Could John Berman be related to the Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza, noted as the Prince of Philosophers?
Berman travels to Amsterdam, the country where his ancestors, the Spinozas, lived for 140 years in search of his “inner Spinoza”… and the truth.
To see more familiar faces of CNN share their own stories, visit CNN.com/Roots.
“As a journalist, I interview and write about newsmakers – but in my family, the real newsmaker was just an ordinary girl who had the courage ... to leave everything she knew and start all over again in America." – Christine Romans
See Romans trace her history from Iowa back to Denmark where she learns her great-great-grandmother was a risk taker and a giver.
The Danish Archives collects and stores historic sources and makes them available to the public.
Almost all of the documents revealed on Christine Romans journey is found online.
If you have lineage that dates back to Denmark, go online to www.sa.dk for more information!
And for more history from other familiar faces of CNN, visit CNN.com/Roots
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NASA makes a surprising discovery: a new planet, a so-called "Mega-Earth."
The planet is known as Kepler-10c.
It has a mass 17 times that of Earth, partly since the surface and mass is made of rock, as opposed to gas.
The planet is believed to be about 11 billion years old.
Don't get too excited though, Kepler-10c isn't likely to sustain life since it's too close to its parent star, 560 light-years away.
From earthquakes to asteroids, air turbulence to ocean currents, Indra's reporting doesn't just tell us what's happening outside, but why it's happening. It's nice having a self-proclaimed weather nerd around!
Here, Indra shares 10 things you didn't know about her:
1. Indra is the Hindu God of Weather but also just a place in Latvia. I got the second one
2. I rescued two dogs. A pit bull and a chihuahua. The chihuahua runs the house
3. I’m either a health freak or a foodie, just depends on what day of the week it is or how fun the party is
4. My dad REALLY is a brain surgeon
5. My husband is a marine sniper
6. Latvian was my first language. I speak English but I do know what you’re saying about me in Spanish
7. In my free time I’m either traveling the world or at home scrapbooking it. Adventurous or a hermit? You decide
8. I was playing the piano and skiing by age 3
9. Most of my friend’s say I’m the best guy friend they have, without the love of sports
10. You’ll know you’re in yoga with me when you hear the instructor remind the class, “some people aren’t genetically flexible,” but I bet I can do as many pull-ups as you can. Well, maybe round one
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Oftentimes, he can be seen covering across all CNN day parts, including anchoring Anderson Cooper's show "AC360" at 8pm ET. All of which confirms for us that John Berman does not sleep.
Here, John shares 10 things you didn't know about him:
1. I have been thrown out of Yankee Stadium
2. I am not related to Chris Berman
3. I have seen Barry Manilow in concert
4. I was embedded with the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines for the invasion of Iraq
5. I have seen Milli Vanilli in concert
6. I was once Peter Jennings' head writer
7. Started dating my wife in college when she was a costumer for a musical I was in
8. It was a drag show
9. I have seen KISS in concert
10. I don't really like concerts
Connect with John!
When inspired, John does a segment at the end of '@THIS HOUR 'called 'Cable Outrage,' where he goes off on topics that irked him that week.
Here's one of our favorites on how John found out it's Daylight Saving Time (singular) and NOT Daylight Savings Time:
Have any idea for a 'Cable Outrage'? Tell John on Twitter using #CableOutrage!
For the White family of Bolton, Massachusetts, it's a bittersweet morning.
Bill and Mary Jo White will be at the finish line cheering on their son Kevin where all three nearly lost their lives one year ago.
Kevin, then 34, had shrapnel all through his legs. Mary Jo, then 67, caught shrapnel in her arm and it broke her wrist, and Bill White, at 71, lost his leg.
The father says: "When I woke up after the surgery the first thing that dawned on me was I have only one leg. And that's a shattering moment for you. You lay there and say how am I going to live the rest of my life?"
White tells CNN's John Berman he learned to get over those types of questions to continue living his life.
"I'm not a person who gives up easily," he says.
WATCH VIDEO ABOVE TO SEE MORE OF THE FAMILY'S STORY