This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Ryan Lizza, Brian Stelter & Iowa Republican Party chair Jeff Kaufmann about Trump & the Fox debate; Fox News statement quoted. [In studio, KING - questions Fox for taunting Trump & his pulling out of the debate: "bizarro land."] [STELTER - says Fox has no comment today & the question is is Trump bluffing.] [KAUFMANN - speculates about Trump's absence just before the Iowa caucuses.] [LIZZA - assesses whether Trump is taking a risk by not showing up for the debate.]
(Studio: John Berman) Live discussion held with CNN's Alex Capuano, Jeffrey Lord & Dana Loesch about the presidential election campaign & Trump. [CAPUANO - explains why it is a good idea for Trump to skip the Fox debate; states this about a country in crisis.] [LOESCH - assesses Trump's actions & Ted Cruz's offer a debate just with Trump.] [LORD - cites Trump's bold message in boycotting the debate.] [KING - talks about Trump's "brilliance."]
(Studio: John Berman; Marshalltown, Iowa: Sara Murray) The Trump decision not to participate in the Fox debate, the affirmation from the Trump campaign manager, Ted Cruz's challenge for a two-man debate, what Trump has said about an event for Wounded Warriors, the questions about Trump's marital infidelities discussed.
(Studio: John Berman; St. Paul, Minnesota: Jeff Zeleny) The Obama-Sanders meeting tomorrow, Hillary Clinton's campaigning in Iowa & her fund-raiser with Bon Jovi in Philadelphia discussed.
(Studio: John Berman) Earlier discussion held with CNN's David Axelrod about Sanders. [AXELROD - explains Sanders' appeal on economic issues, how his campaign differs from that of Clinton, whether Donald Trump is a reaction to the presidency of President Obama: Trump as a counterpoint to Obama.]
(Santa Ana, California: Gary Tuchman) The manhunt in southern California for three men who escaped from jail featured; photos of the three escapees Jonathan Tieu, Bac Duong & Hossein Nayeri@ & the jail in Santa Ana shown; details given about their crimes. [Orange County sheriff's dept. Lt. Jeff HALLOCK - talks about the escape.] [Orange County Sheriff Sandra HUTCHENS@- answers questions.] [Nayeri attorney Salvatore CIULLO@- says he would advise him to come in.]
(Studio: John Berman, Pamela Brown) The investigation of the death of Fox Lake, Illinois, police Lt. Joe Gliniewicz% discussed.