This program is about 1 hour long
(Orlando: Martin Savidge) What is coming in the last days of the Anthony trial previewed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen, Paul Begala and Dana Loesch about the dispute. [BEGALA - says Congress is not making enough progress with the Republican Party having to agree to new revenue from the rich; outlines the potential damage to the economy if the US defaults on debts.] [LOESCH - says we have to look at entitlement reform, including Medicare spending and we need private sector incentives.] [GERGEN - comments on the president's tone: it indicates talks are near collapse; predicts we won't get a mega-deal; says August 2 is the key date and we are playing with fire if we default.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Damascus, Syria: Hala Gorani, Arwa Damon) Kucinich's visit to Syria, what he said about the country, the translations of what he said as being off-base, the military sweep in the northwest, the government desire to control the message coming out of Syria and the opposition in Syria discussed; inset video from Syria shown.
(Studio: Isha Sesay) Yesterday's deadly attack on a Kabul, Afghanistan hotel and the pace of US troop withdrawal; a possible victory by Amanda Knox to get her conviction in the Italian murder trial overturned; the settlement by Bank of America over investor claims; the apology from the Southwest pilot James Taylor for his rant against flight attendants and gays and how turtles invaded Kennedy airport runways in New York City reported; pilot rant that went out over an open microphone played and his apology quoted.
(Orlando: Martin Savidge) The Anthony trial reviewed; scenes shown from the courtroom. [In court, ANTHONY - speaks.] [In response to questions from defense attorney Jose Baez, father George ANTHONY - denies abusing his daughter; clarifies his remarks on the smell of decomposition in the car trunk; comments on his suicide attempt while in an emotional state and his response to the findings of Caylee's remains.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with InSession's Jan Casarez and Sunny Hostin about the Anthony trial. [CASAREZ - says George's testimony backfired on the defense; notes George was sobbing on the stand while Casey was stoic.] [HOSTIN - comments on the defense raising the issue of the suicide attempt and note; predicts the defense will have to put Casey on the stand to explain the defense strategy of accidental death.]