September 14, 2009
Posted: 1756 GMT
We will be starting the show with more coverage of the one year anniversary of the largest bankruptcy in U.S. history, when Lehman Brothers collapsed. Today is also the day President Barack Obama delivered what was billed a major economic policy speech.
President Obama is calling for more regulation of the financial services industry and new federal agencies to protect consumers and keep an eye on the bankers.
The question is whether what comes out of the White House initiative will become a real agent for change or whether what the president achieves will be largely symbolic.
Also today, we'll cover the sentences handed down to three Britons convicted of plotting to bring down transatlantic airlines with liquid bombs. Paula Newton will join us live from London for that.
Related to that topic is the a purported audio message from the man who has inspired many of these young Islamic extremists to wage "Jihad" on the West, Osama Bin Laden. What did the Al Qaeda leader say? Does anyone care what he says anymore?
In the Middle East, we're covering another tragic "child bride" story. This time, a twelve year-old girl, married to a 24 year-old man, died of complications during childbirth. The worldwide spotlight is once again shining on cultural practices that much of the world now regards as child abuse, plain and simple. We have a live report.
On the lighter side of things, we'll talk about Kanye West's outburst at the MTV Video Music Awards. Just as sweet, fragile Taylor Swift was getting ready to thank MTV for an award, West grabbed the mic from her and essentially told the crowd he thought Beyonce's video should have won.
Now here's the problem I have: I love Kanye West's music. But even a Kanye fan has to admit that was about the most obnoxious thing anyone has ever done at an awards show.
Speaking of outbursts, how about Serena Williams foul-mouthed rant at a bemused-looking lineswoman?
Here's hoping everyone has calmed down today.
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