This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Joe Johns) The question of whether President Obama & Congress members made a deal with pharmaceutical companies to keep out imported drugs discussed. [Senator Byron DORGAN - downplays the drug safety issue as bogus.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen about the politics behind the drug story. [GERGEN - says the White House cut a deal with industries to keep them from campaigning against health care reform, but this smells like a sweetheart deal.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) How a member on the CNN floor crew is reading "A Tale of Two Cities" to show how long it takes to read a long bill amendment that was considered in the Senate explained
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The climate change smackdown between Republicans former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin & Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reviewed; both combatants quoted; details given about political fund raising. [Republican strategist Terry JEFFREY- opposes a cap & trade policy on emissions as promoted by President Obama; states no one motivates conservatives like Palin.]
(Atlanta: David Mattingly) The child custody case in Texas in which the boy, Jean Paul Lacombe, caught in the middle, was abducted from a school bus by his father featured; bus video from two months ago shown. [Mother Berenice DIAZ- recounts what happened to her son.] [Judge Sol CASSEB- comments on the case.] [Bexar County D.A. Susan REED- talks about child abuse procedures.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Jean Paul's mother & legal analyst Lisa Bloom. [DIAZ - says this is a nightmare for her with officers taking her son from the bus & she does not know where is he; states it is a conspiracy.] [BLOOM - explains the international laws for child custody.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) A missile test in Iran; Federal Reserve's decision to hold interest rates; "Time" magazine's naming of Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke as the Man of the Year & Domino's plans to alter its pizza recipe reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta) The medical process of blood spinning that Woods may have had discussed; diagrams shown of blood platelets, which are spun in a centrifuge so the material can be injected into an injured area to expedite recovery.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; studio: Robin Meade) The discussion about Woods, the role of Tiger's agency, Barkley's reaction to not being able to reach Tiger discussed.
(Studio: Joe Johns) The status of Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood shooter; new details about the Northwest Airlines pilots who overshot their destination; the censure of South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford; the most popular names of 2009 reported.