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CNN Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 14, 2009
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The execution in Texas of Cameroon Todd Willingham five years ago, investigations that the fire was not arson & Governor Rick Perry's handling of the case outlined. [PERRY - says the state system followed procedures.]

(Studio: Randi Kaye) The report from fire expert Dr. Craig Beyler† that the fire was not arson reviewed & what the governor said today about the case & how the governor fired four people from the commissioner discussed. [PERRY - says Willingham murdered his three children; asserts nine federal courts looked at this case; comments on the Beyler study.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with Willingham's stepmother Eugenia Willingham & "Dallas Morning News" Colleen McCain Nelson† about what Perry said. [By phone, WILLINGHAM - says her son was a loving father who had a stormy relationship with his wife, whom he did abuse; comments on the last meeting of Todd & his wife; agrees Todd's attorney believed he was guilty.] [NELSON - says Perry has not given a good explanation about swapping out commission panels; comments on the forensic science of arson investigations.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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