This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The war in Washington over words about violent extremism introduced. [President OBAMA - says Al Qaeda & ISIS are desperate for legitimacy, but their premise of religious legitimacy is false.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fareed Zakaria & "Radical" author Maajid Nawaz about the language of "Islamic extremism." [ZAKARIA - explains Obama's use of language for political, not scholarly, reasons; outlines the conditions allowing groups like Al Qaeda/ISIS to flourish.] [NAWAZ - uses the word "Islamist/Islamism," a political/ideological word.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Jennifer Gray) The cold weather forecast with another storm on the way discussed; weather maps & record low temperatures shown.
(Studio: Amara Walker) The possible exposure of patients at the Ronald Reagan Medical Center in California to a deadly superbug bacteria; President Obama's naming of Joseph Clancy to head the Secret Service; Ukraine's call for U.N. peacekeepers & an explosion at a California oil refinery reported.
(Las Vegas: Sara Sidner) The contradictions surfacing in the story of the road rage murder of Tammy Meyers examined; scenes shown of her home where shooting took place. [Husband Robert MEYERS@- talks about emotions.] [Las Vegas police dept. Lt. Ray STEIBER@- describes what happened in the incident & then her armed son went out after that person.] [Son Brandon MEYERS@- defends his actions.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with criminal defense attorney Mark Geragos & Jeffrey Toobin about the Las vegas shooting. [TOOBIN - questions what the Meyers family did after the initial incident & then guns were fired in a residential neighborhood.] [GERAGOS - comments on how the story turned in a day.]
(Stephenville, Texas: Ed Lavandera) The testimony today at the trial of Eddie Routh for the "American sniper" murder of Chris Kyle & Chad Littlefield featured; scenes shown from court where Routh's sister Laura Blevins@ testified about her brother's behavior & Routh's girlfriend Jennifer Reed's testified about his mental issues. Routh's military & humanitarian history discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The CNN "Blockbuster" documentary about "American Sniper" noted.