This program is about 1 hour long
(New York: Randi Kaye) The details of the rescue featured; animated diagram of the SEALs sniper shooting of the pirates & photos of Phillips shown. [US naval forces central command commander V/Adm. William GORTNEY- calls it a phenomenal shot.] [Maersk Alabama crew member Shane MURPHY- comments on hearing the voice of Capt. Phillips.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The piracy problem noted. [MURPHY - calls this a crisis & this crew is lucky.] Live interview held with former Navy SEAL Kaj Larsen about the rescue. [LARSEN - talks about SEAL training & how Somalia is a breeding ground for piracy.]
(Pentagon: Chris Lawrence) The training of elite Navy SEALs featured; scenes shown from the training course in California & underwater demolition school. [SEAL Cmdr. Duncan SMITH- comments.] [Former SEAL Dick COUCH- talks about the SEAL snipers.] [SEAL recruit Christopher MADDOX- comments.]
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The testing of President Obama by the piracy incident reviewed; details given about his engagement in the action by Navy SEALs to rescue ship captain Richard Phillips & about how this was a political victory for Obama as commander-in-chief. [OBAMA - states a position on piracy.] Twitter message from former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich quoted. [Maersk Alabama crew member Shane MURPHY- asks Obama to act against pirates.] [CSIS international security expert Karin VON HIPPEL- says shipping companies tend to pay the ransom.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen about this incident. [GERGEN - assesses Obama's handling of the issue as president; notes the complications in acting against the pirates out of Somalia; comments on the lessons for the US earlier in Somalia.]
(Atlanta: David Mattingly) The murder of 8-year-old Sandra Cantu by Melissa Huckaby in Tracy, California, reviewed; scenes from the site where the body was found in a suitcase & photos shown. [Sandra's uncle Joe CHAVEZ- raises questions about Huckaby.] [In Session anchor Lisa BLOOM- speculates about Huckaby.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The landing in Florida of a plane after the pilot died by a passenger whose family was on board reviewed. [On WINK, voice of Doug WHITE- describes what happened; comments on his "focused fear."]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The decision by President Obama to change policy about relations with Cuba; the conviction of music producer Phil Spector for the murder of actress Lana Clarkson; Stock Market Report; "Ebony"'s naming of three CNN reporters as influential black Americans reported. Spector's mug shot shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The new first dog featured; photos shown of Bo, a Portuguese water dog. [American Kennel Club Lisa PETERSON- talks about the breed.] [First dog breeder Martha STERN- comments.] [Humane Society of the United States Wayne PACELLE- expresses disappointment Obama did not fulfill his pledge to get a rescued dog.]