This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Chad Myers) The impact of the tornadoes in southeastern Virginia reviewed; aerial scenes shown of the damages to the homes.
(Cincinnati: Soledad O'Brien) The storm over Senator Barack Obama's pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright as Obama heads into another primary in Indiana featured. [At the National Press Club, WRIGHT - talks about how black preaching is different, his military service, the media, how nobody has heard the sermon--just the sound bite.] [At the NAACP, WRIGHT - says he is running for Jesus; talks about how black children learn.] ["Toward Excellence with Equity" Ron FERGUSON - comments on Wright's "evidence."] Wright's campaign in the media and the intention of his message discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Wright in his own words presented. [WRIGHT - speaks out about immigrants, the way we treat non-Christians, about "Barack Hussein Obama," that Arabic is a language, not a religion, a dialogue about race; jokes about his responses; quotes the Bible; differentiates between politicians and pastors.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The erosion of Obama's lead over Senator Hillary Clinton in the new poll of polls cited.
(Wilson, North Carolina: Candy Crowley) Obama's campaign and the Wright controversy featured. [OBAMA - says Wright does not speak for me.] [In North Carolina, OBAMA - speaks about the negative thing, about the issues.] [CLINTON - says she regrets the Republicans politicizing the matter.] [Senator John McCAIN - comments on Wright's comments.] Why Obama's campaign has not contacted Wright discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Roland Martin, Center for the Advancement of Women Faye Wattleton and Republican strategist Ed Rollins about Obama and pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright. [At Elon University, GERGEN - calls Wright's media blitz dumb and now Indiana is in jeopardy for Obama; outlines what Obama has to do: show anger.] [From Chicago, MARTIN - comments on Wright's speeches and how today's speech was damaging: that he has crossed the line.] [In studio, WATTLETON - says he has gotten a lot of coverage and is filling in some of the gaps that we do not know about Obama.] [In studio, ROLLINS - says we live in a world of sound bites, so the words Wright uses are inflammatory; notes Obama is an "undefined candidate."] Other material: [Today, WRIGHT - says they are unfair accusations taken from sound bites.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) A wildfire in the San Gabriel Mountains in California; an assassination attempt against Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai; reports of a merger of United Airlines and US Airways and the controversy over the Annie Leibovitz photo of actress Miley Cyrus reported; photo shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The black church in America examined; details given about black liberation theology and the preacher calling for social justice. [Greater Washington Council of Churches Dr. Gail Anderson HOLMES- talks about Wright's "liberation theology."] [Metropolitan AME Church Rev. Ronald BRAXTON- talks about being black and Christian; says it is hate of a system/politics that will not treat all people equal.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's David Gergen, Roland Martin, Center for the Advancement of Women Faye Wattleton and Republican strategist Ed Rollins about Obama and pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright. [MARTIN - says Wright is well known in theological circles.] [ROLLINS - says the country wants to know who can be the leader for all people; reiterates it is about leadership.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's David Gergen, Roland Martin, Center for the Advancement of Women Faye Wattleton and Republican strategist Ed Rollins about Obama and pastor Rev. Jeremiah Wright. [WATTLETON - says this is now a political issue and the people need to hear more from Obama; that Obama has to disengage from Wright.] [MARTIN - says Wright is an independent voice, but he needs to understand the realities of his impact on Obama.] [GERGEN - says Senator Hillary Clinton has proven she is a fighter and Obama has to come out fighting.] [ROLLINS - comments on Wright.]