This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Joe Johns) The decision by Florida Democrats not to hold a second de-over primary examined; details given about the options considered after the party punished the state. [Florida Democratic chairman Karen THURMAN- comments on the last option.] [In Tallahassee last week, voter Jorge LOPEZ- comments.] The reactions from the camps of Senators Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama quoted. [Florida writer Dianne ROBERTS- reacts.]
(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) Live discussion held with CNN's Gloria Borger, Candy Crowley and Jeffrey Toobin about Florida, the Democrats and the candidates. [BORGER - offers views on what both camps may suggest; says it is not a case that will wind up in the courts.] [TOOBIN - says the status quo favors Obama.] [CROWLEY - outlines scenarios about the Florida vote.] Other material: [OBAMA - speaks about his address tomorrow on race and the black community.] [CROWLEY, BORGER - offer views on Obama, the social preaching of the black choice, his relationship with pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright and race.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The fallout from the mortgage meltdown examined; details given about the huge income for financial company CEOs. [Securities attorney Robert WEISS - says there is no accountability at the top.] [Representative Henry WAXMAN, Countrywide Financial CEO Angelo MOZILO- speak out.] [CNN's Ali VELSHI- comments on the CEO contracts.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The recovery of the last bodies from the New York City crane accident; the swearing-on of new New York Governor David Paterson; the denial from the former wife of former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevey that she took part in a three-way tryst reported.
(Baghdad: John King) McCain and the war examined; Pentagon video of his visit to Baghdad shown; details given about the security issue. [In Baghdad, NcCAIN - outlines the problems needing to be dealt with; talks about the neighborhoods of Baghdad.] The biggest obstacle for McCain in his presidential election campaign re: the war in Iraq discussed.
(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) The exchanges between Clinton and Obama over the war noted. [CLINTON - criticizes Obama on the war.] [OBAMA - responds.]
(Studio: Soledad O'Brien) Live discussion held with CNN's Peter Bergen, Michael Ware and Gloria Borger about Iraq. [BERGEN - says Al Qaeda wants to change American foreign policy in the Middle East and is not concerned about who wins the presidential election.] [From Baghdad, WARE - speaks about the surge: how violence is currently down, but many still are dying, how the cutting of deals has brought the success by setting up Shiite and Sunni enclaves; states American can not just walk away from Iraq, which it broke.] [From Washington, BORGER - says it is difficult for McCain re: his consistent support for the war.]
(Erie, Pennsylvania: Gary Tuchman) Former President Bill Clinton and his role in his wife Senator Hillary Clinton's presidential election campaign profiled; scenes shown from Pennsylvania, which will be center of the political world for weeks; details given about his lonely life on the road. [CLINTON - campaigns.] What it means for Clinton if his wife becomes president outlined.
(Studio: Soledad O'Brien; studio: Gary Tuchman) The importance of Bill's rhetoric on the road discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The cleanup in Atlanta after Friday's tornado; the likely interest rate cut by the Federal Reserve; the divorce settlement for Heather Mills reported.