This program is about 1 hour long
(No location given: Abbie Boudreau) The March 2007 killings at the canal examined; excerpts shown from the Army videotape of the interrogation of the sergeants, including Leahy's confession; scenes shown from the site where the men were captured, the canal where they were executed by Sgts. John Hatley, Joseph Mayo & Michael Leahy, who were later convicted of murder. [Former Pfc. Joshua HARTSON- calls the three men American heroes; recounts the mission, what was found with the Iraqis, what he asked the English-speaking Iraqi, what the sergeant said about killing the bad guys, how few people understand why it happened.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Abbie Boudreau) The mixed reaction to the story & the importance of the interrogation video discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former Army Sgt. David Bellavia, Duke law school professor Scott Silliman & CNN's Abbie Boudreau about the "Killings at the Canal" in Iraq. [BELLAVIA - talks about detention procedures in Iraq; recalls this is an enemy without a face.] [SILLIMAN - says the procedures for detainees are crystal clear: you cannot kill them.] [BOUDREAU - talks about the witness statements in the case & how many detainees are released.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) New details about the Army investigation into the shootings at Ft. Hood by Maj. Nidal Hasan; President Obama's meeting in China with leader Hu Jintao about climate change & Iran; a report on hunger in America in 2008 & the selection of "unfriend" as the word of the year reported.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) A fact check on Palin's book "Going Rogue" presented; details given about the consistency of her statements in the book versus earlier. [With Oprah on Monday, PALIN - says she made the decision to run for vice president alone; offers a view on women's decisions on abortion.] [With Katie Couric, Vice President Joe BIDEN - speaks about the Depression.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Donna Brazile & William Bennett about Palin; "Newsweek" cover photo of Palin in shorts shown. [BENNETT - suggests there may be less there in the book than expected; comments on the double standards in politics for women & on Palin's role in the Republican Party.] [BRAZILE - offers views on checking facts; suggests what Palin may do in politics.] [PALIN - says the "Newsweek" picture is cheesy.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) A plea deal with Wanda Barzee in the Elizabeth smart kidnapping case from 2002; a judge's ruling on same-sex marriage in Argentina; study findings on coed dorms life & Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi's visit to Rome in which he asked for & met with Italian beauties reported.