This program is about 1 hour long
(White House: Jessica Yellin) The White House details on a plan to avoid the "fiscal cliff" examined; details given from the specifics on the tax rates, extending unemployment, a stimulus, a mechanism to extend the debt limit in return for Medicare and other entitlement savings and the rejection of the plan by the Republicans. How this is a negotiations dance between the White House and the Republicans discussed.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The political response introduced. [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER - says he is disappointed and the fiscal cliff is serious business.] [Senator Harry REID - says we wait for a Republican offer.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live interview held with Democratic Representative Keith Ellison about a deal. [ELLISON - defends entitlements while tax provisions are expiring; calls the "cliff" a deadline and he will not sacrifice the interests of poor/older Americans for the sake of a deal; talks about needing a sustainable ratio between the GDP and the deficit.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with CNN's Republican Mary Matalin and Democrat Cornell Belcher about the fiscal cliff issue. [MATALIN - calls the White House deal offer "pathetic" and "sad" and the president wants new spending without entitlement reform.] [BELCHER - says polls indicate Americans want tax cuts and taxes on the wealthy; recalls the expansion of the Clinton years; criticizes the Republicans for wanting a locked-in tax rate.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer; Syria: Arwa Damon) The rebel shelling of the Aleppo airport, the shutdown of Internet and cellphone and landline telephone service and power in the country, the shelling in Aleppo, the government's artillery and air power and nearby discussed; war footage shown.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Recent discussion held with CNN's Fran Townsend and former CIA officer Bob Baer about Syria. [TOWNSEND - comments on US consideration of helping the rebels, but it may be too late as it is a more dangerous situation as the regime of President Bashir al-Assad has taken down the Internet; notes civilians are being killed while the US stands by.] [BAER - suggests the administration's hand has been forced as Syria spins out of control: no organized opposition and weapons are going and the conflict may spread in the Middle East; asserts Syria is a key country.]
(Ramallah, West Bank: Frederik Pleintgen) The massive celebrations in Ramallah, on the West Bank, in response to the U.N. vote reviewed; scenes shown of fireworks; details given of the Palestinian reaction to the US position. Why the Palestinians feel the U.N. status has ramifications discussed.
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The FBI campaign to investigate the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya; the lunch meeting at the White House of President Obama with political opponent Mitt Romney and the naming of Jeff Zucker as new head of CNN reported.
(Eldorado, Texas: Gary Tuchman) A visit to the FLDS ranch after the children had been returned by the court to the sect presented; scenes shown of the young women being interviewed and from the fields. [Former FLDS leader Willie JESSOP, young GIRL- comment.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live interview held with KVTK reporter Michael Watkiss about the FLDS compound that was raided. [WATKISS - talks about the FLDS move to Texas and the ranch eviction notice; notes Jeffs has a slew of lawyers that will fight the Texas court; speculates on where the Texas ranch residents may have gone.]
(Studio: Isha Sesay) FEMA's idea of housing victims of Hurricane Sandy on the water; a 20-year study finding that Greenland's ice sheet is melting fast; the act of kindnress by a New York City policeman who bought shoes for a homeless man; reported; photo shown from New York City.
(No location given: Anderson Cooper) The work by Bruno Serratto, designated last year as one of CNN's heroes, to help the needy get their own homes featured; scenes shown of the families living in a motel. [SERRATTO - comments on the people.] [Mrs. GUTIERREZ - outlines the family predicament.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) The CNN Heroes show this weekend announced.