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NBC Evening News for Friday, Aug 30, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Secretary of State John Kerry’s presentation of evidence of a chemical attack by Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s regime noted; photos shown of bodies. [KERRY - states we will not repeat the Iraq experience; says we know the regime has used chemical weapons multiple times this year; outlines evidence of what Assad did to his own people; says fatigue does not absolve us of our responsibility.]

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The certainty of US action featured; map shown of locations in Syria that were hit by rockets.

(Studio: Lester Holt) President Obama’s response to Kerry’s remarks noted. [OBAMA – comments on our obligation as a leader in the world.]

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The options for a US response featured; photos shown of US destroyers and the amphibious ship San Antonio in the Mediterranean; map shown of Syrian chemical weapons sites.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Damascus: Bill Neely) The preparations in Damascus for a US military strike as U.N. inspectors end their mission featured; scenes shown of the inspectors arriving at a Syrian army hospital to interview soldiers and in the attack areas, explosions in the suburbs. [INSPECTOR – comments.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Antakya, Turkey: Richard Engel) A napalm attack against civilians at a Syrian school reviewed; scenes shown of injured children. [Volunteer physicians Dr. “ROLA”‡, Dr. Saleyha AHSAN††- describe the injuries.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) The public’s views on military action against Syria and Obama’s handling of this crisis reviewed; poll findings cited.

(Studio: Lester Holt) Live in-studio interview held with NBC military analyst retired Col. Jack Jacobs about the US military options and risks. [JACOBS – talks about what advice Obama is likely getting from military advisors.]

Holt, Lester;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Neely, Bill;
Engel, Richard;
Todd, Chuck

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