This program is about 1 hour long
(No location given: Candy Crowley) Last night's debate and the campaign in Texas featured; details given from the "New York Times" story on Clinton's campaign spending; scenes shown from the site of the death of a motorcycle policeman escorting Clinton's motorcade in Dallas and of Obama courting the Latino vote. [CLINTON - says she is honored to be here with Barack Obama.] [OBAMA, CLINTON - campaign.] [OBAMA - speaks about Cesar Chavez.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Crowley, Democratic strategist Paul Begala, "Washington Post" writer Jose Antonio Vargas and Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons about the Democrats. [CROWLEY - says wins for Clinton in Texas and Ohio are doable.] [BEGALA - comments on Clinton's Midwestern reserve and how she opened her heart last night during the debate; comments on what might be done with the Florida/Michigan delegates: a firehouse caucus.] [VARGAS - says Clinton has to sell herself to the voter; outlines what Hillary has to do to show she is part of history.] [SIMMONS - outlines what Obama has to do after last night's debate.]
(Indianapolis: Dana Bash) The reaction of McCain to the "New York Times" story featured; critical statement from President Bush's spokesman Scott Stanzel about the "Times" quoted; details given from a "Newsweek" story about McCain, Paxson Communications and the FCC. [McCAIN - speaks about Fidel Castro; states he will not discuss the story more; comments on the Paxson story and on his advisers, who are lobbyists.] The role of lobbyist Charles Black in the McCain campaign outlined.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) "Washington Post" report that Paxson says he met with McCain noted.
(Washington: Drew Griffin) Earlier interview held with Dan Schnur, the 1999 campaign director for McCain. [SCHNUR - expresses surprise about any troubles with McCain getting too cozy with lobbyist Vicki Iseman and we concluded nothing improper happened with Paxson Communications; restates he did not know Iseman and just occasionally met her.] How this story is playing into McCain's hands noted.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Representative Rick Renzi's indictment on fraud charges; the evacuation of the US embassy in Belgrade, Serbia, after an attack by demonstrators; tense moments on an American Airlines flight that had to be diverted to Miami and the birth if twins to singer/actress Jennifer Lopez reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Keeping Them Honest introduced.
(Los Angeles: Thelma Gutierrez) How a bureaucratic logjam may keep many Latino voters from casting their ballots on Election Day examined; details given about the obstacle course for processing citizenship applications. [Citizenship applicants Jesus TORRES, Julia MORENO- comment on the process.] [US Citizenship and Immigration Service Emilio GONZALEZ- says the government was not prepared for the avalanche of applications.] [Labor organizer Eliseo MEDINA- says they should have been ready.] [At hearings, Representative Linda SANCHEZ - complains.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on lawsuits to speed up the immigration process cited.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Studio: Elizabeth Cohen) The insurance outrage experience by Health Net insurance customer and hairdresser Patsy Bates, who was dropped when she got breast cancer, featured; details given about her 9 million dollar arbitration case and Health Net's stance on the Bates case now and earlier. [BATES - reacts to what happened to her.] [Attorney William SHERNOFF- comments on the "shameful practice."] The arbitration judge's decision quoted. This insurance practice of illegally taking away people's policies discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The impact on travel of a heavy snow in the Northeast; Stock Market Report and the conviction of a husband in the murder by her husband Mark Jensen reported.
(Chicago: David Mattingly) The autopsy confirmation that Kathleen Savio, the third wife of ex-cop Drew Peterson, was murdered rather than dying accidentally examined; details given about the disappearance of his fourth wife, Stacy. [Savio RELATIVE, OFFICIAL, Stacy RELATIVE - comment.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The tone of the Drew Peterson case reviewed in light of the report that his third wife was murdered; scenes shown of Peterson taping the media; details given about his antics over the months since his fourth wife went missing. [On "Today," PETERSON - asks Stacy to come home.] The relationship between Savio and Peterson and what he is still telling their kids discussed.