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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The call from advisers to President Obama for a halt to monitoring phone messages and to rein in the NSA surveillance/spying introduced; photos shown of Edward Snowden, who leaked NSA documents.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Sciutto) The panel's recommendation of accountability for the phone records that are monitored by the NSA and other specific proposals while keeping the metadata collection for security reasons discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Jeffrey Toobin and investigative journalist Glenn Greenwald about the panel recommendations about NSA data collection. [GREENWALD, TOOBIN - offer views on the suggestions on the handling of the data.] [GREENWALD - says there is no evidence this surveillance stops terrorism; wonders about how much President Obama's administration will accept of the handpicked panel's suggestions.] [TOOBIN - denies this vindicates Snowden: this was not the way to go forward by releasing classified documents.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Sciutto, Jim

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