This program is about 1 hour long
(Los Angeles: Casey Wian) The criticism from Los Angeles Cardinal Roger Mahony of criticism on his role in protecting sexual predators in the Catholic Church examined; scenes shown of picketing outside his residence; details given about documents about Mahony, his blogging response against accusations and the issue of him voting with the College of Cardinals to pick the next pope. [SNAP's Joelle CASTEIX†, was altar boy, "Stockton Record" columnist Michael FITZGERALD - comment on the abuse issue and Mahony's covering up of sex abuse.] [Fuller Theological Seminary Dr. Cecil ROBECK†, immigration rights activist Jorge-Maria CABRERA†- comment positively on the cardinal.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The recent grilling of Cardinal Timothy Dolan about priest sex abuse noted. Live discussion held with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, "National Catholic Reporter" John Allen and former priest Robert Hoatson about Mahony. [ALLEN - explains how Mahony feels mistreated.] [In studio, HOATSON - says Mahony should apologize for mistakes: it is a pity party for priests; blames the church hierarchy for covering up the abuse.] [AMANPOUR - says the Vatican feels under siege about the scandals; outlines what will happen on Pope Benedict XVI's unprecedented last day.]
(Washington: Dana Bash) The lack of negotiations on the eve of automatic government spending cuts examined; details given about the tax and spending cuts issues. [Speaker of the House John BOEHNER - calls for the Senate to get off their ass.] [Senator Harry REID - responds.] [In Norfolk, Virginia, President OBAMA - says the cuts hurt Virginians working for the Defense Department; outlines other financial effects.] [Senator John BARRASSO- criticizes the administration for scaring the people.] The economic and political impact of the coming cuts discussed
(Peoria, Illinois: Jason Carroll) The deadly blizzard that closed highways in several states featured; scenes shown from snowy Amarillo and snow-bound roads. [Kansas Governor Sam BROWNBACK, Kansas City Mayor Sly JAMES- comment on the stormy weather.] [Oklahoma emergency manager Matt LEHENBAUER- describes what happened in the roof collapse.] The course of the storm to the Northeast discussed.
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The Senate confirmation of former Senator Chuck Hagel as Defense Secretary; a balloon crash in Egypt; the visit to North Korea by former basketball player Dennis Rodman and the Oscar TV audience for the show hosted by Seth MacFarlane reported.
(Phoenix: Randi Kaye) The testimony by Arias reviewed; scenes shown from inside the courtroom where the prosecutor questioned Arias about Alexander and their sexual relationship; details given of the contradictions in her story about him. What Arias did/did not remember about the events on the day of Alexander's death discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos about the Arias trial; photos of Arias and Alexander shown. [TOOBIN, GERAGOS - offer views on the prosecutor's long cross-examination in this death penalty case.]