NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 02, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(White House: David Gregory) The visit of Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld to the Middle East to work on building the anti-terrorism coalition reported; details given of efforts to get permission for US troops to use old bases in Uzbekistan. [President BUSH - says the Taliban will suffer consequences if terrorism sponsor Osama bin Laden's terror organization is not dismantled; says he will not negotiate.] [RUMSFELD - comments.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) British Prime Minister Tony Blair's speech in which he offered strong support to the US in the war on terrorism featured. [BLAIR - says Britain will stay with the US; talks about meeting the families of British victims of the September 11 terrorist attack on America; tells listeners to think about the last moments on the hijacked airplanes; tells the Taliban to surrender the terrorists or surrender power.]