On TV: Noose-Related Hate Crimes

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Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007

Noose-Related Hate Crimes Reemerging

The noose found hanging on the office door of an African-American professor at Columbia University in New York is the latest of at least a dozen such incidents nationwide over the last two months. They're apparently copycats of the "Jena Six" case in Louisiana.

Morris Dees, founder and chief legal counsel of the Southern Poverty Law Center, has been tracking racial incidents like these for more than 35 years.

He visited The Early Show to discuss why the noose, an infamous symbol of bigotry and hatred, has been reappearing.

For more from the SPLC on teaching tolerance, conflict resolution, and fighting hate crimes, click here and here.



Monday, Oct. 8, 2008

Kids So Busy, They're Sleep-Deprived

Nine-out-of-ten parents say their children get enough sleep, but the truth is, in many cases, they don't. And alarming new information says "overscheduled" kids may face long-term damage if they keep losing sleep.

Simply put, many kids today do too much. With school, sports volunteer work, sports, and everything else, they're not getting enough sleep.

Po Bronson wrote an article about it, called "Snooze or Lose," for this week's issue of "New York" magazine. To read it, click here.

She spoke about the emerging phenomenon on The Early Show. To watch the segment,

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Friday, Oct. 5, 2007

Helping Tanya Rider

The Seattle-area woman survived eight days trapped in her small SUV after it plunged to the bottom of a ravine in Maple Valley, Wash. She's hospitalized, and the bills are mounting, and will continue to.

If you'd like to contribute to a fund that's been set up to help her and her husband, Tom Rider, pay those massive medical expenses, you can send your contribution to:

USAA Federal Savings Bank
Attention: Tanya Rider
10750 McDermott Freeway
San Antonio, TX 78284-8426

Early Show national correspondent Hattie Kauffman spoke with Tom Rider. To watch Kauffman's report,

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Thursday, Oct. 4, 2007

Holly Robinson Peete Vs. Autism

She seems to have it all.

Holly Robinson Peete has been working as an actress for 20 years, is married to a handsome retired football star and, even after having four kids, still looks great.

But Peete and husband Rodney Peete are raising a son with autism, and going to great lengths to help him live as normal a life as possible. And young R.J. Peete has already achieved far more than doctors said he ever could.

Co-anchor Julie Chen told their inspirational story on The Early Show.

If you'd like to watch the piece,

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The Peetes have formed the HollyRod Foundation, which raises money to fight autism and other diseases.

For an abundance of information about autism, visit the Web site of Autism Speaks.

Monday, Oct. 1, 2007

Impact of Child Abuse

Dr. Bethany Marshall discussed the future prospects of the young Nevada girl who was seen being molested, allegedly by Chester Stiles, in a four-year-old DVD turned over to police last week.

Though police were eventually able to track her down, and her mother told authorities the girl was doing well, would the cruel attack, which happened when she was three-years-old, affect her later in life?

Dr. Marshall addressed the ways in which she could be helped now, and how the trauma may show up in her behavior later in life.

To find out more about child abuse, click here.

To watch the video of this segment, click here.