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NBC Evening News for Monday, Jan 01, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) US casualties in December and for the whole war in Iraq noted.

(Baghdad: Richard Engel) The anger in the Arab world, especially among Sunnis, over the cell phone taping of the execution of former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein examined; scenes shown of protests; video shown of Saddam with the noose around his neck being taunted. [“Al Quds” newspaper editor Abdel Bari ATWAN†- says the execution was a PR campaign disaster.] [Brookings Institution Michael O’HANLON†- explains why Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki rushed the execution through.] The violence against US and Iraqi forces noted; scenes shown from a combat support hospital in Baghdad. [28th Combat Support Hospital Maj. Bill WHITE†- states the violence won’t end soon.] The reporter’s personal experience highlighting the sensitivity over the execution taping noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) The death of Pfc. Howard Johnson, Jr. when his convoy took a wrong turn in the first days of the war recalled.

(No location given: Kerry Sanders) How Johnson’s family is doing 4 years later featured; photos and portrait shown; scene shown of the playground named after Johnson. [Parents Gloria and Rev. Howard JOHNSON – talk about their son and how they are coping; express views on the war.]

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Sanders, Kerry

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