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Campaign 2012 / Cain / Harris Interview / A Discussion #1006251

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 01, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The response of Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain to the sexual harassment charges against him from the 1990s reviewed; scenes shown from Sunday of Cain refusing to answer questions. [On HLN, CAIN - comments on the woman's harassment claims.] [On Fox, CAIN - says nothing happened and if there was a settlement....] [Later on PBS, CAIN - comments on "settlement" and "agreement."] [On Fox, CAIN - says "I don't recall."]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Politico editor John Harris about Cain and the harassment charges. [HARRIS - comments on the National Restaurant Assn. decision not to endorse their former CEO; states this is a hard story to penetrate so our story has been edited; outlines the two main facts about the harassment claims.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Gloria Borger and Jeffrey Toobin about Cain and the harassment story. [TOOBIN - says the complaining woman can be released from her "contract" about the harassment case.] [BORGER - outlines what would change if the woman is allowed to come forward to tell her harassment story.] [GERGEN - says this story has "legs" and the controversy will deepen unless Cain calls for the settlement to be made public; notes Politico is made up of professionals and their reporting seems to be firm and they gave Cain time to prepare to answer the story.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Joel Bennett, attorney for one of the woman harassed with the three CNN figures asking questions. [Voice of BENNETT - talks about the confidentiality agreement and whether the client wants to release it; answers questions from Toobin, Gergen and Borger about the agreement, the evidence about what Cain did to her, what he can recall about his client, how it was a "settlement agreement" with the National Restaurant Assn. with a confidentiality clause.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held continued CNN's David Gergen, Gloria Borger and Jeffrey Toobin about Cain and the harassment story. [TOOBIN - says the woman will get her story out some way.] [BORGER - comments on the case.]

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