This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper) Trump's new immigration bill, his call for the repeal/replace Obamacare, his view of North Korea as the grave threat, what ne needs to do in the speech tonight, Trump as the king of the Republican base, the health care bill discussed.
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer) Report introduced.
(National Statuary Hall: Dana Bash) The view of the Democratic leadership of the address examined; photo of female House Democrats dressed in white.
(Washington: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The likely tone in Trump's speech tonight, what to do about Obamacare discussed; address excerpt quoted.
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Gloria Borger, former Senator Rick Santorum, David Axelrod, about Trump's address. [KING, BORGER, SANTORUM, AXELROD - offer views on the significance of this speech, his agenda that he needs to get passed with Republican support, his audience, his communications problem.]
(Capitol: Dana Bash) Live interview held with Senator Bernie Sanders about President Trump's coming address before Congress. [SANDERS - offer views on the nation's problems & what Trump might say, a compromise immigration bill, the infrastructure situation, but without tax savings for the rich, what he should say about the issue of recent anti-Semitism, his own role as a senator.]
(Washington: Wolf Blizter, Jake Tapper; White House: Jim Acosta; Washington: Dana Bash) The recent role of Vice President-elect Mike Pence in confirming Education Secretary Betsy DeVos discussed; scenes shown of Pence with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, other senators entering the hall, the five Supreme Court justices in attendance, the Democratic women wearing symbolic white.
(Washington: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's panel about the importance of the Trump speech tonight discussed. [John KING, Democrats Nia-Malika HENDERSON, David AXELROD; Gloria BORGER, Van JONES, former senator Rick SANTORUM, Jennifer GRANHOLM, Trump supporter Jeffrey LORD - offer views on the somber moment tonight & what Trump needs to explain, a chance to reset, the likely audience reaction, the fear in immigrant communities, how Trump ran as a jobs president, whether he will freelance in the speech, Trump's need for outreach & to cut deals, how this will be a conventional speech.]
(Washington: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta; Washington: Wolf Blitzer, Manu Raju, Dana Bash) The questions about Trump's language in the speech using the phrase "radical Islamic terrorism" discussed; scenes shown of people coming into the Congressional hall, including the Supreme Court justices, First Lady Melania Trump & members of the cabinet, the president; details given of the tradition of having a "Skutnick" or two in attendance with invited guests named.