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Sanjay Gupta | MD
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January 25th, 2013
08:49 PM ET

Is your sofa toxic? Sanjay Gupta reports on the possible health risks of flame retardant chemicals

This week on Sanjay Gupta MD:  Is your sofa toxic?

Your sofa contains anywhere between 4-6 pounds of flame retardants, even though for 20 years, scientists have warned that these chemicals can cause cancer and neurological defects, especially in children – even autism. And yet they’re still in use – in everything from furniture to baby products –  because the companies who make flame retardants, and their supporters in Congress, say the science isn’t clear. But as Dr. Sanjay Gupta reports, the lobbyists have twisted the truth: that flame retardants are not only harmful, but ineffective. Our investigation uncovers misleading claims, highlights real health risks and shows how the chemical industry has put profits ahead of public health and safety.

Sanjay Gupta MD airs Saturdays at 4:30 pm ET and Sundays at 7:30 am ET.


Topics: CNN • Dr. Sanjay Gupta • Sanjay Gupta MD
Highlights: CNN Latino launch celebration
From left, Fernando Carrillo, Cynthia Hudson, Elizabeth Espinosa, and Juan Carlos Arciniega
January 25th, 2013
12:05 PM ET

Highlights: CNN Latino launch celebration

CNN Latino celebrated its launch in Los Angeles in style at the Sunset Tower Hotel this week.

Among CNN's journalists at the launch party were Mexican actresses Kate del Castillo and Angelica Vale, Mexican actor and singer Diego Boneta, Mexican actor Eduardo Verastegui and model and former participant of the show "Mira Quien Baila" Maripily. Luis Miguel's daughter, Michelle Salas, also made an appearance.

CNN Latino is a new Spanish language programming block custom made for the U.S. Hispanic market that delivers a broad spectrum of programming, covering news, lifestyle, documentary, talk, debate and more, representing an alternative to traditional Hispanic networks. It will available in the Los Angeles market on KBEH-DT CHANNEL 63, which is owned by Hero Broadcasting, beginning on Monday, January 28, 2012. KBEH-DT CHANNEL 63 will carry CNN Latino from 3pm-11pm (PT) and includes a locally produced debate show.  More information can be found at http://CNNLatino.com.

Why CNN Latino will be different from every other Latino media outlet

Topics: CNN • CNN Latino • Cynthia Hudson • Elizabeth Espinosa
January 25th, 2013
10:58 AM ET

Diane O'Meara: Tuiasosopo said he wanted to portray a different life

Diane O’Meara, the woman in Manti Te’o hoax photos, opens up to Starting Point about her connection to and interaction with Ronaiah Tuiasosopo, the man believed to be the mastermind behind the hoax.

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.


Topics: CNN • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point
January 25th, 2013
09:48 AM ET

O'Brien compares opposition to black people in military and women in combat

US Marine Corps Captain Zoe Bedell and “Co-Ed Combat” Author Kingsley Browne debate the impact of overturning the ban on women in combat. Bedell, who along with three other female veterans sued the Pentagon over this issue, says that unit cohesion will remain strong through this transition just like it is through the elimination of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell. Browne argues that the military will have to lower physical standards to allow women to compete because of the “very little overlap in physical capacity between men and women.”

When CNN Anchor Soledad O’Brien references a quote by an unnamed colonel, ‘The army is not a sociological laboratory to be effective, but as we organize, train according to the principles, which will ensure success, experiments, are a danger to efficiency, discipline, moral and would result in ultimate defeat,’ Browne agrees.

O’Brien then reveals that she was referencing someone in 1941 who was referring to excluding black people in the military.

Browne disagrees with the analogy.

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.


Topics: CNN • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point
January 25th, 2013
09:24 AM ET

O'Brien to Ind. Firearms Owners Assoc.: Previous ban reduced crime, according to study

In light of Senator Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) new bill to ban some assault weapons, Starting Point Anchor Soledad O’Brien presents Independent Firearms Owners Association President Richard Feldman with the University of Pennsylvania study that reveals gun crimes with assault weapons decreased by 17% during the previous ban from 1994 to 2003. However, Feldman reiterates his opposition to a new ban and instead would like to focus on what he considers to be the real problem of “criminals or crazy people.”

Feldman says, “Soledad, this bill doesn't ban the guns. There are 35 million of them in existence, over 100 million high-capacity magazines out there. What will leave an impact on the future ban of those magazines and guns on criminals or crazy people? Zero. Nada. Instead of listening to the American people and doing something related to the problem, Senator Feinstein is resorting to the old politics of the gun issue and not zeroing in on the problem.”

Starting Point with Soledad O’Brien airs weekday mornings from 7-9am ET on CNN.


Topics: CNN • CNN Politics • Soledad O'Brien • Starting Point
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