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Terrorism / Al Qaeda Threat / Financial Institutions / Clarke Interview / New York #761316

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Aug 01, 2004
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(Studio: Don Dahler) Report that terrorists are targeting financial companies in New York, New Jersey & Washington, DC, introduced. [Secretary of Homeland Security Tom RIDGE - says the preferred method of attack is car & truck bombs.]

(Washington: Pierre Thomas) The intelligence giving specifics on the targeting of the New York Stock Exchange, the Citigroup complex, the Prudential Financial building & the World Bank & International Monetary Fund buildings in Washington, reviewed; details given about what the Al Qaeda suspects discussed. [RIDGE - comments on the Al Qaeda plans & the quality of the intelligence.]

(Studio: Don Dahler) Live interview held with ABC counterterrorism analyst Richard Clarke about the threat. [CLARKE - cites the consistent story emerging from multiple sources about Al Qaeda still going after New York; notes the terrorists always have backup targets.]

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Security in New York City in response to the threats featured; details given of the state of high alert in the city since September 11. [New York City Mayor Michael BLOOMBERG†- talks about the counterterrorism resources.] [RIDGE - comments on protecting the financial system.] [Former emergency management official Jerry HAUER†- says security has dropped off around the city.] [Two city WORKERS - react.]

(Studio: Don Dahler) The reaction of Senator John Kerry's campaign to the terrorism announcement noted.

Reporter(s):
Dahler, Don;
Thomas, Pierre;
Jamieson, Bob
Duration:
00:07:00

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