CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 23, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The judicial & legislative actions that went against the parents of Terri Schiavo, who are seeking to have her feeding tube reinserted, reviewed. [Florida Governor Jeb BUSH - says a neurologist thinks Terri has been misdiagnosed & is in a state of minimal consciousness rather than a persistent vegetative state.] [In live interview from Pinellas Park, Florida, father Bob SCHINDLER- says Judge George Greer is on a crusade to kill his daughter; doubts he will have any success in the courts & that our hope is through the governor's executive authority; outlines the abuse of his daughter by her guardian; proclaims the judges are running the country; states his daughter could improve if she were treated.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) Terri's medical condition, the prospects for recovery from a persistent vegetative state, the difficulty of definitively diagnosing PVS & the question of whether Terri is suffering discussed; various photos shown.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(New York: Jeff Greenfield) The power of the images shown of Terri Schiavo examined. [On March 20, Senate majority leader Bill FRIST, Senator George ALLEN, Jeb BUSH - offer their views of the videos.] [University of Wisconsin law professor Alta CHARO- says the politicians make an emotional response to the videotapes; outlines the conditions of this vegetative state.]