The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Fine, Cain, Sandusky, Murray, Egypt, NBA
November 30th, 2011
06:28 PM ET

The AC360 Weekly Buzz: Fine, Cain, Sandusky, Murray, Egypt, NBA

What everyone’s talking about:

The investigation into allegations against former Syracuse University’s associate basketball coach Bernie Fine is ongoing. AC360’s Gary Tuchman spoke to an alleged victim on Tuesday, who revealed details of his sexual abuse claims. Our team is still inSyracuse today digging deeper into the story. Join us tonight at 8 p.m. ET for an update on the case.

And the Herman Cain saga continues with another woman making accusations. Ginger White spoke out this week alleging a 13-year affair with the GOP presidential candidate. We had an exclusive interview with White’s attorney who said his client has additional phone records that will be released.

And in the Middle East, Egyptians went to the polls on Monday and Tuesday in the first of three rounds of historic parliamentary elections. Thomas Friedman of the New York Times talked to Anderson about the probable win by Islamist parties, and stability in the region. Meanwhile, over 80 people were injured in clashes in Tahrir square on Tuesday.

Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s doctor, was sentenced to four years in jail for manslaughter for the King of Pop’s death. However, it’s possible he’ll serve fewer years due to overcrowding. Also, a former juror gave a behind-the-scenes look at her experience. She says the jury was unaware of the crowds and chaos outside the courtroom.

This year’s Cyber Monday marked the biggest online shopping day ever in theUnited States. Did you get any great deals?

Today’s scoop:

Today President Obama was in Pennsylvania and New York pushing the payroll tax extension. His road trip has some asking if his visits are part of his re-election campaign. What do you think? Tune in tonight, we’re Keeping Them Honest.

And a 360 Follow on the PennState sex abuse scandal: the first civil lawsuit has been filed against former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky by a 29-year-old man that was not in the Grand Jury report.

A look ahead:

The National Basketball Association will open its doors on Thursday for voluntary workouts. Basketball fans nationwide can now look forward to a Christmas gift: the first NBA game on Dec 25.

World AIDS Day is on Thursday and according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, three out of four people in theU.S. with HIV don’t have their infection under control. Even more worrisome – they say 20% of people with HIV don’t even know they have it.

Buzz-winning story:

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  1. Todd Egggers, Chaska, MN. 612-240-3946. Officer of Marines.

    Thank you for your hard work Anderson and that or your team!! Has anyone thought about reminding Mr. Herman Cain that all of the women accusing him (Herman) of inappropriate behavior are women """"""at Risk"""""? These are American citizens and women of integrity that have all fallen on hard times and there is Herman Cain with his hard-on and happy hands ready to help them????? Give me a break. This guy represents the worst of the 80's and 90's grab- ass good old boy network of executives who thing they can do anything and get away with it. Herman Cain is fired.

    November 30, 2011 at 9:59 pm |
  2. Jim Perkins

    Normally I'm a big fan, but right now, I have to say that I am exhausted by the minute examinations of sexual misconduct allegations everywhere I turn. Fifteen minutes of last night's show was devoted to yet another extended, multi-commentator rehash of the same allegations we have been hearing for days. I'm not trying to excuse the behavior of anyone involved in the stories. I am just saying that until something substantially new comes along, it shouldn't take more than a couple of minutes to tell us once again that Sandusky has been alleged to do very bad things, Fine has been alleged to do very bad things, and Herman Cain has been alleged to do very bad things. Let's get on with some news, please.


    PS. Can we please let Michael Jackson and his idiot doctor rest while we're at it?

    November 30, 2011 at 9:29 pm |