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Terrorism / 9/11 Plot / Ground Zero / Memorial / Lutnick #1006667

CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 09, 2011
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(Ground Zero: Scott Pelley) A new terror threat to mark the 10th anniversary of the attacks on September 11, 2001 noted.

(Ground Zero: Scott Pelley; Washington: Bob Orr) What is known about this threat from Pakistan involving the use of car bombs in New York City and Washington, DC, the 3 Al Qaeda operatives, and the credibility of the threat discussed.

(Ground Zero: Scott Pelley) The tightened security measures in Washington noted; scenes shown of police.

(Times Square: Mark Strassmann) The security measures in New York City featured; scenes shown of the police presence; details given about the unmanned submarine patrolling the harbor, security cameras and the reliance on residents to report anything suspicious. [Police Chief Ray KELLY – says we prefer to be first preventers.] Last year’s Times Square bomb attempt mentioned.

(Ground Zero: Scott Pelley) The memorial at Ground Zero visited; scenes shown of the granite pools with waterfalls on the footprints of the World Trade Center towers. [Port Authority of New York and New Jersey executive director Chris WARD††- says this is the largest manmade fountain in America and we built 2 of them.] The deaths of 658 employees of the Cantor Fitzgerald brokerage firm in the North Tower on 9/11 noted.

(New York: Anthony Mason) The decision of Cantor Fitzgerald CEO Howard Lutnick†† to dedicate his life to helping the victims’ families featured. [LUTNICK – talks about the grief; comments on the impact on his company.] [Sister Edie LUTNICK††- says he made a commitment the relief fund would be in existence until the last child went through college.]

Pelley, Scott;
Orr, Bob;
Strassmann, Mark;
Mason, Anthony

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