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Nightline: Tightening the Grip #737648

ABC Special for Tuesday, Apr 08, 2003

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  • Live updates by Ted Koppel (ABC) from Iraq re: the war in Iraq from the battlefield. Including taped excerpts of a phone interview with two American pilots and an interview with Major General Buford Blount.
  • Taped segment with Rageh Omaar (BBC) re: the controversy over the United States firing at the Palestine Hotel in Baghdad, a hotel used by western journalists.
  • Taped segment with Ted Koppel and Major General Buford Blount re: the death of a journalist at the Palestine Hotel after it was fired on by an American tank, the movements of the 3rd Infantry Division in Baghdad, the possibility chemical or biological weapons, and issues surrounding the end of the war.
  • Live update with Chris Bury re: the war in Iraq. Includes taped excerpts from a statement by President George W. Bush.
  • Live discussion between Chris Bury (ABC) and Ted Koppel (ABC) re: US military activities witnessed by Koppel today in Iraq including the possibility that Saddam Hussein was killed during the bombing of a Baghdad restaurant yesterday, the incident at the Palestine Hotel yesterday, and the movements of the 3rd Infantry Division and the US Marine Corps.
  • Taped segment with Tony Cordesman (ABC) re: issues surrounding the possibility that Saddam Hussein is alive and hiding somewhere in Baghdad, Iraq.
  • Reporter(s):
    Omaar, Rageh;
    Cordesman, Tony

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