The Early Show - Season 200912

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  • Rush Limbaugh Hospitalized
    12/31/09
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    Radio giant Rush Limbaugh was being treated for chest pains while on vacation in Hawaii. Chip Reid reports on the latest in Limbaugh's well publicized medical issues.
  • Texas Tech's Head Coach Fired
    12/31/09
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    Texas Tech University fired head football coach Mike Leach after allegations of abuse on player Adam James, son of ESPN football analyst Craig James. Don Teague reports.
  • Bon AppAtit's 2010 Food Trends
    12/30/09
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    Bon Appétit Magazine's restaurant editor Andrew Knowlton spoke to Harry Smith about the predictions for 2010's food trends including meatball verities and beer.
  • New Year's Bash on a Budget
    12/30/09
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    All You Magazine senior editor Amy Goodman spoke to Harry Smith and Debbye Turner Bell about hosting a new year's eve party on a budget of $20 or less per item.
  • Consumer Predictions for 2010
    12/30/09
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    As we enter the new year, what can we expect on the consumer front? Susan Koeppen spoke to Debbye Turner Bell about what we need to know about weddings, restaurants and recalls in 2010.
  • Goldman Holiday Homecoming
    12/30/09
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    David Goldman held his first press conference after returning his 9-year-old son Sean back to the U.S. But as Manuel Gallegus reports the custody battle may not be over.
  • Retro Cocktail Party for 2010
    12/29/09
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    Chef Katie Lee spoke to Debbye Turner Bell and Harry Smith about how to throw a "Mad Men" inspired cocktail party for new years with classic finger foods and vintage cocktails.
  • Abdulmutallab: U.S. System Failure
    12/29/09
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    In order for Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab to board Northwest flight 253, there were a lot of missed red flags. Rep. Peter Hoekstra, R - Mich., spoke to Harry Smith about the failure of the U.S. system.
  • Sticking to New Year's Resolutions
    12/28/09
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    Clinical psychologist Wendy Walsh spoke to Harry Smith about successful resolutions in the new year and gave some tips on how to stick to a changing lifestyle.
  • Treatment Plan to Quit Smoking
    12/28/09
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    Mayo Clinic Nicotine Dependence Center director Dr. Richard Hurt spoke to Harry Smith about a treatment plan for quitting smoking including individual counseling.
  • Abdulmutallab: Peaceful?
    12/28/09
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    Terror suspect Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab's former schoolmate Efemena Mokedi spoke to Harry Smith about Delta Northwest flight 253 and Abdulmutallab's peaceful temperament as a student.
  • Delicious Christmas Leftovers
    12/26/09
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    Chef Chris Santos is this week's "Chef on a Shoestring", who knows exactly what to do with Christmas leftovers. From scraps to scrumptious, Santos shows us the recipe for the ultimate leftover meal.
  • Perfect Couples Workout
    12/26/09
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    Help reduce that extra holiday baggage with this workout custom-made for couples. Chris Wragge and Erica Hill demonstrate a great workout tailor-made for 2.
  • CBS's 1966 Xmas Message
    12/25/09
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    "The Early Show" anchors chatted about a Christmas message that first appeared on CBS 43 years ago in 1966.
  • Pope Benedict's 10 P.M. Midnight Mass
    12/24/09
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    As Pope Benedict XVI will celebrate midnight mass at 10 p.m. on Christmas Eve so the 82-year-old can get a good night sleep, Allen Pizzey reports on the controversy over Pope Pius XII and John Paul II.
  • Storm Threatens Xmas Getaways
    12/24/09
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    As a winter storm sweeps the Midwest and threatens Christmas getaways, Kelly Wallace reports on holiday air travel troubles and how travelers and airlines are coping with the weather delays.
  • New Info on Missing Utah Mom
    12/23/09
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    Michelle Gielan reports on new information about the whereabouts of missing Utah mom of two sons Susan Powell, and her husband Joshua's story about the night she disappeared.
  • Last Minute Xmas Shopping
    12/23/09
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    The Saturday before Christmas is usually the second biggest shopping day of the year, but the snow storm kept many shoppers home. Bianca Solorzano reports on what some retailers are doing to boost sales.
  • Balloon Boy Parents in Court
    12/23/09
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    The couple responsible for the balloon boy hoax Richard and Mayumi Heene face sentencing in court. Richard Salinger reports on the latest in the case including the possible charges.
  • Michael Brewer Sent Home
    12/23/09
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    After spending two months in the hospital recovering from burn wounds, Michael Brewer is sent home. Jeff Glor speaks with his mother Valerie and Dr. Louis Pizano in this morning's Health Watch.
  • Passenger Jet Overshoots Runway
    12/23/09
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    After a short but turbulent flight, American Airlines flight 331 overshot the Jamaican runway and broke apart. As Bob Orr reports, there were no fatalities but dozens were injured.
  • David Goldman's Decision Day
    12/22/09
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    On decision day, Brazil's Chief Justice is expected to make a ruling in the international custody battle to return 9-year-old Sean Goldman to his father David in the U.S. Manuel Gallegus reports.
  • Plane Regulation Fines Negotiable?
    12/22/09
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    Former Dept. of Transportation inspector general Mary Schiavo spoke to Chris Wragge about new airline regulations limiting tarmac time for passengers and the negotiable penalties for failure to comply.
  • Foods That Help with Vision
    12/22/09
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    On Health Watch, Dr. Jennifer Ashton explains which foods are best for improving your vision including leafy vegetables and egg yolks.
  • Last Minute Gift Ideas
    Last Minute Gift Ideas
    Episode 1222
    12/22/09
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    On this edition of Holiday Unwrapped editors from Entertainment Weekly and Billboard Magazine feature a number of last minute gift ideas in the form of movie and music collector box sets.
  • Democrats Facing Criticism
    12/22/09
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    Democratic Senator Tom Harkin of Iowa explains the provisions in the Health Care bill set by his state and on the criticism most senators receive for the so called "back-room deals."
  • New Rules Limit Tarmac Time
    12/22/09
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    New airline regulations limit the time domestic flights can hold passengers on the tarmac to 3 hours. As Jim Axelrod reports, failure to comply will result in major fines for the airline.
  • Dems Get 60 Votes for Reform
    12/21/09
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    Senate democrats received the 60 votes needed to pass the health care bill, but as Wyatt Andrews reports republicans are claiming it was a rush job and call the deals to pass the 60th vote outrageous.
  • Healthy Holiday Treats
    Healthy Holiday Treats
    Episode 1221
    12/21/09
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    Women's Health Magazine contributor and registered dietitian Keri Glassman spoke to Maggie Rodriguez about some healthy substitutions for holiday cookies, pies and cakes without sacrificing taste.
  • Perfect Presents for Pets
    12/21/09
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    Debbye Turner Bell spoke to Chris Wragge about some perfect gifts for your pets including the smart cat tick tock teaser and Deluca Dog and Friends cookie dough for dogs.
  • Cooking True Southern Grits
    12/21/09
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    Chef Susan McIntosh, author of "Glorious Grits," spoke to Maggie Rodriguez and Chris Wragge about the versatility of grits and demonstrated a simple recipe with shrimp, sausage and succotash.
  • Goldman Battle Coming to an End?
    12/21/09
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    Rep. Christopher Smith, R - NJ, spoke to Chris Wragge about Brazil's Supreme Court Chief Justice upcoming decision on David Goldman's custody battle to bring his 9-year-old son Sean back to the U.S.
  • Christmas Dinner on a Budget
    12/19/09
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    This week's Chef on a Shoestring is Chef Robert Carter of the Peninsula Grill, who will prepare a special Christmas dinner with a sizeable budget for the holidays.
  • John Irving Enjoys "Early Coffee"
    12/19/09
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    The "Early Show Saturday Edition" 's Chris Wragge and Erica Hill interview the famed author on his new book, "Last Night in Twisted River," the National Wrestling Hall of Fame, and life outside of being a best-selling writer.
  • Holiday Hair from Day to Night
    12/18/09
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    Celebrity stylist Kim Vo spoke to Debbye Turner Bell about some simple hairstyles for the holiday season and demonstrates how to take your look from day to night.
  • Macy's Grants Another Wish
    12/18/09
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    11-year-old Eddie Gayton was diagnosed with a rare form of bone cancer last year. With the help of the Macy's Believe Campaign, Eddie's wish of a New York City tour has come true.
  • John Daly on Tiger Woods
    12/18/09
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    Pro golfer John Daly speaks with Harry Smith on the recent Tiger Woods scandal and gives his outlook on the future of golf without the superstar.
  • Tiger Woods' Backlash Continues
    12/18/09
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    Some say that Tiger Woods' absence from the PGA tour will cause extreme rating drops but PGA tour commissioner Tim Finchem claims "golf will survive."
  • Floods Hit S.E. Florida
    12/18/09
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    Up to twelve inches of rain fell in the counties of Miami-Dade and Broward creating severe flash flooding as Florida prepares for more severe storms.
  • Dad Wins International Custody Battle
    12/17/09
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    Father of an abducted child Patrick Baden spoke to Harry Smith about a father's international custody win to get his son back from Brazil.
  • Domino's New Recipe
    Domino's New Recipe
    Episode 1217
    12/17/09
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    After nearly 50 years of delivering the same recipe of pizza, Domino's is now kicking things up a notch. The Early Show hosts try the new pie which includes a new sauce and a blend of spices, herbs, and cheeses.
  • Banks vs. Credit Unions
    12/17/09
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    Would a credit union be a better alternative for you? The Early Show's financial contributor Vera Gibbons compares banks and credit unions.
  • Backstage Live Year-End Round-Up
    12/17/09
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    Backstage Live, the Saturday Edition Early Show webcast debuted in 2009 to host a bevy of the year's top entertainers and newsmakers. The weekly live interactive web program is hosted by Cali Carlin.
  • Commercials Get Loud Complaints
    12/16/09
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    Congress mulls an act to curb extreme volume levels on TV commercials after years of complaints to the FCC and broadcasters by viewers, reports Whit Johnson.
  • H1N1 Vaccine Doses Recalled
    12/16/09
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    Almost one million doses of H1N1 vaccines were recalled but officials say parent should not worry. According to Dr. Jennifer Ashton, children are not in danger and do not require an additional vaccine.
  • Dems' Healthcare Hurdles
    12/15/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer about the hurdles facing the Democrat's healthcare reform bill in the Senate.
  • Julian Lennon Returns to Lucy
    12/15/09
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    Julian Lennon performs Lucy, the title track from his latest album, about his childhood friend who also inspired the Beatles' hit song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
  • Avatar Out of this World
    12/15/09
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    Director James Cameron's first film in 12 years is a special effects bonanza. Cameron created an alien world using the latest 3D animation technology, Bianca Solorzano reports.
  • Obama to Meet Bank Heads
    12/14/09
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    Bank heads will likely get an earful when they meet with President Obama to discuss changes in behavior. Bill Plante reports.
  • Golf without Tiger Woods
    12/14/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Golf Channel's Jim Gray about whether golf can survive if Tiger Woods retires.
  • Deadly Teen Choking Game
    12/14/09
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    Some teens are playing a dangerous game that involved asphyxiation until the recipient receives a euphoric feeling.
  • Sample Sales Moving Online
    12/14/09
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    In an effort to avoid the frantic scenes at sample sales, more and more designers are putting their products online. Bianca Solorzano reports.
  • Homemade Holiday Snacks
    12/14/09
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    Author Karen DeMasco showed Harry Smith how to make great holiday snacks that impress your guests.
  • The Dancing Granny
    The Dancing Granny
    Episode 1214
    12/14/09
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    75-year-old grandmother Sara "Patty" Jones became an instant celebrity when she ballroom danced onto a Spanish talent show, flips and all. Richard Roth reports.
  • Royal Leap Frog?
    Royal Leap Frog?
    Episode 1214
    12/14/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Britain's Mail on Sunday's Katie Nicholl about speculation that Prince William will take over for the Queen due to her ailing health.
  • Beat the Holidays
    Beat the Holidays
    Episode 1212
    12/12/09
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    Frances Largeman-Roth, Senior Editor at Health Magazine shows Erica Hill the best all natural tips for beating common holiday "hangovers" and other common issues during the holidays.
  • David Chang's Asian Cuisine
    12/12/09
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    This week's Chef on a Shoestring is David Chang of NY's Momofuku Noodle Bar, Ssam Bar, Ko, and Milk Bar. He will prepare Apple Buttermilk Salad, Roasted Chicken and "Crack Pie" for dessert.
  • 48 Hours: The Lost Children Preview
    12/11/09
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    Families are torn apart in one of the largest adoption scams in U.S. history. Maureen Maher reports in this preview of the "48 Hours" investigation.
  • Great Holiday Gifts Online
    12/11/09
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    In the series Early Holiday Unwrapped, AOL consumer advisor Regina Lewis spoke to Maggie Rodriguez about some great gifts to buy online, from electronics to personalized items.
  • Amanda Knox Seeks Appeal
    12/11/09
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    Amanda Knox now in prison hoping that an appeals court will free her, Richard Roth reports.
  • Obama Defends Afghan War
    12/11/09
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    President Obama defends the war in Afghanistan in his Nobel Peace Prize acceptance speech and in an upcoming 60 Minutes interview with Steve Kroft. Bill Plante reports.
  • Pilot Miscommunication Odd
    12/10/09
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    Transportation correspondent Nancy Cordes discussed the miscommunication between a Northwest flight and their control tower.
  • Winter Storms Sweep U.S.
    12/10/09
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    With 17 lives lost across the country, Dave Price reports on the latest on the winter storms in the Midwest and Northeast including heavy snow and winds upwards of 42 mph.
  • Matt Damon Talks 'Invictus'
    12/10/09
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    Actor Matt Damon spoke to Harry Smith about the new movie "Invictus," preparing for his role as a South African rugby player and his experience acting with Morgan Freeman.
  • Tiger Woods' Star Treatment?
    12/8/09
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    Police filed no charges against Tiger Woods after details of drug and alcohol use may have been known to them when he crashed his SUV. Legal analyst Lisa Bloom explains more to Maggie Rodriguez.
  • The Little Black Dress Holiday Style
    12/8/09
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    The same classic little black dress can look dramatically different with accessories one already owns, says Constance White, Ebay style director.
  • Online Scams Hit Google
    12/8/09
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    Victims fall for the Google name and logo at holiday time when online scams are all over the internet, Kelly Wallace reports.
  • Ask It Early: Pet Care
    Ask It Early: Pet Care
    Episode 1208
    12/8/09
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    CBS News Veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner Bell answered viewer questions about fleas and spaying and neutering pets.
  • Amanda Knox's Parents Keep Hope
    12/7/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Amanda Knox's parents about how Amanda took the guilty verdict and their plans for appeal.
  • Tiger Woods Prescription Drugs Theory
    12/7/09
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    TheDailyBeast.com is reporting that prescription drugs may have been a factor in Tiger Woods' car accident. TheDailyBeast.com's Gerald Posner spoke with Harry Smith.
  • The Amazing Finale
    The Amazing Finale
    Episode 1207
    12/7/09
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    Harry Smith spoke the three final couples of CBS's "The Amazing Race," including the winners Cheyne Whitney and Meghan Rickey, about their experiences on the show and the $1 million prize.
  • U.S. Gov't to Address Knox Case?
    12/7/09
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    After Amanda Knox was found guilty of murdering her roommate, Allen Pizzey reports that she could be receiving some high powered political help from the U.S. in the appeal process.
  • Emily Osment, "All the Way Up"
    12/5/09
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    Emily Osment is on this week's Second Cup Café. Osment is a popular teen actress who can sing, play and write great music. She will perform her top 10 single, "All the Way Up".
  • Playing the 'Big Piano'
    12/5/09
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    Everyone knows the big piano from that famous scene in the movie, "Big". Chris Wragge and Erica Hill are joined with Piano Dancers Sabrina Cohen and Melodye Brant.
  • Inside the Lego Factory
    12/5/09
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    Children around the world spend 5 billion hours a year playing with Legos. Lonnie Quinn takes us on a tour in the Lego headquarters in Enfield, Connecticut to see how models are made.
  • Schieffer: Salahis Should Be Prosecuted
    12/4/09
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    Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer strongly criticized the actions of the Salahis and insisted on government prosecution even if that means jail time.
  • Macy's Making Wishes Come True
    12/4/09
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    Make-A-Wish recipient Taylor Hay shares her story on how she overcame lymphoma and what the Make-A-Wish foundation did to help. Also, Macy's is in the holiday spirit with their "Believe" campaign donating up to $1 million to the foundation.
  • Peter Greenberg's Travel Secrets
    12/4/09
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    Travel guru Peter Greenberg joins The Early Show to share some surprising travel secrets and tips.
  • Healthwatch: Under the Radar
    12/4/09
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    Author Dr. Pamela Peeke discussed medical stories that flew under the radar like vinegar's ability to aaid in weight-loss.
  • Obama Sacks Unemployment
    12/4/09
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    In an effort to seek new ideas to create jobs, President Obama will be making a series of visits to local main streets across America after Thursday's White House job summit with major business leaders.
  • President Obama's Full Plate
    12/4/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Face The Nation host Bob Schieffer about President Obama's jobs summit and the continuing case of the Salahis.
  • Asian Twist on Italian Classic
    12/4/09
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    Author Jaden Hair showed how to add Asian twists to classic Mediterranean dishes like lamb chop with pesto.
  • Adm. Mullen on Afghan Deadline
    12/3/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Adm. Mike Mullen about President Obama's deadline to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and the Afghan army's ability to defend themselves.
  • Afghan Strategy Outlined
    12/2/09
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    President Obama makes his stand on Afghanistan, but critics are unhappy with his deadline for withdrawal, reports Bill Plante.
  • McCain Takes on Obama Strategy
    12/2/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Sen. John McCain about President Obama's Primetime speech where he announced sending additional troops to Afghanistan.
  • Obama Prime Time Address
    12/1/09
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    President Obama will announce his Afghanistan plan, already in motion, in a prime time address to the nation, reports Chip Reid.
  • Salahis Defend Themselves
    12/1/09
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    Harry Smith spoke with Columnist Sally Quinn and Legal analyst Lisa Bloom about the Salahis couple's argument that they did not crash the White House State Dinner.
  • Uchitel Denies Woods Affair
    12/1/09
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    Rachel Uchitel denied rumors that she had an affair with Tiger Woods and hired celebrity lawyer Gloria Allred. Bianca Solorzano reports.
  • Dreamgirls Returns to Stage
    12/1/09
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    Actresses Moya Angela and Syesha Mercado performed the song "Listen" from the revival of the musical, "Dreamgirls."
  • Amanda Knox Trial To End
    12/1/09
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    Amanda Knox, the American student accused of killing her roommate, has already spent two years in jail and could face 30 more if she's convicted, perhaps later this week, reports Allen Pizzey.
  • Scalding Water Dangers
    Scalding Water Dangers
    Episode 1201
    12/1/09
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    If a home water heater is set too high, running hot water can be dangerous for young children. Susan Koeppen reports.