This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's political strategists Alex Castellanos and Bill Burton about the Romney tax plan. [CASTELLANOS - says there are studies on all economic plans so they are not an end-all; explains the Romney plan to get rid of tax loopholes; defends a tax plan based on a growing economy; previews tomorrow's debate.] [BURTON - says Romney should come clean about what his plans are; reiterates the numbers don't ad up; comments on the debate town hall format.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Jessica Yellin) The limits of the town hall format for Obama, his need to state the case for the economy and to connect to the voters in the room discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Boston: Jim Acosta) Romney's preparation for this second debate with Senator Rob Portman, their preparation for a more aggressive Obama and the issue of followup questions from the moderator discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; no location given: Candy Crowley) The "selling" nature of the election with both men having to "sell" policies in tomorrow's debate and her preparations to moderate the town hall debate discussed.
(Studio: Isha Sesay; no location given: Elise Labott) What Clinton said in the CNN interview about what happened in Libya: that security is a State Department responsibility, we need to stop the blame game, the confusion of the night, the politics of the election narrative of events there discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Sanjay Gupta) Malala's gun shot injury, the significance of her body movement, the judgment call on the state of her injuries and how she could survive a gunshot to the brain discussed; photos of the wounded Malala shown
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Islamabad, Pakistan: Reza Sayah) The lack of security for Malala, the half-child, half-human rights activist, the status of the government's hunt for the shooter, questions about the Pakistani government claims and the Taliban threats to go after her and her family again discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Chad Myers) The science of Baumgartner's skydive: what would happen with a tiny tear in his pressure suit, his violent spin while falling and his falling speed discussed.