This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live "strategy session" held with CNN's David Gergen and Ed Rollins and Democratic National Committee member David Zimmerman about Gramm and McCain. [From Boston, GERGEN - says Gramm is a major surrogate for McCain and rumored to be Treasury secretary and it covered up for some things out of the Obama campaign.] [ROLLINS - talks about the conflict in the party over the economy and how surrogates need to be on the sheets.] [ZIMMERMAN - says McCain has to connect with suffering people in the economic times.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The political side effect for McCain involving adviser former CEO Carly Fiorina examined. [In response to a reporter's question, McCAIN - says he does not want to discuss the Viagra vs. birth control issue.] Fiorina's earlier statement about insurance plans covering Viagra but not birth control for women quoted.
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live "strategy session" held with CNN's David Gergen, Ed Rollins and Democratic National Committee member David Zimmerman about Viagra vs. birth control coverage and how McCain responded. [GERGEN - offers perspective on how McCain seems out of touch with female voters and their concerns.] [ROLLINS - comments on how uncomfortable McCain looked after a surrogate gave her opinion.] [ZIMMERMAN - jokes about the Democrats; says McCain missed the moment.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Report introduced.
(New York: Randi Kaye) The political ramifications of the question of whether Obama talks down to black men as charged in a comment from Jesse Jackson examined. [Atlanta community activist Rev. Markel HUTCHINS- talks about the generations and the need for some to step aside; notes ego plays a role in this generational split among blacks.] [Democratic strategist Donna BRAZILE- says now Obama's time has come and new ideas are needed for old chronic problems.] [On Fox, JACKSON - says Obama talks down to black people....] [OBAMA - says too many fathers are MIA and AWOL.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live discussion held with CNN's Amy Holmes, "Debating Race" author Michael Eric Dyson and NPR host Farai Chideya about Obama and Jackson and blacks. [DYSON - says Jackson was referring to the tone directed to African American people.] [HOLMES - says the way Obama is speaking to and about blacks is working; comments on the Jackson flap and the issue of a generational shift to deal with black problems.] [CHIDEYA - says Jackson wants a focus on accountability by the government social structure.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Live discussion held with CNN's Amy Holmes, "Debating Race" author Michael Eric Dyson and NPR host Farai Chideya about the political implications about what Jackson said about Obama. [HOLMES - says this helps Obama by giving a way to move away from grievance-based politics.] [DYSON - says Jackson's contribution is not diminished even with Obama being a shooting star and a gifted politicians.] [CHIDEYA - says there is a generational shift with the baton to be snatched by the younger.] Other material: Statement from "Washington Post" reporter Dan Balz about what Jackson said quoted.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) Karl Rove's defiance of a subpoena to appear before Congress about the firing of US attorneys; a judge's order in the trial of Brian Nichols for the 2005 courthouse shootings and the settlement of Christie Brinkley's divorce case reported.
(Studio: Robin Meade) CNN's exclusive interview with the three Americans presented. [Former FARC hostage Keith STANSELL- recounts learning he had twin boys he had never seen.] [Freed hostage Mark GONSALVES - shows the chess set he carved.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown) Further coverage of the interview on Headline News noted.
(Studio: Campbell Brown) How DNA evidence has cleared the Ramsey family of the 1996 murder charge examined. [Father John RAMSEY - speaks about the murder of a child in her bed.]
(Lawton, Virginia and Washington: Brian Todd) The new world of DNA testing presented; scenes shown from the labs of Bode Technology that examined the "touch" DNA to show how the process works. [Bode Technology DNA analyst Angela WILLIAMSON- explains touch DNA evidence and how the Ramsey sample is attributed to an unknown male.]
(Studio: Campbell Brown, Jeffrey Toobin) The DNA data base, the law pertaining to DNA evidence, the lack of legal options for the Ramsey family and whether the case will ever get solved discussed.
(No location given: Chuck Haddad) A sample from a CNN producer's road trip to ask people what the election means to them presented; scenes shown from Ft. Knox, Kentucky, at a Nashville, Tennessee, baseball game. [Inn STAFFER - speaks about the war in Iraq.] [Nashville woman Janice WOLFF- says Senator Barack Obama is a Muslim.] [Tony SLAYDEN- wonders about a black man.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The story of the missing foot mystery in British Columbia, Canada; the rise of oil prices after Iranian missile testing and long lines for the new Apple iPhone reported.