CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 03, 2004
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(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.
(Washington: Bob Orr) Congressional hearings on the 9/11 Commission’s recommendations for bolstering US intelligence featured; details given of questions concerning the recommendation to create a national intelligence director and a national counterterrorism center. [Senators Arlen SPECTER, Carl LEVIN – note the need to move quickly.] [Terrorist Threat Integration Center director John BRENNAN- warns against moving too quickly.] [President BUSH – asks Congress to create the intelligence director position.] [9/11 Commission Bob KERREY- asserts the intelligence director needs the authority to hire & fire.] [Senator Richard DURBIN- says this is not a new idea.] [9/11 widow Beverly ECKERT- states the government will be held accountable.]