Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Today on the Signorile Show

Yesterday, we told you about the news that the RNC, according to its February financial report filed with the Federal Election Committee, spent nearly $2,000 at a sex-themed voyeur club, among other expenses. RNC Chairman Michael Steele is denying that he knew of the expenses and news has come out that a staffer involved with expensing the night out has been fired and a donor has agreed to pay back the funds the RNC reimbursed him for. Now, the GOP is launching yet another probe.

Nine teenage students at South Hadley High School in Massachusetts will be facing felony charges
including "statutory rape, violation of civil rights with bodily injury, harassment, stalking and disturbing a school assembly," after freshman Phoebe Prince had committed suicide from the bullying and cyber-bullying she endured at school and on Facebook. Are the students responsible for this girl's suicide? We'll discuss today.

Guest / 3:30pm EST - Henrietta Lacks was a poor tobacco farmer who had worked the same land as her slave ancestors. In 1951, she developed an aggressive form of cancer and the doctors helping her at the time took a tissue sample without her knowledge. These cells that were collected from her were the first to grow and survive indefinitely in culture and led to the development of things like the polio vaccine, in-vitro fertilization and understand a variety of other viruses and medical break-through's. Rebecca Skloot joins us this afternoon to talk about The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.

Guest / 4:30pm EST - We've been talking a lot about the recent cover-up at the Vatican, which has been denying the knowledge the Pope had in a number of sexual abuse cases around the world. Now, attorney Jeff Anderson a pioneer in sexual abuse litigation -- who supplied the documents to the New York Times on priest who may have abused 200 deaf boys -- and as a champion of the underdog, is setting his sites on the Pope. He joins us this afternoon to talk about "his career-long legal crusade against misconduct in the Roman Catholic Church."

President Obama claims he wants to repeal don't ask, don't tell, but it doesn't see so when you see the Department of Justice vigorously defending the constitutionality of the policy. We'll get into this as well.

All this and more, today on The Michelangelo Signorile Show!

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