This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Dana Bash) The concerns about the November Congressional elections, the Republican strategy of forcing Democrats to face tough votes with examples cited, why Democrats want no amendments discussed. [Senator John McCAIN - opposes "special deal" provisions favoring one state.] [Senator Mary LANDRIEU - responds to this stunt.]
(Washington: Tom Foreman) What health care reform means for three families examined; details given about the results for the lower class, seniors, the middle class & high earners with examples cited.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Sanjay Gupta, Dana Bash, Paul Begala & New America Foundation's Reihan Salam about the health care law. [BEGALA - talks about the politics of amendments to the bill.] [SALAM - says many provisions of the law come down; suggests it is possible the law can be reversed.] [BASH - comments on the politics now.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion continued with CNN's Sanjay Gupta, Dana Bash, Paul Begala & New America Foundation's Reihan Salam about the health care law. [GUPTA - speculates about fraud in Medicare & who is committing the crimes, including "upbilling".] [BEGALA - comments on whether this health care bill is vulnerable; calls it a deficit reduction package.] [SALAM - comments on the CBO projections.] [BASH - comments on mandating health care coverage.] Other material: [On Monday on "Larry King Live," Dr. Andrew WEIL - says it is really health insurance reform.]
(Studio: Christine Romans) The questioning of Robert Harding, President Obama's pick to head the TSA; the British view that Israel used fake passport assassins in the plot in Dubai; the moves to evoke the medical license of Dr. Conrad Murray, who treated Michael Jackson & police dash video of a hit & run reported; video shown.
(Washington: Randi Kaye) The story of 445-pound obese teen Maria Caprigno, who wanted gastrectomy weight surgery, presented; photos shown. [CAPRIGNO - comments on herself, her request for surgery, what she wants to do about her weight.] [Children's National Medical Center Dr. Evan NADLER- talks about Maria's weight & medical risks.] [University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center Dr. Edward LIVINGSTON- offers caution about obese children.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Randi Kaye; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) Maria's diet now, the medical stress of extra weight on the body, the impact of bariatric surgery & the cost of healthier food discussed; body models shown.
(Juarez, Mexico: Gary Tuchman) The drug cartel war next to the US in Juarez, Mexico, featured; scenes shown from several murder sites in Juarez while specific slayings are recounted with the people denying seeing or hearing anything.
(Studio: Christine Romans) The first court appearance of murder suspect Amy Bishop for the shootings at the University of Alabama in Huntsville; a follow-up on the high school that canceled the prom over a gay couple; the dropping of a lawsuit against Oprah Winfrey over her school for girls in South Africa; the announcement from the Federal Reserve on rules for gift cards & reports that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will star in a reality TV show for Discovery reported.