This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala, David Gergen, Sanjay Gupta and Jill Doughtery about Holbrooke and his legacy. [BEGALA, GERGEN - offer views on Holbrooke's character, his marriage to Katy Martin, his tough/smart personality who brought peace to Cyprus and Bosnia.] [GUPTA - explains a tear in the aorta that led to Holbrooke's death and what may cause that medical problem.] [DOUGHERTY - says Holbrooke was the architect of strategy in Afghanistan and Pakistan and he was the guy who did the deals.] Other material: [President OBAMA - says Richard was relentless.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with RedState.com Erick Erickson, Democratic strategist James Carville and Democratic pollster Cornell Belcher about the politics of the tax cut. [CARVILLE, ERICKSON, BELCHER - offer analyses of this tax bill and the cost over time for the deficit; bicker over the economy under former Presidents Bush and Clinton.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The facts on job gains and economic growth figures under Bush vs. Clinton summed up.
(Washington: Joe Johns) The event of Madoff's suicide and reports Madoff will not attend the funeral reviewed and the investigation of Mark's role in the fraud, his relationship with his father and the extent of lawsuits to recover the money from the fraud scheme discussed.
(Studio: Susan Hendricks) A federal judge's ruling on the constitutionality of President Obama's health care reform; the announcement by Republican National Committee chairman Michael Steele he will seek a second term and the amount airlines have made on baggage fees reported.
(Washington: Tom Foreman) The questions about whether Gabe Watson murdered his bride, Tina, on their honeymoon in Australia examined; reenactment video of the crime according to Australian authorities shown; details given about the manslaughter case in Australia and the murder charges in Alabama. [Tina's father Tommy THOMAS, Watson attorney Brett BLOOMTON- comment on the case.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jeffrey Toobin) An earlier discussion of the legal matters and evidence in the Watson case that took place 8 years ago, the death penalty issue in Alabama and the double jeopardy issue presented.
(Port-au-Prince: Gary Tuchman) Palin's trip to Haiti with Franklin Graham's Samaritan's Purse charity organization that was not covered by the media except Fox reviewed; photos shown. [PALIN - reminds Americans about the need here.] The situation in Port-au-Prince after last week's post-election violence and the third place finish for Michel Martelly, whose supporters feel the election was stolen, discussed.
(Studio: Susan Hendricks) The bomb suspect in the bombing in Sweden; the sentence for the chef murder-for-hire plot; possible criminal charges against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange; the cold and stormy winter weather; major flooding in Washington state and a view of a secret code in Mona Lisa's eyes reported.