This program is about 1 hour long
(Studio: Anderson Cooper, Jim Acosta) What Marcus Bachmann is saying about the approach to therapy and what Ramirez and his mother said about going to Bachmann to change from gay to straight and a statement from Representative Michele Bachmann's campaign discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The political dimension to this story because Michele is a presidential candidate noted. Earlier discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala and former White House pess secretary Ari Fleischer about the Bachmanns and reparative therapy. [BEGALA - comments on what Marcus Bachmann is saying about this approach to sexual identity; says Representative Bachmann should have to answer as to whether she supports this kind of bigotry.] [FLEISCHER - says if someone goes to a Christian counseling clinic about sexual identity it is private; notes the clinic receives Medicaid funds and the issue needs to be left alone.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with CNN's Paul Begala and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer about the budget talks. [BEGALA - says the American people have been fair and want wealthy Americans to pay more taxes; expresses pessimism about the negotiations: that Republicans will ruin the country.] [FLEISCHER - says Obama has ducked the questions with no specifics; comments on Obama's poll gap as compared to Republican presidential candidates; states an agreement has to be reached; indicates people are fed up with spending and reform.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with Johns Hopkins University professor Fouad Ajami and Egyptian protester Khalid Abdulla about the crisis in Egypt; inset video of protests from Tahrir Sq. in Cairo. [ABDULLA - says we are in an ongoing crisis with the army pushing back protesters who want speedier change; comments on the pace of change and when elections will come.] [AJAMI - talks about the nature of revolution and wanting to go back to the moment of innocence and now there is an account between the army and the population that wants speedier change.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier discussion held with HLN's Dr. Drew Pinsky and Sunny Hostin about the Garrido videotapes. [PINSKY - tells people to assume the worst: that depravity exists in our world and we have to be vigilant; states the legal system has to step in to protect the children.] [HOSTIN - talks about the laws and public pictures; criticizes the federal/state supervision of Garrido, who was a sex offender; states the video will be a tool to show how sexual predators work.]
(Studio: Tom Foreman) The release on Sunday of Casey Anthony from jail to face two civil lawsuits; the heckling of Rupert Murdoch after his meeting with the family of Milly Dowler; the resignations of "News of the World" editor Rebekah Brooks and Les Hinton of Dow Jones due to the hacking scandal; the split of Jennifer Lopez and Marc Anthony and a report that actress Mila Kunis will go to the Marine ball with Sgt. Scott Moore, who is stationed in Afghanistan, reported.