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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma / Bombing / McVeigh Execution / Oklahoma City / Nigh Interview #197449

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jun 11, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The execution of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, bomber Timothy McVeigh at the federal penitentiary in Terre Haute, IN, reported.

(Terre Haute, IN: Dean Reynolds) McVeigh's execution reviewed; animated diagram shown of the execution chamber. [Warden Harley LAPPIN - describes McVeigh's demeanor.] [The Daily Oklahoman Nolan CLAY, Fox news Shepard SMITH, "Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel" Crocker STEPHENSON, "Terre Haute Tribune-Star" Karin GRUNDEN - describe what happened with McVeigh.] [CBS News Byron PITTS - quotes lines from the poem "Invictus."] [Associated Press Rex HUPPKE, GRUNDEN, Oklahoma City KFOR-TV Linda CAVANAUGH, "USA Today" Kevin JOHNSON, Chicago WLS Radio Susan CARLSON - describe McVeigh during the execution.] [LAPPIN - says he was pronounced dead at 2001.0-7:14.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Oklahoma City: Charles Gibson) The view of the execution from Oklahoma City presented; moving scenes shown of relatives at the memorial chairs. [Victim's daughter Alice DENNISON - reacts to the questions about McVeigh.] [Victim's daughter Oneta JOHNSON - says Attorney General John Ashcroft came to view the execution.] [Victims' relatives Larry WHICHER, Kathleen TREANOR, survivor Raymond WASHBURN; at gravesite, victims' grandmother Jannie COVERDALE - react to McVeigh.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Statements from President Bush and the president of the Amnesty International chapter about the execution noted. [In earlier interview, NIGH - explains McVeigh's unresolved position on what to say; refuses to say where McVeigh's remains will go.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The background to the William Henley poem "Invictus" quoted by McVeigh outlined.

Gibson, Charles;
Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean

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