This program is about 1 hour long
(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) The magazine cover featured. ["New Yorker" editor David REMNICK- explains the aim of satire about the rumors and misconceptions surrounding Obama; states the intention is to talk about the politics of fear.] [At a Manhattan newsstand, two WOMEN - comment.] [OBAMA, Senator John McCAIN - react.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Roland Martin and radio talk show host Joe Madison about the "New Yorker" cover; cover shown. [MADISON, MARTIN, GERGEN - offer views on the "New Yorker"'s approach, whether it is racism, whether the magazine cover "missed" and how Obama should respond.]
(Washington: Joe Johns) The misconceptions about Obama featured; details given about the view he is a Muslim and attended an Islamic school. [March 20, OBAMA - talks about his faith.] [Pew Center Michael DIMCOCK- says 12 percent believe he is Muslim.] [In Nashville, Janice WOLFF- says he's a Muslim.] [Muslim WOMAN - reacts.] ["Drawn and Quartered" author Stephen HESS- comments on the "New Yorker" cover.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier "strategy session" held with Democratic strategist James Carville and radio talk show host Bill Bennett about the magazine cover controversy. [CARVILLE, BENNETT - offer views on liberals, conservatives, Obama and the "New Yorker" cartoon cover and whether the satire works.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier "strategy session" held with Democratic strategist James Carville and radio talk show host Bill Bennett about the magazine cover controversy; cover shown. [BENNETT, CARVILLE - offer views on Obama, the "New Yorker" cartoon cover, liberals and whether the satire works.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) What Jesse Ventura said on "Larry King Live" about whether he will enter the Senate race in Minnesota; President Bush's lifting of the executive ban on offshore oil drilling and the downgraded status of Hurricane Bertha reported. [VENTURA - speaks out.]
(Washington: Ed Henry) The firestorm over a videotape about cash for access to the White House of President Bush examined; video of fund raiser Stephen Payne with a "donor" shown. [White House press secretary Dana PERINO- says there is no link of the White House to Payne.] Payne's statement about "The Times" of London story quoted. Representative Henry Waxman's call for an investigation and access to White House logs discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; no location given: Nic Robertson; Kabul: Peter Bergen) This major operation by the Taliban, what is happening on the ground, the role of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan, the ties between the Taliban and the Pushtan people, the tribal problems for President Hamid Karzai discussed. Other material: Senator Barack Obama's op-ed piece in the "New York Times" about Afghanistan quoted.
(New York: Randi Kaye) The celebrity photo frenzy examined in light of the twins; examples of paid-for wedding and baby photos cited. ["OK!" magazine Rob SHUTER- says our readers want to see celebrity babies.] ["The Ethics Guy" Bruce WEINSTEIN- says selling children's photos is unethical and degrading to our culture.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The filing of murder charges in the death of a missing Ft. Bragg soldier, Holly Wimunc the bank run at IndyMac locations and the sale of Anheuser-Busch to Belgium's InBev reported.