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Law / Schiavo Case / Congressional Bill #783933

NBC Evening News for Sunday, Mar 20, 2005
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Capitol: Chip Reid) A Congressional deal to send the life-or-death case of Terri Schiavo back into a federal court examined; scenes shown from the Senate session voting on the Terri Schiavo bill; details given about the support for the bill from anti-abortionists & Christian conservatives & a Republican memo calling this a great political issue quoted. [Senate majority leader Bill FRIST, Representatives Tom DeLAY, David WU, Donald MANZULLO†- speak about Schiavo & this bill.] [Representative Earl BLUMENAUER - questions this special bill.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The timing of President Bush's signing of the Schiavo bill previewed.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Pinellas Park, Florida: Mark Potter) The emotional battle in Florida between Terri's parents & husband featured; scenes shown from Pinellas Park, Florida, of chanting & praying protestors; details given of the legal briefs on both sides. [Protester Pat ELLIS - states a position.] [Terri's mother Mary SCHINDLER†- pleads for support for the bill.] [Michael SCHIAVO - asks to be left alone.] [Schindlers' attorney David GIBBS - hopes Terri's life will be safe again.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Reid, Chip;
Gregory, David;
Potter, Mark

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