This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's James Carville & William Bennett about Reid's remarks. [CARVILLE - says it is silly to ask him to resign.] [BENNETT - outlines how the comments are offensive.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Roland Martin & Soledad O'Brien & The Daily Beast writer Peter Beinart about Reid's remarks. [MARTIN, BEINART, O'BRIEN - comment on what Obama & Reid said.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's Roland Martin & Soledad O'Brien & The Daily Beast writer Peter Beinart about Reid's remarks. [MARTIN, BEINART, O'BRIEN - offer perspectives on what Reid said & the facts about African American skin color.] Other material: excerpts shown from a documentary "Colorism in America," including kids calling white the nice doll & black the bad doll.
(Studio: Jessica Yellin) New Jersey's passage of a bill approving medical marijuana; the court trial of the constitutionality of same-sex marriage in California; President Obama's consideration of a tax on banks to get bailout money back & the announcement that Simon Cowell will leave "American Idol" after this season reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Further looks at the "Game Change" content previewed.
(Sana'a, Yemen: Paula Newton) CNN interview held with Dr. Nasser al-Awlaki, the father of fugitive cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, who is hiding in the mountains of Yemen with his tribe. Excerpts from the interview about his son quoted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Peter Bergen) Live discussion held about the Awlaki interview claiming his son is just an all-American kid, how he became radicalized, how it is likely that there are other suicide bombers in training like the Christmas day bomber.
(Studio: Jessica Yellin) Los Angeles video of a hit & run; Defense Department report on concerns about Maj. Nidal Hasan, the Ft. Hood shooter; the admission from former baseball slugger Mark McGwire that he used steroids; former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin's contract with Fox News; NBC's shuffle of late night comics Jay Leno & Conan O'Brien & the start of the jail sentence of balloon boy hoaxer Richard Heene reported. [McGWIRE - apologizes.] [LENO - jokes about the drama at 10.]