Anderson and CNN reporter Soledad O'Brien talked about a special CNN race study they uncovered, which involved 145 children. In particular, Anderson focused on a seventh-grader named Mikayla, who commented on a set of pictures depicting a white girl picking up money behind an African American girl, and vice versa.
While Mikayla told her version of what she thought the pictures meant, parents Jim and Jennifer watched the video of their daughter with Anderson. After viewing the video, Jennifer said, "I would definitely be interested to have that conversation with her and find out why her perception was different based upon the color of the girl's skin." Watch the video to find out what Mikayla said about the two pictures.
Many of the parents who watched their children participate in this race experiment revealed they did not have a discussion about race with their children, which leads us to ask: have you talked to your child about this topic?
If your child took this test, how would
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Anderson and CNN reporter Soledad O'Brien talked about a special CNN race study they uncovered, which involved 145 children. In particular, Anderson focused on a seventh-grader named Mikayla, who commented on a set of pictures depicting a white girl picking up money behind an African American girl, and vice versa.Read More »from Have You Talked to Your Child About Race?
On today's "Anderson," Trayvon Martin's parents and brother give an update on how their family has been coping, two months after 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was fatally shot by George Zimmerman. Martin's older brother Jahvaris, and parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, address how they've felt since Zimmerman's arrest last week.Read More »from Trayvon Martin's Parents Give Update to Anderson
Sybrina tells Anderson that she wants Zimmerman, 28, "to be accountable for what he did to Trayvon and our family." She adds that although she dislikes Zimmerman for what he did, she doesn't hate him. "I don't hate anyone. I'm God-fearing. To hate someone would block my blessing."
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This morning in the studio between tapings, an audience member asked Anderson if he plans to write another book. While time constraints make writing another book unlikely at this time, Anderson did tell everyone that while on vacation he was proud to have finished reading a few -- the "Hunger Games" trilogy… until he realized he was downloading it from the Young Adults section.
Take a look at what happened this morning...
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Body language expert Janine Driver is an expert at reading facial expressions, verbal patterns and body language in order to determine whether a person is lying.Read More »from Janine Driver on How to Spot a Liar
Janine has some tips for Anderson on how to spot a liar, such as when a person shrugs, condescendingly smirks, or repeats a question you ask them.
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Many people know that cats don't like water, but as a good pet parent, animal columnist Mary Ellen says teaching your pet to swim is "a smart thing to do."Read More »from Nymbus the Swimming Cat
Mary Ellen taught her cat, Nymbus, along with other neighborhood cats, to swim -- saying she did it for a real reason. She says one out of 1,000 pets drown, and she had a swimming pool in her backyard where she didn't want cats to end up and not know what to do.
"Most cats can swim, but what we wanted him to have was the confidence on how to get out," says this extreme pet owner, "It was a real teaching thing."
Take a look at how Mary Ellen taught her cat Nymbus to swim...
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- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Thu, Apr 12, 2012 5:55 PM EDT
Randi and her mom, GwenRead More »from Organ Donation Directive: A Post from Anderson Team Member Randi
On a recent show, we heard amazing stories of people who say Facebook saved their lives. From our own offices, we have an important story that we hope our social media fans, followers and viewers will take the time to read and share.
Randi, our Script Production Associate, is asking for your help....
Friends, Acquaintances, Everyone -
This is *not* a standard Facebook update. It's actually the most important message I'll ever write in my life.
So I beg you to keep reading -- because my mom's life literally depends on it.
During a routine test last week, my mom, Gwen Silver, found out that two tumors have suddenly sprung up on her liver. Surgery can't save her; neither can chemotherapy. Only a transplant can give my mom the life we so desperately need her to live.
The really bad news is that we have very little time: my mom needs that transplant within the next three months, the doctors tell us. She's on the waiting list for a liver from a deceased person, but as everyone knows,
For many dieters, one of the biggest obstacles is overcoming the hard-hitting cravings for their favorite foods. Paul McKenna, a professional hypnotist, believes that anyone can overcome these cravings in as few as two minutes with a few psychological and hypnotism-inspired thought processes.Read More »from Outrageous Ways to Lose Weight
"You've got a compulsion, but you've also got repulsion," Paul says. "What I'm going to do is I'm going to ask you to mix the two things at the same time and one's going to cancel out the other.
To help "Anderson" guest Paula overcome her cravings for ice cream, Paul asks her to envision herself eating ice cream mashed up with Brussels sprouts, a food that is repulsive to her.
Does the visualization help Paula? Take a look...
Watch more with Paul McKenna on "Anderson" Monday, April 9.
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- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Fri, Apr 6, 2012 10:45 AM EDT
Families Discover Creative & Outrageous Ways to Save Big Money After losing their business to the recession, Carl and Hari decided to make a drastic move... out of their 3-bedroom home, and into what they call their "Tiny House" -- a 168-sq. ft. home.Read More »from Families Discover Creative & Outrageous Ways to Save Big Money
Moving their family from a 1,500-sq. ft. home to such a small space was a major downsize, but one reaping big savings. Their space is small and insulated, resulting in an electric bill of around $40 a month. They have also been able to bank Hari's entire salary each month. Their "Tiny House" is part of their bigger plan to build a mortgage-free home. That home will still be small, but Hari says it will be large enough to at least find space to be alone (and perhaps add a bathtub).
Watch "Anderson" on Monday, April 9 for more outrageous money-saving tips!
How did the couple build their "Tiny House" for so little? Carl says they scoured Craigslist for materials, using many donations and secondhand items from friends.
After the holiday
- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Mon, Apr 2, 2012 9:30 PM EDT
Inspired by a recent Miss Piggy appearance on "Anderson," @GibsonTwist on Twitter asks Anderson, "If you were a pig Muppet, would you be Hamderson Cooper or Anderswine Cooper?"Read More »from Hamderson Cooper or Anderswine Cooper? (Ask Anderson)
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- Anderson Team | Anderson Cooper – Fri, Mar 30, 2012 12:26 PM EDT
On Friday's "Anderson," Nadya Suleman explainswhy she recently was paid $8,00 to pose for some racy photos for a British magazine. She tells Anderson, "I have to do what I have to do take care of my family. And I'm not ashamed." The Octomom also tells Anderson that she told her eight children she did the photo shoot for "monetary compensation." She told them, "Mom has to do something... I'm going to be posing for a women's magazine. This isn't a men's magazine." She says she "was rationalizing that it's not exploitative and it's not over-sexualized" because it was in a women's magazine, as opposed to a men's.Read More »from Octomom Reveals She Talked to Kids About Racy Photos
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