CNN Evening News for Friday, Mar 04, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Martha Stewart shown at her private plane & her estate after her release from prison; details given of the ground rules for Martha now that she's out. [Outside, STEWART - tells anecdote about the prison guards.]
(Washington: Candy Crowley) The Stewart restoration examined; various past & present scenes & photos shown. [Brand Keys, Inc. President Robert PASSIKOFF†, friend Richard FEIGEN†, crisis manager Eric DENZENHALL†- talk about a kinder, gentler, mellower Stewart & her core consumers.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(New York: Jeff Greenfield) The second act for Martha like others who have fallen from grace featured; "Newsweek" magazine cover shown; details recalled of the returns of Washington Mayor Marion Barry, President Richard Nixon, his aide G. Gordon Liddy. ["Newsweek" senior editor Marcus MAYBRY†- says we believe in redemption & the comeback.] [LIDDY - talks about second acts.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Live in-studio interview held with "Vanity Fair" magazine columnist Michael Wolff† & "What Do You Stand For?" author ethicist Jim Lichtman about Stewart. [WOLFF - admits he has gone soft about Martha & "been swept along"; suggests she should not have gone to jail for her crimes.] [LICHTMAN - says Stewart is the wrong role model & was convicted for being a liar.]