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Walter Reed Hospital / Veterans’ Care #858927

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 20, 2007
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Revelations in the “Washington Post” that wounded veterans are living in appalling conditions at Walter Reed Army Medical Center noted.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) The Pentagon’s review of the situation at Walter Reed featured; scenes shown of conditions at Building 18, where outpatients live; memo from Walter Reed commander Maj. Gen. George Weightman† quoted. [“The Washington Post” Dana PRIEST†- notes the effect of the conditions and bureaucracy on the troops.] [Amputee Sgt. Ryan GROVES††- notes the difficulty for wheelchair users.] [White House press secretary Tony SNOW†- admits the system is not working perfectly.] [Senator Claire McCASKILL†- reacts to the conditions.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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