This program is about 1 hour long
(State College, Pennsylvania: Jason Carroll) The Sandusky defense via an interview with his attorney examined. [Sandusky attorney Joe AMENDOLA- says Sandusky is a big, overgrown kid/jock who took showers with kids and they were just horsing around; comments on the apology about showering with a kid and not doing anything sexual; reviews the grand jury allegations about the young victims; speculates about why people make allegations that are not true; says Sandusky is "destroyed" and "devastated" about what has happened to Paterno.] What then-grad assistant Mike McQueary and the victim have said discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin, InSession's Sunny Hostin and criminal defense lawyer Mark Geragos about the Penn State sex scandal. [In studio, TOOBIN, HOSTIN - analyze the lawyer's statement about Sandusky's behavior with young boys.] [GERAGOS - compares this case to that of Michael Jackson with boys; worries about the assumption of guilt in this case.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Victim's lawyer Ben Andreozzi and National Center for Victims of Crime Mai Fernandez about Sandusky and child abuse. [ANDREOZZI - reacts to the attorney's statement; comments on his client, how there are likely more victims who may come forward and put Sandusky behind bars.] [FERNANDEZ - comments on the need for institutions to encourage people to come forward.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Altoona Mirror" Corey Giger and "USA Today" columnist Christine Brennan about the Penn State story. [GIGER - says an older man should not be in a shower with a young boy; indicates coach Joe Paterno should have known about the charges.] [BRENNAN - says Sandusky's behavior is outrageous and Paterno is responsible for his staff; predicts this will be the worst scandal in US sports history and there needs to be a complete housecleaning at Penn State.]
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The call from Jordan's King Abdullah for the president of Syria to step down; the impact of radiation from the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan on farming in the region; Supreme Court's agreement to rule on the constitutionality of the health care reform law and a brace to straighten the spine of a whale at SeaWorld reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and Paul Begala about the Republicans. [BEGALA - gives some advice to Cain about debating; indicates the rise of Gingrish is part of the "ABR" phenomenon.] [FLEISCHER - says Cain needs stronger political credentials; comments on the math of political polls indicating the race will be topsy turvy.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The CNN debate on November 22 noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Luis Carlos Velez) The kidnapping plot, the truth of the rescue operation and how kidnapping is becoming common in Venezuela discussed.
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The search in Washington state for a missing two-year-old boy; the first ads pulled from the Penn State football games due to the sex scandal and the search for "Gordon," an actor who appeared in the first "Sesame Street" 1969 filming, reported.