AC360 Thursday 8p

There are growing questions about the Bluefin-21 search for Flight 370. What's happens when it completes its sweep? The latest tonight on AC360.
December 4th, 2013
12:13 AM ET

Was the Metro North engineer asleep at the controls?

Four people died when his train jumped the tracks. Now the Metro-North engineer's lawyer says he experienced a momentary loss of concentration. But was he asleep? Sleep specialist Micahel Breus joins the AC360 Later panel to discuss the situation.
December 4th, 2013
12:11 AM ET

Why are American students in 36th place?

When it comes to math, science and reading a new study finds students from China, Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and South Korea scored the highest in each subject. American students were all the way down in 36th place. Why is that? What needs to be done to improve American education? Kahn Academy founder Sal Khan joins the AC360 Later panel.
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December 4th, 2013
12:10 AM ET

"Shopping while black" subpoena

New York retailers including Macy's and Barney's are being accused of stopping African American customers and accusing them of shoplifting and other crimes. Now the New York City Commission on Human Rights is slapping Macy's with a subpoena. The AC360 Later panel discusses the phenomenon nicknamed "shopping while black."
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December 4th, 2013
12:08 AM ET

Are men and women hardwired to be different?

A new study comparing brain scans found men and women are wired differently. Men have more neural connections from the front to back of their brains, while women have more wiring between the right and left hemispheres. Rutgers University biological anthropologist Helen Fisher joins the AC360 Later panel to discuss what all this means.

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May 3rd, 2013
12:04 AM ET

The high cost of cheap clothing

Some Western businesses are evaluating where their products are made after more than 500 people died in the Rana Plaza garment factory collapse in Bangladesh. Thousands more were rescued from the debris of the crumbled building. Workers are still sorting through the wreckage and uncovering more deceased workers with each layer of concrete in the nine-story building.

Anderson Cooper talked about the incident and the repercussions with Christiane Amanpour, Ari Fleischer, Jeffrey Toobin and Amy Holmes in a special edition of AC360. The bottom line is that cheap clothing sold in the U.S. can mean unsafe conditions with little compensation for laborers abroad.

Amanpour, who interviewed the Prime Minister of Bangladesh on her CNNI show, says corruption is rampant."This factory was basically a land grab by a well-connected guy who then built more floors," she says. "It goes to the heart of the fact there's no organized labor there. All of us in the West, we like really cheap fashion and this is what's happening."

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May 3rd, 2013
12:02 AM ET

Outrage over Gitmo

Col. Morris Davis, who resigned from his position at Guantánamo in protest, says there's no upside to leaving the facility open. Christiane Amanpour, Jeffrey Toobin, Ari Fleischer and Amy Holmes weigh in on what should happen to the detainees imprisoned at Gitmo.

March 9th, 2009
01:00 PM ET

Rihanna: Role Model? Yes.

Amy Holmes | Bio
AC360° Contributor

Wow. I did not expect the overwhelming response to my blog post about Rihanna and Chris Brown. It seems that I am far from alone in being disturbed by this story, and terribly concerned for the young lady at its center.

After reading through all of your posts, all 304 as of this writing!, I come to conclusion that Rihanna does have a moral obligation to her young fans. So many of you wrote so movingly about your own experiences, what you would do if someone busted up your baby girl, what you've been hearing in classrooms and school hallways, and why it is so important that we, as a society, declare that domestic violence must never be tolerated.

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Filed under: Amy Holmes • Women's Issues
March 6th, 2009
03:31 PM ET

Chris Brown: Nickelodeon's man of the year?

Amy Holmes | Bio
AC360° Contributor

Even if Rihanna may not bear responsibility to her young fans for her private choices, surely Nickelodeon owes them more. Chris Brown remains in the running for the Nickelodeon's Kids Choice Awards Vote 2009. For realz:

http://www.nick.com/kids-choice-awards/vote.jhtml?categoryVote=10

March 6th, 2009
12:28 PM ET

Rihanna: Role model?

Amy Holmes | Bio
AC360° Contributor

The story of the talented, young singer getting beaten up by her boyfriend may not seem to have a political angle, but bear with me. It's not just tabloid fodder. It creates a real public dilemma.

I'll confess that I've been riveted by this story. One couldn't help be shocked by the news. A beautiful girl, on top of the world, getting beaten up by her equally charmed boyfriend. We know, intellectually, that material success, public adoration, and physical beauty don't have magic, innoculative powers. And yet, this story shattered the fairy tale dream that maybe they can.

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March 5th, 2009
10:40 AM ET

The audacity of hype

Amy Holmes | Bio
AC360° Contributor

So, now we know. President Obama's mentions of Rush Limbaugh are no accident. Democratic strategists have discovered that Rush has low approval ratings with the general public. So they have devised a strategy to paint Republicans with the Rush brush in order to marginalize conservatism and the Republican Party. In the nineties, they demonized Newt. Now, they're after Rush. And the media is happily going along, as it so often does.

Back in December, while the Republican Party had not one, but two, highly qualified and widely respected African-Americans running for its chairmanship, the media chose instead to focus on the juvenile antics of Chip Saltsman and his Christmas CD. Show after show featured outraged democratic strategists attacking the Republican Party because of one man's lapse of judgment. And conservative after conservative was called on to defend or attack the hapless politician. When Republicans then elected former lieutenant governor Michael Steele to lead the party, it was treated as a non-event. Michael Steele's election as the first African-American RNC chairman received a fraction of the airtime that was devoted to the CD circus, and none of the reverence that has greeted Pres. Barack Obama at every turn of his political career. The media slid right by without a reflective pause, let alone gushing profiles and heroic magazine covers.

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Filed under: Amy Holmes • Raw Politics • Republicans • Rush Limbaugh
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