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Middle East / Egypt and Libya / Embassy Attacks / A Discussion #1030547

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 12, 2012
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the US response to the fighting in Cairo, Egypt, after the siege there yesterday and the attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, introduced; scenes shown from Benghazi, where Ambassador Chris Stevens and three staffers were killed. [President OBAMA - outlines what is being done about security at diplomatic posts and to achieve justice in Libya.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Cairo: Ian Lee) What is happening in Egypt in a war of attrition with hardcore protesters battling the police and the security by US Marines at the embassy discussed; scenes shown from a fiery Tahrir Square in Cairo.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live phone interview held with Egyptian journalist Mona Eltahawy† about what is happening in Cairo. [Voice of ELTAHAWY†- talks about the protesters yesterday and today; expresses concern there has not been a clear statement from Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi; worries about the Egyptian revolution.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Jomana Karadsheh and CNN's Jill Dougherty about what is happening in Libya. [KARADSHEH - comments on the Libyan condemnation of the embassy attack that may be linked to revenge for September 11.] [DOUGHERTY - comments on the security measures in the embassy in Tripoli and on the details of the death of Ambassador Stevens in the consulate fire.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with Princeton University's Anne-Marie Slaughter, CNN's Christiane Amanpour and former CIA officer Bob Baer about the events in Egypt and Libya. [AMANPOUR - talks about the worrying situation in Egypt that might spread to protests in other chantries; notes people in Libya love Americans and have condemned the violence in Benghazi.] [SLAUGHTER - comments on the confusion over the coordinated attack on the Libyan consulate.] [BAER - says Libya has no effective central government with unknown militant groups there; notes Jordan, Syria and Lebanon are in trouble.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Lee, Ian

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