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In Depth (House Terror Attack Plan) #753635

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Apr 22, 2004
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Declaration from Attorney General John Ashcroft about the possibility of another terror attack in the US before the election noted.

(Washington: Pete Williams) House passage of an emergency plan providing for a terror attack in which a number of House members are killed featured. [In 1981, Secretary of State Alexander HAIG†- says he is in control in the White House {after the shooting of President Ronald Reagan.}] [Representative Doc HASTINGS†- says we must make it possible to reconstitute the people’s House if a large portion of this body is suddenly deceased.] [Representative Brian BAIRD†- refutes the suggestion that governors appoint replacements.] [Legal scholar Norm ORNSTEIN†- says we don’t want to contemplate the prospect of having nobody in charge or a dictatorship.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Williams, Pete

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