The AC360 Weekly Buzz
November 9th, 2011
06:00 PM ET

The AC360 Weekly Buzz

What everyone’s talking about:

Herman Cain continues to deny the sexual harassment allegations made by four accusers. He said Tuesday he would take a lie detector test but only if he has “a good reason” to do so. Meantime, his accusers are sticking to their stories. Earlier this week, a Chicago woman, Sharon Bialek, told reporters the GOP presidential candidate groped her in 1997. Another accuser, Karen Kraushaar, went public on Tuesday, calling Cain a “serial denier.” She told CNN she’s thinking about releasing copies of her allegations. Who do you think is telling the truth?

Fans mourned Rapper Heavy D’s death on Tuesday.

And, Dr. Drew, how many times does Courtney Stodden have to tell you? She’s rill! To anyone else who doesn’t believe it, you’ve landed yourself on our Ridiculist.

Today’s Scoop:

There are new developments in the Penn State sex abuse scandal. Tonight we’ll be talking about Coach Joe Paterno’s announcement that he’ll retire after the 2011 football season. Many think he should step down immediately.

New details are also emerging about the alleged crimes committed by Paterno’s former assistant, Jerry Sandusky, and the alleged cover-up by university officials. We’re Keeping Them Honest.

A magnitude-5.7 earthquake struck the same area of eastern Turkey that was devastated two weeks ago by a magnitude-7.2 quake that killed more than 500 people. At least 18 buildings collapsed in today’s powerful aftershock.

Iran might be inching closer to developing a nuclear bomb, according to a report by the International Atomic Energy Agency.

The Dow plunged 389 points on Wall Street today as Italy’s debt crisis spurred new fears.

A look ahead:

Who will be Greece’s new prime minister? Talks between political leaders and the Greek president ended Wednesday night with no announcement of who will replace Prime Minister George Papandreou, when he leaves office. No confirmation yet of his resignation, either.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer will host a GOP presidential candidate debate in Washington at 8 p.m. eastern on November 22. The questions will center on foreign policy and national security.

Buzz-winning story:

The Duggar family is doing its part to push the world’s population beyond the 7 billion milestone that everyone’s been talking about. Michelle and Jim Bob Duggar are having baby number 20!

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  1. Terry pointer

    Everyone who was knowledgable of the crime needs to be fired on the spot. Would any of these officials have made sure a lesser. Skilled employee be removed from their position immediately? The reason they covered it up is because it benefited the institution and each of these officials to keep the crime quiet and protect the legend and themselves instead of our children. Enough of this behavior from our most trusted institution, this is abuse of power and putting fame and fortune above integrity and safety. Very counterintuitive to "everything I ever learned in kindergarten" why should the rest of the community be held to higher standards than these entrusted wealthy coaches. Pure evil. Mr. Pattern,s recent comments exemplifies the fact that he still simply does not care, he wants to continue coaching till the end of the season, and he had the audacity to cheat for a Penn state win this weekend. Completely out of touch with legal requirements of university staff.

    November 9, 2011 at 9:28 pm |
  2. Shaun D.


    Great show tonight. IS Sen. Rand Paul serious? Does he really expect the majority of Americans to buy what he is peddling??

    He blasts the President for not working with the GOP, instead calling them names. However, The Minority Leader, Mitch McConnell stated months ago that his only priority is to make President Obama a 1 Term President.

    Now Pual is crying about getting called on the carpet.......I was born at night, but not last night!!!!!

    Please keep them honest (and I mean everyone)....The republicans are a bad joke and I am hopeful that my fellow americans are starting to wake up

    November 9, 2011 at 8:52 pm |