This program is about 1 hour long
(New York: Erica Hill) Oprah's farewell featured; show excerpts shown; details given about her global empire & her OWN cable channel. [WINFREY - says she loves the show & it is time to say good-bye; states her viewers have enriched her life.] ["Fortune" editor Pattie SELLERS- says Oprah is the most popular woman ever on TV; comments on her risky cable channel venture that will be her life's next chapter.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with personal finance expert Suze Orman, correspondent Lisa Ling & CNN's Larry King about Oprah. [Voice of KING - says Oprah touched everybody.] [Voice ORMAN - comments on Oprah's connection with who she interviews.] [LING - says it is surreal to be on Oprah's set.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The announcement from Oprah Winfrey that she will end her talk show in 2011 introduced. [WINFREY - recalls the 1986 start of her show.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live telephone discussion continued with personal finance expert Suze Orman, correspondent Lisa Ling & CNN's Larry King about Oprah. [Voice of KING - recalls his long ties to Oprah.] [LING - talks about the show's episode on gang rape in Congo.] [ORMAN - explains what she & Oprah did to give away a download version of Suze's book; comments on Oprah's gamble with her OWN cable show..]
(Studio: Erica Hill) A follow on a plea deal from Heather Ellis in the line-cutting case at a Kennett, Missouri, Walmart; new guidelines for Pap smears screening for cervical cancer; tomorrow's vote on a debate over the Senate health care reform bill & a toddler's stranding on a subway platform reported.
(No location given: Abbie Boudreau) The background to the capture & execution of the Iraqi detainees reviewed; excerpts shown from the Army videotapes of the interrogation of a soldier & of Sgt. Michael Leahy's confession; details given about the memo on the handling of detainees. [Detainee operations overseer Brig. Gen. David QUANTOCK - comments on the memo about detaining insurgents; outlines how most detainees are released for lack of evidence & what had been our expectations for the insurgency; states we don't give them extensive training in evidence collection--just enough.] [Convicted soldier's Michael Leahy's attorney Frank SPANNER- outlines what the soldiers had to do with the detainees.] The transition of power back to the Iraqi government & the handling of detainees discussed
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former USS Cole commander Kirk Lippold, American University law school's Stephen Vladeck & CNN's Abbie Boudreau about the rules & standards of evidence for detainees in Iraq. [LIPPOLD - talks about the mindset about gathering evidence by the troops; calls the memo an overreaction.] [VLADECK - outlines the evidence-gathering problem in Iraq & what is behind this policy.] [BOUDREAU - answers a question about the memo on evidence requirements.]
(New York: Gary Tuchman) The random gang shooting in New York City of Vada Vasquez by baby-faced 16-year-old suspect Carvett Gentles reviewed; scenes shown from the Bronx of the gang suspects arrested for attempted murder. [Witness Rafael TORRES- describe what happened in the shooting.] [Vada's sister Mandy BOODRAM, NYC police commissioner Ray KELLY - comment on the case.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's education contributor Steve Perry about youth violence. [PERRY - says they see themselves as part of the fight: we are not shocked anymore; states we, the adults, have created this; notes it is about making it home alive & the schools are designed to fail.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) New legal developments in the Ft. Hood shooting rampage by Maj. Nidal Hasan; former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's stop at Ft. Hood on her book tour; a tour bus accident involving the crew for Miley Cyrus; demonstrations at University of California at Berkeley over a hike in tuition & the snatching of the wig off Miss Brazil Gay reported; snatch of hair & tiara shown.