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Iraq War / Poll / Wartime / The Oscars #724533

ABC Evening News for Friday, Mar 21, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) ABC News/"Washington Post" poll findings on the public support for President Bush's decision to go to war outlined on screen.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) Life in wartime reviewed; scenes shown of anti-war protests in San Francisco & of security in New Orleans. [Two DEMONSTRATORS - admit to being tired & frustrated.] [In Charlotte, North Carolina, three MEN; Louisiana MOTORIST; two Mall of America SHOPPERS - comment on war.] [Stanford economist Eric ZITZEWITZ†, Visit Florida's Tom FLANIGAN†, two BEACHGOERS - comment on consumer confidence & the war.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Judy Muller) Announcement that the Academy Awards will go in a subdued fashion examined; scenes shown of the security presence. [Oscar telecast producer Gil CATES†, "Advertising Age" Wayne FRIEDMAN†, AMPAS president Frank PIERSON†, actor/activist Mike FARRELL†- comment on the Oscars, the telecast & the war.] [CATES - talks about host Steve Martin.] [Designer/stylist Phillip BLOCH†- says the event will be downscaled.] [LAPD assistant police chief Jim McCONNELL†- predicts safety.]

Jennings, Peter;
Reynolds, Dean;
Muller, Judy

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