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NBC Evening News for Monday, Jun 10, 2013
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(Studio: Lester Holt) The manhunt for NSA contractor Edward Snowden, who admitted that he leaked the information on the government’s surveillance programs, noted. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Snowden’s background and actions reviewed; scenes shown of investigators at his mother’s home in Ellicott City, Maryland and his father’s home near Allentown, Pennsylvania, and a demonstration of support in New York; details given about his education, job experience, his flight to Hong Kong after copying top secret documents at his office at Booz Allen Hamilton in Hawaii and the reaction to Snowden’s leak from WikiLeaks creator Julian Assange and film maker Michael Moore. [In interview with "The Guardian," SNOWDEN – says the public needs to decide whether these programs & policies are right or wrong.] [“Guardian” columnist Glenn GREENWALD†- comments on Snowden’s motivation.] [Hawaiian MAN – comments.] [NBC correspondent Ian WILLIAMS – comments on Hong Kong’s extradition treaty.] [Former CIA chief of staff Jeremy BASH†- notes concern about Snowden’s information falling into the hands of a foreign government.] [NSA director James CLAPPER – notes the damage is huge.] [Britain’s Foreign Secretary William HAGUE†- comments on Britain’s relationship with the NSA.] [Brennan Center for Justice Elizabeth GOITEIN†- comments on civil liberties.]

(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Myers) The increased demand for private intelligence contractors since the 9/11 attacks featured; map shown of the NSA complex in Fort Meade, Maryland; statistics on people with security clearances cited. [“Top Secret America” author William ARKIN†- says it’s an industrial system that works on a profit motive.] [Senator Susan COLLINS†- says intelligence agencies could not function without these private contractors.] Former NSA director Mike McConnell’s work with Booz Allen Hamilton noted.

Holt, Lester;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Myers, Lisa

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