This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The joint operation with Yemen code-named Operation Troy to track down Awlaki, who was killed by a drone missile, reviewed; details given about the American-born Al Qaeda terrorist's background and his link to various terrorism plots. [President OBAMA - comments on the death of Awlaki.] [February 9, former National Counterterrorism director Michael LEITER†- calls Awlaki the most significant threat to the US.] [Secretary of Defense Leon PANETTA, Representative Ron PAUL - comment on Awlaki.] Awlaki's message played.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend, Barbara Starr, Jill Dougherty and Peter Bergen about Awlaki. [TOWNSEND - comments on Awlaki's aggressive operation leadership, the role of Saudi Arabia in helping track and target him, the US-Yemen relationship in the war on terrorism; talks about her past dealings with Ali Saleh, the Yemeni president.] [STARR - explains how the CIA and US military were able to hone in on where he was in Yemen using drone and airplanes.] [BERGEN - comments on the operations targeting Al Qaeda; notes Awlaki was not a household name in the Arab world so there will not likely be a response; explains how Awlaki became radicalized in prison.] [DOUGHERTY - comments on the timing of the taking out of Awlaki while the president of Yemen returned.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Jeffrey Toobin) The legal justification for killing Awlaki, a US citizen, via the fact we are at war so an active member of Al Qaeda is fair game, how the ban on assassination is irrelevant, how there is no time limit in the legislation for war and the unlikelihood of protests about this assassination discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio discussion held with former FBI agent Ali Soufan about the war on terrorism. [SOUFAN - talks about Awlaki as an inspirational figure and recruiting terrorists in the US and UK, how the focus shifted from Pakistan to Yemen because of Awlaki, a home grown terrorist; comments on Awlaki's influence beyond the Arabian peninsula; believes it was legal to kill Awlaki because of his role in major terrorism plots; notes his death is more important to the US, not to the Middle East.]
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The appeal phase in the murder trial of Amanda Knox in Italy; the Listeria epidemic in the US from cantaloupes; Stock Market Report and the Target appearance of First Lady Michelle Obama reported.
(Los Angeles: Randi Kaye) The day's events at the trial reviewed; scenes shown from court. [In response to question from prosecutor Deborah Brazil, paramedic Richard SENNEFF- recounts what Murray said; notes the patient had flatlined and the doctor did not respond and said the patient was taking no drugs, did not say he had given Jackson propofol and was picking up items from the floor near the bed.] [Defense attorney Nareg GOURIJAN - asks question of Senneff.] The testimony from witness Robert Russell who testified that Murray's treatment saved his own life before he closed his practice discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos and CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta about Jackson and the trial. [From Los Angeles, GUPTA - comments on what happened upon Jackson's death and on having to prove what killed Jackson.] [GERAGOS - comments on the timeline of events as presented by the paramedic; assesses the workmanlike job being done by the prosecution and the defense; notes the key will come down to whether the medicine/drugs that Murray gave Jackson caused his death.]
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The release of a video of Casey Anthony on the day Kaylee's remains were found that was not shown in court; the plea by Daryl Dedmon in the Mississippi hate crime case in which James Anderson was attacked; the suicide of teen Jamey Rodemeyer after he was bullied at school and after his death; a Pentagon decision allowing military chaplains to perform same-sex marriages and a first pitch at the Texas Rangers playoff game by the firefighter who died at a game in July reported; video shown. [Williamsville board of education supt. Dr. Scott MARTZLOFF- says student safety is a top priority and we are investigating the incident that happened at the dance.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The CNN series on bullying in tandem with Facebook, which has an app, and a series of special reports, noted.