CNN Evening News for Thursday, Nov 08, 2001
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Atlanta: John King) President Bush's primetime speech in Atlanta reviewed; details given of the security initiatives and lingering questions about the anthrax investigation and airport security lapses; brief scenes shown of Bush's stop at the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) in Atlanta. [BUSH - says this new era requires new responsibilities starting with homeland security; says terrorist alerts are a call to vigilance against those who want to do us harm.] [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - says domestic needs need to be addressed to maximize safety.] The issue of federalizing airport security personnel discussed.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Discussion held with senior analyst Jeff Greenfield and "Chicago Tribune" columnist Bob Greene about the president's speech. [GREENFIELD - analyzes Bush's speech about homeland defense; indicates it is an unusual time in that politicians are not comfortable asking Americans to sacrifice.] [GREENE - says our lives are now defined by "war time"; recounts an anecdote about former Senator John Glenn's adventures at airport security; indicates Americans are being asked to wait "for the duration."]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Main Street's reaction to the president's speech presented via a discussion with Atlanta fire department Captain Chris Wessels, letter carrier Jeff Davis and Navy Lieutenant Michael Inzer. [WESSELS - says it was inspiring to attend the speech as the country tries to stay together; indicates that people now show more appreciation.] [DAVIS - says Bush talked about the new homeland war; recounts that customers now tell us to have a "safe day."] [INZER - likens the time to that of the Persian Gulf war.]