This program is about 1 hour long
(Phoenix: Gary Tuchman) A look from the front lines of the immigration battle in Arizona presented; scenes shown of raids by Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arapaio's deputies. [SUSPECT - says he was pulled over due to racism.] [In interview, Joe ARAPAIO- outlines his role in fighting crime, arresting violators of the law & finding illegals.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Arizona state senator Russell Pearce, who co-sponsored the bill, & Rev. Al Sharpton about the immigration law. [PEARCE - comments on the judge's ruling on the Arizona state law, but part of the bill went into effect; defends policing & an enforcement of the law; quotes Supreme Court laws.] [SHARPTON - explains what is wrong with this law; states a state cannot supersede federal law & immigration is under the domain of federal law; opposes profiling of Hispanics.]
(Phoenix: Dan Simon) The anger in Arizona against illegal immigration examined; scenes shown of Latino men looking for work; details given about the economic & criminal issues. [Arizonan Jesse HERNANDEZ - explains why he supports the law on economic grounds.] [Homeowner Kilberly SLARB- speaks against illegals.] Whether or not Hispanics support 1070 discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin & Gloria Borger about the Rangel case. [TOOBIN - says what is clear is he did not report his assets & he was shaking down donors; notes Rangel is running for re-election as the last of the old style Harlem politicians.] [BORGER - outlines what Democrats have done, why they are nervous about a public trial, how Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is avoiding the issue.]
(Washington: Joe Johns) The online controversy about how Sherrod may have gotten her job after she was involved in a class action lawsuit against the government examined. [Husband Charles SHERROD - recalls their fight with the USDA to get loans for black farmers.] [Representative Steve KING - asks why Shirley Sherrod was hired by the USDA after the settlement.] [In interview with Don Lemon, SHERROD - says her appointment was not connected to the lawsuit.] The story behind a speech from Charles Sherrod & what the blogs are picking up on discussed; excerpt from the speech at the University of Virginia shown.
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The transfer of Army Pvt. Bradley Manning after he leaked the documents about the war in Afghanistan via WikiLeaks; more information from Senator Claire McCaskill about foulups at the Arlington National Cemetery & the weekend wedding for Chelsea Clinton in Rhinebeck, New York, reported. [Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN - speaks about the WikiLeaks documents.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with LSU professor Ed Overton about whether the damage from the spill has been overblown. [OVERTON - suggests we not underestimate the damage, but things was exaggerated & there may not be draconian long-term effects; indicates the use of chemical dispersants saved the shoreline & marshlands.] A picture of oil in Barataria Bay shown.
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The discovery of the body of former NBA basketball player Lorenzen Wright; an oil spill in Michigan's Kalamazoo River; stock market report & the announcement that Ellen DeGeneres is leaving "American Idol" after one season reported.