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ABC Evening News for Friday, Oct 26, 2001
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Studio: Brian Ross) Evidence that tests on the anthrax sent to Senate majority leader Tom Daschle found an additive called bentonite, used to keep anthrax particles floating and is a trademark of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's weapons program, examined. [Former United Nations weapons inspectors Tim TREVAN, Richard SPERTZEL - say Saddam becomes the prime suspect.] [White House press secretary Ari FLEISCHER - states the significance of the betenite finding.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings; White House: Terry Moran) The battle within the administration about going after Saddam and its denial of the bentonite finding discussed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Washington: Lisa Stark) The discovery of more anthrax around Washington, DC, reviewed; details given about the Supreme Court mail facility and about the five prior anthrax findings. [Capitol attending physician Dr. John EISOLD - comments.] [CDC (Centers for Disease Control) deputy director Dr. David FLEMING - says the State Department anthrax case likely came from another letter in the mail.]

Jennings, Peter;
Moran, Terry;
Ross, Brian;
Stark, Lisa

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