This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Chad Myers) The projected snowfall in the Northeast reviewed; temperature & weather maps shown.
(Studio: Erica Hill; Washington: Ed Henry) The main points of this non-binding agreement that has no enforcement mechanism & how Obama reached out to the Chinese delegation discussed.
(Studio: Erica Hill) An insider briefing held with CNN's David Gergen about the climate conference. [GERGEN - says Obama's language is overblown, but the talks would have collapsed without Obama's role: that this conference falls way short of expectations; states it is hard to see how the Senate has the assurances to impose costs on American companies.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, former Bush speechwriter Michael Gerson & the "Huffington Post"'s Tanya Acker about Obama & the climate conference agreement. [GERSON - talks about China's minor concessions & how Obama spent capital for a small result.] [ACKER - says the deal does do something & the talks were about to collapse.] [GERGEN - downplays the prospects for a deal without knowing about what India & China will do.] [GERGEN - comments on what happened to Senator Joseph Lieberman in the Senate; states the big question is Senator Ben Nelson's vote on health care.] [GERSON - comments on whether Senator Olympia Snowe will support the Senate bill.] [ACKER - states the case for a deadline for getting the bill past.] Other material: [Senators Joseph LIEBERMAN, Al FRANKEN, John McCAIN - query about the minutes left for Lieberman to speak.]
(Studio: Chad Myers) The projected big snowfall in the Northeast reviewed; weather maps & snowy airports in Washington & Charlottesville, Virginia, shown.
(Studio: Tom Foreman) An air strike against an Al Qaeda training camp in Yemen; a report on the rise in autism; a deep sea volcano in the Pacific Ocean; the credit card that charges 79.9 interest & the retirement of ABC News anchor Charles Gibson reported. [GIBSON - speaks about the job being a labor of love.]
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's Michael Ware & former DEA agent Robert Strang about the drug war. [WARE, STRANG - talk about the drug war in Mexico & the crossfire spreading into the US; outlines what needs to be done in the fight against drug lords.]
(Studio: Gary Tuchman) An interview held with Melinda Martin, a witness to the sweat lodge tragedy in Arizona for followers of self-help guru James Ray. [MARTIN - says she gave mouth-to-mouth while the lodge event went on.]
(Studio: Erica Hill; studio: Gary Tuchman) What Ray was trying to accomplish at some of his events discussed. [MARTIN - talks about the snakes etc. to get people to have breakdowns.] A statement from James Ray International about a suicide & the sweat lodge deaths quoted.
(Studio: Erica Hill) Live discussion held with CNN's Lisa Bloom & Jeffrey Toobin about dogs, pets & the law; scenes shown of lots of staff dogs. [TOOBIN, BLOOM - talks about the legal case around the death of Shadow & how the law should catch up to the way people feel about their pets.]
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The release from prison of James Bain after DNA evidence proved him innocent of rape; the announcement by Tag Heuer it will downplay the use of Tiger Woods in its watch ads; the same-sex marriage measure in Washington, DC & scientific guidance on hangovers reported.