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Military / Veterans Treatment / Walter Reed / McLeod Interview #854216

CNN Evening News for Monday, Mar 05, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The look into the conditions at the Walter Reed Army Medical Center introduced. [S/Sgt. James "Daniel" DUNCAN†, injured soldier's wife Annette McLEOD†- complain about the "mess" at Walter Reed.]

(Washington: Joe Johns) The indictment of the outpatient system at Walter Reed examined; scenes shown from the hearings; details given about last year's GAO report and the problems at Walter Reed, which is slated to close in 2011. [Army S/Sgt. John Daniel SHANNON†- expresses frustration.] [Former Walter Reed Medical Center commander Maj. Gen. George WEIGHTMAN†, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin KILEY†- offer apologies.] [Army vice chief of staff Gen. Richard CODY†- explains how the closing announcement caused issues.] The decision to close Walter Reed and plans for legislation to repeal the closing of the hospital discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Taped interview held with McLeod about the Army's treatment of her husband. [McLEOD - says they were eager to get rid of her husband, Wendell; outlines who she talked to about her husband's case; suggests Weightman was used as a scapegoat.] [In testimony, McLEOD - talks about dealing with the system.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The raw data on the V.A. system outlined on screen.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; Washington: Joe Johns) The medical problems for the military at Walter Reed discussed.

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Johns, Joe

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