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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The confirmation that CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta has been offered the job of surgeon general in President-elect Barack Obama’s administration noted.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Obama’s choice of Leon Panetta to head the CIA featured; details given about Panetta’s background in the Clinton administration and current policies he is likely to cancel. [OBAMA – comments on changes in the intelligence community.] Obama’s naming of new Justice Department lawyers to rewrite intelligence guidelines noted; "New York Times" video shown of Muhammad Saad Iqbal††, who was held at Guantanamo Bay without charges. [IQBAL – claims he was tortured.] [Former CIA official Mark LOWENTHAL†- expresses doubt about the changes.]

Reporter(s):
Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea
Duration:
00:02:40

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