SHOTLIST:

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Washington, DC - Recent

1. Mid, people walking on street

U.S. Department of Defence video - AP Clients Only

At Sea, March 2011

2. Night shot, tomahawk missile being fired from the USS Barry during Libyan campaign

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Washington, DC - September 9, 2013

3. Graphic showing poll result

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Glendale, California - September 9, 2013

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Patrick Lawrence, College student:

"I think America needs to stop getting into other people's business and causing a war that's mainly unneeded. "

White House Handout - AP Clients Only

Washington, DC - September 7, 2013

5. Mid, Obama giving his weekly video address

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Washington, DC - September 9, 2013

6. SOUNDBITE (English) Darrell West, Vice President, Governance studies, Brookings Institution:

"It is very difficult for a president to persuade people when they've already made up their mind against some type of foreign intervention."

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Miami, Florida - September 9, 2013

7. Wide, close-up people walking along street

8. SOUNDBITE (English) Diana Mete, Miami resident:

"People in the Middle East would see that as another attempt of the U.S. to take control over them, even though that's not the case."

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Dallas, Texas - September 9, 2013

9. SOUNDBITE (English) Sohit Dave, SMU Student:

"I don't think we should right now because we have way too many domestic problems we should sort out before we are to go abroad and to meddle in somebody else's business."

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Glendale, California - September 9, 2013

10. Wide, bakery

11. SOUNDBITE (English) Calvin Cressel, Glendale:

"I do support the president in this endeavor. It's a travesty what's happening over in Syria. And I think we need to take some type of action."

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Miami, Florida - September 9, 2013

12. SOUNDBITE (English) George Duemas, visitor from Washington, D.C.:

"Hopefully, he's able to educate us more on what's going on. "

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Washington, DC - September 7, 2013

13. Pan, as President Barak Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walk into Rose Garden

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Washington, DC - September 9, 2013

14. SOUNDBITE (English) Darrell West, Vice President, Governance studies, Brookings Institution:

"You know, people want to know what's he going to do. Is this going to be 3 or 4 bombing raids? Is this going to go on for weeks and weeks? What are his objectives, what are his goals? How is he actually going to do this? I think he has to be clearer than he has been to date."

AP Television - AP Clients Only

Washington, DC - September 7, 2013

15. Push-in Obama and Biden walk in Rose Garden

VOICE-OVER SCRIPT:

NEW POLLING FIGURES SHOW AMERICANS ARE REJECTING A WEEKS-LONG WHITE HOUSE CAMPAIGN FOR U.S. MILITARY STRIKES AGAINST SYRIA.

ACROSS PARTY LINES, SIXTY-ONE PERCENT OF AMERICANS SURVEYED SAY THEY WANT CONGRESS TO VOTE AGAINST AUTHORIZING MILITARY STRIKES. JUST 26 PERCENT ARE IN FAVOR.

(SOT: Patrick Lawrence, College student)

"I think America needs to stop getting into other people's business and causing a war that's mainly unneeded. "

PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA IS BLAMING SYRIAN PRESIDENT BASHAR ASSAD'S REGIME FOR A CHEMICAL WEAPON ATTACK THAT THE U.S. GOVERNMENT SAYS KILLED 14-HUNDRED.

(SOT: Darrell West, Brookings Analyst)

It is very difficult for a president to persuade people when they've already made up their mind against some type of foreign intervention. But, what he can do is basically explain much better than he has done to date, about what has been going on in Syria, the use of chemical weapons, the impact on young children and women there. "

THE PUBLIC MOOD IS TIRED OF MIDEAST WARS AFTER A DOZEN YEARS OF MILITARY ACTION IN IRAQ AND AFGHANISTAN.

(SOT: Diana Mete (MEE"-tee), Miami resident)

"People in the Middle East would see that as another attempt of the U.S. to take control over them, even though that's not the case."

(SOT: Sohit Dave, SMU Student)

"I don't think we should right now because we have way too many domestic problems we should sort out before we are to go abroad and to meddle in somebody else's business."

THE PRESIDENT NEEDS TO BUILD ON HIS LIMITED SUPPORT.

(SOT: Calvin Cressel, Glendale)

"I do support the president in this endeavor. It's a travesty what's happening over in Syria. And I think we need to take some type of action."

(SOT: George Duemas, visitor from Washington, D.C.)

"Hopefully, he's able to educate us more on what's going on. "

THE PRESIDENT HOPES HIS TELEVISED ADDRESS TUESDAY WILL DRIVE-UP SUPPORT.

(SOT: Darrell West, Brookings Analyst)

"You know, people want to know what's he going to do. Is this going to be 3 or 4 bombing raids? Is this going to go on for weeks and weeks? What are his objectives, what are his goals? How is he actually going to do this? I think he has to be clearer than he has been to date."

WARNINGS THAT INACTION WOULD RISK NATIONAL SECURITY AND IGNORE A GRUESOME HUMANITARIAN CRISIS, ARE MOSTLY FALLING ON DEAF EARS.

TRACY BROWN/ Associated Press

 

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