CNN Evening News for Sunday, Oct 26, 2003
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(Studio: Carol Lin) A series of raids by US forces in Mosul, Iraq, reported.
(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) The rocket bombing on Baghdad’s Al-Rashid Hotel, where Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz was staying, featured; scenes shown. [1st Armored Division commander Gen. Martin DEMPSEY- describes how the attack took place.] [WOLFOWITZ – says this terrorist act will not deter us from completing our mission.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) President Bush’s administration’s stand on the violence in Iraq noted. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – states Iraq is still dangerous but there are some positives.] Live interview held with “Newsweek” magazine’s Richard Wolffe about how the administration is trying to shape the story out of Iraq. [WOLFFE – comments on how the military in Iraq & the administration in Washington, DC, downplay bad news; says the Iraq situation has become very political; states the administration takes credit for some positives they are not wholly responsible for, such as reopening schools; notes human nature is more interested in tragedy.] Live interview held with senior advisor to Paul Bremer Dan Senor in response to Wolffe’s claim that journalists are not getting the cooperation they need to tell the truth. [SENOR – says it’s also important to report the good days; states we provide details when it doesn’t compromise national security; explains the US role in reopening schools; says we hope good events get equal coverage.]