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Iraq War / Politics / The Homefront / Civil War #850514

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 27, 2007
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The death of seven more US soldiers in Iraq noted.

(White House: John Yang) The anti-war demonstrations featured; scenes shown of the marches in Washington, DC; details given about the fraying of Republican support for President Bush's war strategy. [PROTESTER, Representative John CONYERS, actress Jane FONDA - speak out against the war.] Findings of a new "Newsweek" poll on the job approval rating for Bush cited. [Political analyst Craig CRAWFORD†- says Bush is trying to distract the Democratic Party; suggests the "tepid support" {for the war} may soon revolt.] [Senator John WARNER - expresses concern for the American GI.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The view from the home front held by military wife Rebecca Sanderlin‡, whose husband is based in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, presented. [SANDERLIN - says we hear how things are going while the rest of the world does not hear this; admits this war will not get better when we leave.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Jane Arraf) Another pair of suicide bombings in a crowded market in eastern Baghdad in this bewildering war featured; scenes shown from the site & from a computer store where eight employees were kidnapped; details given of the fragmenting of Baghdad along religious lines. [IRAQI - {thru translator} says we are all living here.] [Army S/Sgt. Manuel SAHAGUN†- talks about troop morale.] [University of Exeter Ghada KARMI†- says Baghdad is falling apart.]

Seigenthaler, John;
Yang, John;
Arraf, Jane

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