This program is about 1 hour long
(Perugia, Italy: Jennifer Eccleston) The arrest of American exchange student Amanda Knox in Perugia, Italy, after a depraved tale of sex, brutality and murder featured; photos shown from Amanda's blog and of four suspects; scenes shown from the villa where Meredith Kercher was murdered after a sexual assault. [Knox teacher Antonella NEGRI- comments on Knox.] [Columnist Beppe SEVERGNINI- says it is a perfect murder story.] The damning evidence against the fourth suspect in Kercher's murder, the release of third suspect Patrick Lumumba, whether the police believe Amanda's story/stories and why American students do not want to go on camera about their Italian experiences discussed.
(Studio: John King) The raw data on the murder rate in Italy versus that in the US cited.
(Studio: Chad Myers) The weather and travel for the Thanksgiving holidays reviewed; maps shown of planes in the air and road traffic in California; scenes shown from Baltimore of the freeway backup due to a vehicle accident and fire.
(Studio: John King, Ali Velshi) The rising oil and gasoline prices as holiday travel starts discussed.
(Studio: John King) Live discussion held with former presidential adviser David Gergen and political consultant Hank Sheinkopf about the Democrats,Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama and the others. [GERGEN - assesses Hillary getting in on going one-on-one with Obama, who is outmaneuvering her in the field; notes Clinton's vulnerability on the stump; suggests she needs to spell out her vision.] [SHEINKOPF - says this is pure, brass knuckle politics; comments on the strategies of the two candidates.] Campaign material. [CLINTON, OBAMA - campaign of the foreign policy experience.] More poll numbers on the leading Democrats in New Hampshire and Iowa outlined on screen.
(Studio: John King) The coming Republican CNN/YouTube debate announced.
(Studio: Erica Hill) A helicopter crash near Baghdad, Iraq; the Supreme Court's consideration of the constitutionality of the Washington, DC, handgun ban and the trouble with the safety of toys reported. Pictures of members of the Hoboken, New Jersey, SWAT team partying with waitresses holding weapons at a Hooters restaurant and of the police chief in New Orleans with happy women shown and discussed.
(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) The prison sentence in Utah for polygamist sect leader Warren Jeffs for conviction on accomplice to rape charges featured; scenes shown from the courtroom. [During trial, voice of Elissa WALL- recounts what happened to her.] [Today, WALL - says she does not seek restitution.] [Jeffs' attorney Walter BUGDEN- says Jeffs should not have been convicted.] What happens next for Jeffs, who may go on trail in Arizona, and the possible whereabouts of Jeffs' many wives discussed.
(Batavia, Illinois: Drew Griffin) Hastert's decision to leave Congress early examined; details given of the cost of a special election to fill out his term. [November 16, HASTERT - says it is time for his last speech.] [Hastert supporter Lee HOFFER- says he made a commitment to serve his term.] ["Daily Herald" reporter Lisa SMITH- backs Hastert.] [Kane County clerk Jack CUNNINGHAM, Dekalb County clerk Sharon HOLMES - cite the cost of a special election.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) Former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani's efforts to fight his way back in the polls while Mitt Romney is pounding him on the immigration issue; the reasons for the brief Senate session today; Obama's speaking against drugs and alcohol; what is in White House press secretary Scott McClellan's tell-all book about the Valerie Plame case and President Bush's pardoning of the turkeys reported.
(Studio: John King) Next week's CNN/YouTube debate previewed; viewer videotape shown.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The announcement by scientists of a breakthrough in stem cell research by reprogramming human skin stem cells; U.N./WHO report on the drop in worldwide AIDS cases; the prosecutors' request for money from convicted football player Michael Vick to care for the dogs used in dogfighting; boxer Mike Tyson's one-day sentence in the Maricopa County, Arizona, jail for a DUI conviction reported.