This program is about 1 hour long
(New York: Gary Tuchman) These town hall meetings during the August Congressional recess featured; several scenes shown of the folks complaining, shouting, shoving & drowning out members of Congress; details given about whether Republicans are orchestrating the complaints & an e-mail for MoveOn.org. [Representative Lloyd DOGGETT, Thomas Jefferson Club's Ana PUIG- react.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The cancellation of a town hall meeting to be hosted by Senator Claire McCaskill due to security reasons noted.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live interview held with Conservatives for Patients' Rights Rick Scott about the town hall meetings. [SCOTT - offers advice on what those unhappy with health care should do at the meetings; notes how important health care is for seniors, small business owners; outlines some views on health care & what his organization does: get people to show up.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen about the town hall protests. [GERGEN - says we have a history of boisterous politics, but this has become offensive; asks where is the Republican leadership on this issue; speculates about where this unrest at the rallies has roots; states more Democrats need to step up, too, to put an end to these brawling debates; notes there is a tremendous polarization that makes governing very hard.]
(Studio: Ali Velshi) The options for health care reform examined; details given about a federally funded insurance program, a co-op insurance plan & how to pay for it: a surtax, an insurance tax on policies, employer incentives.
(Studio: Gary Tuchman) The critical condition of Eunice Kennedy Shriver; five separate attacks in Iraq; a new jobs report with encouraging news; Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dancing at an event in Nairobi, Kenya, reported; scenes shown of Hillary in Africa.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live interview held with Savio's sister Anna Doman & her lawyer John Kelly about the murder case; family photos shown. [DOMAN - says Kathleen felt Drew would kill her & wanted me to take care of her kids; notes Kathleen was terrified of her husband.] [KELLY - says we would try the case in civil court, if necessary.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN legal analyst Lisa Bloom about the legal developments in the Peterson case. [BLOOM - talks about the draft of the Peterson motion to get Kathleen's statements kept out of the trial; states this will be the biggest battle in the case; indicates this is a tough case for the prosecution.]
(Studio: Tom Foreman) How texting distracts from driving examined & discussed; scenes shown from CNN's July 28 story of the Virginia Tech road test video & from the reporter's driving experiment in a parking lot.
(Corcoran, California: Ted Rowlands) The life for Charles Manson in prison featured; scenes shown from the Corcoran State Prison where Manson has been for 20 years. [L.A County deputy D.A. Patrick SEQUEIRA- says he has been a horrible prisoner.] [Manson author Ed GEORGE- says he would make voodoo dolls out of socks.] [Manson friend "STAR"- talks about Charlie, who is all about the environment.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live interview held with former prosecutor Steve Kay about Manson. [KAY - says prison has been Manson's life before & after the Tate-LaBianca murders; states Manson gets other prisoners to answer his letters; indicates Manson & his followers wanted to start a race war; talks about Leslie Van Houten, the murderer.]
(Studio: Gary Tuchman) Reports that TV pitchman Billy Mays had cocaine in his blood system; the gun connection for the Pennsylvania gym shooter; the family of Governor Mark Sanford's move out of the governor's mansion; a Star Trek convention in Las Vegas reported.