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Nightline: Advance on Baghdad #736708

ABC Special for Monday, Mar 24, 2003

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  • Live updates by Ted Koppel (ABC) from Iraq re: the war in Iraq from the battlefield.
  • Taped segment with Ted Koppel (ABC) and the Third Infantry Division Air Liaison Officer re: coordination of recent air and ground attacks inside Iraq.
  • Live update with Chris Bury (ABC) re: the war in Iraq.
  • Live discussion between Chris Bury (ABC) and Ted Koppel (ABC) re: US military activities witnessed by Koppel today in Iraq including the affects of recent sandstorms, the downing of an Apache helicopter yesterday, and tactics used by both sides.
  • Taped segment with Dave Marash (ABC), mother of POW Anecita Hudson, Deputy Commander Leutinent General John Abizaid, Al Jazerra senior correspondent Omar Azui††, Institute of Military Justice president Eugene Fidel††, ZDF Television Olaf Mouhl††, ‘Washington Post’ media critic Howard Curt, Sarah Lawrence College mid-east expert Fawas Gergit††, and Vice-Director of Operations for the Joint Chiefs of Staff Major General Stanley McChrystal re: the recent showing of photos and video of American POWs being interrogated after their capture in Iraq, includes a discussion of the implications of the release of these videos in relation to the Geneva Convention.
  • Taped segment with Tony Cordesman (ABC) re: status report about the Coalition progress toward Baghdad.
  • Taped segment with John Donvan (ABC), Associate Secretary Defense for Public Affairs Victoria Clarke, and security specialist Paul Harris re: issues surrounding imbedded and unilateral journalists in the war zone in Iraq.
  • Taped segment with Michel Martin (ABC), ABC News business correspondent Betsy Stark, White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer, and ABC News polling director Gary Langer re: the economic effects of the war in Iraq.
  • Taped segment with Jackie Judd (ABC), Michael Moore, Texas radio host Bill Kinder, Richard Johnson of the ‘New York Post’, and University of Southern California historian Steven Ross re: the backlash against celebrities speaking out against the war in Iraq.
  • Reporter(s):
    Bury, Chris;
    Marash, Dave;
    Cordesman, Tony;
    Martin, Michel;
    Judd, Jackie

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