This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Romney adviser Kevin Madden about Romney, Trump and the birther issue. [MADDEN - says voters are focused on the economy and that is Romney's message in Colorado today; comments on the economic anxiety.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) August 2 discussion held with cNN's Paul Begala and Mary Matalin about Reid's charges about Romney's taxes. [BEGALA - defends Reid; raises the taxes issue: that Romney is hiding his tax returns.] [MATALIN - calls Reid's attack a sad thing; states this is a distraction from the campaign.]
(Studio: Isha Sesay) A statement from the State Department about the continuing terrorism threat from Hizballah and Iran; the fighting across Syria; the arrest of Scott Smith for bringing weapons to the Batman movie for protection; the opening of a new Islamic mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and a rescue at sea of a fisherman being circled by sharks reported.