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Iran / Earthquake #744990

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Dec 27, 2003
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(Studio: Bob Woodruff) Report introduced.

(New York: John Berman) The search in Bam, Iran, for earthquake survivors featured; scenes shown of wrecked buildings, wailing relatives & rescue workers. [US Geological Survey's Lucy JONES†- comments on the compact rubble.] [BBC reporter Jim MUIR†- comments on conditions in Bam.] [American Red Cross Doug ALLEN†- comments on the race against the clock.]

(Studio: Bob Woodruff) The diplomatic component of the tragedy introduced.

(Crawford, Texas: Geoff Morrell) The reaction of the fundamentalist Islamic government to the disaster, which is allowing help from all nations except Israel, reviewed; statement from President Bush's administration about cooperation quoted. [Virginia Task Force Once Jerome WILLIAMS†, Dan SCHMIDT†- comment on their mission.] [Brookings Inst. Michael O'HANLON†- offers perspective.]

Woodruff, Bob;
Berman, John;
Morrell, Geoff

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