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  • Southern Tornados
    Southern Tornados
    Episode 1031
    10/31/09
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    After severe storms in the south, rains flooded roads, but Amid the destruction, a tornado blew a steeple off a church onto Michael Williams' car. Erica hill speaks with his sister-in-law.
  • Halloween Costume In's and Out's
    10/31/09
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    If you are waiting until the last minute to get your Halloween costume this year, than this segment will help so you don't make any big mistakes. Amy Palmer joins Ben Tracy to guide us.
  • Early Backstage: Halloween Hysteria
    10/30/09
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    Adam "The Audience Guy" caught up with Maggie Rodriguez and Russ Mitchell to talk about their Halloween costumes.
  • Philly Fan Offers Sex for Tix?
    10/30/09
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    Phillies fan Susan Finkelstein spoke to Harry Smith about her Craigslist advertisement and being charged with offering sex for World Series tickets.
  • An Early Costume Contest
    10/30/09
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    Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez presented the finalists of The Early Show Halloween costume contest and announced the winners in both the adult and kid categories.
  • Ask It Early: Credit Fees
    10/29/09
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    In "Ask It Early," financial expert Ray Martin answered viewer questions about credit card fees.
  • Chaz Bono Speaks as a Man
    10/29/09
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    The man who was Chastity Bono, now Chaz, gives his first interview to Entertainment Tonight's Mary Hart.
  • Attacks in Afghanistan
    Attacks in Afghanistan
    Episode 1028
    10/28/09
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    The Taliban protests the upcoming election runoff in Afghanistan with more violence, reports Mandy Clark.
  • Stars Shine at 'This Is It' Premiere
    10/28/09
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    Celebrities in L.A., Calif. came out for the premiere of Michael Jackson's "This Is It" concert film. Many are predicting it will be the highest grossing concert-film of all time. Ben Tracy reports.
  • Gluten-Free Recipes
    Gluten-Free Recipes
    Episode 1028
    10/28/09
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    Author Robert M. Landolphi showed Dave Price how being gluten-free doesn't necessarily mean giving up bread and pizza.
  • Ask It Early: Heartburn, H1N1 Vaccine
    10/28/09
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    Dr. Jennifer Ashton answered viewer questions via webcam about prescription heartburn medication, H1N1 hysteria and a healthy pregnancy diet.
  • McCain Pushes for More Afghan Troops
    10/28/09
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    Harry Smith spoke to Sen. John McCain about the war in Afghanistan and whether sending more troops is the right strategy.
  • Early Backstage: Stand-Up Russ
    10/27/09
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    Adam "The Audience Guy" followed news anchor Russ Mitchell during his one-night-only stint as a stand-up comedian.
  • Protecting Kids on Reality TV
    10/27/09
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    Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Kate Gosselin's brother and sister-in-law and Child Welfare advocate Gloria Allred about reality TV safeguards for children.
  • Avoiding Travel Mishaps
    10/27/09
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    Consumer correspondent Susan Koeppen shares tips with Harry Smith for travelers to make their trips problem-free.
  • Cockpit Events Beyond Laptops
    10/27/09
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    Former NTSB investigator Greg Feith elaborates on the situation around two Northwest pilots who were not in contact with controllers, missing their landing.
  • Wiltshire's New York Panorama
    10/27/09
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    Maggie Rodriguez spoke with talented Autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire about the progress of his panorama drawing of New York City from memory.
  • H1N1 and Pregnancy
    H1N1 and Pregnancy
    Episode 1027
    10/27/09
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    Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on the high risks of the H1N1 virus for pregnant women and how every precaution should be observed and discussed with a doctor.
  • Drawing from Memory
    Drawing from Memory
    Episode 1026
    10/26/09
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    In the series A Beautiful Memory, Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Autistic artist Stephen Wiltshire and his sister about Wiltshire's ability to remember and draw architectural wonders.
  • Balancing Iraq and Afghanistan
    10/26/09
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    As President Obama meets with his national security team for the sixth time to discuss Afghanistan, Sunday's deadly attacks were a reminder of the ongoing volatile situation in Iraq. Bill Plante reports.
  • Ask It Early: Holiday Shopping
    10/26/09
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    In the series Ask It Early, Susan Koeppen answers questions about holiday season shopping and the best time to shop online during the retail season.
  • David Foster's "Note to God"
    10/24/09
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    On this week's Second Cup Café, "David Foster and Friends" performs their single, "Note to God." David is a 15-time Grammy winner, including 3 for Producer of the Year, with 45 nominations.
  • Bargainista Winter Coats
    10/24/09
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    Winter's chill will soon be in the air, sending women searching for the perfect winter coat. Erica Hill speaks with "Real Simple" magazine's Jaimee Zanzinger who has some cheap, fashionable coats.
  • Under the Radar, 10.24.09
    10/24/09
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    On this week's "Under the Radar", Chris Wragge and Erica Hill show us a group of college students with ping pong shooting skills; Plus, an Australian news program has a special guest.
  • Michael Jackson's "This Is It"
    10/23/09
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    The Michael Jackson documentary "This Is It" opens in theaters next week just four months after the king of pop's death. Harry Smith spoke to director Kenny Ortega about making the film.
  • Is Shouting the New Spanking?
    10/23/09
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    With some parenting Web sites now referring to shouting as the new spanking, Hattie Kauffman reports on the parental struggle to find a politically correct discipline.
  • Homemade Halloween Costumes
    10/23/09
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    Scholastic magazine's Sara Sinek showed Maggie Rodriguez some creative ideas for great homemade Halloween costumes.
  • Easing Back Pain
    Easing Back Pain
    Episode 1023
    10/23/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Dr. Norman Marcus about tips for preventing and easing back pain.
  • Sweat Lodge Survivor Story
    10/23/09
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    Beverley Bunn, Arizona sweat lodge ceremony survivor, spoke to Harry Smith about her memories of the tragic ordeal, and her feelings of abandonment by spiritual guru James Arthur Ray.
  • Netbooks Versus Notebooks
    10/22/09
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    CNET's Natalie Del Conte showed Harry Smith the difference between laptop, desktop and netbook computers.
  • ESPN Broadcaster Caught in Affair
    10/22/09
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    ESPN broadcaster Steve Phillips is caught in a love triangle after the coworker he had an affair with stalked his wife and kids. Michelle Gielan reports.
  • CDC on H1N1 Vaccine Shortages
    10/21/09
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    Maggie Rodriguez spoke the CDC's Dr. Anne Schuchat about the delay in the H1N1 vaccine production until November or December, and the high risk for young adults and children.
  • Energy Drinks Offer No Boost?
    10/21/09
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    Young scientist Brendan O'Neil tested energy drinks to see if they really offer boosts of energy, his results showed the drinks had no significant effect. Russ Mitchell reports.
  • Perfect Banana, Walnut Pancakes
    10/21/09
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    Bubby's owner Ron Silver showed Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez how to make his restaurant's signature banana and walnut pancakes.
  • Robbery Turned Prayer Circle
    10/21/09
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    Caught On Tape: An attempted robbery at an Indianapolis, Ind. check cashing location became a moment of prayer after the robber regretted his actions and consoled his victim.
  • H1N1 Hits the Young Hard
    10/21/09
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    As officials predict that the young adults and children will be hit the hardest by the H1N1 virus, it is now predicted that the vaccine won't be widely available until November or December. Dean Reynolds reports.
  • Sweat Lodge Families Speak
    10/20/09
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    Robert Brown, brother of sweat lodge victim Kirby Brown, and Tom McFeeley, a family spokesperson, talk to Harry Smith about what they've learned in the wake of three deaths in the Arizona desert.
  • Early Backstage: Suzanne Somers
    10/20/09
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    Adam "The Audience Guy" caught up with actress Suzanne Somers who just released her 19th book. She dishes on what went on backstage of her classic TV shows.
  • Banana and Nutella French Toast
    10/20/09
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    Katie Lee showed Harry Smith and Kelly Cobiella how to make baked banana and Nutella French Toast.
  • Suzanne Somers' Cancer Controversy
    10/20/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with actress Suzanne Somers about her controversial new book on alternative cancer treatments.
  • Earnings Push Dow Up
    Earnings Push Dow Up
    Episode 1020
    10/20/09
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    Apple and other big companies reported huge profits, sending the NYSE to its highest start this year, reports Jeff Glor.
  • Friend Knew of 'Balloon' Plan
    10/20/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with a former friend of Richard Heene who claims he heard Heene talk about the balloon stunt in the past.
  • Mad Science Experiments
    10/19/09
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    Author Theo Grey showed Harry Smith simple experiments that should not be done at home.
  • Obama's Neighbor Selling Home
    10/19/09
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    The house next to the first family's Chicago home is up for sale. Dean Reynolds spoke to the owner about the house, his sales pitch and being President Obama's neighbor.
  • Defending 'Balloon Boy'
    10/19/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Heene family attorney David Lane about potential charges against the family for the alleged "balloon boy" hoax.
  • Under the Radar, 10.17.09
    10/17/09
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    On this week's 'Under the Radar', Chris Wragge and Erica Hill show us some office lip-syncing workers; Also, a deer runs into a restaurant, and a chocolate fashion show.
  • Balloon Family on Finding Falcon
    10/16/09
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    Maggie Rodriguez spoke to the family of Colorado six-year-old Falcon Heene about the helium balloon incident, discovering Falcon in the attic and allegations that it was a publicity stunt.
  • Analyzing Balloon Boy Incident
    10/16/09
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    Russ Mitchell spoke with Psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Gardere about the balloon boy headlines and how the family can move on.
  • Friday Grill: Maggie Rodriguez
    10/16/09
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    Adam "The Audience Guy" grilled Maggie Rodriguez on growing up in Miami, Fla. and what it's like working on network news.
  • The Sport of Chess-Boxing
    10/15/09
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    Competitors in Chess-boxing spend half of a match playing chess and half boxing. The first to a checkmate or knock out wins, Russ Mitchell Reports.
  • Do-It-Yourself Home Fixes
    10/15/09
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    Disaster House host Josh Temple showed Harry Smith how to fix disasters in the home with easy and inexpensive tools.
  • Mother's Mission to Free Sons
    10/15/09
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    Harry Smith spoke to the mothers of three young men detained in Iran since July who plan to deliver a petition with two thousand signatures to Iran's U.N. mission for their sons to be released.
  • H1N1 Woman Lives to See Baby Boy
    10/15/09
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    Pregnant women make up six percent of H1N1 deaths. Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on one woman who developed a severe case of H1N1 in the ninth month of her pregnancy and survived.
  • Dugard Family Spokesperson on Jaycee
    10/14/09
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    Maggie Rodriguez spoke to the Dugard family Spokesperson Erika Schulte about Jaycee's people magazine cover, her new life and cooperating in the investigation of Philip and Nancy Garrido.
  • Early Backstage: Sully
    Early Backstage: Sully
    Episode 1014
    10/14/09
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    Adam "The Audience Guy" caught up with hero Captain Sully Sullenberger and his wife. They shared insight on their happy marriage.
  • Arrest in Brutal 1990 Assault
    10/14/09
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    A man was arrested and charged for the brutal attack of a Texas girl who was sexually assaulted and left for dead. Don Teague reports.
  • Fall Footwear Trends
    Fall Footwear Trends
    Episode 1014
    10/14/09
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    InStyle's Lisa Arbetter showed Maggie Rodriguez the latest footwear trends for Fall like mixing tights with open-toed shoes.
  • Powerful Storms hit Pacific Coast
    10/14/09
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    Dave Price reports on powerful storms with high winds, rain and even snow in the pacific coast, with up to seven inches of rain and winds up to 62 miles per hour in some parts of California.
  • Behind Jaycee Dugard's Cover
    10/14/09
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    Maggie Rodriguez spoke with People Magazine's Peter Castro about former kidnap victim Jaycee Dugard's photo shoot. Psychologist Dr. Jeffrey Gardere spoke about Dugard's recovery.
  • Noodle Knowledge
    Noodle Knowledge
    Episode 1014
    10/14/09
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    Cooking Light's Katherine Brooking showed Harry Smith and Maggie Rodriguez how to create easy and healthy pasta dishes.
  • Jaycee Dugard's First Photos
    10/14/09
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    After two months recovering, the first photos of Jaycee Dugard since she was rescued from Philip Garrido's backyard prison are in People Magazine. Hattie Kauffman reports.
  • Early Backstage: Kid Chef
    10/13/09
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    Adam "The Audience Guy" chatted with an 11 year-old girl that gives gourmet cooking lessons online.
  • Thanksgiving Food for Any Day
    10/13/09
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    Dede Wilson, contributing editor of Bon Appetit Magazine, shows The Early Show anchors how to use thanksgiving super foods to create simple recipes that are good all year long.
  • Faith in Troubled Times
    10/13/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with author Father Thomas Williams about his new book about faith in troubled times. Read an excerpt of "Can God Be Trusted?"
  • H1N1 Vaccine Shortages?
    10/13/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Dr. Troyen Brennan about the high demand for the H1N1 flu vaccine.
  • H1N1 Study: Critical Cases
    10/13/09
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    Dr. Jennifer Ashton spoke to Harry Smith about two H1N1 studies that show young adults, women and those with previous health conditions are most at risk for severe cases of the illness.
  • The Real-Life Snow White
    10/13/09
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    Disney scouts chose Dancer Marge Champion as the model for "Snow White" in the 1937 animated classic. As Michelle Miller reports, at 90 years old, Champion still recalls sessions with filmmakers.
  • Dow Closes in on 10,000
    10/13/09
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    The stock market is rallying over higher than expected earnings reports from companies, Kelly Wallace reports. MoneyWatch.com's Jill Schlesinger discussed how to take advantage rising market.
  • Bride Killed on Eve of Wedding
    10/12/09
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    John Tabbutt, 62, shot and killed his fiancé on the day before they were to be married. (10/12/09)
  • Early Backstage: Kaley Cuoco
    10/12/09
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    Adam "The Audience Guy" speaks with "The Big Bang Theory's" Kaley Cuoco about the comedy's sudden success and the fun on the set.
  • Recession Teeth Grinding
    10/12/09
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    Dr. Jennifer Ashton spoke with Harry Smith about the dangerous health effects of teeth grinding caused by stress.
  • Gay Rights Groups Pressure Obama
    10/12/09
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    Gay rights groups are pressuring President Obama to deliver on the promises he made to the gay community, such as repealing the defense of marriage act. Bill Plante reports.
  • Five for Fighting, "Chances"
    10/10/09
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    On this week's "Second Cup Café", Singer/songwriter, John Ondrasik from 'Five for Fighting' performs a special acoustic performance of their brand new single, "Chances".
  • Breast Cancer Myths
    Breast Cancer Myths
    Episode 1010
    10/10/09
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    Sometimes it's easy to believe common myths surrounding Breast Cancer. Erica Hill speaks with Frances Largeman-Roth from Health Magazine, who helps clear up these myths.
  • Under the Radar, 10.10.09
    10/10/09
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    On this week's "Under the Radar", Chris Wragge and Erica Hill show us a new extreme sport; Also, a couple celebrates 80 years of marriage; Plus, the French Spiderman climbs again.
  • The Kindness of Strangers
    10/9/09
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    In the series, No Way Home, Dave Price beat the odds and arrived on "The Early Show" set in New York City on time. In one week Price traveled from the West coast to the East coast with only 50 dollars.
  • Early Backstage: Welcome Home Dave
    10/9/09
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    Adam "The Audience Guy" chatted with Dave Price and Maggie Rodriguez about Dave's rugged journey from Calif. to New York City.
  • David Letterman's Lady
    David Letterman's Lady
    Episode 1008
    10/8/09
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    As David Letterman tries to move past the extortion scandal, new details come out about the affair between the CBS Producer's ex- girlfriend Stephanie Birkitt and the late show host. Bianca Solorzano reports.
  • Michelle Obama's Slavery Roots
    10/8/09
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    The New York Times traced Michelle Obama's five generation path from slavery to the White House. Harry Smith spoke to Megan Smoleyak the genealogist who uncovered the first lady's family tree.
  • Dems Support New Health Bill
    10/8/09
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    As Nancy Cordes reports a new report shows the senate's new health care bill will insure 30 million Americans and save the government money; Plus: Maggie Rodriguez speaks to Rep. Eric Cantor (R-Va.).
  • Parents Respond to H1N1 Vaccine
    10/8/09
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    Dr. Jennifer Ashton answers parents' questions from across the U.S. as the H1N1 vaccine becomes available to children.
  • Developing a Distinctive Style
    10/8/09
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    Amanda Brooks, contributing editor at Vogue.com and author of "I Love Your Style," shared some tips with Maggie Rodriguez about creating your own distinctive look. To read more, go to Amanda Brooks' Style Tips.
  • No Way Home: Minneapolis, Minn.
    10/8/09
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    In the series, No Way Home, Dave Price made his way to Minneapolis, Minn. with one day left to get back to "The Early Show" set in New York City.
  • Early Backstage: Weatherman Russ
    10/8/09
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    Russ Mitchell demonstrated his weather wall skills to Adam "The Audience Guy." Russ filled in as weatherman this week while Dave Price is away.
  • No Way Home: The Last Stretch
    10/8/09
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    With only 24 hours left, Dave Price reviews the odd places he's slept, how he made some extra cash, and the good people he met along the way.
  • H1N1 Advice for Parents
    10/7/09
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    Dr. Jennifer Ashton answered common questions parents have about the safety of the H1N1 vaccine.
  • Early Backstage: Paul Shaffer
    10/7/09
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    Adam "The Audience Guy" chatted with "The Late Show's" Paul Shaffer about his book and his musical career.
  • H1N1 Vaccine: Who's Getting It?
    10/7/09
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    Kathleen Sebelius, Sec'y of Health and Human Services, tells Harry Smith who in the U.S. should be receiving the H1N1 vaccine in both its injection and nasal form.
  • Taxpayers Stuck with Abandoned Boats
    10/7/09
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    U.S. waterways are becoming dangerous as some boat owners now simply abandon their craft, leaving taxpayers to clean up after them, reports Susan Koeppen.
  • Future of Afghan War
    Future of Afghan War
    Episode 1007
    10/7/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Katie Couric, Lara Logan and Terry McCarthy about the possibility of sending more U.S. troops overseas and rethinking the war strategy.
  • Afghan War Strategy Debate
    10/7/09
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    President Obama met with congressional leaders to rethink the war strategy in Afghanistan. Bill Plante reports.
  • American Dad in Japan Jail
    10/6/09
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    Chris Savoie attempted to take back his kids after his wife took them to Japan. Maggie Rodriguez spoke to Savoie's wife and CBS News' Lucy Craft who spoke with Savoie in prison.
  • Dave Letterman's Staff Apology
    10/6/09
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    David Letterman returned to The Late Show Monday with an apology to all his staff over the past decades for the media's response to an admission of affairs with staff.
  • Rethinking Afghan Strategy
    10/5/09
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    President Obama is mulling over whether or not to send thousands more troops to Afghanistan after insurgent attacks increase. Mandy Clark reports.
  • More Calif. Wildfires
    More Calif. Wildfires
    Episode 1005
    10/5/09
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    Thousands were evacuated after a wildfire broke out near Los Angeles, driven by high winds. Hattie Kauffman reports.
  • No Way Home: Journey Begins
    10/5/09
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    Dave Price got from Calif. to New Mexico with a little help from friends he met on Twitter.
  • H1N1 Vaccine Ready
    H1N1 Vaccine Ready
    Episode 1005
    10/5/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Dr. Jennifer Ashton about who should receive the H1N1 flu vaccine and risks to watch for.
  • Early Backstage: Michael Chiarello
    10/5/09
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    Adam "The Audience Guy" spoke with renowned Italian chef Michael Chiarello about inspired his cooking career.
  • Why Do Men Risk It For Sex?
    10/3/09
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    In light of the David Letterman scandal, why do powerful men risk it all for sex? Relationship expert Matt Titus and from Boston, psychologist, Dr. Sari Locker speak with Jeff Glor.
  • Exploring Tropical Creatures
    10/3/09
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    Talk show Zoologist Jarod Miller shows Erica Hill and Jeff Glor animals from tropical locations including A Red-necked Wallaby, a Laughing Kookaburra, Great Tenrecs and a Monocled Cobra.
  • Elizabeth Smart's Dad Speaks
    10/2/09
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    Elizabeth Smart's father Ed reacts to some abuse testimony his daughter spoke of for the first time in court. He spoke to Maggie Rodriguez.
  • David Letterman Extortion Bombshell
    10/2/09
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    David Letterman admitted sexual relationships with female employees and announced he is the subject of an extortion plot by a CBS employee, Kelly Wallace reports. Legal Analyst Lisa Bloom dissected the case.
  • Search for Indonesia Quake Survivors
    10/2/09
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    After back-to-back earthquakes shook Indonesia, rescue efforts are underway for survivors. Celia Hatton reports.
  • New Caylee Anthony Evidence
    10/2/09
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    New evidence shows that hairs found in the trunk of murder suspect Casey Anthony do not belong to her. Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Casey Anthony's lawyer Jose Baez.
  • Transgender Pastor Speaks Out
    10/1/09
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    Portland, Ore. Methodist Minister David Weekley recently revealed to his congregation that he was born a woman. Maggie Rodriguez spoke with Weekley and his wife about their future.
  • Preventing Genetic Defects
    10/1/09
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    Dr. Jennifer Ashton reports on breakthroughs in genetic technology that will prevent genetic abnormalities in newborns, including a way to create viable embryos free of inherited genetic diseases.
  • Infomercial Cooker Tested
    10/1/09
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    Dave Price planned a dinner party and put the infomercial-promoted Ronco Chef & Go cooker to the test.
  • American Dad in Japanese Jail
    10/1/09
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    An American man is in a Japanese jail after a desperate attempt to reunite with his children. As Hattie Kauffman reports, the children went to Japan with their mother for a vacation and never returned.
  • David Duchovny on Early Backstage
    10/1/09
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    David Duchovny spoke with Adam "The Audience Guy" backstage about his Showtime hit, Californication, and his hectic family life.
  • Fire Rescue Caught on Tape
    10/1/09
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    Caught on Tape: A Good Samaritan went rescued a young boy from a burning apartment above his store in New York City. Catherine Brown reports.
  • John Travolta Takes the Stand
    10/1/09
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    John Travolta took the stand to testify against the ambulance driver who demanded $25 million after the death of his late son Jet. Both parties claim innocence. Kelly Cobiella reports.