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(Studio: Poppy Harlow) Live telephone interview held with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson about North Korea’s release of Americans Kenneth Bae & Matthew Miller. [Voice of RICHARDSON – speculates on the motivation; says this decision could have been made by leader Kim Jong Un; says a release based on humanitarian grounds is a positive signal; notes the North is unpredictable; notes the letter from President Obama that National Intelligence Director James Clapper brought was a skillful; mentions the release of Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi by Mexico.] Live telephone discussion held with CNN political analyst David Gergen about Clapper’s role and Obama’s letter. [Voice of GERGEN – notes North Korea’s desire for status; says it’s a positive note for the Obama administration; says he does not think Obama has been weakened overseas by defeat in the midterm elections.] Live in-studio interview held with Bae family friend David Sugarman. [SUGARMAN – notes the reaction of Bae’s family; says Bae is not well.]
- Harlow, Poppy
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