This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Iraqi national security adviser Mowaffak al-Rubaie. [RUBAIE - says we have accepted all the benchmarks, serious discussions are going on and things are happening in this long marathon; states this is an ideological war, a war on a global scale, a war we cannot afford not to fight; calls what happened in Iraq a "hurricane" with a "paradigm shift" to a new order; speaks about the "remarkable progress" and the need for refinement to become self-reliant; talks about the annual recess of the parliament, the "strange organism" that is Al Qaeda, how Baghdad is under the control of an Iraqi general and Iraqi command, the need for the upsurge.]
(Washington: John King) The announcement from British Prime Minister Tony Blair that he will step down on June 27 featured; scenes and photos shown of President Bush with Blair; details given about the Blair-Bush relationship and the US poll support for Blair. [September 21, 2001, BLAIR - offers support.] [Council on Foreign Relations Richard HAASS, Heritage Foundation Nile GARDINER- talk about Blair's legacy, his being Bush's soulmate on the world stage, Blair's pro-American politics.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The pressure on President Bush leading him to talk about benchmarks for progress in Iraq; presidential candidate former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's position on abortion rights; Republican Mitt Romney's speaking out on polygamy; the push from Hollywood's Drew Barrymore to promote school funding overseas; Michael Moore's latest movie about Cuba; two new TV dramas about Washington, DC; and New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson's new ad as he runs for the presidency reported; scenes shown of the Richardson political campaign ad.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Democratic strategist James Carville and Republican strategist Ralph Reed about the politics of faith in light of comments on the pope. [REED - comments on the voters' hunger for someone who shares their values and the church-state issue in the history of America.] [CARVILLE - comments on the church and the immigration issue and on gay people.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with conservative analyst Amy Holmes and Republican strategist rich Galen about Giuliani, the abortion issue and strategy. [In Republican debate; in Huntsville, yesterday, GIULIANI - offer views on pro-choice.] [GALEN - says the Giuliani campaign has decided to support the abortion issue and run as the national security guy.] [HOLMES - says Giuliani seems to be getting more comfortable with the abortion issue; explains how he could engage values voters.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The charging of two Georgia teens with smaller wildfires; the flooding from the Missouri River; a car crash in a supermarket in Los Angeles; Stock Market Report; the purchase of the rights to the Terminator movies reported; scenes shown.