This program is about 1 hour long
(Chicago: Susan Roesgen) The sermon on December 25, 2007, by Trinity United Church of Christ Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright featured; scenes shown of the church. [WRIGHT - preaches about how Obama "ain't white, ain't rich and ain't privileged"; says Barack knows what it means to live in a culture controlled by rich white people.] Statements from Obama's spokesman and Clinton's spokeswoman quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, Candy Crowley and Roland Martin about the now-retired pastor's remarks and the presidential election campaign. [BORGER, MARTIN, CROWLEY - offer views on the issue of the impact of this sermon on Obama, on how he should respond and the suspicions between the two camps.]
(Tallahassee, Florida: Joe Johns) The proposal for a mail-in election offered by Democratic party leaders in Florida examined; details given about the politics behind the state's decision to move the up the primary date and the prospects for a fight at the convention in August. [Florida Democratic Committee chair Karen THURMAN- says the presidential candidates would have to agree; recounts she supported the moved-up primary date.] [Senator Bill NELSON - blames the Republicans.] [Florida state senator Jeremy RING- says the bill was bipartisan.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Joe Johns) The situation in Michigan discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) A second suspect in the murder of University of North Carolina student body President Eve Carson; the arrest at London's Heathrow Airport of a man carrying a backpack and a school's rethinking of the punishment of a student for buying a bag of Skittles from a classmate reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The question of whether Spitzer will go to prison introduced; statement from US attorney Michael Garcia that there is no agreement with Spitzer quoted.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The legal issues involving Spitzer, prostitution, the movement of money to pay for the sex, the money laundering aspect and whether any state funds were involved examined. ["In Session" anchor Jami FLOYD- cites the Mann Act; explains the money laundering concern; notes the possibility of "conspiracy."]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and "In Session" anchor Lisa Bloom about Spitzer, the law and prosecutorial discretion. [TOOBIN - says the financial stuff is more perilous for Spitzer; cites the New York law of moral turpitude; doubts Spitzer is being unfairly targeted.] [BLOOM - says maybe "Kristen" can be flipped for bigger fish; mentions Spitzer's support of a tougher prostitution law.] Other material: Statement in the "Wall Street Journal" from Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz about the statutes quoted.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) Prostitution examined in light of the Spitzer case; details given about the "average prostitute". [Polaris Project Bradley MILES- talks about the dark side of the sex industry; comments on the "Pretty Woman" myth.] The many different layers of prostitution discussed.
(New York: Randi Kaye) An up close look at Michelle Obama, wife of Senator Barack Obama, presented; family and school photos shown. [Michelle's friend Valerie JARRETT- talks about Michelle.] [Brother Craig ROBINSON - talks about the Robinson family and how she got into Princeton.]
(Princeton, New Jersey: Randi Kaye) An up close look at Michelle Obama, wife of Senator Barack Obama, presented; photos shown of Michelle and Barack; details given about her public service jobs. [Brother Craig ROBINSON - talks about the Barack-Michelle relationship and his sister's behavior.] [M. OBAMA - says she is a mother first.] ["Chicago Tribune" John McCORMICK- explains how Michelle was a "closer" on the campaign; comments on her "proud of her country" remark.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye) Her brother's view of his sister, Michelle, discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The House closed session debating changes to the law on domestic spying; the military study findings of the lack of ties between Iraqi President Saddam Hussein and Al Qaeda and the rise of the stock market reported.