This program is about 2 hours long
(White House: Ed Henry) President Bush's State of the Union address that focused on the economy and the war in Iraq reviewed; inset scenes shown of Bush.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Gloria Borger, David Gergen and Jeffrey Toobin about Bush's speech. [KING - compares Bush's first speech in 2001 to this one in 2008; states Bush made a direct blow to the Democrats about the surge in Iraq.] [BORGER - explains what Bush said about the stimulus package and his call to Congress for quick passage; notes the response of the camp of Senator Barack Obama; indicates Bush just repeated what he has been saying about Iran and Iraq.] [GERGEN - says it is politically popular to focus on earmarks; notes it was a "modest speech" not indicating Bush has come to grips with the recession; assesses Bush's view of Iran.] [TOOBIN - comments on the security issues; indicates the policy re: Iran has changed recently.] Address material: [BUSH - speaks about economic growth; talks about the surge making Al Qaeda go on the run in Iraq; states America will defend our vital interest in the Persian Gulf.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Obama. [From the Russell Rotunda, OBAMA - comments on the economic proposals from President Bush; states the people want something more robust and bolder with a short-term stimulus package, tax breaks for the middle class, an aggressive energy policy; asks who can bring the country together; comments on the Kennedy endorsement: of a time when Americans dreamed big dreams; comments on former President Bill Clinton campaigning on behalf of his wife; points out the Democratic voter turnout in South Carolina.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The upcoming CNN California debates announced.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Jeffrey Toobin, Gloria Borger and John King. [GERGEN - comments on Obama's momentum, the importance of the Kennedy endorsement that gives him a chance against Senator Hillary Clinton's commanding lead in the big states.] [BORGER - explains Kennedy's appeal within the Democratic Party.] [TOOBIN - offers perspective on Senator Kennedy.] [KING - says the Clintons wanted an endorsement from Kennedy, who believed former President Bill Clinton was race-baiting in South Carolina.] [In the earlier interview, OBAMA - comments on former President Bill Clinton campaigning for his wife.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Amy Holmes and John King and former McCain spokesman Dan Schnur on the Republicans. [SCHNUR, HOLMES - comment on the importance of the Republican race in Florida.] [GERGEN - says former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani was the frontrunner for weeks, but made the mistake of staking everything on Florida.] [KING - says McCain does not have a lot of money, so the question is can he get momentum out of Florida.] [HOLMES - outlines McCain's economic platform: fiscal spending.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Amy Holmes and John King and former McCain spokesman Dan Schnur about McCain and Romney. [HOLMES, SCHNUR - assess the Romney-McCain dispute over Iraq and how neither is the ideal conservative candidate.] [KING - says McCain is hoping for a high turnout of votes from veterans in Florida.] [GERGEN - explains how winning Florida would help McCain.] [SCHNUR - lists the key vote blocs for Romney and McCain in Florida.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The death of five US soldiers in a roadside bombing in Mosul, Iraq; the testing of the TSA at a Tampa airport; the drop in home sales in 2007; the rescue of a Massachusetts man who fell through the ice reported; scenes shown of the pond rescue.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) How the Democratic delegate system works in the 2008 presidential election campaign with 1700 delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday and how the Republican delegate system works presented; map shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King, Gloria Borger, Jeffrey Toobin and Bill Schneider about the Republican and Democratic campaigns. [SCHNEIDER - comments on the close poll numbers in Florida with Senator John McCain and Mitt Romney neck and neck and the motion in the polls in California; outlines Senator Barack Obama's new coalition.] [KING - explains how the fight changes in certain states with the vote by Congressional districts; comments on the Democratic super delegates.] [TOOBIN - explains how the Republican system has more winner take all primaries.] [BORGER - says the retail politics is gone, but "microtargeting" comes to the front.]
(Washington: Suzanne Malveaux) The endorsement of Senator Barack Obama by Senator Edward Kennedy featured. [KENNEDY - backs Obama.] [OBAMA - says the Kennedy family has always stood for what is best about America.] [In interview, OBAMA - explains Kennedy's endorsement of him.]