This program is about 1 hour long
(New York: Randi Kaye) The health insurance hikes examined; state map shown; cost & profit statistics for United, WillPoint & Aetna & salaries for their CEOs cited. [President OBAMA - speaks about Anthem Blue Cross hiking rates.] [American Medical Assn. president James ROHACK- says Blue Cross dominates the market.] [America's Health Insurance Plans president Karen IGNAGNI- says health care costs are surging.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The millions spent by health care lobbyists noted. Live discussion held with filmmaker Michael Moore about the insurance/health care issue. [MOORE - says Obama inherited a huge mess; states the current bill is a travesty & we could do better.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The reasons for the high cost of health care reviewed; details given about the aging baby boomers, the use of high-tech medical tools, lawyers, insurance itself, prescription drugs & inefficiency in the health care system.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with filmmaker Michael Moore about the insurance/health care issue. [MOORE - explains why health care cost is higher in the US than other nations; notes 47 million don't have insurance & private companies make excessive profits; comments on how President Obama & Democrats have not stood up for things; states this bill will pass, but there are not real regulations or universal health care.]
(Studio: Stephanie Elam) A settlement for rescue workers sickened at the World Trade Center after 9/11; the car accident for Senator Harry Reid's wife & daughter & a showing of "The Pacific" at the White House reported.
(Atlanta: Gary Tuchman) A look at how Chastity Bono became Chaz presented; scenes shown from the "Sonny & Cher Show"; details given about the family relationships & his gender transition. [People.com editor Make FLEEMAN- talks about the Bono family; comments on Bono's change in life.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with transgender activist Bono about her/his life. [BONO - talks about his amazing journey, what he has done psychologically, his surgeries, hormone therapy, the changes he went through that led to a feeling of rightness, how he had never been happy with his female body.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The weekend airing of "Her Name Was Steven" announced.
(Los Angeles: Anderson Cooper) The story of Enrique "Kiki" Frutas, who is leaving a gang in Los Angeles, presented; scenes shown of his earlier days with the White Fence gang; details given of his initiation as a 14-year-old. [Earlier, "KIKI" - speaks about the gang days; recalls getting shot & the drive-by shootings.] [Now, "KIKI" - talks about starting over & getting his tattoos removed.] [Homeboy Industries founder Father Gregory BOYLE- talks about Kiki & where he has been & how he now has the right attitude.]
(Studio: Stephanie Elam) The ACLU lawsuit against Itawamba school in Mississippi for canceling a prom after a lesbian student wanted to bring a girl; President Obama's plan to double US exports & a surprise in Australia for a baby elephant reported; scenes shown of the elephant.