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Middle East / US Embassies #1030967

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 13, 2012
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Anti-US protests in the Arab world following the violence at the US embassy in Cairo and the attack on the US consulate in Libya stemming from an anti-Islam film made in the US noted; map shown.

(Cairo: Richard Engel) The protests in the Middle East featured; scenes shown of the violent assault on the US embassy in Sana’a, Yemen and the clash between demonstrators and Egyptian security forces in Cairo; details given about the response of Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi. The arrival of US Marines at the embassy in Tripoli, Libya noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) The identification of 2 of the Americans killed in the attack in Libya as Tyrone Woods†† and Glen Doherty† reported.

(Woburn, Massachusetts: Katy Tur) Doherty remembered; details given about his service as a Navy SEAL; excerpt shown of an appearance in “The Wanted.” [Sister Kate QUIGLEY††- talks about Glen.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Mike Taibbi) The film that sparked the anger in the Middle East reviewed; details given about how the actors’ lines were dubbed over without their knowledge and about the role of Steven Klein††, an anti-Islamist and spokesman for the film. [Actress Cindy Lee GARCIA††- apologizes.] [University of Southern California Richard DEKMEJIAN†- says he can see how any Muslim would be insulted.] [KLEIN - says he wasn’t afraid to tell the truth.] [Annenberg Program online communities director Karen NORTH†- says if you want to say something inflammatory you have as broad an audience as you could imagine.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The options for the US to stop the outrage examined; details given about the dissatisfaction with Morsi’s initial failure to protect the embassy and about US-Egyptian relations. [In Colorado, President OBAMA – says no act of terror will go unpunished.] [On Telemundo, OBAMA – says Egypt is a government trying to find its way.] [Brookings foreign policy director Martin INDYK†- says the US has made a gamble.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON – says the film had a purpose to denigrate a great religion and provoke rage.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s new message on the chaos in the Middle East noted. [In Virginia, ROMNEY – says he intends to be a president that provides the leadership that will keep us admired throughout the world.]

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Tur, Katy;
Taibbi, Mike;
Mitchell, Andrea

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