NBC Evening News for Monday, Nov 19, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The hunt for terrorism sponsor Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan featured; details given about the 25 million reward for his capture; of the deaths of 50 Al Qaeda officials along with military commander Mohammed Atef; of infighting within the Taliban; of Mullah Mohammed Omar's efforts to negotiate with the US; scenes shown of bombing runs and ground combat in Afghanistan. [President BUSH - says the United States is closing in on bin Laden.] [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - says many people will be crawling through caves looking for bin Laden; says the US will not knowingly let Omar out of Kandahar.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) The death of four international journalists in Afghanistan reported.
(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The question of what is next in Afghanistan examined; details given of the arrival of Western diplomats, plans for rival Afghan leaders to meet in Germany to organize the post- Taliban government and the sending of diplomats to Israel and Palestine to help negotiate Middle East peace. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says Afghanistan's new government must permit reconstruction and refuse to harbor terrorists.] [Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars Lee HAMILTON - says an international force will have to help keep Afghanistan secure.] [Brookings Institution Michael O'HANLON - says Afghanistan will not have a harmonious democracy.]