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September 11 / Commission Investigation / Hearings #751000

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 23, 2004
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) An extraordinary day of testimony at the 9/11 commission hearings featured; details given of criticism of both the administrations of President Bill Clinton & President Bush. [Secretary of Defense Donald RUMSFELD - testifies about Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† & whether September 11 could have been stopped.] [Commission members Jamie GORELICK†, Bob KERREY, Timothy ROEMER†- ask questions.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says the risk seemed to be overseas.] [Former Secretary of State Madeleine ALBRIGHT††- testifies about "maddening" intelligence on targeting bin Laden.] [Wife of 9/11 victim Mindy KLEINBERG†- reacts to the hearings.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(State Department: Jonathan Karl) The issue of missed chances for killing or capturing bin Laden examined; specific times of missed opportunities outlined on screen. [9/11 commission executive director Philip ZELIKOW†- comments on one opportunity.] [Former Secretary of Defense William COHEN - testifies about CIA director George Tenet's decisions about targeting bin Laden.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Further coverage on "Nightline" noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Thomas, Pierre;
Karl, Jonathan

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