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Waco, Texas / Cult Standoff / Compound Fire #350068

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Apr 20, 1993
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(Near Waco: Dan Rather) Reports from the site of the fire at the compound of the religious cult led by David Koresh introduced.

(Waco: Vicki Mabrey) Investigation of the bizarre and tragic standoff featured; scenes shown of yesterday's fire near Waco, Texas. [FBI special agent Jeffrey JAMAR, cult survivor Remos AVRAAM, Koresh's attorney Dick DeGUERIN - talk about the fires and the violence.] Extent of the FBI's information about what went on inside noted.

(Near Waco: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Susan Spencer) Reaction of President Clinton to what happened in Waco examined. [CLINTON - accepts responsibility for Attorney General Janet Reno's decision to act; blames Koresh for the deaths.] The success of Clinton's efforts at damage control discussed.

(Near Waco: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Rita Braver) Plans for government investigations of the disaster at Waco examined; the questions Congress wants answered outlined. [Representatives Don EDWARDS, Henry HYDE - comment on the case.] The issue of child abuse in the compound detailed.

(Near Waco: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Washington: Scott Pelley) The mourning after the compound fire featured; scenes shown of the families of cult members. [Cult member's mother Belinda GANEM, JAMAR - comment.] The fate of the children killed and orphaned by the fire noted. [Cult member's sister Ursula GEHRMANN - reveals note from her sister.] [Koresh's ex-wife Robyn BUNDS - talks about Koresh's prophecies.]

Reporter(s):
Braver, Rita;
Mabrey, Vicki;
Pelley, Scott;
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan
Duration:
00:11:00

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