5 Things to Know for Your New Day
June 18th, 2013
05:36 AM ET

5 Things to Know for Your New Day

Every weekday morning around 6, we’ll hit the top five stories of the day, clue you in on a few other buzzy items, and let you know about some of the must-watch stories coming up on CNN’s new morning show, “New Day,” with Chris Cuomo, Kate Bolduan and Michaela Pereira.

You’ll find the post here, on our mobile sites and apps, and at the top of the CNN.comhomepage.

Here are the “5 Things to Know for Your New Day” for this Tuesday.

May it be your first read, your first click and your first watch of the new day.

1. Obama’s alphabet soup of woes: Yesterday, the NSA. Today, the IRS. A new poll out this morning finds that a growing number of Americans think the tax men targeted tea parties because the White House told them to.

Our chief White House correspondent @BriKeilarCNN joins us at 6 on “New Day” to offer highlights from Obama’s interview with PBS’ Charlie Rose last night. At 7, Chief National Correspondent @JohnKingCNN brings us up to speed on the litany of issues the president’s facing. And at 8, we’ll have political contributors Stephanie Cutter and Kevin Madden offer their takes.

2. Afghanistan, it’s been real: After the longest and costliest war in U.S. history, our soldiers are handing over the reins. Starting today, the Afghans will be responsible for their own security. But are they ready? Not really.

Throughout the morning, international correspondent @SayahCNN will be live from Kabul. And over at CNN.com, we have an explainer on the challenges that await.

3. When is a choke not a choke? When celebrity chef Nigella Lawson’s husband says it’s a joke. Sure, the picture looks bad - he has his hand around her throat!! - but that was no grip, he says. “It was a playful tiff.” She’s moved out of the house and he’s apparently turned himself in.

In the 7 o’clock hour, CNN correspondent @PamelaBrownCNN takes a look at other celebrity couples who’ve had to deal with domestic violence allegations: Chris Brown & Rihanna. Bobby & Whitney. Ike & Tina.

4. Digging for answers: That’s what the FBI will be doing in the waist-high grass of a Detroit field again today -  looking for Jimmy Hoffa. Is this tip for real? Or will it be a dud like the others?
National correspondent @SusanCandiotti is live from Oakland around 7:15 to tell us about the tipster, a retired mob underboss with a simple motive:

“If they dig that body and find his remains, then I'm in a position to make a few dollars."

Meanwhile, tweeples are having a field day. (See what we just did there?)

5. It’s OK to scream “Poison” … if you’re Alice Cooper circa 1989.
It’s not OK if you’re on a plane, freaking people out.
National correspondent @Rene_MarshCNN joins us at 6 to break down what happened on a United flight yesterday. And at 7, Glenn Winn, who once worked as a security director at United, tells us what to do if we come across such a scene.

Those are your five biggies for the day. Here are a couple of others that are brewing and have the Internet buzzing. 

- A 9-cent fare hike = this?  Brazilians say the hike is just the straw that broke the camel’s back. They’re mad at the government for bigger reasons, and the protests (#protestobrasilia) are huge right now. We have a ton of iReports.

- Shark bites kid; shark gets a beat down: Our affiliate KPRC reports:

- Lil Wayne, big waves: The rapper walks all over the Stars & Stripes during a video shoot. And boy, does he rub people the wrong way.

Florida nixes paid sick leave: Governor signs a law that says you can't force a company to offer them. The Internet is steamed.

- Jake Tapper, budding soap star? You may have a metal song named after you, Anderson, but let's see you cut it as an ac-TOR! Tapper will - as investigative reporter Spencer Phillips!

There you go.  All you need to know to get an early start to your morning.

One last thing: The reviews are in for our first day on air. (Hint: The show’s great.)

So, be sure to tune in to "New Day," from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET, join us at CNN.com/NewDay  and go and have a GREAT NEW DAY

soundoff (6 Responses)
  1. James McPherson

    New Day could be ok without the distractions of Kate acting like a school girt and keep her hands to herself.

    June 19, 2013 at 1:59 pm | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hi James,
      Thanks so much for your feedback on New Day! We appreciate our viewer feedback, positive or negative, and we will pass along to the producers.
      Have a great day!
      -Olivia, CNN Viewer Communications

      June 19, 2013 at 4:26 pm | Reply
  2. John Strauchs

    I was looking forward to New Day because it was promoted as a return to news. Other cable news, including Fox, often have bits on making a perfect blueberry pancake, etc.. So-why did I watch the New Day anchors shoot skeet if this is a return to a news program?

    June 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hi John,
      Thanks for inquiring about this segment. As a new show, the anchors are just trying to show the audience a personal side! The primary focus of the show is to report the news, and if you peruse the New Day blog, you'll see the various stories they covered over the past couple of days. I hope this gives you a better idea of the New Day focus! Have a great day.
      -Olivia, CNN Viewer Communications

      June 19, 2013 at 4:31 pm | Reply
  3. Patricia Davis

    Good start on the new program. I like the set even though it is a copy of the CBS morning show set. A little too much "happy talk".

    June 18, 2013 at 8:57 am | Reply
    • TeamCNNCNN

      Hi Patricia!
      Thanks so much for offering up your input on this new show! Audience feedback is always helpful, and we appreciate you taking the time to share with us so we can provide the best programming possible! We will pass along to the producers. Have a wonderful day.
      -Olivia, CNN Viewer Communications

      June 19, 2013 at 4:33 pm | Reply

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