This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Joe Johns) The attack and retreat politics as the Iowa caucus vote nears examined; details recalled of the apology from former Senator Bob Kerrey and the resignation of a New Hampshire Clinton official over a criticism of Obama. [Representative Anthony WEINER- talks politics.] [Former Kerry communications director Stephanie CUTTER- says Obama started a "sharp contrast" against Clinton.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, St. Anselm College's Jennifer Donahue and former presidential adviser David Gergen on the campaign. [GERGEN - assesses the complaints about the Clinton counterattack and how it may rebound against her; disagrees that Clinton is playing the race card.] [From Des Moines, KING - comments on the Kerrey remarks and the nature of the campaign at this time as voting nears.] [From Manchester, DONAHUE - accuses the Clinton camp of playing the race card; debates the "race card" issue with Gergen.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on the money to be spent on campaign ads in '08 outlined on screen. The withdrawal of Republican Representative Tom Tancredo from the race noted.
(Des Moines: John King) Who is benefiting among Republicans with the gender gap support problem for Romney examined; CNN polls findings of the support of Iowa women for Mike Huckabee over Romney; details given about the Republicans' view of the issues. [Iowa Republican Richard NATION, Mike Huckabee supporters Brenda CARNAHAN, Anita NEEHOUSE- speak about Huckabee and values.] [ROMNEY - campaigns on the economy, education, Huckabee's pardons.] [University of New Hampshire Andrew SMITH- cites the problems of running as a social conservative in New Hampshire.] [HUCKABEE - campaigns.] What Romney needs to do to win Iowa despite his deficit among women discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The protest in New Orleans against the plan to demolish public housing units; the confession in the murders on the "Joe Cool" charter boat; the status of the investigation in Aruba into the disappearance of Natalee Holloway and Nickelodeon teen star Jamie Lynn Spears' revelation of her pregnancy reported.
(California : Dan Simon) The photos of the ordeal of the Fred Dominguez family that got lost for three days in the California woods while looking for a Christmas tree featured; many photos shown from inside the woods. [Father Fred DOMINGUEZ - recounts what happened.] [Son Christopher DOMINGUEZ - comments on being rescued.]
(Riverhead, New York: Jason Carroll) The tragic outcome that started with a sick joke on Aaron White's MySpace account that threatened a white teenage girl in Riverhead, New York, examined; details given about racial slurs, the threats, the actions at White's home in which the black teen's father shot the white teen after an argument in the driveway. [Mother Joanne CICCIARO, defense attorney Fred BREWINGTON, father Daniel CICCIARO, Sr. - offer views on the case.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) This tragic happenstance in which no one called the police and the legal issue of "recklessness" within a racial dimension discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The status of American Eric Volz, who whose murder conviction in Nicaragua was overturned, but has has not been released; the charging of two Colorado teenagers with the "Mortal Combat" murder of a 7-year-old girl; Stock Market Report and the coming return to the air of two more late-night TV shows despite the writers' strike reported. [Secretary of State Condoleezza RICE - comments on our involvement in cases of American citizens.]