Tonight on 360°, we'll take you inside the uprising in Libya. An uprising where Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi seems to be losing his grip after 42 years at the helm. CNN's Ben Wedeman has managed to become the first Western journalist to get into the country. He reports the eastern part of the country appears to be under the control of opposition forces.
Meanwhile, in Tripoli witnesses report armed militia are firing on protesters. In the capital there have also been reports aircraft were targeting anti-government protesters.
But Libya's government denies those reports. Gadhafi's son, Saif Al-Islam Gadhafi, told the state news agency Al-Jamahirya the warplanes were targeting weapons depots in remote areas.
However, there's another twist. Two Libyan Air Force pilots defected to Malta today after being asked to bomb Libyan citizens, a Maltese government source said. Their fighter jets were armed with rockets and loaded machine guns, the source added.
Meanwhile, Libya's deputy ambassador to the United Nations told reporters today he's "expecting genocide in Tripoli.'
"The mass killing has reached a stage where no one can stay silent," Ibrahim Dabbaski said.
We'll have more of his message and you'll also hear from Gadhafi's hand-picked ambassador in Washington, who also seems to be breaking with him.
And, we'll talk over all of today's developments with Wedeman, Fouad Ajami, a professor at John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and CNN's Foreign Affairs Correspondent Jill Dougherty.
Anderson also talked with Barbara Walters of ABC News, who talked with Gadhafi 12 years ago in an exclusive interview. She has remarkable insight on the dictator.
Back here at home, we're following the budget protests in Wisconsin. Republican Gov. Scott Walker is blaming unions for the state's money woes and slowing fiscal reform.
Walker's budget proposal calls for state workers to pay more for their pensions and health insurance benefits, while slashing their collective bargaining rights. Opponents call the plan an assault on worker's rights.
We'll talk it over with CNN's Eliot Spitzer, the former Democratic governor of New York, and Republican strategist Ed Rollins.
Join us for these stories and much more starting at 10 p.m. ET. See you then.
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