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Nightline: The Tip of the Spear #737473

ABC Special for Wednesday, Apr 02, 2003

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  • Live updates by Ted Koppel (ABC) from Iraq re: the war in Iraq from the battlefield.
  • Taped segments with Ted Koppel, Battallion Commander Lieutenant Colonel Rock Marcone, Staff Sergeant Miguel Lugo of the 3rd Infantry Division, Lieutenant James Temple, 3rd Infantry Division Charlie Company Captain Jared Robbins, and unidentified US soldiers re: recent US troop movements through the Karbala Gap and the US capture of a key bridge (Objective Peach) across the Euphrates River.
  • Live discussion between Chris Bury (ABC) and Ted Koppel (ABC) re: US military activities witnessed by Koppel today in Iraq including discussions of the Medina Division and upcoming battle for Baghdad.
  • Live update with Chris Bury (ABC) re: the war in Iraq. Including taped excerpts from statements by Vice-Director of Operations for the Joint Staff Major General Stanley McChrystal. Also includes mention of the death of BBC freelance cameraman Kaveh Golestan.
  • Live discussion between Chris Bury (ABC) and ‘Newsday’ reporter Matthew McAllester re: the arrest of McAllester and three journalists in Iraq and their week long captivity there.
  • Taped segment with Mike Cerre (ABC) re: Cerre and the 1st Marine division cross the Tigris River in central Iraq and the massive surrender of Iraqis to their division.
  • Taped segment with BBC correspondent Clive Myree and unidentified Iraqi civilians re: the British Royal Marines discover a facility used by Iraqi internal security police in southern Iraq. Includes discussion of tortures allegedly committed in the facility.
  • Reporter(s):
    Koppel, Ted;
    Cerre, Mike;
    Myree, Clive

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