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Obama / Nobel Prize / The Reaction (Part II) #949913

CNN Evening News for Friday, Oct 09, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The controversy over the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to President Obama noted. [OBAMA - speaks about the how prize has been used to give momentum to a set of causes.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, David Gergen, Paul Begala & Heritage Foundation's Nile Gardiner about Obama & the award, [GARDINER - says the decision cheapens the Nobel Prize process.] [ZAKARIA - says it is an award to the US for re-engaging with the world after President Bush's policies.] [GARDINER - says the award will not make a big difference on the world stage; notes the award was given because obama is a weak leader.] [BEGALA - says Obama has done some very tough things: that it is about respect.] [GERGEN - says popularity strengthens him abroad but complicates things at home by polarizing international affairs & making consensus about Afghanistan at home.] [ZAKARIA - says the award was given because Obama is a different kind of leader.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The process for the Nobel Peace Prize outlined on screen.

Cooper, Anderson

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