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Iraq War / Bush Speech / Abraham Lincoln / Baghdad #727493

ABC Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 2003
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Bush's speech tonight on the end of combat in Iraq noted; scenes shown of Bush on the deck of the carrier USS Abraham Lincoln.

(Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln: Bob Woodruff) The carrier featured; scenes shown of the actual landing of the president's plane. [CREWMEN - react.] [Pilot Cmdr. John "Skip" LUSSIER†- says the president enjoyed the flight.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(San Diego: Terry Moran) What Bush will say in tonight's speech about the war in Iraq previewed; address segments quoted; details given about why the war will not be declared over & the political nature of the shipboard arrival & speech.

(No location given: Ron Claiborne) The long voyage for the USS Abraham Lincoln reviewed; scenes shown from the ship's deck while the daily life is outlined.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Dan Harris) The unfinished business in Iraq featured; scenes shown of soldiers reacting to a gas station fire in Baghdad & from a repaired hospital; details given about a grenade attack on US soldiers in Fallujah in retaliation for the shooting of civilians during demonstrations earlier in the week. [Yesterday, retired Gen. Jay GARNER - downplays the infrastructure problems.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The revision of the extent of looting at the national museum reported; photos shown of conical Torah scrolls.

Jennings, Peter;
Woodruff, Bob;
Moran, Terry;
Claiborne, Ron;
Harris, Dan

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