This program is about 1 hour long
(Bamiyan: Ivan Watson) A major battle underway in Afghanistan at the time of the elections featured; scenes shown from Bamiyan; details given about the death toll for Western troops this month & reports of gunfire at polling stations.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Peter Bergen; studio: Michael Ware) What is at stake in the elections today that will be won by Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai, the message to the Taliban if there is a good voter turnout, how the election does not matter to the US interest, the extent of the disruption, what it will mean about going forward, the extent of corruption in the country that is dominated by the drug business, how the US is limiting its goals to making the country stable against Taliban/Al Qaeda interests discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN coverage of the war in Afghanistan in September noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Paul Begala & Amy Holmes about health care reform. [GERGEN, BEGALA - comment on Representative Barney Frank's response.] [HOLMES - says President Obama has to worry about the polling going against him especially from scared seniors.] [BEGALA - says it will be difficult to pass anything in a bipartisan way: that the Republicans will not play along.] [HOLMES - wonders if the Democrats have the vote & that the public option will not make it.] [GERGEN - says the Democrats have failed to persuade people & have substantive problems with the package; suggests the importance of a bipartisan plan.] Other material: [In Dartmouth town hall meeting, Barney FRANK - responds to a questioner about Obama's support of a "Nazi policy" & this "vile, contemptible nonsense."]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The investigation into the role of dermatologist Dr. Arnold Klein in the death of Michael Jackson reviewed & when Jackson may have last seen Klein discussed. [Klein ATTORNEY - comments on the investigation.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The freeing of abdel Ali al-Megrahi, the convicted Lockerbie bomber who has terminal cancer; the course of Hurricane Bill; the guilty plea from Levi Johnson's mother on a drug charge & the attack on Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett reported. [BARRETT - recounts what happened when he tried to help.]
(Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) A visit inside a crime lab where forensic investigations begin presented; scenes shown from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation that has the tools for refined forensics like the analysis of hair, fiber. ballistics. [Firearms examiner George STANLEY- talks about identifying bullets.] A scathing report from the National Academy of Science on crime labs noted. [Bureau's deputy director Dr. George HERRIN- talks about DNA testing & the irrefutability of evidence; calls it a science with limitations.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Tomorrow's segment previewed.
(New York: Erica Hill) The murder in California of swimsuit model Jasmine Fiore featured; scenes shown from the trash bin where the body was found; details given about the hunt for her ex-husband Ryan Jenkins; Fiore photos shown. [Discovered victim's body, Frank DiSTEFANO- recounts finding a body.] [Buena Park police department Lt. Gary WORRALL- says she was strangled; worries Jenkins may be headed for Canada.] [NEIGHBOR, BEST Agency owner Ken HENDERSON- speak about Fiore.]
(Bamiyan: Ivan Watson) Breaking news on the start of the voting in the elections in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from a polling station in Bamiyan; details given about the bloody Taliban insurgency.
(Studio: Erica Hill) The death of TV news producer Don Hewitt; new details about the air traffic controller in the Hudson River aircraft crash; the rise in the arrest of women for DUI; the court defamation ruling for "Vogue" cover model Liskula Cohen reported. Hewitt's passing discussed; photos shown.