Sunday, August 19, 2012

08-20-12 -- 08-24-12

Could You Protect Yourself? & Animal Planet's 'Pit Boss,' Shorty Rossi

Monday, August 20, 2012

According the the FBI, every 15.4 seconds a crime happens somewhere in the United States. Would you know what to do if your life were in danger? Are you prepared to protect your property, yourself and your family?

On today's show, Anderson goes inside the mind of a former burglar who now works as a security specialist, to understand what makes certain people a target. Find out what tools and tips you need to empower you and your family so you don't become the next target.

Then, one couple watches live as their home gets burglarized. They are shocked to learn just how easy a criminal can get into their home and take all their valuables. Also, meet people who have taken safety matters into their own hands -- including a tech-savvy 14-year-old who used an iPhone app to get his family's stolen property back.

If you were assaulted, would you know how to defend yourself? Find out the one self-defense move that could safe your life.

Plus, Animal Planet's "Pit Boss" star, Shorty Rossi, discusses serving ten years in prison for attempted murder and how he transformed his life -- and how he's using skills he learned on the streets to help and rescue pit bull dogs.

Start the conversation early: how often do you think about keeping your home safe and secure? What have you done to keep your home and family safe from burglary?

Suze Orman. Plus, a Viral Video Everyone's Talking About

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

CNBC's Suze Orman is doling out her no-nonsense personal financial advice to "Anderson" viewers, including how to overcome holiday debt, money traps to avoid in 2012, and what you need to do to get out of debt today!

See Suze's tips for buying a house in this economy! Plus, enter for a chance to win a copy of her book.

It's the viral video that has everyone talking. Meet Franchesca, the young woman behind the video that surpassed Justin Bieber as YouTube's Most Watched Video of the Day. The video has sparked an important conversation about race, ignorance and stereotypes in our society. Watch the video now and join the conversation in comments below.

Plus, Anderson is talking headlines with Lauren Lake, Nicole Williams, Faith Salie and a member of our audience, Melissa from Seat 101. They're getting the conversation started -- talking the latest stories making news; Michelle Bachman, the Kardashians, Sinead O'Connor and more.

Can Arranged Marriages Really Work? Plus, New Documentary 'Bully'

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

In an age in which almost half of all marriages end in divorce, can arranged marriages work? Anderson examines modern-day arranged marriages and why families continue this age-old tradition.

Then, a new film documents the epidemic plaguing America's youth: bullying. Meet two of the tormented kids from the new documentary "Bully," and see the shocking ways they're treated by his classmates. What can their story do to effect change?

Chaz Bono, 'Toddlers & Tiaras' Update, and Anderson Teaches Kindergarten

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Chaz Bono stops by the “Anderson” studio to talk about his transition and what he has learned about himself and others from competing on “Dancing with the Stars.” He receives a surprise phone call from his mother, Cher, who tells Anderson how she feels about Chaz's transition, and and what she really thinks about the judges’ criticism of her son.

Anderson also speaks with Wendy Dickey, the controversial mother who dressed her young daughter for a pageant as Julia Roberts -- playing a prostitute in “Pretty Woman." She'll discuss her thoughts on the “Toddlers & Tiaras” debate.

POLL: Would You Put Your Child in a Beauty Pageant?

Anderson continues accepting viewers’ challenges for his new segment, “Try This,” and substitute teaches for a very deserving kindergarten teacher when he takes over the classroom and surprises her with a much needed afternoon at the spa.

Has Your Obsession Gone Too Far? Shopaholic Mom Destroying Family

Friday, August 24, 2012

What do you do when an obsession takes control of someone you love?

Anderson meets a mom whose compulsive shopping is tearing her family apart. Her daughter wrote to the show, desperately asking for Anderson's help. Worried their mother is not listening to their concerns and ruining their family, both daughters wish their mother would have a significant college fund for them, instead of spending upward of $150,000 on hoarding possessions. Her daughters are desperate to help her. Can she be saved?

Obsessed with your daily coffee? Obsessed with makeup? Obsessed with collecting something unusual? Are you unable to stop an addictive behavior? Find out if your passions or compulsions might really be dangerous obsessions. Start the conversation early: what compulsive or obsessive behaviors are part of your daily routine?

Behavioral Expert [Cute] Dr. Mike Dow tells viewers the top signs of a dangerous compulsion, tips to avoid the behavior, and what steps you can take to stop it.

Plus, before watching the show, take [cute, cute, cute] Dr. Dow's "Am I Obsessed?" [Am I Obsessed? three times "cute" -- for lack of space -- Am I Obsessed?] Quiz and play along with the audience.

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