This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jeff Zeleny) The background to Kelly's own decision to speak about his son Robert, who died 7 years ago in Afghanistan, what it was like to be in the room for the emotional statement Kelly made about the transport of fallen soldiers, Trump's attack on former presidents & Military calls discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with the family of Army Ranger Etienne Murphy, who died in Syria this year; photo shown. [Gold Star parents Sheila & Calvin MURPHY- talk about their son Etienne, their reaction to being notified of his death, their reaction to the news & hoping he is still coming home, getting strength through their grandchildren, how there are no hard feeling about President Trump not writing/calling, how she wrote a letter to Trump thanking him for what he is doing over there, what she wants people to know about her son. the outpouring of support they receive.] Other material: [KELLY - says after his son was killed, the only phone calls that matter are from his friends.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retired Gen. Mark Hertling & retired Adm. John Kirby about Kelly, the Congresswoman & politics. [HERTLING - offers views on Kelly, with whom he served in Iraq, how this is about presidential leadership & how we are being divisive with Kelly attacking the press so we have to go back to empathy; wonders if Kelly was also sending a message to his boss, President Trump.] [KIRBY - offers views on Kelly, now a political figure, how the civil-military gap is widening when we need to bridge that gap to support Gold Star families.]
(Washington: Jim Sciutto) The investigation of the Niger combat mission attacked by ISIS-affiliated fighters with a search & rescue operation to recover the body of Sgt. La David Johnson featured; Niger map shown. [Secretary of Defense Gen. James MATTIS - talks about the DOD investigation, the realties for troops in a counterterrorism campaign, the attempts to bring everyone out at once.] [Military analyst retired Col. Steve WARREN- talks about the Niger environment.] How the Pentagon is not answering hard questions at this time with Johnson being missing for 48 hours discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's former Bush aide Scott Jennings & former Obama aide Jen Psaki on the speeches. [JENNINGS - offers views on the Bush speech on politics & policy, the urban-rural divide, the unravelling, how we need to remember who we are & our values.] [PSAKI - offers views on the remarks from both former presidents on common decency, how Obama may campaign for Democratic candidates.] Other material: [BUSH - speaks about our ideals.]
(San Juan: Bill Weir) A look at a rough side of town in Puerto Rico that became a tourist destination after the popular music video "Despacito" & efforts to restore power featured; scenes shown from La Perla after Hurricane Maria: the powerless hospital, people getting a bag of ice, the devastated power system. [Whitefish Energy Holdings CEO Andrew TECHMANSKI- says we got the government contract: a risk & a mission for us.] What people on the ground are saying about Trump relief effort discussed.