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CBS Evening News for Friday, Sep 06, 2013
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(Studio: Scott Pelley) President Obama’s push for Congress to authorize military action against Syria noted; photos shown of Obama in St. Petersburg, Russia and victims of the nerve gas attack in Syria.

(Damascus: Elizabeth Palmer) A visit with militias that support Syrian President Bashir al-Assad’s regime featured; details given about how the government issued guns & bullets to civilians to double the size of its fighting force; scenes shown of fighting in the streets, damaged buildings, a tank in the Tadamon†† neighborhood of Damascus. How Assad has stayed in power after 2 years of unrest discussed.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The broadening scope of US action in Syria examined; details given about plans to use more powerful weapons and aircraft after Syria moved potential targets, including rockets & missile launchers.

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(St. Petersburg, Russia: Major Garrett) Obama’s views on alternatives to a military strike featured. [OBAMA – says he is not itching for military action.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Nancy Cordes) The views of Congressmembers on a military strike reviewed; details given about the opposition from constituents; scenes shown of voters confronting Senator John McCain. [Representatives Nancy PELOSI, James BRIDENSTINE††, McCAIN – express views.]

(Studio: Scott Pelley) Statement from the "New York Times" that the picture of Syrian rebels about to assassinate soldiers was from 2012 noted.

Pelley, Scott;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Martin, David;
Garrett, Major;
Cordes, Nancy

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