ABC Evening News for Friday, May 02, 2003
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(Studio: Claire Shipman) Report introduced.
(San Diego: Bob Woodruff) The homecoming for the USS Abraham Lincoln returning from the Persian Gulf after a long deployment featured; scenes shown of the family reunions. [SAILOR, sailors Brandon MEDEROS, Lillian GUZMAN - react to coming home.]
(Studio: Claire Shipman) Report that three more high-ranking Iraqis are in custody & a new videotape of President Saddam Hussein giving a speech reported; photos shown.
(Baghdad: Bill Blakemore) A look at Saddam's bunker beneath a bombed-out palace featured; scenes shown of the bunker behind a closet door, including Saddam's bedroom & master bathroom, which may have never been used during the war.
(Studio: Claire Shipman) The Bush administration's plan to appoint former diplomat Paul Bremer to head the Iraq reconstruction effort & the US plan to divide Iraq into three separate regions monitored by US, British & Polish forces reported. Note: Local weather bulletin on screen.