This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Senator Joseph Lieberman about the day's work. [LIEBERMAN - comments on the military repeal vote, the announcement that Senator Olympia Snowe will back the repeal: now we have 61 votes, the comments from Marines commandant Gen. James Amos opposing repeal, when the House may vote on the bill.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The opposition to the policy repeal noted. [Representative Louie GOHMERT - says history will judge us poorly if we repeal the policy.] A look at countries allowing gays to serve in the military noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala and radio show host Dana Loesch about the chances for repeal and complaints about working Christmas week. [BEGALA - assesses the situation in the Senate by naming some senators who support it; comments on working pre-Christmas; complains about Republicans.] [LOESCH - says elected officials should be in for the long haul; defends Republicans.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Keith Jones. [JONES - talks about the view of wrongful death in 1920 and now; states he was surprised by DeMint blocking the bill to change the law.]
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The background of shooter Duke presented; photos and video shown; details given about his obsession with "V for Vendetta," his bipolar diagnosis, his imprisonment for five years, the gun he had. [Panama City police deputy chief Robert COLBERT- says Duke had mental health issues; clarifies that Duke's wife had been terminated.] [Wife Rebecca DUKE - talks about her husband.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The security guard, Mike Jones, who shot Duke mentioned.
(Studio: Susan Hendricks) The arrests in the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry along the US-Mexico border; the sentence of Abdul Kadir% for the 2007 airport bomb plot; a deadly boat accident in Australia and the discovery of a 2,000-year-old statue in Israel reported; boat and statue shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta and TV host Phil McGraw about the surgery issue and the study that was sponsored by Allergan, the band maker. [GUPTA - explains the lap-band surgery, what it is designed to do and potential medical problems.] [McGRAW - says the problem is the misperceptions about the lap-band and gastric bypass surgery; comments on the drug company doing the study and the cost of the two procedures.]