This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The personal attacks in the presidential election campaign as the Iowa caucuses near examined; details given about the tax records of Republicans Mike Huckabee and Mitt Romney, the crime records of Romney and former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and the health care and foreign policy views of Democrats Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. [HUCKABEE, ROMNEY, GIULIANI, CLINTON, OBAMA - campaign.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former presidential adviser David Gergen, political strategist Ed Rollins and "The Nation" publisher Katrina Vanden Heuvel about the 2008 race. [ROLLINS - assesses Rudy's campaign; comments on Oprah Winfrey as an asset for Obama.] [GERGEN - assesses the Republicans attacking one another and dragging themselves down; agrees that Winfrey will be an asset setting up a competition between Oprah and former President Bill Clinton; suggests Hillary has stumbled.] [VANDEN HEUVEL - comments on Clinton's lead and what may happen in Iowa where Obama is coming back at her.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Keeping Them Honest segment introduced.
(New York: John King) Giuliani's changing views on abortion examined; details given about what he said as mayor and as a presidential candidate about various life/choice/abortion issues. [NARAL Pro-Choice New York president Kelli CONLIN- recalls Giuliani' pro-choice views in New York City; states he owes an explanation for flip-flopping.] [In 1989, 1907, GIULIANI - backs choice.] [GOP pollster Whit AYERS- assesses Giuliani's stance.]
(Manassas, Virginia: Randi Kaye) How doctors are rejecting patients for moral reasons examined; details given about patients, refusal clauses and the law. [Was refused contraception, "MELISSA" - outlines what her Catholic doctor told her about birth control.] [Catholic family physician Dr. Scott ROSS†- says prescribing contraception is not part of his practice; defends upholding his moral grounds.] [AMA Dr. Edward LANGSTON†- says they have the right to refuse services.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The identification in Texas of the body of the girl named "baby Grace"; a ruling in Aruba in the Natalee Holloway case; the call from the wife of missing aviator Steve Fossett for the court to declare him dead and the containment of the Malibu, California, wildfire, reported. The arrest in Iraq of a "bridal couple" in which the "bride" was a wanted militant discussed; photos shown.
(No location given: Gary Tuchman) The background to the suicide of teenager Megan Meier following an incident of cyber bullying reviewed; details given about a mother's role in creating an account to "communicate" with Megan via "Josh." [Parents Tina and Ron MEIER- talks about their daughter's depression, her MySpace contact with "Josh" that led to her becoming distraught and hanging herself in her closet.] The ongoing legal issues noted and discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on monitoring kids on the Internet outlined on screen.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) Lott's decision to resign to go into lobbying; the double take on long-term ties between Iraq and the US; former Vice President Al Gore's awkward moment at the White House with President Bush; Gore's long walk outside the White House; the announcement that Oprah Winfrey will campaign for Senator Barack Obama and the endorsement of Representative Ron Paul by the owner of the Nevada bunny ranch reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Wednesday's CNN/YouTube debates previewed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) An Al Qaeda banner stating Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden will soon release a new message; the shooting of pro football player Sean Taylor at his own house; Stock Market Report and predictions for Cyber Monday shopping reported.