CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 03, 2003
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.
(Aboard the USS Abraham Lincoln: Frank Buckley) The final leg of the journey of the USS Abraham Lincoln to its home port of Everett, Washington, featured; scenes shown from the carrier. [Sailor Nefertiti HORTON- talks about being a mother at sea.]
(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with former Air Force pilot Keith Rosenkranz and Emory University associate professor of psychiatry Dr. Alberto Gonzalez about the challenges soldiers face in readjusting to life after the combat is over; footage shown of Rosenkranz’s homecoming from the first Gulf War. [ROSENKRANZ – says making the transition to a normal life was difficult; comments on close relationships developed in the military; talks about images & events that bring back memories from the war; advises returning troops to keep in touch with friends; says writing about the war was therapeutic.] [GONZALEZ – comments on families as a major readjustment for veterans; says many have symptoms of stress disorder; states it is important to distance your emotions from getting the job done in war; comments on lessons learned from Vietnam veterans.]