This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's Michael Ware, Fareed Zakaria & Atia Abawi about Afghanistan. [ZAKARIA - says the president has brought the focus on Afghanistan, but the crucial question is what will happen when more US troops come in; comments on the split indicated by the polls.] [WARE - says the aim is to hurt the Taliban by using extra troops to force them to a negotiating position.] [ABAWI - says troops should be brought in to help build the Afghan society & help the government.] CNN poll findings on the public's view of the war & sending more troops to Afghanistan cited.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's Michael Ware, Fareed Zakaria & Atia Abawi about India's 9/11 & Afghanistan. [ZAKARIA - says the goals of Pakistan are not the same as the goals of the US as per Afghanistan.] [WARE - says Americans have to realize that what is happening in Afghanistan has to do with the India-Pakistan rivalry: A very complex mix.] [ABAWI - outlines the "game" in the continuous war in Afghanistan.]
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The possible insanity defense for Maj. Nidal Hasan, who is charged with the murders at Ft. Hood, Texas; the ruling that a Census worker committed suicide in Kentucky; the 24th annual report from the US Public Interest Research Group on dangerous toys & a Pew study on boomerang kids moving back home with their parents reported.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The proposal to tax elective cosmetic medical procedures to help pay for health care reform examined; details given about what procedures would be covered in the "bo-tax," how it would affect mostly middle class women & the failure of such a tax in the state of New Jersey. A statement from Senator Harry Reid's office quoted.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The state dinner for the prime minister of India featured; scenes shown of some of the guests: Hollywood, news media, politicians. [OBAMA - speaks about bringing the US & India closer together.] [Earlier, Singer Jennifer HUDSON - comments.] How cameras were kept out of the party discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Tomorrow's CNN Heroes show previewed.
(Studio: Randi Kaye) The second concession in the New York state Congressional race by Doug Hoffman; a statement from Jermaine Jackson about brother Michael Jackson's children; the debate in South Carolina over whether to impeach Governor Mark Sanford & surveillance video of a man stealing a nun's purse reported. [JACKSON - talks about the kids' life.]