This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with MoveOn.org's Justin Ruben about the political issue. [RUBEN - says student loan rates are set to double; accuses the Republicans of cutting health care spending and targeting women; bickers with the anchor about the politics of spending cuts.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and Hilary Rosen about the politics of spending. [ROSEN - comments on what FactCheck.org says about the debate; states the Republicans are not choosing the right priorities; decries tax cuts for the rich: it is about priorities.] [FLEISCHER - says it is a double standard by the Democrats; notes federal spending keeps skyrocketing.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Beijing: Stan Grant) What Chen said today about his message that he wants to get out of China because he fears for his life and his family, how Chen's health is not good and he needs medical treatment with a "strong presence" at the hospital, how the US is negotiating on Chen's behalf discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and "New York Times" columnist Nicholas Kristof about US-China relations and Chen's future. [GERGEN - says this is about the life of a Chinese hero who is blind and it is in our national honor to act; suggests the fallout could be significant.] [KRISTOF - says President Obama's administration will be humiliated if Chen disappears; state Chen will not be allowed to leave with Clinton, but China may want this headache out of the country.] [Mitt ROMNEY - speaks out on the Chen story: a dark day for freedom.]
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The security force's shooting of college students in Syria; the denial of a motion for a new trial in Florida for Marissa Alexander, convicted for shooting her abusive husband; the lawsuit brought against the NFL by former players; video of a zoo lion trying to get to a baby on the other side of the glass reported; scenes shown from Syria and of the lion.
(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) The legal issues in the Chamberlain case with evidence from his medical alert audio recording reviewed and discussed; police Taser gun video played and heard of what happened between the man and police.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with attorney Randolph McLaughlin and son Kenneth Chamberlain, Jr., about the police shooting. [CHAMBERLAIN, Jr. - says there was police misconduct: police officers used bad language.] [McLAUGHLIN - comments on the grand jury decision not to indict the police.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with legal contributor Paul Callan about the law in this police case. [CALLAN - outlines what the police will say about what happened in the confrontation with Mr. Chamberlain over a period of time.]
(Studio: Isha Sesay) Documents seized at the raid on Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden's compound that outline his terrorism plans and tidbits about his life; the confirmation that pro football player Junior Seau died of a self-inflicted gun wound; the new carryon luggage fee from Spirit Airlines and the biggest full moon of the year reported.