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Make sure you check out ‘Generation Islam,’ a special report by Christiane Amanpour about the next generation of Muslims. The attacks on 9/11 taught the U.S. that ignoring rising Muslim resentment can have devastating effects. Is it possible to win the hearts and minds of the Muslim youth? Make sure to watch Christiane’s report tonight at 9 p.m .ET.
We’ll be looking into an incredible story of a young boy featured in the documentary tonight. This 10-year-old child was recruited by extremists to be a suicide bomber, but he was able cut off ties with the group and now tells his story in vivid details. You won't want to miss this.
And we’re all about fact vs. fiction on health care reform. A number of congressional leaders are holding town halls today – trying to explain the reforms and dispel the myths and rumors that seem to be circulating around the country. What impact are these having? Is the plan just so complex that it's impossible to fully grasp? We’ll be exploring the questions that keep coming up in these town halls and we’ll have real answers about what the reform proposal could mean for you. Are there any questions that haven’t been answered? Let us know.
Dr. Sanjay Gupta will tell us the story of three sisters who are senior citizens and have dealt with a host of medical issues over the past few years. Dr. Gupta will explore the struggles they endured and the quality of care they received. These three sisters know exactly what it’s like to work with the current state of the U.S. health care system – and they tell Dr. Gupta what they think of the proposed reform.
And another Emanuel in the White House is facing attacks from the right. Ezekiel Emanuel, a top health care adviser to President Obama – and the older brother of Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel – is emerging as a target for conservatives who are critical of the Democrats’ health care effort. Will his younger brother step in to his defense?
Taiwan’s Typhoon Morakot has left many people stranded in the central and southern regions of the island. But rescue efforts are increasingly difficult because of torrential downpours, dense fog and rugged terrain. Villagers are still stranded as rescue operations try to reach them. They were forced to search by helicopter, inflatable boats and zip-line mechanisms to find the stranded victims. More from John Vause tonight.
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