This program is about 1 hour long
(Chicago: Candy Crowley) The economic challenge for President-elect Barack Obama featured; details given about what the future president wants when he takes over; details given about the congratulatory letter from Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. [in news conference, OBAMA - says he will confront the economic crisis head on; notes we only have one president at a time; comments on his Monday meeting with President Bush; states he wants to move with "deliberate haste"; indicates the family dog has to be hypo-allergenic.] What Bush and Obama might talk about discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Plans to play chunks from the press conference during this broadcast noted. Keeping Them Honest segment introduced.
(Studio: Tom Foreman) Obama's promises compared to his words today about taxes and Iran examined. [November 3, September 15, OBAMA - promises tax relief.] [Today, OBAMA - says we will look at the data about the economy; comments on dealing with a country like Iran.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Christine Romans and "New York Times" Marcus Mabry about Obama's press conference. [In-studio, GERGEN - says he did well today while stumbling on the Nancy Reagan matter; states Obama's purpose was to signal an urgency on moving forward with his economic plan with tax cuts coming after the inauguration; notes he signalled change and a bailout for the auto industry.] [ROMANS - says it is a big economic mess that is getting worse with the auto industry in crisis; outlines the importance of the auto industry for jobs, retirement and related businesses.] [MABRY - says it will be interesting to note how he emphasized the middle class.] Other material: [OBAMA - talks about middle class tax cuts and things for small businesses: to create more jobs.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) [OBAMA - speaks against Iran having a nuclear weapon.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Christiane Amanpour, Jill Dougherty and Peter Bergen about Obama and foreign affairs. [AMANPOUR - talks about the view of Obama from Israel and Iran will be front and center on the agenda; explains that Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is the face of Iran; comments on shifts in the Iraqi position, on what Russia and Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai are saying.] [In-studio, DOUGHERTY - says Russia is definitely testing Obama with a missile threat; lists the other potential hot points; indicates Russia will create continuing challenges.] [In-studio, BERGEN - says Obama has limited options in Afghanistan because of the shortage of troops; indicates Pakistan will be problematic.]
(Alaska: Gary Tuchman) A CNN interview with Governor Sarah Palin presented; scenes shown from the governor's office in Alaska. [PALIN - says she considers the allegations about her from "sources" cowardly and cruel: that she knows about NAFTA and Africa; states those are the RNC's clothes; speaks about equal opportunity.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with In Session anchor Lisa Bloom and Family Research Council President Tony Perkins about gay marriage. [PERKINS - says no state voted to approve same-sex marriage; states the people of California have played by the rules of democracy; comments on the civil unions schemes.] [BLOOM - says every minority group gains their rights through the courts; predicts Proposition 8 will be overturned; promotes the equal rights laws; says it is about basic decency and respect: that gay people have been excluded.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Erica Hill and her dog "Jake" and Tom Foreman and his dog "Nola"; dog photos shown. [In-studio, FOREMAN - explains what a hypo-allergenic dog is.] [HILL - says any breed has a rescue group.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Obama's apology to Nancy Reagan about his off-hand remark noted.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The conviction of Brian Nichols for the shootings in an Atlanta courtroom three years ago; the strengthening and route of Hurricane Paloma; the collapse of a school in Haiti and winter in the Dakotas with a blizzard of snow reported; scenes shown from Haiti.