours after a $40 million civil rights settlement was approved by the City of New York, on Friday Anderson Cooper welcomed Jonathan Moore, the attorney for three of the “Central Park Five,” as part a web exclusive interview.
In 1989, the five men were wrongfully convicted in the horrific beating and rape of a white female jogger in Central Park. Each served at least seven years in prison, with the lengthiest term reaching 13 years.
Watch the above web exclusive, as Cooper asks Moore to discuss the details of a case that put five minority teenagers behind bars, as well as the steps that led to their settlement.
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