This program is about 1 hour long
(Washington: Joe Johns) How the bureaucracies in Arkansas & Washington let this violent felon back on the streets reviewed & discussed; details given of the Clemmons chronology that allowed him to be free on bail after Arkansas rescinded a fugitive warrant with documents & forms quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Pierce County sheriff's department Ed Troyer about the Clemmons case; photos shown of the four police murder victims. [TROYER- says Arkansas is not telling the truth about its felons.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & Pierce County sheriff's department Ed Troyer about the Clemmons case. [TOOBIN - says the justice system is a mess with states transferring parolees with well-run states getting stuck with dangerous parolees; comments on the bail bond systems.] [TROYER - says Washington has become a dumping ground & the governor will do something; speaks about Clemmons's getaway driver.]
(Washington: Ed Henry) The blame game in the gate crashing fiasco examined; details given about Republican efforts to put the blame on social secretary Desire Rogers, who did not appear at the hearings. [SULLIVAN - says it is our fault.] [Representative Charles DENT - comments.] [In January, President OBAMA - promises the administration will make information known.] [Representative KING - calls it stonewalling.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS- cites the separation of power.] [Former White House counsel C. Boyden GRAY - defends the White House staying separate.] The Rogers question discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen about the controversy. [GERGEN - comments on the role of Rogers at the White House & how it is the job of the Secret Service, but the White House should allow Rogers to talk to Congress; states presidents like Ronald Reagan & Bill Clinton had White House staffers testify voluntarily.] [March 2007, on "Larry King Live," BAMA - opposes the White House hiding.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Erica Hill) A "Washington Post" report that Michaela Salahi faked her way onto the Washington Redskins cheerleading alumni squad noted & discussed; photo shown.
(Studio: Erica Hill) A suicide bombing in Somalia; the hearings for Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke; A Senate vote on the health care overhaul; the Obamas' lighting of the National Christmas tree & the White House decorations reported; bombing footage & tree shown.
(Studio; Erica Hill) The year-long murder trial in Italy of American Amanda Knox updated; scenes shown from the court while Knox is quoted; details given about Knox & her former lover who are accused of killing a British woman Meredith Kercher & about the evidence in the case. [Parents Curt KNOX, Edda MELLAS- deny their daughter is guilty.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Lisa Bloom, "The Monster of Florence" author Douglas Preston & "Newsweek"/TheDailyBeast's Barbie Latza Nadeau about the Knox case; inset photos shown. [PRESTON - says the evidence is bogus & manufactured.] [On the phone, NADEAU - cites the credibility of the evidence & she may have been involved; explains why the Knox trial is justified in this complicated case.] [BLOOM - comments on the prosecution evidence about sexual taunting & the lack of physical evidence connecting her to the crime.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) The increasing commonality of "sexting"; the carjacking of the car of Senator Bob Corker's daughter; Denver's coming vote on whether or not to establish an extraterrestrial affairs commission to welcome space aliens reported.