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Afghanistan / Bergdahl Release / Handover Video / A Discussion #1066304

CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 04, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Breaking news on the new information about Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who had been held captive by the Taliban in Afghanistan, introduced; scenes shown of Bergdahl and the Taliban and US special forces.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Pentagon: Barbara Starr) The Army's portrait of soldier Bergdahl, how he left the unit once before, the issue of command security in the unit, the concerns about Bergdahl's health based on two videos and the Taliban video about the handoff discussed; video shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Excerpts from the Bergdahl handover video with subtitles shown.

(Washington: Jim Sciutto) The 8-minute Taliban propaganda video analyzed; video from the ground narrated by the Taliban {with translation}, up to the helicopter that then takes off shown.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former Navy SEAL Dan O'Shea, Reuters reporter David Rohde, who had been held captive, and CNN's Peter Bergen about the Bergdahl video; video and pictures of the five prisoners who were exchange shown. [ROHDE - analyzes Bergdahl's behavior as seen in the video; comments on the criticism of Bergdahl and his parents.] [O'SHEA - explains why the Americans were not dressed in uniform at the time of the recovery, the search of his body in case he was wired with explosives.] [BERGEN - recounts various accounts about Bowe, the actions of his father in reaching out to the Taliban.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Starr, Barbara;
Sciutto, Jim

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