This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The background the Hagee's endorsement of McCain, who was trying to attract the fundamentalist Republicans, and McCain's rejection of the endorsement at this time reviewed. [From the 1990s, voice HAGEE- speaks about what Hitler did in the Holocaust.] Hagee's recent statement quoted. [Senator Barack OBAMA - says he does not attribute Hagee's statements to McCain.] McCain's choice in dropping the endorsement from Hagee noted. Some other statements from Hagee discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Washington: Joe Johns) An Up Close look at Hagee, who could help McCain with two voting blocs, and the political problems raised by Hagee's phrasing presented; examples cited of his controversial views on New Orleans, gays, the Catholic Church. [July 2007, McCAIN - thanks Hagee.] [In December 2006, interview, HAGEE - describes what is Christian Zionism; explains why we support Israel.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) An AP report that McCain has also rejected Ohio preacher Rod Parsley's endorsement noted; McCain quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Candy Crowley, Democratic strategist Peter Fenn and Family Research Council Tony Perkins and about McCain and the preachers. [In studio, CROWLEY, FENN - offer views on the relationship of McCain with Hagee.] [PERKINS - comments on McCain-Hagee and Obama's relationship with Rev. Jeremiah Wright and the message being sent by McCain to evangelicals.] Other material: [From YouTube, HAGEE - criticizes the Catholic church.]
(Washington: Candy Crowley) Senator Barack Obama's problems with Jewish voters examined; map shown of the influence of the Jewish vote in key swing states. [July 23, 2007, OBAMA - says he would send a signal about talking to Iran and Syria.] [Today in Florida, OBAMA - promises to maintain the bond between the US and Israel; explains what "Barack" means; states he has spoken out against anti-Semitism.] Statement from Senator John McCain about Obama's words about Hamas noted.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Tornadoes in northern Colorado; wildfires in northern California; the feeding of starving babies by a Chinese policewoman after the earthquake reported; scenes shown of the tornado and fires.
(Eldorado, Texas: Ed Lavandera) Texas state court ruling that the children should not have been removed from the polygamous FLDS sect compound in Eldorado, Texas, examined; sections of the court ruling quoted; details given about this historic custody battle that led to the removal of 460 children from the YFZ ranch. [Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid Julie BALOVICH- react to the ruling.] Statement from the Texas department of child and protective services quoted. What the case workers have said about the lack of evidence of abuse inside the compound and the confusion of the relations of parents and children discussed.
(Eldorado, Texas: David Mattingly) CNN exclusive interview held with FLDS member Pamela Jessop about what happened to her that sent her into foster care until she delivered a baby boy. [JESSOP - says she showed her birth certificate that she was 18, but she was taken so they could get her baby; states they treated us like animals.] [Attorney Andrea SLOAN- comments on the investigation and the service's aim of getting the babies.] The view of the Texas department of child and protective services about Jessop's case outlined.
(Studio: Erica Hill) A new round in the grudge match between Congressional Democrats and former Bush guru Karl Rove; oil and gasoline prices; a heated exchange between Senator John McCain and TV host Ellen Degeneres about same-sex marriage reported. [McCAIN - says he believes in marriage between man and woman.]