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Afghanistan War / Soldier's Death / Prisoners #654614

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 05, 2002
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Georgetown, Texas: Kerry Sanders) The final journey home for sergeant Nathan Chapman, the first United States soldier killed in combat in Afghanistan, featured; photograph shown of the casket; details given about Chapman's military service. [Parents Will and Lynn CHAPMAN - comment on their son.] [President BUSH - says Chapman lost his life for a just cause.] [At his home base, Army sergeant William PENCE - remembers Chapman.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Norah O'Donnell) The war in Afghanistan featured; scenes shown from the area where Chapman and a CIA operative were shot while on an intelligence-gathering mission; details given of the arrest of Al Qaeda leader Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi and of the Taliban's former ambassador to Pakistan Abdul Salam Zaeff, who may know where Taliban leader Mullah Mohammed Omar is hiding. United States program to buy back heavy weaponry from terrorists noted.

O'Donnell, Norah;
Sanders, Kerry;
Seigenthaler, John

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