CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 01, 2003
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(Studio: Dan Rather) President Bush’s speech tonight from the USS Abraham Lincoln, just back from the war zone, noted.
(Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln: Cynthia Bowers) Bush’s visit to the Abraham Lincoln featured; scenes shown of Bush’s landing in a Navy jet on the carrier and of Bush with pilots. [US Navy PO3 Winston BANTON- reacts.] [US Navy Cdr. Skip LUSSIER- comments on piloting Bush.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(White House: John Roberts) What Bush is expected to say in tonight’s speech previewed; details given about the symbolism of giving the speech from the carrier; speech excerpts quoted.
(Studio: Dan Rather) Live coverage of the speech later tonight noted.
(Fallujah, Iraq: Elizabeth Palmer) Continued fighting in Iraq featured; details given about incidents in Baghdad & Fallujah; scenes shown of a confrontation between US troops and Iraqis near the site of a gasoline tank explosion in Baghdad. [In Fallujah, two MEN – cite complaints against US soldiers.] [3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment Maj. Paul GREEN- says the war here is not over.]