May 22nd, 2011

STATE OF THE UNION WITH CANDY CROWLEY: Stephen Hadley, Jane Harman, Maen Areikat, and Elise Labott

Immediately following President Obama’s address before the 2011 AIPAC Conference, CNN’s Candy Crowley, host of STATE OF THE UNION, discussed reaction to the speech with former Bush Administration National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley and Jane Harman, president of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and former U.S. Rep. (D-CA).  The full transcript to this interview may be viewed here.

Following that discussion, Crowley interviewed Maen Areikat, Chief Representative of the Palestine Liberation Organization to the U.S. about Palestinian reaction to President Obama’s address and the prospects for Middle East peace.  The full transcript to his interview is here.  Crowley and CNN Senior State Department Producer Elise Labott also discussed the challenges to producing today’s program.

CNN’s STATE OF THE UNION airs Sundays at 9:00am and 12:00pm Eastern.