CNN anchors Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper will lead live, global coverage of President Barack Obama’s address on Iraq at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, August 31. Anchors Candy Crowley, John King and Fareed Zakaria will join other members of the Best Political Team on Television to discuss and analyze the political and national security implications of the president’s speech and his decision for Iraq. In addition, CNN correspondents will be part of the conversation from around the world, including Ed Henry from the White House, Arwa Damon and Chris Lawrence from Iraq, and chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta from Pakistan.
Special coverage begins on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer at 5 p.m., midnight in Iraq which is the exact time when the United States combat mission there is scheduled to officially end. John King, USA at 7 p.m. will have a preview show with top guests on the issue; Larry King Live and Anderson Cooper 360º will have in-depth analysis following the 8 p.m. address.
CNN.com will live stream Pres. Obama’s address at CNN.com/live and on the CNN App for the iPhone and iPod touch, featuring coverage from CNN’s correspondents in Iraq. CNN.com will also have opinion pieces, picture galleries showcasing Iraq in the past, present and future and up to the minute updates on the Political Ticker. CNN iReport, the network's user-generated news community, is asking users to weigh-in on how Iraq has impacted their lives by following this link.
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