CNN Evening News for Saturday, Jan 01, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The aftermath of the earthquake & tsunami in Asia reviewed; scenes shown from Thailand.
(Phuket, Thailand: Aneesh Raman) The status of the delivery of relief aid to tsunami-stricken southern Thailand updated; scenes shown from Bao Kho Khao & of the return of tourists to the island; details given about missing foreign tourists in Phuket & the discovery of more bodies.
(Studio: Carol Lin) The arrival of the first US military aid relief efforts in Indonesia introduced; scenes shown of relief.
(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.
(Chennai, India: Ram Ramgopal) The impact of the tsunami on the islands of southern India updated; scenes shown from relief camps; details given about the need for water to prevent an outbreak of disease.
(Studio: Carol Lin) U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan's decision to visit the region as well as Secretary of State Colin Powell & Florida Governor Jeb Bush noted. Powell's appearance tomorrow on "Late Edition" announced.
(Studio: Carol Lin) Live interview held with Room to Read founder John Wood about rebuilding schools in the tsunami area. [From San Francisco, WOOD - outlines his background in building schools & libraries in south & southeast Asia; explains the concept of communities donating land & labor to match Western-donated funds.]