July 8th, 2012
06:19 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Lawmakers gone wild

In the U.S., there's a time on the political calendar pundits like to call "the silly season;" it's when the debate can get out of hand, and the weapons can come out, figuratively of course.  In some countries things get way out of hand, real weapons come out, and the only thing you can call is security.

Recently, a lawmaker in Jordan took such offense at accusations thrown at him by a rival, he threw his shoe, then pulled a gun, during a televised debate.  That's not the first time politicians have let the discourse turn from verbal blows, to physical ones.


Jordanian MP pulls his gun on TV

A current member of Jordan's parliament pulled a gun on a former member during a televised discussion.


Ukraine leaders brawl over language bill

A fight broke out in the Ukraine parliament over a bill to make Russian the country's official second language.


Parliament gone wild

CNN takes a look at fiery brawls that have broken out in various international legislatures.

Gotta Watch: Professionals of the Kentucky Derby
Horses run down the front stretch during the 137th Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.
May 5th, 2012
02:32 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Professionals of the Kentucky Derby

Today is the day for the 138th annual Run for the Roses.  The race is more than mint juleps, elaborate hats and the most exciting two minutes in sports. The Kentucky Derby boasts legends and stars, human and equine alike.  You've Gotta Watch a few of the professionals involved in one of the most watched horse races of the year. We've collected videos profiling a top trainer, a jockey making a post-recovery comeback and the stud farm that welcomes the champions after they've won the race.


Barbaro's trainer returns to Kentucky

Horse trainer Michael Matz will always be associated with one horse, 2006 Kentucky winner Barbaro.


Venezuelan-born jockey talks Derby

CNN takes a closer look at Venezuelan jockey Ramon Dominguez, just days before he races in the Kentucky Derby.


Breeding Kentucky Derby studs

Winning Post gets rare access to Darley Stud in Kentucky to find out more about the business of elite horse breeding.

A very indulgent guide to Louisville
Photos: The best Derby hats
Why the 'Run for the Roses' is so special

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April 14th, 2012
09:53 AM ET

Gotta Watch: Cory Booker, Newark's 'super' mayor

This week, Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker rushed into a burning building to rescue a neighbor.  That wasn't the first time Booker has gone above and beyond the standard mayoral duties for his constituents.  You Gotta Watch Brick City's leader at work.


Mayor Cory Booker's 'superhero' moment

Newark, New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker rescues his next door neighbor from her burning home. CNN's Mary Snow reports.


2011: Mayor Booker's door-to-door warning

Mayor Corey Booker of Newark, New Jersey, explains why he went door to door to encourage residents to seek shelter.


2010: Newark mayor digs out

Mayor Cory Booker helps citizens dig out of the snow in Newark, New Jersey.


2009: Changing 'Brick City'

Forest Whitaker has a new documentary about Mayor Cory Booker and his efforts to turn around Newark, New Jersey.

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Gotta Watch: Remembering Farrah Fawcett
June 25th, 2011
04:18 PM ET

Gotta Watch: Remembering Farrah Fawcett

On June 25th, 2009 Farrah Fawcett passed away at the age of 62 after battling cancer for several years. Best known for her role on "Charlie's Angels," Fawcett became a sex symbol when she posed for a now-iconic poster in a red bathing suit. The poster went on to become one of the best-selling posters of all time, solidifying her status as a pop culture icon. Here at Gotta Watch we looked back at the anniversary of her death with videos from those closest to her.

Remembering Farrah Fawcett – Farrah Fawcett passed on the morning of June 25th, 2009 at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica, California after battling anal cancer since 2006.


Only panda born in U.S. in 2010 named 'Po'
Actor Jack Black and Dr. Hayley Murphy of Zoo Atlanta watch over 'Po'
February 15th, 2011
09:48 AM ET

Only panda born in U.S. in 2010 named 'Po'

The newborn panda at Zoo Atlanta was named "Po" at a special ceremony Tuesday morning.

It's Chinese tradition to name a panda when he or she is 100 days old.

Born to Lun Lun on November 3, the cub was the only giant panda born in the U.S. in 2010.