This program is about 1 hour long
(San Angelo, Texas: David Mattingly) The legal battle in Texas over 416 children from the polygamous cult in Eldorado reviewed and discussed; scenes shown from outside the courthouse; details given about the sect's view of marriage and children, of the state's view of the threat to the children and of the practice of grooming the girls to be married to older men and of how the case is being carried outside the courtroom with many attorneys representing the children; courtroom sketches by shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and former FLDS sect member "Escape" author Carolyn Jessop about the child custody case; inset video shown from inside the compound. [TOOBIN - says the government case has a long way to go since there is not direct evidence of child abuse.] [From Salt Lake City, JESSOP - says there was abuse when she lived in the compound: a lot of violence towards children and cult mind control; states the mothers' mental health has to be tested; says the women are now being used as human shields by the husbands in a p.r. campaign.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; San Angelo: David Mattingly; Studio: Jeffrey Toobin) What members of the cult are saying about young marriage and the children in the sect discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN exclusive earlier discussion held with three survivors of priest abuse. [Met with pope, Bernie McDAID- outlines what he told the pope about the abuse; describes his emotional reaction and his hope that the church will change; recounts the abuse by a priest.] [Met with pope, Olan HORNE - says the abusing priest was moved continually due to the accusations; says the pope was sincere and understood and was honest.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN exclusive earlier discussion held with three survivors of priest abuse. [Church abuse victim Faith JOHNSTON- describes her abuse by a priest and her meeting with the pope where she just cried.] [Met with pope, Bernie McDAID, Olan HORNE- outline what needs to happen now in the church with the Vatican in the lead.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "National Catholic Reporter"/CNN Vatican analyst John Allen about the pope and abuse by priests. [ALLEN - says some accountability measures need to be built into the system; comments on the practical realities behind the Vatican's slow response to the abuse problem in America; suggests it has taken the leadership time to grasp the enormity of the problem.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) A bombing in Iraq at a tribal wake; the Senate investigation into the rewriting of an earmark Florida spending bill by Representative Don Young and staff and the firing of the US Airways pilot who fired a gun in the cockpit reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The fallout from last night's debate between Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton reported; poll of polls findings on the support for each presidential candidate noted.
(Candy Crowley) How Obama got roughed up in the ABC News debate examined; brief debate excerpts shown. [OBAMA - jokes about the debate questions; says Clinton took every opportunity to get in digs.] [CLINTON - says we have a choice who we are associated with; asserts Obama can win.] [In Philadelphia today, CLINTON - jokes about what her daughter could say.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Candy Crowley, Gloria Borger and David Gergen about the fallout from last night's debate. [From Philadelphia, CROWLEY - outlines the arguments of each in last night's debate.] [GERGEN - says Obama was flat last night, but not whining today and a lot of people do not like all this political jazz; states that debate was not pro-Obama; states it is wrong to call for the superdelegates to declare now and the question is can Obama hold his support and likely to win.] [BORGER - outlines what the Clinton staff may be saying about can/will Obama win; states the problems is the candidates do not disagree much on the large issues.] Other material: [Former President Bill CLINTON - says the senator from Punjab seemed to be whining.] [On CNN, Democratic National Committee chairman Howard DEAN - talks about the need for the superdelegates to declare who they are for.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Erica Hill) The day's events in the FLDS custody case discussed.