This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer, Jeffrey Toobin) The complaints from President Trump about the draft of the State of the Union speech to be given tonight in which he wants to emphasize the border wall, who will be in the audience with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi right behind him in what will be his new reality discussed,
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer; White House: Jim Acosta) How the language of the speech may be toughened with the border wall focus & perhaps another government shutdown discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; National Statuary Hall: Dan Bash) The prospects for another government shutdown with Pelosi perhaps more open to a physical barrier & the decorum for tonight discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Gloria Borger, David Axelrod, John Kasich about the address night. [KING, BORGER, AXELROD, KASICH - offer views on what the president could do about unity, how this will be a critical moment for the president in the start of his third year, how nobody knows where Trump stands on the wall: he won't pivot, whether he will speak beyond his base to a larger portion of the American electorate.]
(Capitol Hill: Dan Bash) Live interview held with new Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez & constituent, Ana Marie Archila, who confronted Senator Jeff Flake over the Brett Kavanaugh controversy. [OCASIO-CORTEZ - offers views on listening to President Trump's speech, but we feel vulnerable due to his words, how she is open to criminal justice reform, infrastructure investment, the opportunity for the State of the Union, the reason for the women wearing white.] [ARCHILA - offers views on why she is here: democracy needs us to be all in it, how we failed by putting Brett Kavanaugh in the Supreme Court.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Studio: wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper) The view of the presidential motorcade limousine with Trump in the back seat heading for the House, which is now controlled by Democrats, Senator Elizabeth Warren, who put down "American Indian" as a her race on legal bar papers, Senators Kirsten Gillebrand, Amy Klobuchar, Mark Warner, Energy Secretary Rick Perry is the "designated survivor," Senators Chuck Schumer & Lindsey Graham shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's John King, Gloria Borger, David Axelrod, John Kasich, Rick Santorum, Van Jones, Jennifer Granholm, Nia-Malika Henderson about the State of the Union address tonight; scenes shown of people in the House chamber gallery, like Alice Johnson. [BORGER, JONES, SANTORUM, AXELROD, HENDERSON, GRANHOLM, KING, KASICH - offer views on how President Trump will handle Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, how the new, young Congress members will act like Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortes, the new generation of Democrats, whether Pelosi can keep order, how this address is important for Trump's presidency, which has low popularity, whether he can stick to a unity speech, whether all the investigations will make Trump weaker, how these addresses matter & how long will the impact of the night's address last.]
(Studio: Wolf Blitzer, Jake Tapper, Kate Bennett) The arrival of some Supreme Court members, but not Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, including the controversial Brett Kavanaugh, Senator Joe Manchin, First Lady Melania Trump, who is making her first public appearance this year, her guest Joshua Trump, the cabinet members with five unconfirmed, whether Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will leave to run for a Senate seat in Kansas & President Trump coming in & shaking hands shown.