This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and former Bush media adviser Mark McKinnon about the government. [GERGEN - says the voters could fire this Congress in 2012; notes senators are gone fund-raising while FEMA has no funds; asserts they are doing the people's work; lauds the no-labels group as a virtual third party.] [McKINNON - says Congress can't get anything done and there are few sessions on the schedule; notes Congress is so hyper partisan; notes the low consumer confidence figures.] [In May, Senator Mitch McCONNELL - backs a divided government.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's Erick Erickson and Gloria Borger and Tea Party's Dana Loesch about the Perry vaccine politics. [ERICKSON - offers a view on Perry's debate performance.] [LOESCH - calls Perry's performance last night bad; comments on the debate audience last night.] [BORGER - notes debate is a performance art and Perry needs to improve and he has been turned into a moderate before conservative audiences.] [In last night's debate. PERRY - stammers about Mitt Romney's reversing positions.] [ROMNEY - responds.]
(Studio: Susan Hendricks) The pressure from Palestine on the U.N. for statehood with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu inviting Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to begin peace talks; heat illness for soldiers at Ft. Bragg; the worst week for the stock market and a display in London of Elizabeth Taylor's gems reported; gems shown.
(No location given: Drew Griffin) The story of Amanda Knox reviewed; scenes and photos shown of media coverage, her hometown of Seattle, the University of Washington, her Italian boyfriend. [Sister Deanna KNOX - talks about the press coverage of "Foxy Knoxy," who got her nickname from soccer as a kid; recounts finding Amanda an apartment in Perugia.] [Mother Edda MELLAS- explains how Amanda raised money for study in Perugia, Italy, her boyfriend's impact.] [Amanda's teacher Kris JOHNSON, fellow student Andrew CINNABAR- talk about Amanda.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Mellas, Amanda's mother. [MELLAS - talks about how her daughter is doing back in court and the timetable for a verdict in the appeals.]
(Studio: Susan Hendricks) A preliminary report on the plane crash at the Reno, Nevada, air show; jury selection in the trial of Dr. Conrad Murray in the death of Michael Jackson; the trial of Bob Ward for the murder of his wife; the announcement in Oman of the engagement of American hikers Shane Bauer and Sarah Shourd now that both have been released from Iran's prisons reported; crash video shown.