Premieres on CNN Sunday, August 11 at 8 pm ET
Once considered a more underground activity, marijuana has become increasingly popular over the years, resulting in legalization to grow, sell and smoke it in states like Colorado and Washington. Cannabis has become one of the most controversial topics in America, but just decades ago it was a legitimate medication on U.S. formulary. No matter the circumstance, the debate over marijuana still exists and one question remains the same. Is marijuana bad for you or, could it actually be good for you?
In “Weed” – a one hour documentary premiering on Sunday, August 11th at 8 pm ET – CNN’s chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta spends nearly a year traveling the globe to shed light on the debate.
While it is part of a lifestyle for some, it is a lifeline for others including five-year-old Charlotte Figi. Charlotte suffers from a rare condition called Dravet’s syndrome, making her prone to up to 300 seizures per week. Like many people who use marijuana for medicinal purposes, parents Paige and Matt Figi tried every other option before resorting to this type of prescription. Sanjay follows their journey.
Sanjay takes you to Colorado where weed dispensaries and pot cafes have become the norm. Dealers, doctors, users – Gupta meets with various people, like the Figis, offering a raw insight to what’s been dubbed “The Green Rush.” He also talks to experts about whether marijuana can be addictive—and whether it can contribute to long-term damage in the brain.
Sanjay’s final stops are in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem where he meets with some of the pioneers behind marijuana study, offering access to decades of innovative and cutting-edge research.
Weed: Sanjay Gupta Reports will replay Sunday, August 11th at 11:00 pm ET and Monday, August 12th at 2:00 am ET.
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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.
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This week on Sanjay Gupta MD, more than 3,000 former NFL players and their families are suing the league over head injuries. Sanjay looks at evidence and discusses the side effects of concussions. In addition, Sanjay speaks to a mother whose daughter was killed while texting and driving, one day before high school graduation. Finally, Sanjay will be looking at the “Surrogate Sisters” to explain how surrogacy works.
The moment the U.S. Supreme Court issues its decision on health care reform, CNN’s John King, chief political analyst Gloria Borger and chief White House correspondent Jessica Yellin will lead the network’s live coverage with the latest updates on health care as well as immigration. Chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta will be on hand to break down the health care and medical implications—and what this will mean for doctors and patients. After listening to the rulings inside the courtroom, CNN senior legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin will join congressional correspondent Kate Bolduan from the steps of the Supreme Court to provide reports and judicial insight. Furthermore, senior political analyst David Gergen and national political correspondent Jim Acosta will report on the decision’s impact on the 2012 presidential race. CNN.com /ThisJustIn will live blog updates and reports.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) will join John King, at 6 p.m. ET on CNN today, to share her thoughts regarding the Supreme Court's decision on immigration.
###Live blog: Will Supreme Court rule on health care and immigration?
Singer Sheryl Crow’s reps confirm her brain tumor diagnosis. Crow, who is a breast cancer survivor, said this latest diagnosis came after a string of memory lapses, including one during a Florida performance of her hit song “Soak Up the Sun”
CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta spoke with her about her health on tonight’s Anderson Cooper 360°.
TNT has greenlit Monday Mornings, a powerful new series from award-winning producer David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope) and practicing neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M.D., on whose book the series is based. The medical drama stars Ving Rhames (Pulp Fiction), Alfred Molina (Spider-Man 2, TNT's The Company), Jamie Bamber (Battlestar Galactica), Jennifer Finnigan (Better with You), Bill Irwin (CSI: Crime Scene Investigation), Keong Sim (Glee), Sarayu Rao (Lions for Lambs), and Emily Swallow (TNT's Southland).
Monday Mornings (formerly known as Chelsea General) is produced by TNT Originals and David E. Kelley Productions. Kelley and Gupta both serve as executive producers. Kelley penned the pilot episode, which was directed and executive-produced by Bill D'Elia (Boston Legal, The West Wing). TNT has ordered a 10-episode first season of Monday Mornings, which is set to premiere in summer 2013. TNT has teamed up with Turner Broadcasting System International, Inc. to produce this global series. The show, which will air on TNT and Turner networks around the world, will be distributed by TBS International outside of the United States and Canada.
“Monday Mornings is a superb drama brought to life with passion by a gifted ensemble cast and some of the best creative minds working in television today," said Michael Wright, president, head of programming for TNT, TBS and Turner Classic Movies (TCM). "David, Sanjay and their team have given us an outstanding addition to TNT’s stable of high-profile dramas, and we’re very proud to have it on the network."
Set at the fictional Chelsea General Hospital in Portland, Ore., Monday Mornings follows the lives of doctors as they push the limits of their abilities and confront their personal and professional failings. The title refers to the hospital’s weekly morbidity and mortality conference, when doctors gather with their peers for a confidential review of complications and errors in patient care.
Leading the staff at Chelsea General are Dr. Harding Hooten (Molina), the steely-eyed chief of surgery, and Dr. Jorge "El Gato" Villanueva (Rhames), the hospital's trauma chief. Their cadre of medical talent includes hotshot neurosurgeons Dr. Tyler Wilson (Bamber) and Dr. Tina Ridgeway (Finnigan); the abrasive Dr. Buck Tierney (Irwin); the socially challenged Dr. Sung Park (Sim); the petite-but-formidable Dr. Sydney Napur (Rao); and inquisitive resident Dr. Michelle Robidaux (Swallow).
TNT, one of cable’s top-rated networks, is television’s destination for drama. Seen in 99 million households, the network is home to such high-profile original series as The Closer, starring Emmy® winner Kyra Sedgwick; Rizzoli & Isles, starring Angie Harmon and Sasha Alexander; Falling Skies, starring Noah Wyle; Franklin & Bash, with Mark-Paul Gosselaar and Breckin Meyer; Leverage, starring Timothy Hutton; and Southland, from Emmy®-winning producer John Wells, as well as the upcoming series Major Crimes, Dallas, Perception, Monday Mornings and The Great Escape. TNT also is the cable home to popular dramas like The Mentalist, Bones, Supernatural, Las Vegas and Law & Order, starting this year, Castle; primetime specials, such as the Screen Actors Guild Awards®; blockbuster movies; and championship sports coverage, including NASCAR, the NBA and the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Championship. TNT is available in high-definition.
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Football is a cornerstone of family life in Greenville, NC, and four-time statewide football champion JH Rose High School is one reason why. But the costs for all of that football glory can be very high. The hard hits can mean concussion injuries and the community has borne terrible consequences.
In summer 2008, JH Rose junior and star running back, Jaquan Waller, died as a result of repeated concussion injuries. Weeks earlier, neighboring RJ Reynolds High School sophomore Matthew Gfeller had died from concussion injury. In 2010, JH Rose head coach Todd Lipe had to permanently sideline the varsity quarterback, AJ Flores, after he sustained his fourth football-related concussion. In 2011, JH Rose starting linebacker Gray Dixon was one of nearly a dozen players to sit out part of the season with a serious concussion.
In a new, one-hour documentary, CNN chief medical correspondent and practicing neurosurgeon Dr. Sanjay Gupta had exclusive access to follow the JH Rose team for their full 2011 season, exploring concussion in high school football – what happens to the brain under concussive brain injury, and what parents, coaches, and athletes need to be aware of to try to protect themselves. Big Hits, Broken Dreams debuts Sunday, January 29 at 8:00p.m. It will replay on Saturday, February 18 at 8:00p.m., 11:00p.m., and 2:00a.m. All times Eastern.
On this weekend's SANJAY GUPTA, M.D., CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta explains the key points of “Romneycare” vs. “Obamacare” – sure to be a topic throughout the 2012 political season. Dr. Gupta also talks to NFL football players who are choosing to donate their brains to research on concussion, and files a disturbing report on toxic air in schools and also on progress being made in Haiti since the devastating earthquake that ravaged the nation in 2010.
SANJAY GUPTA, M.D. will air Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 14 and 15 at 7:30amET.
CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta and Beirut correspondent Arwa Damon update a heartrending story that has engaged viewers since 2007. While playing outside his Baghdad home, a five-year-old Youssif was horribly burned by masked men that drenched him in kerosene and set him on fire. Damon visited Youssif recently and spoke with him and his family about their lives in Los Angeles and his continuing recovery.
Also, Jonathan Gruber (Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It’s Necessary, How It Works, 2011), MIT economics professor, not only helped design the Obama health care law, but also helped Mitt Romney draft his health care plan in Massachusetts. Dr. Gupta speaks with Gruber about both health plans still making political news, he interviews Sarah Werner about conception after cancer, and talks about beating the seasonal blues with Dr. Andrew Weil.
This edition of SANJAY GUPTA, MD airs Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 7:30am ET.