CNN Radio News Day: September 24, 2012
September 24th, 2012
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: September 24, 2012

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(CNN) – Welcome to CNN Radio News Day.

Here are some of the stories we cover in today's edition:

  • This week the U.N. General Assembly holds its annual meeting in New York. World leaders will try to get  attention for their issues and causes.  Sabre rattling between  Iran and Israel as well as Middle East unrest including bloodshed in Syria will make for a hefty agenda. UN Special Envoy Lakhdar Brahimi said in a closed-door meeting that the civil war in Syria needs attention.

[1:28] “I think there is no disagreement anywhere that the situation in Syria is extremely bad and getting worse, that it is a threat to the region and a threat to peace and security in the world." FULL POST

Experts: Watch your kids' screen time
Many experts say parents should be vigilant in how their kids use any screen.
September 24th, 2012
04:19 PM ET

Experts: Watch your kids' screen time

By Barbara Hall, CNN

(CNN) – For years, experts have been urging moms and dads to limit the amount of television their kids watch. Most parents will agree that's a difficult task. Now, with the arrival of the mobile age, parents are being told to monitor all screens at all times.

Again, that's easier said than done.

[:49] "You know it can be the only thing that they seem to want to do. And I think that it does take more time and energy to try to get them engaged in something else," says Lauren Sanders, a mother of two.

A lot of TV shows for children can be fun and educational, but they only require passive attention. So what about exposure to more interactive media devices like tablet computers or smart phones?


OPINION: The bond from war never dies
Eight of the remaining members of the 63rd Infantry Division, which fought through France and Germany in World War II, at a recent reunion in Ohio. Maj. Gen. Michael Schweiger, commander 63rd Regional Support Command also attended.
September 24th, 2012
06:00 AM ET

OPINION: The bond from war never dies

Editor's note: CNN Contributor Bob Greene is a best-selling author whose 25 books include "Late Edition: A Love Story" and the novel "All Summer Long." He appears on "CNN Newsroom" Sundays during the 5 p.m. ET hour. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of Bob Greene.

(CNN) – CNN Contributor Bob Greene shares the story of the fading reunions and strong bonds that belong to the men of World War II's 63rd Infantry Division.

[:41] " These were the men of World War II's 63rd Infantry Division– the division whose motto was 'Blood and Fire.' Fifteen-thousand soldiers in that division had crossed the ocean to Europe, and then had fought their way through France and Germany.  Some 1,200 were killed in combat; thousands more were injured, some grievously."

[2:17] "'We have something in common,' said Dr. Jack Linscott, 86, of Marysville, Ohio.  'We counted on each other then, and we still do.' The men understand that in the end, as at the beginning, they have each other."

See all of Bob Greene's columns at CNN Opinion