This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former Bachmann campaign spokeswoman Alice Stewart and EMILY's List president Stephanie Shriock about the political fallout from Akin; details given about a Republican bill that would limit funding for abortions out of forcible rape. [SHRIOCK, STEWART - offer views on the political impact of what Akin said about women and the positions of Romney and Representative Paul Ryan on women's issues.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) Ryan and women's rights examined; anti-Ryan political ad shown; details given about Ryan's positions on the unborn and forcible abortion legislation and how the party is "selling" Ryan. [RYAN - calls Washington the "silly place."]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Wolf Blitzer, Dana Bash) Obama's precise denial that Romney has been accused of a felony, how both sides are saying things in the campaign that are not correct, the role of superPAC ads and fairness discussed. [CNN's David GERGEN - says Cutter introduced the idea of Romney being a felon; feels the attack ads are working better for Obama.]
(Dearborn, Michigan: Gary Tuchman) Some of the tenets of the Mormon faith examined. [On "60 Minutes," in Michigan, ROMNEY - speaks against polygamy, faith, his beliefs.] [In interview, LDS Church apostle Russell BALLARD - says the church does not endorse political candidates; comments on the role of Joseph Smith; outlines beliefs about Jesus in the US.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Wolf Blitzer) Romney's campaign strategy of allowing reporters to go to church with him, downplays the problem of Mormonism in the election discussed. [Historian Douglas BRINKLEY - says times have changed so there is no Republican Protestant candidate; doubts Mormonism will be a big issue in the general election.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Nicaragua: Miguel Marquez) What happened in court today when Puracal spoke during the appeals process, the lack of evidence against him, the Nicaraguan legal process discussed; scenes shown of Puracal speaking to the court in Spanish. [Today, sisters Janis and Jaime PURACAL - comment on Jason.]
(Studio: Susan Hendricks) The warning from President Obama to Syrian President Bashir al-Assad about Syria's chemical weapons; the medical examiner's ruling that Chavis Carter committed suicide in a police car in Jonesboro, Arkansas; Rosie O'Donnell's revelation she had a heart attack and the death of comedian Phyllis Diller reported; Diller interview with Cooper shown.