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CNN Evening News for Friday, Jun 07, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The government's secret program to collect phone and Internet records examined. [President OBAMA - says this program is overseen and it is limited.]

(Washington: Dana Bash) What Senator Mark udall of the Intelligence Committee said about the secret program. [UDALL - comments on raising questions about the program.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A "Wall Street Journal" report that credit card records are accessed in the surveillance noted. Live interview held with CBS reporter John Miller about the spying business. [MILLER - explains how the program works to listen to "selectors" to learn about foreign suspects and who he may be communicated with in the US and the processes built around lawyers, audits and rules; says the program has been used to detect terrorism plots, including saving New York City from a series of bombings in 2009 linked to Najibullah Zazi††.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with reporter Glenn Greenwald and former White House press secretary Ari Fleischer about the secret program. [GREENWALD - explains what the government could do without using a secret government program accessing computer servers and phone records; notes a source in the government leaked information so we can have this debate.] [FLEISCHER - defends the program to find "bad people" in the war on terrorism; backs what President Obama has done: vigilance.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Bash, Dana

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