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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "New York Times" TV reporter Bill Carter, former MSNBC anchor David Shuster and CNN's Ali Velshi about the Olbermann firing. [By phone, CARTER - comments on the long-standing issues he had with MSNBC, how Comcast may change NBC's brand; comments on the contract that will keep him off TV in the settlement.] [SHUSTER - expresses shock over the firing; hopes Keith is leaving on his own terms; notes he had his conflicts with management.] [VELSHI - says his relationship with management was strained, he has been shopping around for another job and may have precipitated this arrangement.] Other material: [OLBERMANN - makes three apologies.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former Clinton adviser Richard Socarides about the cost of the policy. [SOCARIDES - gives a 600 million dollar estimate of the policy over 15 years; notes a lot of skilled Arab translators were lost; doubts there will be a mass exodus from the military when the gay policy changes.]
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The transport of shooting victim Representative Gabrielle Giffords to Houston for rehabilitation; a possible new audio warning from Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden about France in Afghanistan; the search for the kidnapper of Carlina White who was taken from a New York City hospital 23 years and a report on the five cooler than cool nationalities reported. The five cool nationalities discussed.