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CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(White House: Chip Reid) President-elect Barack Obama and the fighting in Gaza featured; details given about Al Qaeda's Ayman al-Zawahiri's criticism of Obama over the killing in Gaza. [OBAMA - expresses concern about the conflict in Gaza; says President Bush speaks for the American interests.] [CSIS Rick BARTON†- says the world is interested in what Obama has to say.] [July 18, OBAMA - speaks about rockets into Israel.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Israel's agreement to set up a "humanitarian corridor" to get food and medicine into Gaza noted; map shown.

(Israel-Gaza border: Mark Phillips) The Israeli attack on a U.N. school in Gaza featured; scenes shown of chaos in the streets, the wounded residents, funerals, the urban battleground, Israeli tanks, diplomats and a rocket strike in Israel; details given about the international pressure on both sides. [UNRWA John GING†- talks about the tragedy.] [Israeli foreign minister Tzipi LIVNI†- comments.] [Former Mossad director Ephraim HALEVY†- says there is no quick resolution.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The banning of foreign journalists from Gaza noted.

(Studio: Katie Couric, Jeff Greenfield) The Middle East as a challenge for Obama even before he is inaugurated and the 60 years of peace plans for the region discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Reid, Chip;
Phillips, Mark;
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