This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Bill Schneider) The poll ratings for the two Democratic candidates since the controversy over Rev. Jeremiah Wright, the poll figures on who can unite the country, the troubling Gallup poll numbers for the Democrats on Democratic voters crossing over to vote for Senator John McCain and poll findings on Democrats' positive view of McCain assessed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Studio: Jessica Yellin) The ongoing Clinton campaign featured; Gallup poll figures on the "bitterness index" cited. [CLINTON - says everyone deserves to be heard.] [Former President Bill CLINTON - says his family is not big on quittin'.] [The Politico editor Jim VANDEHEI- assesses the election.] [Clinton supporter Paul BEGALA - comments.] The Clinton strategy and the poll numbers on crossover support discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A letter from Clinton fund raisers to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about the Democratic race quoted.
(New York: Suzanne Malveaux) The Obama campaign featured. [OBAMA - responds to Senator Hillary Clinton about the pastor controversy, distractions, the Trinity United Church of Christ; mocks President Bush on the "ownership society."] How Obama's political calculation that the pastor Jeremiah Wright controversy has to be dealt with now and his speech tomorrow on the economic problems in which he will go after Senator John McCain discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Time" magazine Mark Halperin, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons and Clinton adviser Kiki McLean about the Democrats. [HALPERIN - speculates about whether the Wright flap has affected Obama.] [McLEAN - defends Clinton's strategy and timetable for the economy.] [SIMMONS - says Clinton is going for the negatives against Obama.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with "Time" magazine Mark Halperin, Democratic strategist Jamal Simmons and Clinton adviser Kiki McLean about the fight among the Democrats. [SIMMONS - says Senator Barack Obama has every right to respond; states the poll numbers favoring Obama.] [McLEAN - responds; comments on the personal attacks against Senator Hillary Clinton.] [HALPERIN - says this campaign is not particularly rough, but both campaigns are trying to attack the other; states it will eventually be up to the loser to support the winner and the Democrats will fall into line.] Other material: Bill CLINTON - says if a politician does not want to get beat up....]
(Studio: Erica Hill) A view that former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein paid for a trip for US lawmakers to Iraq before the invasion; the cancellation of flights by American Airlines to inspect the wiring in planes and the FBI analysis of a parachute that may have been used by D.B. Cooper in 1971 reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Studio: Dana Bash) McCain's support for keeping troops in Iraq examined; details given about how his foreign policy differs from that of President Bush. [McCAIN - says he hates war...; says the Democrats would draw us into a wider war; states we will try to persuade our friends we are right and also be persuaded by them.] The purpose of the speech to set out McCain's world view discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) How all three presidential candidates, Senators Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John McCain would deal with the war in Iraq presented; each candidates' strategies outlined on screen.
(No location given: Randi Kaye) The story of Wal-Mart employee Debbie Shank, who has no short-term memory due to brain damage from a May 2000 highway accident, presented; details given about the fine print in her Wal-Mart job papers about the company recouping money from her legal settlement. [Husband Jim SHANK- says Wal-Mart is within their right, but...; wants to keep the money to care for his wife, a disabled lady with no future.] Statement from Wal-Mart spokesman John Simley quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Randi Kaye and Jeffrey Toobin about the Wal-Mart lawsuit against Debbie Shank's family. [TOOBIN - says Wal-Mart is not obligated to sue; comments on the problem with these legal contracts and how Medicaid, not Wal-Mart, will now pay for her care.] [KAYE - comments on the criticism of Wal-Mart and of Shank's attorney and about how Wal-Mart will take away her trust money.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) A smooth landing for the space shuttle Endeavour after its work on the International Space Station; the police report on the firing of a pilot's gun during a plane flight; the question of government help for homeowners with mortgage problems and nude pictures of Carla Bruni, now the wife of the president of France, Nicolas Sarkozy, reported.