This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio discussion held with Democratic strategist Bill Burton and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer about the political rhetoric. [FLEISCHER- downplays the Republican rhetoric as part of the noise of American democracy; notes Obama's problem is the economy.] [BURTON - states some of this is just politics; predicts sharp contrasts in this election.] Fox News poll findings on the president's political strategy cited.
(Studio: John King) The poll numbers on the GOP battle for the 2012 presidential nomination examined; statistics and graphics on polls by primary states outlined on screen.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and CNN's Gloria Borger about the Republican campaign. [FLEISCHER - cites the importance of state polls in an open Republican race with a fluid electorate; comments on the need for organization in Iowa.] [BORGER - offers an analysis of the poll figures.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A clarification on Cornell Belcher's role with the Obama campaign mentioned.
(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) New bloodshed in Syria in clashes between the government and opposition forces; two more rescues in the earthquake in Turkey; flooding in Bangkok, Thailand; the weakening of Hurricane Rina off Mexico; the first landing of the Boeing 787 Dreamliner and the discovery of Jack the cat, who got lost at the New York City airport, reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Pearl. [PEARL - comments on abuse and doing something about it; states he is against corporal punishment, but how to train small children using corporal chastisement; defends spanking or swatting rather then beating.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Los Angeles: Randi Kaye) The defense character witnesses called to testify about another side of Dr. Murray, how the case seems to be coming close to an end with the defense theory Jackson overdosed himself and the unlikelihood of Murray taking the stand discussed. [On the stand, WITNESS, Ruby MOSELY- praise Murray.]
(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) The report from Ruth Madoff, wife of convicted fraud perpetrator Bernie Madoff, that the couple attempted suicide; the coroner's report on the official death of British singer Amy Winehouse; College Board statistics of the cost of public college and the giant Lego Man that washed ashore in Florida reported. [For "60 Minutes," MADOFF - says we decided to kill ourselves because of what was happening.]