‘Nightline’ Daily Line, May 1: Organ Transplant Patients Share Their Stories

By ABC News

May 1, 2012 8:00am

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10:59 p.m. ET: We’ve got an amazing story on Nightline tonight about the doctors and patients awaiting organ transplants at the Mayo Clinic… and Christiane Amanpour drops by to talk to Bill Weir about Obama’s trip to Afghanistan. Make sure to tune in! 11:35

 10:08 p.m. ET: In further proof that Hillary Clinton must be secretly hilarious, she sent this letter to actor Jason Segel after he mentioned that he’d love to have the Secretary of State as a co-star in one of his movie.

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9:45 p.m. ET: Congratulations to Jessica Simpson, who today gave birth to a daughter, Maxwell Drew Johnson, after nine months of overshares like:

“I just started calling myself ‘Swamp A**. Like, I have swamp a** right now. I had major swamp a** because I was wearing these Spanx to hold in my gut… It’s like the bayou up in that [region].”

Read more of her revelations here. 

 

8:07 p.m. ET: Major burn…. This bronzed New Jersey mother was arrested after her 5-year-old daughter sustained burns from time she spent in a tanning booth.  Will she invoke the Snooki defense?

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7:41 p.m. ET: From the President’s address: “Last year, we removed 10,000 U.S. troops from Afghanistan. Another 23,000 will leave by the end of the summer. After that, reductions will continue at a steady pace, with more of our troops coming home. And as our coalition agreed, by the end of 2014 the Afghans will be fully responsible for the security of their country. “

 

3:02 p.m. ET: President Obama makes a surprise visit to Kabul, Afghanistan. He will address the nation live tonight at 7:30 pm ET from Bagram Air Base. Full story on his surprise visit HERE.

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12:53 p.m. ET: Taking a break from covering the Trayvon Martin case to head to Haiti, ABC’s Matt Gutman tweets:

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12:24 p.m. ET: ABC’s John Berman hung out with the (now Tony-nominated) cast of “Newsies.” He notes that the plot for the hit Broadway musical, set in 1899, sort of tells the story of a Occupy Wall Street movement of its time, with much better dancing.

“Newsies” stars Ryan Steele, who plays Specs, and Ryan Breslin, who plays Race, show off a few pirouettes for our cameras:

10:37 a.m. ET: Financial woes persist for “Octomom.” Nadya Suleman reportedly filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy in federal court, according to E! Online. But according to TMZ, she is trying to turn her financial ship around — by signing a deal to star in a movie for a porn company. Read more HERE.

“Nightline” recently talked to Shulman when she signed up to do Dial A Star, a company that allows fans of D-list celebs to call them, for a price.

8:00 a.m. ET: In conjunction with Facebook’s announcement of their new organ donation tool, “Nightline” reports on the rigorous waiting game patients who need new organs endure.  “Nightline” anchor Bill Weir visited the Mayo Clinic, where he visited with numerous patients who are on the transplant waiting list. Some have been waiting for days, others have been waiting for years. Read more HERE.

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