This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & "The New Yorker" Washington correspondent Ryan Lizza about the presidential election polls. [GERGEN - says Trump could be the nominee because of his big lead; notes Trump is dragging former President Bill Clinton into the matter.] [LIZZA - downplays the national polls & it is a long way to go.] [BASH - comments on the exchanges between Trump & Clinton & how it is good for both campaigns.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) A Ben Carson interview with Don Lemon tonight noted.
(New York: Randi Kaye) The tradition of children on the campaign trail examined; scenes shown from the 2008 campaign, daughter Ivanka Trump campaigning for her father, daughter Megan McCain in 2008, Jon Huntsman's daughters, Mitt Romney's sons in 2012 & Cruz's campaign ad.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live discussion held with CNN's Amanda Carpenter, Jeffrey Toobin & Bill Carter about children in presidential election campaigns. [TOOBIN, CARPENTER, CARTER - offer views on children in campaigns, satire & Cruz.]
(Washington: Rene Marsh) The incident in which a Muslim family was blocked from a London to Los Angeles flight reviewed; cell phone video shown; details given about how passenger names are checked before flights. [Muslims Tariq MAHMUD & WIFE - react.]
(Studio: Amara Walker) The court appearance for the Las Vegas hit-&-run driver; the back retirement pay benefits for convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky; the data breach of Hyatt hotels & a Christmas Eve asteroid.
(Studio: Sanjay Gupta) The epidemic of drug abuse in New England examined by looking at story of recovering heroin user Joe Putignano@, who started with painkillers, then heroin & other opiates. [PUTIGNANO@- tells his story of rehab bringing him back to gymnastics, multiple recoveries, surgeries without drugs.] Alternative ways to manage surgeries without opiates & the future for Joe, now going into nursing, discussed.
(Studio: Jennifer Gray) The deadly weather in the South with tornado alerts near Nashville updated; weather maps & tornado & storm video shown.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Live interview held with storm chaser Stas Speransky@ about the tornado he chased; scenes shown from Mississippi. [SPERANSKY - describes what happened with the tornado.]