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Terrorism / Threat Alert #744524

CBS Evening News for Sunday, Dec 21, 2003
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(Studio: John Roberts) The raising of the terrorist threat alert from yellow {elevated} to orange {high} introduced.

(White House: Joie Chen) The intelligence "chatter" raising the threat alert reviewed; scenes shown from city landmarks & airports. [At briefing, Secretary of Homeland Security Tom RIDGE - says extremists abroad are planning big attacks.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(New York: Michelle Miller) How states & cities are responding to the threat examined; scenes shown from New York City; details given about security measures at airports. [Rand Corp. John PARACHINI†- says this is a long-term challenge.] [Los Angeles police chief William BRATTON†- calls for increased awareness.]

Roberts, John;
Chen, Joie;
Miller, Michelle

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