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NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 01, 2009
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(London: Brian Williams) President Obama's day in London, England, reviewed; scenes shown of him with heads of state and with Queen Elizabeth.

(London: Chuck Todd) Obama’s day of diplomacy reviewed; details given of the position of German Chancellor Angela Merkel and French President Nicolas Sarkozy on the economy; scenes shown of the world leaders’ “class photo.” [With British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, OBAMA – responds to a question about US responsibility for the financial crisis.] [With Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, OBAMA – says we’re seeing a new beginning in US-Russia relations.] [With Chinese President Hu Jintao, OBAMA – says our economic relationships are strong.] The buzz about the Obamas giving an iPod to the queen noted.

(London: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(London: Stephanie Gosk) The protests that turned ugly in London’s financial district featured; scenes shown of burning effigies of bankers, protestors throwing smoke bombs at police, the carnival-like atmosphere at the beginning of the demonstration, people bleeding, the Royal Bank of Scotland being ransacked. [2 PROTESTORS – comment on being beaten.] [PROTESTOR – speaks of the damage RBS did to the people.]

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck;
Gosk, Stephanie

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