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Iraq War Coverage #886128

CNN Special for Wednesday, Apr 02, 2003

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Live CNN coverage of the US military assault into Iraq.

  • Coverage includes the participation of anchors Paula Zahn, Wolf Blitzer, and Heidi Collins, correspondent Walter Rodgers, embedded with 7th Cavalry, correspondent Ed Lavandera in Texas, correspondent Rym Brahimi in Amman, Senior International Correspondent Nic Robertson, Senior Pentagon Correspondent Jamie McIntyre, and correspondent Mike Boettcher, embedded with the Army Special Forces.
  • Statements and analysis are provided by Joint Chiefs of Staff Deputy Director Major General Stanley McChrystal, Al-Jazeera Washington Bureau Chief Hafez al-Mirazi, David Gergen, of the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government, CNN military analyst Lieutenant General Dan Benton (Ret.), and Fawaz Gerges, author of America and Political Islam.
  • This hour features photos of the rescue of prisoner of war Pfc. Jessica Lynch and interviews with her family members. Also featured is taped video footage of U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, former President George HW Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, and President George W. Bush, and coverage of the rescue of captured journalists Matthew Mcallester and Molly Bingham. Further, there is footage from Iraqi TV, showing a purported statement from Saddam Hussein.
  • Reporter(s):
    Rodgers, Walter;
    Lavandera, Ed;
    Brahimi, Rym;
    Robertson, Nic;
    McIntyre, Jamie;
    Boettcher, Mike

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