This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) CNN exclusive discussion held with independent cyberterrorism analyst Shannen Rossmiller, who wrote a report about a radical member of the DOD defecting to Al Qaeda & Representative Peter Hoekstra about radicalization. [ROSSMILLER - outlines her investigation of the radicalization process & the aim of the report that was sent to defense intelligence officials; states Maj. Hasan fits the profile in the investigation; indicates the DOD report was aimed at preventing this kind of event.] [HOEKSTRA - says the Dutch did a whole study of the radicalization process; states there is a range to the radicalization process; suggests our European allies have done this kind of work & we have not.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) Oprah's TV run reviewed; show clips from over the years shown, including her 1993 interview with Michael Jackson, Elizabeth Taylor, Tom Cruise in 2005, James Frey, her car giveaway to audience members; details given about her audience, donations, her weight battles, her book club. [December 14, 1986, on "60 Minutes," WINFREY - talks about her new show.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Her plans to launch her own TV network in 2011 noted. Live phone interview held with host Ryan Seacreat about Oprah. [SEACREST - says this is really big news from Oprah; notes how her show has been a platform, what she might do on her OWN network.]
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The reaction of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to the court ruling that the Army Corps of Engineers helped cause a lot of the flooding in New Orleans from Hurricane Katrina; the promise from Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai to fight corruption; AOL's plans to cut 1/3 of its workforce & more bad news about movie popcorn reported.
(No location given: Abbie Boudreau) How the dark secret about the killings at the canal came to light presented; scenes shown from the Army interrogation tape of Sgt. Michael Leahy & other soldiers explaining what happened in the shootings; details given about the conviction of Sgt. John Hatley. [In interview, former Army sergeant Jess CUNNINGHAM - explains why he did not report the crime right away; reiterates he did the right thing; criticizes Hatley.] [Hatley attorney David COURT- questions Cunningham's motives.] How Cunningham, has been treated since he came forward discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former Army Capt. Pete Hegseth, Yale law school Eugene Fidell & CNN's Abbie Boudreau about the "Killings at the Canal" in Iraq. [HEGSETH - speaks about whether the band of brothers is a false brotherhood; agrees Cunningham is in a difficult situation.] [FIDELL - says soldiers have a duty to report war crimes; denies the detention policy is to blame.] [BOUDREAU - answers a question about the appeals process for the three convicted soldiers.] [HEGSETH - says it is very difficult to hold insurgents, who return to the battlefield.]
(Kennett, Missouri: Gary Tuchman) What happened at a checkout line in Kennett, Missouri, that led to the trial of African American customer Heather Ellis examined; Walmart surveillance video shown; details given about how she cut in line; courtroom sketches by Tom Foster shown while witness testimony is outlined. [Former Walmart assistant manager Kay McDANIEL- comments on what Ellis said & did.] The possible sentence for Ellis & the lack of other evidence in the case & the question of whether Ellis will take the stand discussed.