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America On Alert / Investigation / Police Powers #716040

NBC Evening News for Monday, Oct 01, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The investigation into the money trail behind the September 11 terrorist attack on America examined; details given about the wiring of money overseas by three of the terrorists & the discovery of hijacker Mohamed Atta's will. [Global Relief Foundation attorney Ashraf NUBANI - says Muslim organizations have become scapegoats.] [Terrorism expert Steven EMERSON - says Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden has diverted funds from charities.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Lisa Myers) The efforts to work out a compromise on legislation allowing expanded police powers for the investigation of the terror attack reported; details given of bipartisan objections to parts of the proposed legislation & concerns that Arab-Americans are having their civil rights violated reported. [Airport baggage handler Abdallah Yassine's daughter Sarah YASSINE, brother-in-law Samir SHABAN - says he was arrested for no reason.] [American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee Hussein IBISH - says the government stretched the law "to the breaking point".] [Senator Patrick LEAHY - says people will not give up constitutional liberties.] [Representative John CONYERS - says hysteria will "not be the order of the day".] [Representative Bob BARR - comments.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) President Bush's plans to reopen Reagan National Airport reported.

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete;
Myers, Lisa

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