CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 29, 2005
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) The medical condition of Terri Schiavo updated; scenes shown of protesters outside the Florida hospice. [Mother Mary SCHINDLER- asks husband Michael Schiavo to give "my child back to me."] [Political activist Jesse JACKSON - asks Florida for emergency legislation.] [In live interview from Florida, lawyer Larry KLAYMAN- says we would like Governor Jeb Bush or the state legislature to act; states we need to do something about the judicial & family law system.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.
(Pinellas Park, Florida: David Mattingly) The debate over the questions to be asked in an autopsy when Terri dies & about her cremation/burial examined. [Schindlers' attorney David GIBBS- raises issues of abuse in 1990 & questions to be asked.] [Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril WECHT- outlines what the autopsy can show about her brain damage.] [Schindler family spiritual adviser Paul O'DONNELL- wants a dignified burial.]
(Studio: Aaron Brown; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) What is happening to Terri's body as she receives no food or water, the meaning of fluid in her brain & what the autopsy may indicate discussed; brain scans shown.
(Studio: Aaron Brown) How Terri Schiavo became a national cause examined; details recalled of the involvement of right-to-life interest groups, Florida Governor Jeb Bush & social conservatives as the law in the case progressed. [Focus on the Family political analyst Carrie GORDON EARLL- says the Schindler family has made it a front-burner issue; notes how Terri has become a silent spokesperson.] [University OF Virginia's Larry SABATO- explains how interest groups latched onto the case.] [Family Research Council president Tony PERKINS- talks about Florida's legislation.]