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Terrorism / Mohammed Arrest / Al Qaeda / Reaction / Margolis Interview #722904

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Mar 01, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The arrest in Pakistan of key Al Qaeda lieutenant Khalid Shaikh Mohammed, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the September 11 attacks, reported.

(No location given: Maria Ressa) Mohammed’s terrorist background outlined; details given of Al Qaeda attacks involving Mohammed. [Counterterrorist operation Col. Rodolfo MENDOZA†- talks about Mohammed.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Kuwait City, Kuwait: Mike Boettcher) The significance of Mohammed’s arrest on the organization of Al Qaeda detailed. The interrogation process discussed.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(White House: Suzanne Malveaux) The White House reaction to Mohammed’s arrest featured; statement by the press secretary quoted.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(New York: Whitney Casey) The reaction of friends & family of September 11 victims to Mohammed’s arrest examined; details given about the inability of most people to name anyone involved in the attacks other than Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden and the focus of many on a memorial. [Victim’s mother Adele WELTY†- explains what she wants to find out from the interrogation.] [Victim’s husband Charles WOLF††– says he needs to move on with his life.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with author Eric Margolis† about what Mohammed’s arrest means for the war on terror. [In Palm Beach, Florida, MARGOLIS – says this is a severe blow to Al Qaeda; explains Mohammed’s role within Al Qaeda; predicts Mohammed will be tortured until he gives up information; doubts that Mohammed knows the whereabouts of bin Laden; comments on Pakistanis’ support of Al Qaeda.]

Lin, Carol;
Ressa, Maria;
Boettcher, Mike;
Malveaux, Suzanne;
Casey, Whitney

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