October 14, 2009
Posted: 1613 GMT
Today, we'll start the show with a live report from London on British Prime Minister Gordon Brown's announcement that 500 more U.K. troops will join international forces in Afghanistan.
But Brown said the troops will only be sent if key conditions are met: the extra forces will have to have the right equipment and other NATO countries will have to agree to send more troops too.
Also today, we're keeping our eye on the main stock index on Wall Street: the Dow Jones is once again flirting with the 10,000 mark. Investors are cheering better than expected corporate results.
Some key economic indicators are pointing to a bounce back and that is adding to enthusiasm on the markets. But are investors getting ahead of themselves? Some analysts say this may be too early to put the Champagne on ice.
We will have a live report and analysis.
The editor of People Magazine will join us to talk about an interview and newly released photo of Jaycee Dugard, the woman abducted 18 years ago at the age of eleven.
We will ask him what she told the People Magazine reporter and what her state of mind is today, after spending almost two decades away from her family, allegedly imprisoned by a child rapist.
Also today, a big day for World Cup fans. We will take you live to Turkey for a match-up rich in meaning and tension. Rivals Turkey and Armenia will be battling it out on the pitch in World Cup qualifier action. We are live in Buenos Aires, as well, where it's a do-or-die day for Argentina.
And don't forget to vote in our poll today on what you think of a French Vogue photo shoot featuring a White model painted Black. Is it art? Is it racism? Let us know what you think below.
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