Search the Archive

Health Care Reform / Obama / A Discussion #942911

CNN Evening News for Friday, Aug 14, 2009
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Big Sky, Montana: Ed Henry) President Obama's town hall meeting in Montana about health care reform featured; scenes shown of a man complaining about the costs. [OBAMA - praises Senator Max Baucus; admits he cannot cover 46 million more; reiterates his promise not to raise taxes on the middle class.] The problems in getting a bipartisan deal in the fall discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "Chicago Tribune" reporter Clarence Page, former Bush speechwriter David Frumm & Politico's Nia-Malika Henderson about the politics of health care reform. [PAGE - says Obama was caught off guard by the town hall meetings; indicates the blue dog Democrats are skittish; comments on the anxiety over the federal debt & the economy.] [FRUMM - says there is the possibility of a compromise with the Democrats scaling back ambitions; indicates there can be big achievements.] [HENDERSON - says Obama may rankle the left; comments on the town hall complaints about bigger government.]

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Henry, Ed
Duration:
00:09:30

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.