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Iraq: Then & Now #750743

NBC Evening News for Friday, Mar 19, 2004
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Lumberton, Mississippi: Roger O’Neil) A look at where we are and where we’ve been in the year since the Iraq war began presented; Pew Research Center poll results cited. [In Phoenix, support group leader Viana BRUCE††- comments on decreased attendance at her weekly meetings for mothers of soldiers.] [In Mississippi, plant manager Marvin WINSTEAD‡- says he still supports what we’re doing.] [In restaurant, two MEN – comment.] [UC-Berkeley student Michael SMITH – says there was a sense of demoralization after the war began.] [Lumberton, Mississippi, Mayor Gregory COOLEY††- says people want to know when are we getting out.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Efforts to make right what went wrong during the conflict in Iraq featured; details given about 13-year-old Ma’rwa Ahteemi††, whose legs were paralyzed in a mortar attack on her village; photos shown of Ma’rwa; scenes shown from the National Rehabilitation Hospital in Washington, DC. [Physical therapist Maj. Mary ADAMS-CHALLENGER††, National Guard pediatrician Maj. Sharnell HOFFER††- comment on working with Ma’rwa and their campaign to get her to the US for therapy.] [AHTEEMI {thru translator} – praises the doctors, nurses & helpers.]

Williams, Brian;
O’Neil, Roger

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