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CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 21, 2004
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Kimberly Dozier) The deadly violence in Iraq that is shaking Iraqi confidence in coalition forces and the Iraqi administration featured; details given about the suicide bombings in Basra, the breakdown of the cease-fire in Fallujah, and the impact of the unstable security situation on foreign investors; scenes shown of burned-out cars & grieving people in Basra, fighting in Fallujah, and the opening of an Italian Red Cross clinic. [Iraq Interior Minister Samir al-SUMAIDI†- says every child that has been lost represents the future of Iraq.] [Center for Strategic & International Studies Rick BARTON†- notes the lack of confidence of the Iraqi people and external investors.] The discovery that a missing Danish businessman is dead noted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Allen Pizzey) The weakening of the coalition supporting the US in Iraq featured; the status of countries with troops in Iraq outlined; details given of the impact on US troops; statistics on Iraqi troops cited. [Royal United Services Institute Mark JOYCE†- notes the importance of support at the diplomatic level.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL – explains his diplomatic efforts.]

Rather, Dan;
Dozier, Kimberly;
Pizzey, Allen

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