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Syria / ISIS Execution / Sotloff / Eisner, Blinken Interviews / Obama #1071221

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 03, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with "Jewish Daily Forward" editor Jane Eisner about the fact that American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was executed by ISIS in Syria, was Jewish; inset photo shown. [EISNER - talks about keeping the fact that Sotloff was Jewish out of the media coverage, how he observed holy days while in captivity.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A statement from the Sotloff family noted. [Sotloff family spokesman Barak BARFI†- reads statement about Sotloff.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) What President Obama said in Estonia about ISIS. [OBAMA - says our objective is clear: destroy ISIS.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Cardiff: Jim Acosta) The conflicting statements from Obama about ISIS, how he has not set out a timetable while he tries to develop a NATO coalition discussed. [OABAM - says we can shrink ISIS's sphere of influence.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Earlier interview held with deputy national security adviser Tony Blinken about Obama's statements about ISIS. [BLINKEN - clarifies what Obama meant by "destroy," "disrupt" and "shrink; states we want to build a coalition about Iraq and Syria: gathering resources against ISIS.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN contributor Peter Beinart and CNN's John King about ISIS and US policy. [BEINART - says the ISIS executions of two Americans have fostered American anger over the Syria policy; states the reality is that someone on the ground has to take territory from ISIS: air strikes cannot do it.] [KING - assesses the policy and politics.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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