CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 08, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) The surprised reaction at the White House to the plans for a Trump-Kim meeting, the statement from White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders about the meeting quoted, where the talks might take place, their past exchanges of insults, the scary nuclear moments discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Seoul, South Korea: Will Ripley) How Kim has been trying to figure a way out of the sanctions with a bold strategy discussed.
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's retied Gen. Mark Hertling, former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, Gloria Borger & Jen Psaki about the meeting. [BORGER, RICHARDSON, HERTLING, PSAKI - offer views on what Secretary of State Rex Tillerson had said about talks about talks, how the president has decided to meet with North Korea, the risks since Kin has never delivered, the past strategy of the Kim family with deception for regime survival, what will be the US requests, how this is a reversal of policy, how the Pentagon was not tracking this, what would denuclearization mean, how this is an historic moment, why North Korea wants to do this.] Other material: Trump tweet about a planned meeting & denuclearization.