Editor's note: You can watch this documentary on CNN December 14 at 7 pm E.T.
This Saturday marks the first anniversary of the day that changed life forever in the community of Newtown Connecticut. On December 14th 2012, a gunman entered Sandy Hook Elementary School and opened fire, killing 26 people including 20 children. CNN is broadcasting a special report called "Honoring the Children: Newtown one year later" which examines the legacies left behind by three of the first-graders who died.
Jordan Graham and Cody Johnson were married for just eight days when she pushed him and he fell off a cliff at Glacier National Park. She is now on trial for his murder. Graham's lawyers say she pushed Johnson in self defense. Now a friend of Johnson's testified he turned down a golf outing on the day of his death because "Jordan said she has a surprise for me." Kyung Lah has the latest.
Newly released video shows Asiana Flight 214 skidding down the runway in San Francisco after hitting a seawall. Three people died in the crash. Now a new report from the N.T.S.B. finds the pilots had warnings that the plane was descending too fast in the minutes before the crash. Rene Marsh has the latest.
Anderson discussed these latest revelations with Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger.
Outrage after a 16-year old drunk driver escapes jail time for killing four people last June. At the time of the crash Ethan Couch's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit and he was speeding. The teen was facing four counts of manslaughter and up to 20 years behind bars. But a judge sentenced him to ten years of probation after his lawyers argued that he was a victim of his family's wealth. An expert witness they put on the stand termed it "affluenza," and the judge bought the argument. Randi Kaye has the story.
Eric Boyles' wife and daughter were killed by the car Ethan Couch was driving. This is the first time he is speaking publicly about what happened.
Anderson discussed this case with Dr. Drew Pinsky along with CNN Legal Analysts Mark Geragos and Sunny Hostin.
The deaf community in South Africa is calling it a travesty, and it played out in plain sight during Nelson Mandela's memorial service. The sign language interpreter on the stage for the whole four hours translated the words of all the speakers into gestures that by all accounts were just plain gibberish. Brian Todd has the story.
It was a day for celebrating the life and the legacy of Nelson Mandela. There is a song called 'Senzenina.' In English that means 'what have we done.' It was an anthem during the anti-apartheid movement and is often sung at funerals and demonstrations. Tonight it is the soundtrack to our look back at the remembrances of Nelson Mandela.
Jordan Graham pushed her husband while they were at Glacier National Park and he fell off a cliff. Her lawyers say she pushed him in self defense and that his death was an accident. The prosecution argues it was murder. One problem for the defense is that initially, Graham lied about what happened and went to pretty dramatic lengths to cover her tracks. Those lies took center stage in court today. Kyung Lah has the latest, and explains what was happening when Graham started wiping away tears.
John Berman discussed the case with CNN legal analysts Mark Geragos, Sunny Hostin and forensic scientist Lawrence Kobilinsky of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.
The world's eyes were on President Obama today at Nelson Mandela's memorial. While he was on stage he shook the hand of Cuba's President Raul Castro. The White House says the moment was unplanned and uncomplicated. Some are calling this a sign of hope, while others call it a sign of surrender. John Berman discussed it with CNNPolitical Commentator Ana Navarro and Senior Political Analayst David Gergen.
It seems rare these days to hear of Democrats and Republicans reaching a compromise in Congress. But they did manage to reach a tentative agreement on a budget deal. It is still a long way from becoming law. But is this deal good news for you and your family? Dana Bash breaks down what's in the bill.
It was a tragedy averted. A family's Jeep skids off the road in a mountainous area of Nevada leaving them stranded in near arctic conditions. It took two days for a volunteer using binoculars to spot them. The two adults and four children were found to be doing well. How is this possible? Stephanie Elam has the latest on this miraculous rescue.
Chris Montes spotted the missing family and helped rescue them.