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Obama / Summit of the Americas / Chavez / A Discussion #929374

CNN Evening News for Monday, Apr 20, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: Candy Crowley) President Obama under fire for his meetings at the Summit of the Americas with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez there featured; photos shown of Obama with Chavez. [POLITICIAN - calls Obama irresponsible.] [Brookings Inst.'s Mauricio CARDENAS†- speaks about Chavez.] [Earlier, CHAVEZ - {thru translator} calls Obama ignorant & President Bush the devil.] [Former Speaker of the House Newt GINGRICH, former Vice President Dick CHENEY - criticize Obama.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS†- responds.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's David Gergen & "How to Win a Cosmic War" author Reza Aslan about Obama, Venezuela & Iran. [GERGEN - says Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad seems bipolar & has put pressure on Obama; states he has to free the American journalist; comments on what Obama is doing on the international stage & got trapped by the picture with Chavez.] [ASLAN - says Ahmadinejad is reaching out to his base about the issue of national sovereignty; states we have ignored Latin America, so Obama is trying something different.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Crowley, Candy

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