This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's John King and Gloria Borger about Bachmann and her candidacy. [KING - says she is the most influential person shaping the Republican race; notes she took government money; outlines scenarios for her role in the Iowa primary and what it means for other candidates.] [BORGER - says Bachmann is the Howard Dean of the 2012 race; comments on the Bachmann as flake issue and how it worked to her advantage; compares Bachmann and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin: how Bachmann will answer questions and is willing to state her beliefs.] Other material: [With Chris Wallace on Fox, BACHMANN - denies she is a flake.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Damascus: Arwa Damon) What happened to a Syrian boy shot by security forces and what she was allowed to see in one town where security claimed armed gangs were targeted discussed; inset video shown.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Perugia: Dan Rivers) The Knox appeal, what convicted Rudy Guede is saying about the guilt of Knox and Raffaela Sallecito, the plans to re-examine the DNA evidence from the original trial, Knox's demeanor in the courtroom and her emotional statement discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A CNN special "Murder Abroad" previewed.
(Studio: Joe Johns) The issuance from the International Criminal Court of charges against Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi for crimes against humanity; the conviction of former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich in his second corruption trial; the fight to keep the flooding Missouri River away from two nuclear power plants in Nebraska and the sale of an old picture of Billy the Kid for over 2 million dollars reported.
(Orlando: Martin Savidge) The days's developments in the trial of Casey Anthony for the murder of her daughter , Caylee, reviewed; scenes shown from the courtroom where expert witnesses testified about phone records, chloroform and the body. [Judge Belvin PERRY- explains the Saturday recess.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with InSessions Jean Casarez and Sunny Hostin about the trial. [CASAREZ, HOSTIN - comment on the issue of Casey's competency being raised late in the trial; talks about the smells in the car trunk, the issue of the death penalty in Florida, Casey's demeanor in court today, whether Casey will testify and how she holds the key to the defense strategy.]
(Studio: Joe Johns) TSA's defense of security agents for patting down a 95-year-old woman at the airport; Supreme Court ruling allowing the sale of violent video games; the filing of bankruptcy protection by the Los Angeles Dodgers baseball team and the sale of Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video jacket reported.