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Ft. Hood, Texas / Shootings / Hasan #960094

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 05, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The mass murder at Ft. Hood, Texas, introduced; scenes shown.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The deadly shooting rampage by Maj. Nidal Hasan†† reviewed; scenes shown from the base. [Base commander Lt. Gen. Robert CONE††- describes what happened.] [Military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†, Senator Kay Bailey HUTCHISON†- react.] Hasan’s position as a doctor specializing in mental health disorders noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with KCEN-TV reporter Jade Mingus† about the shooting; scenes shown. [From Ft. Hood, MINGUS – describes the chaos on the base; notes the ripple effect on the community.] President Obama’s reaction to the tragedy noted. [OBAMA - says it is horrifying they should come under fire at an Army base on American soil.]

(Washington: Pete Williams) What is known about the gunman Hasan reviewed; details given about his academic and medical background and his Army career and his anxiety over a coming deployment.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with McCaffrey about this case. [From Rochester McCAFFREY – calls it the worst peacetime domestic disaster we’ve run into; talks about Ft. Hood.]

(New York: Mike Taibbi) The history and significance of Ft. Hood reviewed; map and scenes shown; statistics cited.

Williams, Brian;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Williams, Pete;
Taibbi, Mike

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