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Terrorism / Bin Laden Hunt / McCann, Bergen Interviews #723519

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Mar 08, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Islamabad, Pakistan: Tom Mintier) Videophone report on the search for Saudi terrorist Osama bin Laden presented; details given about various rumors surrounding the search. Public opinion in Pakistan about the capture of Al Qaeda terrorist Khalid Shaikh Mohammed and anti-American demonstrations discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN security analyst Kelly McCann† and CNN terror analyst Peter Bergen† about the hunt for bin Laden. [McCANN – comments on whether the US would rather have bin Laden alive or dead; says it’s unlikely that he is traveling with a large caravan; speculates on his whereabouts; states bin Laden would take his own life before being taken alive.] [BERGEN – says bin Laden has said he would rather die than be captured; comments on the value of a trial; states bin Laden is probably in the northwest frontier; says stories of kidney problems are rubbish.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Mintier, Tom

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