This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Pamela Brown) The reaction to President Obama's pardon of transgender Chelsea Manning, who is in prison for 35 years for giving military documents to WikiLeaks, featured; photos shown of Bradley/Chelsea Manning; details given about his disclosures; courtroom sketches from the trial shown. [Senator Tom COTTON - expresses disappointment.] [White House press secretary Josh EARNEST- comments on the Manning & Edwin Snowden cases.] The surprise from this Obama decision discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Gloria Borger, Carl Bernstein, Jim Sciutto, former Representative Mike Rogers, Jeffrey Lord, Angela Rye & conservative writer Matt Lewis about the Manning commutation case. [KING, BORGER, SCIUTTO, ROGERS, BERNSTEIN, LORD, LEWIS, RYE - offer views on the stunning Obama decision since Manning gave birth to WikiLeaks by exposing information about American diplomats, whether the leak led to loses of life, the humane aspect of this, other political prisoner cases, the classified information system & leaks.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped coverage of President-elect Donald Trump speaking at an pre-inauguration event. [TRUMP - speaks about Secretary of State nominee Rex Tillerson, his cabinet....]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The CNN interview with Representative Beyer continued. Questions from panel of CNN's Kirsten Powers, John King, Gloria Borger, Carl Bernstein, Jim Sciutto, former Representative Mike Rogers, Jeffrey Lord, Angela Rye & conservative writer Matt Lewis with for Beyer. [BEYER - notes everybody in Europe is terrified of the Trump presidency; answers questions from the CNN panel: is Trump a "legitimate" president, how his constituents are terrified, whether not attending the inauguration will set a precedent, the Trump character.]
(Capitol Hill: Phil Mattingly) The reaction of Congressional Republicans to what President-elect Donald Trump is saying about health care after Obamacare/Affordable Care Act examined. [Senator Lamar ALEXANDER - says he has not spoken to Trump.] [Senators John HOEVEN, Rob PORTMAN - offer views on repeal/replace: "access" to coverage.] What HHS nominee Tom Price might do/say about the repeal plan discussed.
(Washington: Randi Kaye) The choreography of moving day at the White House during the presidential transition from President Obama to President-elect Donald Trump reviewed. [Former chief usher Gary WALTER$- describes what happens; recounts losing Hillary's dress.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Laura Bush's chief of staff Anita McBride about the inauguration. [McBRIDE - talks about the transfer of items at the White House, how they can change the private residence at the mansion.]
(Detroit: Martin Savidge) The optimism about the presidency of President-elect Donald Trump from Michigan restaurant owners examined; scenes shown from Detroit's Seeburger's Cheeseburgers. [Small business owners Todd & Jill SEEBURGER- talk about their business dream & the appeal of Trump versus the government] The "silent" support in Michigan for Trump discussed.