December 19th, 2013
09:18 AM ET

CNN Special Report: Extraordinary People

Editor's Note: “CNN Special Report: Extraordinary People” airs tonight at 10 pm E.T.

Robin Meade and Anderson Cooper host a special on the events that shook us—and the people who suddenly became our heroes. That includes Antoinette Tuff who managed to calm and disarm a gunman ready to shoot up an Atlanta middle school. Watch a preview of Anderson's interview with Antoinette now. You can catch her full story tornight and get ready meet more extraordinary and inspirational people.

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July 8th, 2009
03:08 PM ET
October 31st, 2008
07:55 PM ET

Robin Meade: a Clown, a Blues Brother, and Glenda the Good Witch

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Editor's Note: Happy Halloween! We asked some of our favorite CNN personalities to share with us their Halloween memories. We asked them a few 'Trick or Treat' questions.... here's what they had to say:

Robin Meade | BIO
Anchor, Headline News'
"Morning Express with Robin Meade"

Favorite Halloween costume as a kid?

Was this true where you grew up?: Halloween costumes were mostly of the plastic/vinyl kind, where you just slipped into these plastic sheaths that had some cartoon characters body printed on the outside of it... along with the ol' plastic face-front only masks that you couldn't see or breathe out of very well. (Don't forget the rubber band that always broke about halfway through your school costume parade). You had to wear clothes underneath this little plastic jobby, because it was never meant to be worn alone, (it's the equivalent in thickness of the paper vest the doc gives you now so you don't feel "naked" during your exam) and because it was usually like 17 degrees in Ohio by Halloween.

I didn't grow for a few years in elementary school. So I had to wear the same vinyl/plastic Snow White costume a couple of years in a row. The injustice! Talk about the elementary equivalent of a buzz kill. But the neighborhood candy and ensuing sugar high made up for it, I'm sure.

Favorite scary movie?

The Shining. Those little dead kids who'd be standing in the hallway would freak me out.

Best Halloween memory?

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