This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Tripoli: Nic Robertson) What is known about coalition actions in Misrata, how the government won't allow an independent view of the area, the limits of the impact of the coalition strikes, an outrageous report from Fox about journalists used as human shields and the Kadhafi compound that was shelled discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Benghazi: Arwa Damon) The lack of rebel organization and how well they are capitalizing on coalition strikes by attacking Kadhafi's forces discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The questions about the coalition mission in Libya and mixed messages from the administration and the Arab League raised. [On Thursday, Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON; Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN; US allied command Army Gen. Carter HAM; President OBAMA - offer views on the US/coalition mission in Libya.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Paris: Jill Dougherty) The position of the Arab League, the UAE and others on Libya discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen and Johns Hopkins University professor Fouad Ajami about Libya. [AJAMI - comments on what is the Arab League, which does not want to come down on Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi and the motivation of Obama; speculates about a stalemate with a separated Libya.] [GERGEN - comments on the hypocrisy of the motive of the Arab League, who asked for us to go in; asks what is the end game for the US and how there are conflicting signals from Obama's administration; notes the US wants to hand over responsibility, but not leave Kadhafi in power.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Washington: John King) The targeting of Libya by the coalition missiles and air strikes reviewed; maps and lists of the planes, ships, missiles and bases being used shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with Representative Ron Paul about the US mission in Libya. [PAUL - says the US mission in Libya is not clear; suggests we don't have constitutional authority to act, don't know who the opposition is, how we are destabilizing the world by getting involved in another Muslim country.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) President Obama's travels noted.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant reported; photos shown of smoke from the damaged reactors.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former nuclear power plant operator Michael Friedlander and MIT's Jim Walsh about the latest developments in the nuclear crisis in Japan. [FRIEDLANDER - comments on getting power back to the facility; states the future issue will be radioactive contamination in the food chain.] [WALSH - recounts the fires at reactors 3 and 2; notes the AEC is now measuring radiation at different distances from the plant and the role of weather in the spread of contamination.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The death of American teacher Taylor Anderson in the disaster in Japan reported; scenes from Japan and Anderson photos shown.
(Studio: Isha Sesay) The generals revolt in Yemen; Libya's release of four "New York Times" journalists captured six days ago; the first full face transplant in the US for a Texas man and happy birthday for the microblogging service Twitter reported.