This program is about 1 hour long
(Spartanburg, South Carolina: John King) The Republican primary campaign in South Carolina reviewed; scenes shown of Senator John McCain and the two cultural conservatives, Mike Huckabee and Fred Thompson, on the campaign trail. Why Mitt Romney is basically skipping the state and focusing on Nevada discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Some excerpts from the campaign presented. [THOMPSON, HUCKABEE, McCAIN - campaign on the economy.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Findings of a new CNN poll on the gains of Senator Barack Obama among black voters since last October outlined on screen.
(Las Vegas: Candy Crowley) The Democratic campaign in the experimental Nevada caucuses reviewed; inset scenes shown of the three candidates; details given about the issues being discussed in Las Vegas by Obama, Senator Hillary Clinton and former Senator John Edwards with the emphasis on change. The question of a tough campaign and the use of sharp elbows on both sides discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Some excerpts from the campaign presented; Earvin "Magic" Johnson††'s radio ad for Clinton played [OBAMA - campaigns about getting it right.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The Bible belt battle introduced.
(Greenville, South Carolina: Gary Tuchman) The fight for the vote of evangelicals in South Carolina featured; scenes shown from a cathedral in Greenville. [Three church MEMBERS - wonder about the presidential candidates.] [State senator Mike FAIR - supports McCain.] [Radio host Tony DEAN - recalls McCain's criticism in 2000.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former presidential adviser David Gergen and Christian Broadcasting Network's David Brody about the race in South Carolina. [BRODY - says McCain is tapping into patriotism in the state; comments on the evangelicals and the "complicated formula" for voters; speculates about Romney.] [GERGEN - explains why McCain is more competitive this time around in the state; comments on the role of evangelicals in upcoming races in Florida and Super Tuesday Southern states and on the wariness towards Romney here.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The views of the presidential candidates on the proposals to help the economy examined; details given about the Republicans' support of fiscal responsibility and the Democrats' questioning of the tax proposals. [Senator John McCAIN - calls for stopping spending.] [Senator Hillary CLINTON - raises questions about the tax plan.] [Center on Budget and Policy Priorities Bob GREENSTEIN†- calls for a clear focus on boosting the economy now.] The total and vote delegates gotten and needed by the Republicans and the Democrats outlined on screen.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Tense moments in Washington, DC, over a gunman on Capitol Hill; evidence indicating a survivor taunted the tiger that attacked at the San Francisco Zoo; the visit by actress Lindsay Lohan to the morgue as part of her plea deal reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye) The new evidence in the Lauterbach murder case as indicated by the video of Laurean discussed; surveillance video shown of Laurean and a friend at a Lowe's store on December 16 and at the ATM machine. How police are treating wife Christina Laurean and indications she painted some part of the house discussed.
(Ft. Collins, Colorado: Drew Griffin) The startling revelations from police investigator Linda Wheeler-Holloway about the conviction of Tim Masters, who has been locked up for eight years, featured; details given about the February 11, 1987, discovery of the body of Peggy Hettrick in a field in Ft. Collins, Colorado and how Masters became suspect number one and was finally tried and convicted in 1999 despite no new evidence; scenes shown of Masters being interrogated back then by the police. [WHEELER-HOLLOWAY - recounts how Masters was blamed in the murder case; says there was no physical evidence against Masters.] [Attorney Erik FISCHER- comments on the conviction.]
(Ft. Collins, Colorado: Drew Griffin) The startling revelations from police investigator Linda Wheeler-Holloway about the conviction of Tim Masters, who has been locked up for eight years, featured; Masters' drawings that may have linked him to the murder of Peggy Hettrick in 1987 shown. [WHEELER-HOLLOWAY - says there was no new evidence in 1999.] [Attorney Erik FISCHER- comments on the conviction of Masters.] [Special prosecutor Don QUICK - comments on the significance of the evidence.] [Defense attorney Maria LIU- comments on the evidence.] [WHEELER-HOLLOWAY - comments on the case.] The latest unbelievable twist with a news conference indicating DNA testing points to someone else, not Masters, discussed. [In statement, QUICK - says the new evidence requires a vacatingof the original conviction and sentence.] What may happen next for Masters discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Clashes in southern Iraq; the admission by former pro football player Dana Stubblefield about his drug use; Stock Market Report reported.