5:20 a.m. – AP Correspondent Warren Levinson is in Boston where one of the bombing suspects is dead and police are closing in on another. What we know about the men, and the wild chase that also left an MIT Police Officer dead.
5:32 a.m. – The partisan divide returns to Washington DC. NBC’s David Gregory analyses the debate in the Senate on Guns and Immigration, plus David comments on the Boston Bombing.
6:04 a.m. – Penny and Phil spoke with Watertown, MA resident Brian Folkins-Amador to find out what life is like today during an unprecedented “Shelter in Place” order for residents throughout the Boston area while police hunt for one of the two Marathon bombing suspects.
6:32 a.m. – CNN’s Chief Political Correspondent, Candy Crowley checks in to give her take on President Obama’s speech at a Boston Church, and the Partisan divide in the Senate over guns and immigration.
7:02 a.m. – We are trying to understand why two young men from a region in Russia that has an ongoing ideological, often violent battle with Moscow, would want to kill Americans. Criminologist and Extremism expert, Brian Levin offers his analysis.
7:32 a.m. – NBC’ Bob Costantini briefed Penny and Phil on the White House response to this morning’s developments in Boston.
7:42 a.m. – Fandango’s Harry Medved gave us a preview of this weekend’s offerings from the movie companies, including the Tom Cruise/Morgan Freeman flick, Oblivion.
8:12 a.m. – Southern California real estate prices are soaring. The latest numbers on median prices is testament to that, and OC Register Columnist Jonathan Lansner offered his expertise on what the numbers mean for homeowners, sellers and buyers.
8:32 a.m. Clippers Assistant Coach Dave Severns gave his unique perspective on the playoff series with the Memphis Grizzlies.
By the way, Clippers Head Coach Vinnie Del Negro or one of the Assistant Coaches on the morning (at 8:30 a.m.) before each playoff game.
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