So, I've met a lot of colorful characters over the years, but Teri Horton is high on the list.
A few years back, this former truck driver bought a painting at a thrift store. The price was $8. Teri got it for $5. She didn't particularly like the painting. In fact, she bought it as a gag for a friend. Now she thinks she could sell it for $50 million. Why? Teri believes she purchased a Jackson Pollock painting. The abstract expressionist was one of the most influential American painters of the 20th century. His pieces have recently sold for more than $100 million.
Teri is convinced she owns a Pollock. But the art world disagrees. Tonight, we'll show you the interview, which originally ran on 60 Minutes, and let you decide if her painting is a Pollock or not.
Also tonight, we're introducing a new segment, "America Divided," where we look at an issue that is splitting the country apart. This evening, we'll focus on evolution vs. creationism. It came up, of course, most recently in last week's Republican presidential debate. It's one of those issues where you really see the differences that exist in our country. Where do you stand?
We're following a few other stories as well, including the alleged plot to kill soldiers at an army base and how tornadoes have given way to flooding in the Midwest. We will also have an exclusive interview with one of the main suspects in the growing pet food scandal. He's being held in a detention center in China, accused of selling tainted protein to American companies. Tonight, find out why he says he did nothing wrong.
Plus, on the lighter side, it's now the queen's turn to host the president and first lady. CNN's royal expert, Richard Quest, will once again give us a play-by-play of tonight's get-together. It should be insightful and entertaining.
By the way, we noticed last night's White House dinner in honor of Queen Elizabeth II featured this dish on the menu: Arugula, Savannah Mustard and Mint Romaine with Champagne Dressing and Trio of Farmhouse Cheeses. I don't know about you, but in New York, we call that "salad."
-- By Anderson Cooper