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Law / Schiavo Case #784015

CNN Evening News for Saturday, Mar 19, 2005
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(Studio: Carol Lin) The latest developments in the legal battle over brain-damaged Terri Schiavo outlined.

(Capitol: Joe Johns) The moves by Congress to have Schiavo’s feeding tube reinserted reviewed; details given of the expectation that President Bush will sign the proposed bill, triggering a court case. [Senators William FRIST, Rick SANTORUM, Representative Tom DeLAY – comment on legislation to restore the feeding tube.] [Senator Mel MARTINEZ†- refers to the years of court battles.] [Senator Tom HARKIN†- comments on other people with disabilities.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Report introduced.

(Waco: Dana Bash) Bush’s early departure from his Texas ranch to be available to sign legislation on Schiavo featured; statement from White House spokesman Scott McLellan on “defending life” quoted.

(Studio: Carol Lin) Schiavo’s husband’s appeal to let Terri die noted. [Husband Michael SCHIAVO – says she’s gonna finally be at peace.]

(Pinellas Park, Florida: Bob Franken) The battle pitting Schiavo’s family against each other featured; scenes shown of demonstrations at Schiavo’s Florida hospice, including the arrest of former Green Beret Commander Bo Gritz†† for trying to get inside to give Schiavo water. [Mother Mary SCHINDLER†- pleads with politicians to save her daughter.] [Michael SCHIAVO, Representative David DRIER†– offer differing views on the government’s intervention.]

(Studio: Carol Lin) Last Call question introduced.

Lin, Carol;
Johns, Joe;
Bash, Dana;
Franken, Bob

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