This program is about 1 hour long
(White House: Ed Herny) The sweeping changes by President Obama in the fight against terrorism by ordering the closing of the Guantanamo Bay prison, ending the CIA secret interrogation program and reviewing the detainee program featured; scenes shown of the signing of the orders. [OBAMA - says the message is that the US intends to prosecute the struggle against violence effectively and consistent with our values.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS - comments on the executive orders that begin the process of examining what is going on there; comments on the addition of a daily briefing and a waiver.] [OBAMA - comments on lobbying.] [At the briefing room, OBAMA - says he is proud of Gibbs.] Obama's plans tomorrow to push his economic recovery plan and getting it through Congress noted.
(Studio: Ali Velshi) The unemployment figures for last week and the layoffs at Microsoft and other companies, including Intel and Ericsson, reviewed and the political roadblocks to President Obama's economic plan due to questions about whether the money goes to the top or the bottom or both discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, NPR commentator John Ridley and GOP strategist Ed Rollins about Obama. [GERGEN - comments on the daily briefing Obama will get about the economic issues as the economic numbers look worse and the international questions about banks that might have to be nationalized; states the worry is about the banks and the question is where do you get the capital.] [In-studio, ROLLINS - predicts the Republicans will push hard on the economic package.] [RIDLEY - says part of this is communicating.] [ROLLINS - talks about the issue of housing the prisoners from Guantanamo Bay.] [RIDLEY - downplays the prison as a national security issue: that Obama is doing something.] [GERGEN - says Obama needs to create confidence in the government.]
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The circus about Caroline Kennedy's decision to remove her name as successor to now-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as New York's senator featured; details given about the rumors yesterday before her statement and a statement from Governor David Paterson's office. [Democratic strategist Robert ZIMMERMAN- comments on the chaos about her withdrawal; suggests her campaign was undercut.] [Earlier, KENNEDY - stammers.] How this story became such a mess, including the problems of communication between Kennedy and Paterson, discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(State Department: Jill Dougherty) Clinton's first day as secretary featured; details given of the appointment of former Senator George Mitchell as envoy of the Middle East and of former US ambassador to the U.N. Richard Holbrooke as a special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan. [CLINTON - wants to get the best advice and that she welcomes a good debate.] [President OBAMA - talks about the gift of Hillary Clinton; says we can no longer afford drift; states the US will not torture.] [MITCHELL - speaks.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, NPR commentator John Ridley and GOP strategist Ed Rollins about Obama and the foreign policy team. [In-studio, ROLLINS - says we have a lot of talent in State.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's David Gergen, NPR commentator John Ridley and GOP strategist Ed Rollins about Obama and foreign policy. [GERGEN - comments on the appointments of former Senator George Mitchell as envoy of the Middle East and of former US ambassador to the U.N. Richard Holbrooke†† as a special representative to Afghanistan and Pakistan.] [RIDLEY - comments on the Obama strategy for dealing with Israel and the Palestinians.] [ROLLINS - comments on the foreign policy role for Vice President Joe Biden, who has a lot of experience; warns about personality clashes at State.] [GERGEN - says there is a closeness here with the members of the State team.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) New pictures of US Airways Flight 1549 in the Hudson River; the subpoena of Merrill Jessop from the polygamy ranch in Texas and the resignation of Bank of America CEO John Thain reported; scenes shown of the plane in the river.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) A documentary on Air Force One featured; National Geographic Channel scenes shown of the plane. [Producer Peter SCHNALL- comments on Obama's excitement about the plane.] [Former Air Force One pilot Col. Mark TILLMAN- talks about availability of things on the plane.] [OBAMA - orders a meal.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Erica Hill) The performance at the inaugural by cellist Yo-Yo Ma and violinist Itzhak Perlman shown and why the performance was pre-recorded discussed.