CNN Radio News Day: January 8, 2013
CNN's Piers Morgan in a fiery exchange with radio host Alex Jones over gun control
January 8th, 2013
04:30 PM ET

CNN Radio News Day: January 8, 2013

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  • The issue of guns in America continues to dominate conversation.   Gabrielle Giffords, the former Arizona congresswoman injured in Tuscon shooting two years ago today, wrote a newspaper op-ed taking Congress and the gun lobby to task for not reasonably dealing with gun control.   Later this month, a commission led by Vice President Joe Biden is expected to make recommendations on how to make the nation safer.   But there are other discussions on guns – away from politics.  One is over faith and firearms.  David Heim, executive editor of Christian Century magazine, wonders why America's become so violent:

"Is it because more people in the U.S. are evil than other countries?  I don't think that's true.  So what is the factor that's making the difference?  I think guns are a huge factor."       

  • The U.S. government has sold back to AIG the last of $182 billion in stock it bought from the mortgage giant in 2008.  AIG meanwhile, continues to work to rebuild its battered reputation.  On Wednesday, its board of directors will meet to consider a lawsuit against the U.S. government.  Chris Isidore, CNN Money senior writer, says it's because AIG had to surrender most of its stock as part of the bailout deal:

"That meant the existing shareholders went from 100% of the stock to 8% of the stock, and they had to pay relatively high interest rates to the government."

  • It's very possible two of baseball's best performers of the last quarter century – Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens – will get locked-out of the game's Hall of Fame when voting results are announced Wednesday.  It would be because of their suspected use of steroids.  Dave O'Brien, one of the members of the Baseball Writers of America who vote on the Hall of Fame, says it comes down to character:

"I just cannot see voting for guys who in my view and the view of most who cover the sport – cheated – by doing steroids and performance-enhancing drugs."

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  1. Mike Peters

    With all this hipe about mass shootings, why didn't the media report the restaurant and theater shooting in San Antoino. After a man went into a restaurant, shot his ex girlfriend and many others and then went into the theater to kill more but was shot dead himself by a person with a conceal carry before he killed anyone else. Of course the news won't report that cause that shows how guns in the right hands can stop all this idiocy. Now if he haded been shot right away, we'll the news would of been all over that to blame guns again. Why don't you all play right. Report the other side of guns and let the American people hear both sides of how's guns can save people to.

    January 8, 2013 at 8:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Tyler Moody

      Hi Mike – i know you can't watch all of CNN all the time, but you should know these stories have been covered by CNN and by CNN affiliates. Click here for the AC360 blog with some of their coverage. http://ac360.blogs.cnn.com/2013/01/09/tonight-on-ac360-will-good-guys-with-guns-stop-the-bad-guys/?hpt=ac_mid

      January 10, 2013 at 11:48 am | Report abuse |