This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The day's events in the presidential election campaign in several states reviewed; inset video shown of those in the race.
(Manchester, New Hampshire: Candy Crowley) Senator Hillary Clinton's comeback win in New Hampshire featured; details given about the women's vote and key campaign moments for Hillary. [In ABC debates, CLINTON - says she embodies change.] [CLINTON - speaks about the remnants of sexism.] [After her New Hampshire win, CLINTON - thanks her mother.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Crowley, former presidential adviser David Gergen and Republican strategist Ralph Reed about the Democratic campaign. [From Manchester, CROWLEY - says Clinton built her "story arc" to the women voters; comments on what will happen if New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson pulls out and how we are moving to a "megastar battle".] [From San Mateo, GERGEN - says Clinton started speaking from her heart, but the delegate balancing act is negative versus heart; suggests the race can go beyond Super Tuesday.] [In studio, REED - explains the evolving history of the primary process to settle on a nominee by February 5.] Other material: statement from Senator Barack Obama about his experience in Chicago politics.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on the betting on the presidential candidates cited.
(Grand Rapids, Michigan: John King) The wide open Republican race featured; details given about the issue of immigration for McCain and the strategies for the candidates. [In Michigan, McCAIN - predicts he will win the nomination; promises to create new jobs.] [Mitt ROMNEY - campaigns for Michigan.] [In South Carolina, Mike HUCKABEE - campaigns for human life.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with King, former presidential adviser David Gergen and Republican strategist Ralph Reed about the Republican campaign. [KING - outlines the unknown for McCain in South Carolina where Huckabee has the evangelical support; states former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani is still alive, but....] [In studio, REED - comments on what happened to Fred Thompson's campaign and what McCain will have to do to become the leader of the party coalition.] [From San Mateo, GERGEN - comments on the "wounded" Romney and his need to win the campaign in Michigan and how last night was a nice victory for McCain.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The US plans to send more Marines to Afghanistan for a spring offensive; the death of six US soldiers in the war in Iraq; the discovery of the body of missing hiker Meredith Emerson, who may have been killed by suspect Gary Hilton; the questions of fraud charges in the MySpace Megan Meier suicide case and the capture of a second inmate who escaped from a New Jersey jail reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The CNN debate on January 21 noted.
(New York: Bill Schneider) Why the polls got it wrong in New Hampshire where a victory for Senator Barack Obama over Senator Hillary Clinton was predicted examined; details given about the theories and the vote with poll statistics cited. [Internet reporter Abbi TATTON- outlines what the blogs are saying and how women voted for Hillary.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Debating Race" author Michael Eric Dyson and CNN political analyst Amy Holmes about the theory that voters lied about the racial issue in the polls in New Hampshire. [From Washington, DYSON - says race was a "potential factor" in the New Hampshire race; comments on the "Morse code" of racial intent on the side of the Clintons.] [HOLMES - calls the racial argument the least persuasive; wants documentation of the racial evidence.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The explosion of inspirational words in the presidential election campaign in 2008 with the presidential candidates drawing on the past examined; examples cited. [Senator Barack OBAMA - campaigns on yes, we can.] [Senator John McCAIN - quotes "my friends" ala President Ronald Reagan.] [Senator Hillary CLINTON - speaks about rebuilding the middle class.] [Mitt ROMNEY, Mike HUCKABEE - speak.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) President Bush's tough words for Iran after the Persian Gulf naval confrontation; the death of four children after his father threw them off a bridge; the case of the missing Marine L/Cpl. Maria Lauterbach and woman's theft of a chihuahua from a pet store reported.