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Iraq / Satellite Television / Baghdad #726541

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Apr 19, 2003
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(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Michael Holmes) The introduction of satellite television to Baghdad, where TV had previously been government-controlled under President Saddam Hussein, featured. [Restaurant owner Karim al RUBAYI†- says if his receiver or dish had been seen {by a regime member}, he would have been guilty of a crime.] [Entrepreneur Mohammad al RUBAYI†- talks about selling satellite dishes.]

(Studio: Fredricka Whitfield) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Nic Robertson) The current situation in Baghdad reviewed; details given about efforts to restore security and about Shiite Muslims’ pilgrimage to Karbala, forbidden under Saddam’s rule; scenes shown of World Food Program trucks waiting until it is secure enough to continue to Baghdad and of Shiites walking to Karbala. The delay in restoring water & power discussed.

Whitfield, Fredricka;
Holmes, Michael;
Robertson, Nic

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