This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Ali Velshi) The questions of good economic news, the roots of economic growth, whether government programs helped & whether President Obama will have to raise taxes reviewed & discussed; stock market graph & home price & government revenue & expenditure figures shown.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & former comptroller general David Walker about the economy. [WALKER - talks about what three kinds of taxes there may have to be.] [GERGEN - says inevitably taxes will have to go up for the middle class.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion continued with CNN's David Gergen & former comptroller general David Walker about the economy. [GERGEN - says to raise taxes during the recession would be bad economics & politics; states the bubble in federal spending will burst.] [In studio, WALKER - says we need health care reform, but you cannot reduce costs by expanding coverage: the math does not work, so Obama will have to break his tax pledge.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) CNN coverage of the second 100 days of Obama's administration noted.
(Studio: Gary Tuchman) The recovery of the remains of naval pilot Lt. Scott Speicher, who was shot down over Iraq during the Persian Gulf War; the fate of three Americans missing in Iran; a new strain of the AIDS virus traced to gorillas & turbulence on a Continental flight reported.
(Los Angeles: Randi Kaye) Major bizarre drama in the courtroom with a request from dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein, who asked to be involved in the children's care, & the ongoing battle over Michael's estate reviewed; details given about Michael's debt & speculation about the estate value with deals in the works. [CMG Worldwide CEO Mark ROESLER- comments on Jackson's worth after death.] Jackson's sales since his death outlined on screen. ["Forbes" magazine editor Matthew MILLER- says now is the time to cash in.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & Lisa Bloom about Jackson, his children & the law. [In studio, TOOBIN - says Katherine now has custody; comments on what Klein asked at the custody hearings & on Debbie Rowe's visitation rights.] [BLOOM - comments on the California law on children & on the Jackson estate.]
(Africa: Sanjay Gupta) A medical breakthrough on the source of malaria featured; scenes shown of the pathogen trackers in the jungle; details given about the potential for a vaccine. [Dr. Nathan WOLF - says malaria comes from chimpanzees.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with Gupta & Wolf about the malaria discovery. [WOLF - says malaria is transported from animals to animal by mosquitoes; notes there are few models for a malaria vaccine; outlines the other diseases being hunted.] [GUPTA - explains the importance of this discovery as possibly leading to a vaccine; talks about the H1N1 swine flu starting in Mexico.]
(Los Angeles: Ted Rowlands) The slaughter on August 9, 1969, in Los Angeles by madman Charles Manson & his followers reviewed; details given about actress Sharon Tate, who was murdered along with three family friends & the next day's murder of the LaBianca family. [CNN's Lisa BLOOM - says these were the iconic murders of the 1960s.] Manson's appeal to lonely women & what was behind the murders reviewed. [In 2004, Leslie VAN HOUTEN- says she has become a decent human being.]
(Studio: Gary Tuchman) Bank of America's agreement to a fine for misleading investors about bonuses to Merrill Lynch executives; the plans to expand the G.I. bill for veterans; a new nationwide study of US children having low levels of Vitamin D & a contest for screaming reported; scenes shown of screamers.