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Iraq / Checkpoint Shooting / "Gunner Palace" #782468

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 07, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The state funeral in Italy to honor the secret service agent, Nicola Calipari, who helped free Italian journalist Giuliana Sgrena, who had been held hostage in Iraq, & was shot & killed by US troops on the airport road shown. [Voice of SGRENA - {thru translator} says they have to show it was not an ambush.] [White House press secretary Scott McCLELLAN - says we are cooperating with Italian authorities in the investigation.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) The film "Gunner Palace" by filmmaker Mike Tucker about the soldier's view of the war featured; excerpts of the soldiers in the field & relaxing & rapping shown. [Director TUCKER - explains what he was trying to do to show life in the 23rd Field Artillery, nicknamed the Gunners; talks about what happened when he went back to revisit the unit after the first member was killed.]

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