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Military / Casket Photo Ban #935779

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Feb 26, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The 2005 “Rocky Mountain News” article about America’s war dead mentioned; photos shown.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The Pentagon’s reversal of its ban on news coverage of returning war dead featured; scenes shown of flag-draped coffins arriving at Dover Air Force Base. [GATES – says we should not make the decision for the families.] [Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Adm. Mike MULLEN – says it is a well-run, dignified, respectful ceremony.] [Senator Frank LAUTENBERG†- says it was designed to conceal the pain that goes with the war.] [Fallen soldier’s father John ELLSWORTH†- says it should be a private moment.]

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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