This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The question of whether President Obama is wavering on one part of health care reform examined; details given of criticism of Obama from all sides & the administration's playing down of a government-backed health option. [Before Veterans of Foreign Wars, OBAMA - says veterans' benefits will not be taken away.] [Representative Anthony WEINER- says this won't pass the House.] A statement from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi about the public option quoted. [In Mayo, Florida, MAN - expresses doom.] [Representative F. Allen BOYD- opposes the bill.] A statement from White House aide Linda Douglas in support of the public option noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) The option of a health insurance co-op with there being different models for it with questions about its scale & the advantages of a co-op option discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The first Atlantic hurricane, Bill, & rain in Florida from Claudette; Stock Market Report; the largest identity theft case ever prosecuted by the Justice Department; a University of Massachusetts report that 90 percent of paper currency has traces of cocaine reported.
(Savannah, Georgia: Gary Tuchman) A look at a Georgia murder case in which Troy Davis is scheduled to be executed for killing a Savannah police officer, Mark MacPhail, 20 years ago presented; details given about how state witnesses have changed their stories with new statements quoted; scenes shown from the area where MacPhail was killed. [Juror Brenda FORREST, widow Joan MacPHAIL, witness Darrell COLLINS, Troy's sister Martina DAVIS-CORREIA; man to whom Davis surrendered, Pastor Derrick JOHNSON, witness Tonya JOHNSON- comment on then & now.] The legal status of the Davis case updated.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & ThatMinorityThing.com John Ridley about Vick & his apology. [TOOBIN - says Vick should just shut up & play football.] [RIDLEY - raises questions about Vick & what he is saying to make a second impression.] Other material: [From CBS, VICK - talks about his first day in prison; states he was wrong for what he did.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The metal pipe attack on the mayor of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Tom Barrett, when he tried to help a woman & her granddaughter reviewed; 911 call played. [Mayor's brother John BARRETT- recounts what happened to his brother.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The status of the wildfire in California that may have started in a drug cartel kitchen; President Obama's administration's step away from the act barring same sex marriage; the sale of Michael Jackson memorabilia & former Representative Tom DeLay's place on the next "Dancing with the Stars" reported.