March 8th, 2010
09:47 AM ET

On the Radar: Oscars, health care, new TSA nominee

Kathryn Bigelow accepts the best director Oscar from Barbra Streisand on Sunday night.

Here’s a look at some of the stories CNN.com reporters are working on Monday:

Oscars -  Score another one for the Davids of the world. "The Hurt Locker" earned six Oscars Sunday night, beating James Cameron's groundbreaking, box-office Goliath, "Avatar." "The Hurt Locker" took home the biggest prize - best picture - as well as honors for director Kathryn Bigelow (the first woman to win the award), original screenplay, sound editing, sound mixing and film editing.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences seemed to send the message that a small-budget movie ("The Hurt Locker" was one of the lowest-grossing films to be nominated in the post-"Star Wars" blockbuster era) could take home the big prize without the big-budget, dazzling technology of an "Avatar" (which won three Oscars - for cinematography, visual effects and art direction.) CNN's team on the ground brings you all the highlights from the show, red carpet and backstage interviews with winners such as Sandra Bullock (best actress for "The Blind Side") and Bigelow, and a look at whether there were any snubs Sunday night, or if all went according to plan in Hollywood.

TSA nominee - President Obama has tapped a former Army general to lead the Transportation Security Administration, sources said. A formal announcement is expected Monday. Obama plans to nominate Robert A. Harding, a retired major general with 33 years in the Army, to become the TSA administrator, sources said. Harding would be the TSA's first African-American administrator if the Senate confirms him.

Health care - Obama plans to speak about health care reform at Arcadia University in suburban Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, at 11 a.m. ET Monday.

Osmond son's memorial - A memorial service is scheduled Monday for Michael Blosil, the 18-year-old son of singer Marie Osmond. Investigators said he killed himself more than a week ago. On Tuesday, Marie Osmond plans to resume the "Donny & Marie" show at the Flamingo hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada; she canceled performances last week.

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