This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Council on Foreign Relations Steven Cook about the showdown with Iran; statement from American Enterprise Inst. Michael Rubin quoted. [COOK - says Iran is sending a message to the US and its allies in the gulf that it has the means to strike back; commends the Blair government for keeping its response low key; states Iran will be unlikely to back down if the US gets involved; assesses the videotape.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live in-studio interview held with former Iranian hostage Barry Rosen about Iran; excerpt of Turney speaking in the video played. [ROSEN - talks about the Islamic view of women and the treatment of hostage Turney; compares what is happening to what took place in the 1979 hostage situation; explains how the video is likely a "set up"; recounts how they were treated, including having to make confessions.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on oil prices today outlined on screen.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The support from Malcolm Forbes for presidential candidates former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and from former Governor Tom Vilsack for Senator Hillary Clinton; charges that General Services Administration head Lurita Doan has used taxpayer money for Republicans; the criticism of ambassadorial candidate Sam Fox and Giuliani shown dressing in drag for Donald Trump reported.
(Johannesburg: Jeff Koinange) The criticism of policies at Oprah Winfrey's Leadership Academy for Girls featured; scenes shown of Oprah at her second school and from the girls academy in Johannesburg. [WINFREY - responds to the parents' comments about the school being strict; states the prior is the safety and well-being of the children and that there are rules, such as visitors' policies.] [Parent Anushka MEYERS- praises the school and the visiting policies.] [in address, WINFREY - speaks about Africa.]
(Des PLaines, Illinois: Randi Kaye) The use of shock therapy in handling the severely autistic examined; scenes shown of 48-year-old Bradley Bernstein; details given about the passage in Illinois of a law making electric shock illegal. [Bradley's mother Fran BERNSTEIN- talks about her autistic son; says "screw the law," her son needs to be shocked.] [Trinity Services executive director Art DYKSTRA- opposes the use of the cattle prod.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Bernstein's legal moves noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) The pain in shock therapy for the autistic, why people with autism hit themselves, how the autistic can be communicated with via medication or protective gear or other aversive therapy discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) New guidelines about MRIs for women at risk for breast cancer; Stock Market Report; the ending of the bus hostage situation in the Philippines and video of a Ukrainian coach striking his swimmer daughter at a competition in Australia reported; scenes shown.