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ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 10, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report from President Bush on the US aid to the tsunami-stricken nations noted; scenes shown of Bush with Secretary of State Colin Powell, who is just back from the Indian Ocean region.

(Banda Aceh, Indonesia: Bob Woodruff) Videotape of the tsunami water flowing through downtown Banda Aceh, Indonesia, after the earthquake presented; excerpts shown from Eksklusif Metro TV of the wreckage, the water running through the streets carrying trees, debris & vehicles while people watched from the mosque, which escaped damage; details given of the account from several Indonesians of what happened; scenes shown from the street now.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Dan Harris) The question of God's intentions in the tsunami examined; scenes shown of disaster victims; details given of the Buddhist view of reincarnation, the Muslim & Christian views of an all-powerful God & the view that God is in the response, not the disaster itself. [Columbia University Buddhist scholar Robert THURMAN - talks about bad karma & people's past lives.] [In New York City, Masjid Al Farah Mosque Imam Feisal Abdul RAUF†- outlines God's point of view of a gift for the souls.] [Fuller Theological Seminary Douglas McCONNELL††- says he asks God why.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The Website beliefnet.com mentioned.

Reporter(s):
Jennings, Peter;
Woodruff, Bob;
Harris, Dan
Duration:
00:05:50

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