This program is about 1 hour long
(Jegu, China: John Vause) The impact of the earthquake in a poor part of China featured; scenes shown of two collapsed hotels.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The truth about the reform bill examined; details given about the Financial Stability Act that will use a fund instead of taxpayer money for helping banks. [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - opposes the financial reform bill for bailing out Wall Street banks.] [Democratic Senator Chris DODD- calls the criticism poppycock; denies a bailout provision.] Dodd's response to McConnell outlined on screen.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Democratic strategist Paul Begala & Republican strategist Alex Castellanos about the debate. [BEGALA - says McConnell's talking points are false; states it is not a bailout bill.] [CASTELLANOS - questions the funding in this bill: that the money really all comes from us & creates a federal structure to regulate how money moves.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Democratic strategist Paul Begala & Republican strategist Alex Castellanos about politics, Wall Street reform & the Tea Party. [BEGALA - comments on what Senator Mitch McConnell said about the "bailout" bill for regulating Wall Street.] [CASTELLANOS - comments on the Tea Party: the tip on an iceberg of voters who bond over the idea that Washington is not listening; notes how Palin is uniting the populist anger; notes how Democrats need a villain.] [BEGALA - characterizes the Tea Party movement, which keeps it secular, populists & anti-Wall Street; comments on what liberals are considering doing to undermining the Tea Party.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) The order from Governor Joe Manchin for the inspections after the mine explosion; the visit to Mexico by First Lady Michelle Obama; a new Federal Reserve report on economic recovery & a study on how changing computer passwords does no good reported. [In interview, OBAMA - says we have guidelines for our daughters in using technology.]
(Washington: Joe Johns) A look at the Sons of Confederate Veterans to see whether it is a patriot or a hate group presented; details given about its view of the Second Revolution & its role as culture warrior in the Virginia debate. [Southern Poverty Law Center Heidi BEIRICH- speaks about the mythology of the "Lost Cause" of the Civil War; states the organization is shot through with members of hate groups; calls Kirk Lyons a white supremacist.] [Former member Gilbert JONES, member Frank EARNEST- characterize the Sons of Confederate Veterans.]
(Jegu, China: John Vause) The impact of the earthquake in China featured; scenes shown of the wreckage; details given about relief efforts & limited medical attention.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Next month's special report on Haiti previewed.
(Washington: Randi Kaye) The story of teen fugitive Colton Harris-Moore, who has a huge Facebook following despite being a bandit, presented; scenes shown from Orkis Island off Washington state; details given about the criminal charges against Harris-Moore & the coming movie. [Voice of MOTHER - comments.] [Thewrap.com Sharon WAXMAN - characterizes the kid's central casting-style story.] [Island County, Washington. Sheriff Mark BROWN- says it is a criminal's story.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) The Pennsylvania case in which a kid brought heroin packets to school; the issue of segregation in Mississippi schools & how the "Jon & Kate Plus 8" TV show violated child labor laws in Pennsylvania reported.