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NBC Evening News for Monday, Sep 02, 2013
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(Studio: Natalie Morales) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(White House: Peter Alexander) The White House lobbying surge to convince Congress to approve a military strike in Syria reviewed; scenes shown of a protest; details given about the role of Secretary of State John Kerry; photos shown of bodies. [At a town hall in Connecticut, 2 MEN; with Senator Lindsey Graham, Senator John McCAIN; Representative Charles RANGEL - offer views on striking Syria.]

(Studio: Natalie Morales) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) US military preparations for action in Syria featured; details given about the positioning of the aircraft carrier Nimitz and its battle group in the Red Sea and the US warships in the Mediterranean; map shown of chemical weapons sites in Syria. [NBC News military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- wonders if we continue to escalate if Syrian President Bashir al-Assad follows with another chemical strike.]

(Studio: Natalie Morales) Report introduced.

(Antakya, Turkey: Jim Maceda) The situation inside Syria updated; scenes shown of fighting, refugees fleeing to Turkey, bodies; Assad’s warning about a US strike quoted; details given about Assad’s denial his forces used chemical weapons and about Russian President Vladimir Putin’s support of Assad. [KERRY – says hair & blood samples have tested positive for sarin.] [NBC News counterterrorism analyst Michael LEITER†- says chemical weapons were used and almost certainly by the Syrian regime.]

Morales, Natalie;
Alexander, Peter;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Maceda, Jim

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