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Terrorism / 9/11 Commission / Report Card / Roemer, Gorton Interview #812357

CNN Evening News for Monday, Dec 05, 2005
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Washington: David Ensor) The new report from the bipartisan panel that published "The 9/11 Commission Report" that analyzed the failures that led to the September 11 terrorist attacks featured; details given of the areas now getting "F" & "D" grades. [Former commission members Tim ROEMER†, James THOMPSON†, Tom KEAN†- criticize the lack of progress, communications, coordinated watchlists, dispersal of homeland security money.] [Homeland Security Council Frances TOWNSEND†- defends the administration's accomplishments.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with Roemer & Slade Gorton about America unprepared. [ROEMER - says the leadership has been distracted--that Al Qaeda is changing & we are not; gives examples of how homeland security money is being spent; opposes pork barreling our security; raises the issue of an Al Qaeda nuclear weapon.] [GORTON - says the National Assn. of Broadcasters will not give up the {radio} spectrum needed by first responders; states people & Congress have moved on on the terrorism issue; states the number one danger is the threat of weapons of mass destruction.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Ensor, David

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