This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN's information about the background to the attack in Benghazi examined; details given about what Stevens said about security threats, why he had a light security group. [At Homeland Security hearing, National Counterterrorism Center director Matthew OLSEN- says they were killed as part of a terrorist attack.] [In earlier interview, Senator John McCAIN - comments on how it had the earmarks of a terrorist attack and on other reports of threats; states Stevens was a brave man who should have had more security; blames radical Islamists, not the video; suggests President Obama is responsible for our failures in Afghanistan and Iraq.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend and former CIA officer Bob Baer about what happened in Libya. [TOWNSEND - says Stevens was aware of the extremist threat, that there was a lack of security, that the ambassador should have been pulled out due to the radical threat; affirms there needs to be an investigation.] [BAER - suggests Stevens should have pulled out of Libya and the chain of command broke down and there should be an investigation; talks about revenge in Libya and how the ambassador was a natural target.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Politico:" media reporter Dylan Byers and CNN's John King and Gloria Borger about the Romney film. [BYERS - says parts of the speech were left out, but the video is not debunked; states the first debate will be key for Romney to reassert himself.] [KING - says the Romney camp has given different explanations about the tape; comments on Republican unhappiness about the Romney message.] "USA Today"/Gallup poll figures on the reaction of independents to the Romney comments and on which candidate best connects with the people cited. [BORGER - says the Romney campaign is recalibrating and there is confusion about the impact on the race; comments on the poll figures about connecting.]
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The investigation into the "Fast and Furious" gun tracking operation in Mexico; the reopening of the Chicago public schools with teachers suspending their strike; the cancellation of American Airlines flights in a labor dispute and the final flight of the space shuttle Endeavour reported; Endeavour shown.
(Studio: Isha Sesay) Potential new charges against Colorado gunman James Holmes; security in France for the backlash against the cartoons depicting the prophet Mohammed; more exposure for the topless photos of Kate Middleton despite legal action by the royal family and video of a tornado consuming a fire in Australia reported; fire video shown.