CNN Evening News for Monday, Jan 10, 2005
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(Studio: Paula Zahn) Findings of an independent review panel on the CBS News report on President Bush's military record during the Vietnam War era outlined & quoted on screen. Statement from Fired producer Mary Mapes about the report's conclusions quoted & anchor Dan Rather's decision to step down from "CBS Evening News" in March noted.
(New York: Jeff Greenfield) The fallout from the CBS report on the story examined; inset excerpts shown from CBS coverage; details given of the timeline of the CBS report, the rapid blog reports questioning the documents & the mainstream media coverage. ["Blog" author Hugh HEWITT- says we will have to see if the public forgives & forgets; suggests the newspapers would not have listened to a lone voice.]
(Studio: Paula Zahn) Live interview held with "Washington Post" columnist Howard Kurtz about the report on CBS. [From Washington, KURTZ - expresses surprise about Rather & president Andrew Hayward not being fired & how amazing it was that the CBS guys dug in their heels thus compounding the damage raised by questions about the report; notes the documents could not be authenticated before the story was broadcast on "60 Minutes".]