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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 01, 2003
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The political firestorm over the investigation into the leak that compromised the cover of former ambassador Joseph Wilson’ wife, a CIA agent, featured; details given about criticism of the Justice Department’s investigation; tests for determining if a crime was committed outlined. [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN – questions Wilson’s credibility.] [Senators Hillary CLINTON, Chuck HAGEL† – offer differing opinions on appointing a special counsel.] [Former federal prosecutor Lawrence BARCELLA†- comments on the difficulty in proving ignorance that the agent’s name was to be kept secret.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Jim Miklaszewski) A look at Wilson, who believes he is being targeted for criticizing President Bush’s justification for war in Iraq, presented; details given of Wilson’s role in the release of American hostages in Iraq in 1990. [WILSON – says he had no doubt there would be attacks on his credibility; criticizes Bush; supports Senator John Kerry for president.] [Former hostage Roland BERGHEER††- says Wilson was a pure patriot.] [Republican National Committee Chairman Ed GILLESPIE†- says Wilson is a very political, anti-Bush person.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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