NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 27, 2013
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(White House: Kristen Welker) Julia Pierson, newly appointed as the first female director of the Secret Service, profiled; scenes shown of her swearing-in with President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden; details given about her background; her remarks about 9/11 quoted; photos shown of other women leading federal law enforcement agencies. [OBAMA – says she’s breaking the mold.] [Secret Service agent Barbara RIGGS- reacts.] [Author Ronal KESSLER- says she represents a continuation of the same flawed cultural problems that led to the scandals we’ve all seen.] [White House deputy press secretary Josh EARNEST- says the president believes Pierson has the kind of experience we want.] The prostitution scandal in Colombia last year mentioned.
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