This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Erica Hill) A new audio message from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden; a killer flood in the Midwest; the marriage of the runaway bride's ex-fiance to another woman reported; scenes shown of the flooding; photo shown of Jennifer Wilbanks.
(Charlotte: Anderson Cooper; studio: Erica Hill) Acknowledgement by the anchor of his minor surgery for skin cancer reported and that it is not the result of a tussle with Charlie Rose discussed.
(Charlotte: Anderson Cooper) The exclusive CNN interview with Senator Barack Obama continued. [OBAMA - offers his view on Michigan, DNC rules and how Clinton has been disingenuous on the issue of Michigan and Florida.] Other material: [CLINTON - urges Obama to match words with action to let the people of Michigan and Florida have a vote in the election.]
(Charlotte: Anderson Cooper, Candy Crowley) Obama's position on a re-vote, whether a re-vote in either state is possible and how the Rev. Jeremiah Wright issue may play out for Obama's campaign discussed.
(Charlotte: Anderson Cooper) More of the CNN exclusive interview with Senator Barack Obama presented. [OBAMA - offers his view on the surge in the war in Iraq: how multinational forces-Iraq commander Gen. David Petraeus has made significant improvement, but we have a failed strategy after five years in Iraq and we are not made more safe; reacts to how Senator Hillary Clinton has been criticizing his approach to Iraq; comments his commitment to ending the war to that of Clinton.] Other material: [CLINTON - says Obama has promised to bring troops out, but....]
(Charlotte: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Michael Ware and David Gergen about the war in Iraq. [From Baghdad via broadband, WARE - comments on what American commanders in Iraq would say at this time about withdrawal and what would happen if the troops pull out; comments on the interests of the Iraqi government and how Iran is ready to step in if the US leaves.] [GERGEN - says the war in Iraq would be a major issue in the general election; states there would be a dilemma for a Democrat in trying to pull out of Iraq without losing Iraq.]
(Charlotte: Anderson Cooper) Tomorrow's special on Iraq mentioned.
(Studio: Erica Hill) New images of anti-China riots in Tibet taken by an Australian tourist shown; the drop in stocks after yesterday's gain and Ashley Dupre's images taken for "Girls Gone Wild" reported.