This program is about 1 hour long
(Sherman, Texas: Ed Lavandera) The background to what happened in the shooting incident reviewed. [Russell's father Wilburn RUSSELL- says they broke him & he would not ask for help.] [Army Maj. Gen. David PERKINS- says Russell had been undergoing counseling.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion help with psychologist Jeff Gardere & Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans for America Patrick Campbell about Russell & military stress. [GARDERE - raises questions about what happened.] [CAMPBELL - comments on Russell, guns & how the military handles stress.]
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The latest in a string of Republican on Republican assaults featured; details given about the leaderless party with examples of Republican infighting detailed. [Republican National Committee Michael STEELE- explains why the base rejected Mitt Romney as a presidential candidate.] [Senator John McCAIN - supports Romney.] [Former Republican National Committee Ed GILLESPIE- says the party has to be a coalition.] [ROMNEY - comments on Governor Sarah Palin.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Crowley & CNN's David Gergen about the Republicans. [CROWLEY - says it is early for a party that lost power.] [GERGEN - says this party needs a chairman who can keep peace.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The last words of the pilots of the Continental Flight 3407 that crashed in Buffalo, New York, on February 12 featured; details given about the cockpit conversation between pilot Marvin Renslow & First Officer Rebecca Shaw; about Renslow's lack of training on this plane & how he failed five training tests; animated diagram & crash site shown. [Bombardier chief test pilot Wally WARNER- comments on the initial incorrect reaction to the stall warning.] [Plane crash victim's sister Margie BRANDQUIST- says we assume the pilots are trained properly.]
(Washington: Joe Johns) The nation divided over the don't ask don't tell policy for gays in the military examined. [During the campaign, Barack OBAMA - speaks against the policy of kicking out gays.] [Servicemembers Legal Defense Network Aubrey JARVIS- wants Obama to act.] [Retired Army Col. Robert MAGINNIS- opposes the policy.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS, Servicemembers United Alexander NICHOLSON- comment.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with gay West Point graduate Army National Guard Lt. Daniel Choi about the policy & Obama. [CHOI - says he feels insulted; talks about "coming out" & how the team reacted; states it is about working together; explains what it is like being gay in the military; promises to fight against a discharge.]
(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) The incidents in a small town in Texas in which minority drivers are pulled over by police & their money taken updated; details given about the class action lawsuit against the Tenaha police & district attorney. A letter from a police officer & Texas forfeiture laws quoted.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The conviction of five suspects who plotted to blow up the Sears Tower in Chicago; the swine flu lawsuit against Smithfield's pig farm in Mexico; the government warning about the depletion of Social Security & Medicare funds; the decision by Donald Trump allowing Miss California Carrie Prejean to keep her crown reported. [PREJEAN - reads a statement about being questioned about gay marriage & about her military grandfather & about a photographer releasing nude topless photos.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Erica Hill) The chat talk about Elizabeth & the shooting of soldiers in Iraq & what Faye Wattleton said last night about Elizabeth's book discussed.