This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former McCain adviser Nicole Wallace, Republican strategist Ed Rollins, CNN's Ed Henry and Roland Martin about the politics of the deal on taxes. [HENRY - says the liberals are upset with Obama giving up what he campaigned for and why he did not make his case to the public, but the reality is he does not have the votes; mentions the agenda: START and don't ask, don't tell.] [MARTIN - says the Republicans whipped up on Democrats today; asks about deficits and this tax break.] [WALLACE - says the politics on this are not so bad for Obama: he kept his pledge to compromise; defends the Republicans' philosophical debate.] [ROLLINS - says this will get the economy moving again and has to deal with the leadership of the Republican Party; states there has been spending and it is all about the banking system and getting confidence back in the business community.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Sanjay Gupta) What stopping the breast cancer treatment means and her palliative care discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jessica Yellin) The three Edwards children, her role in John's campaign and his career, her grace in handling her disease and the relationship today with her husband from whom she is separated discussed.
(Studio: Joe Johns) The plans for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to meet with British police about the warrant from Sweden and US actions on the document dump; the admission by a homeless man to the murder in Celebration, California; the hunt for a killer shark off the coast of Egypt; a statement from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates about the repeal of the "don't ask, don't tell" policy for gays in the military; the return from "digital death" of musician Alicia Keys after AIDS fund raising reported.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with stante representative Anna Tovar about the state not funding transplant surgery. [TOVAR - says she has had two transplants that saved her life; states transplants are not optional; criticizes Arizona's cuts in health care spending; indicates no solution has been brought forward; outlines possible transplant funding solutions.]
(No location given: Ed Lavandera) The story of a teenage boy who worked as a drug cartel hitman in Mexico presented; scenes shown of the captured boy with the words of his story translated. [:Murder City" author Charles BOWDEN- talks about the young lives of those ordered to kill.] The role of young kids in the drug cartel world and the fate of this boy in the Mexican legal system discussed.
(Studio: Joe Johns) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's meeting with diplomats from South Korea and Japan about how to respond to North Korea's attack and nuclear policy; the same-sex marriage legal battle in California; Stock Market Report; flaws with the new 100 dollar bills; the engagement of actor Kelsey Grammer reported. [For "60 Minutes," Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben BERNANKE - talks about job losses and a long employment recovery.]