Search the Archive

Obama / Transition / Appointments #929657

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 06, 2009
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws. For any such use, please visit NBC NEWS Archives XPRESS.

(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.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.