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Terrorism / Bin Laden Audiotape / Arnett Interview #714245

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Nov 12, 2002
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Atlanta: Mike Boettcher) The Al Jazeera audiotape from Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden†† featured; excerpts translated of references to recent terrorist attacks. [St. Andrew's University professor Magnus RANSTORP†- says major attack usually mean bin Laden's surfacing.] [Lebanese journalist Hisham MELHEM†- assesses the voice on the tape.] The heightened alert around the world & the buzz that something is up discussed.

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live interview held with Camera Planet chief correspondent Peter Arnett about the bin Laden audiotape. [ARNETT - says the voice on the tape sounds subdued & flat & less arrogant than the man he interviewed five years ago, when he barely dwelled on Iraq or the Palestinians; calls the tape a "recitation" rather than a "rallying cry."]

Brown, Aaron;
Boettcher, Mike

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