This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with outgoing Senator Olympia Snowe about politic, rhetoric and the fiscal cliff. [SNOWE - hopes they can work together as soon as possible so we don't trigger a financial crisis--that people want bipartisanship and we are obliged to be problem solvers with an agenda and make concessions.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Gloria Borger and No Labels founder Mark McKinnon about politics. [BORGER - says Obama has to set the tone now that he got re-elected.] [GERGEN - says neither candidate set forward an agenda during the campaign about the deficit and they need to sit down together soon; comments on the extreme elements in both parties on taxes/entitlement; notes the Republicans have a serious demographic problem.] [McKINNON - says there has to be give on both sides; comments on the future of the Republican Party after the results of the election.]
(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) Questions about the future for the Tea Party that wants to get the government out of Americans' lives examined; various political scenes shown; details given about the campaign losses of Todd Akin and Richard Mourdock for things they said.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) [On ABC, Speaker of the House John BOEHNER - says we don't have a Tea Party caucus in the House: they want solutions.] Live discussion held with former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer and former Obama adviser Van Jones about the Tea Party. [FLEISCHER - admits Akin said horrible things, but was not a Tea Partyer; backs their economic conservatism but need good messengers; notes the support for Obama-Boehner on debt limits.] [JONES - offers views on the Tea Party and the demographic problems for the Republicans.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with state Senator Martin Golden about the situation in Brooklyn. [GOLDEN - says FEMA is overwhelmed and there has been little compensation for the people still without heat and hot water; states we need teams of electricians to assess the homes and then repair the damages.]
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The sentence for Jared Loughner for the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson that injured former Representative Gabrielle Giffords; the vow by President Bashir al-Assad about the Syrian conflict; the Postal Service's predictions for the holiday season and Kenyan twins named for Barack Obama and Mitt Romney reported; twins shown.