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Ft. Hood, Texas / Shootings / Hasan #960123

NBC Evening News for Friday, Nov 06, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The attack on Ft. Hood, Texas by Maj. Nidal Hasan introduced; statistics on the dead and wounded cited.

(Ft. Hood: Lester Holt) The investigation into the shooting rampage reviewed; details given about Hasan’s medical condition and his anguish over his deployment; scenes shown of the moment of silence at the base; map shown of the Soldier Readiness Center and the Howze Theater, where the shootings took place; photo shown of officer Kimberly Munley, who shot Hasan. [Army Chief of Staff Gen. George CASEY†- says this was a kick in the gut.] [Darnall Army Medical Center EMS director Maj. Steve BECKWITH†- describes the injuries.] [Witness Spc. Elliot VALDEZ††- describes what happened at the theater.] [Voice of soldier’s FATHER – recounts what his daughter told him.] [Munley's father Dennis BARBOUR††- wonders.] [President OBAMA – says an entire nation is grieving.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The investigation into Hasan’s personality and past reviewed; details given of warning signs, including giving away his belongings and his professional problems at Walter Reed Army Medical Center; video shown of Hasan at an earlier conference on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. [From the West Bank, cousin Mohammad HASAN† {thru translator} – says Nidal tried to get out of the Army because he was ridiculed for being a Muslim.] [Muslim Community Center MAN – cites the Koran.] [Advisor to US Army Ken ROBINSON†- explains why Hasan was deployed.] Concern about a backlash against Muslims in the military noted.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) The FBI’s investigation into the shooting featured; details given about Hasan’s weapon, a possible blog posting about suicide bombers and how he will be prosecuted; scenes shown of the Guns Galore gun shop and Hasan’s apartment.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Ft. Hood: Mark Potter) The day of tragedy and heroism at Ft. Hood reviewed; photos shown of the wounded, including Keara Bono† and Nathan Hewitt††, and the dead, including Aaron Nemelka†, Russell Seager†, Michael Pearson†† and Francheska Velez††. [Witnesses Sgt. Howard APPLEBY†, Sgt. Andrew HAGERMAN††- recount what the soldiers did.] [Nurse Janet DiPALMA†- says they wanted to make sure their buddies were okay.] [Bono’s mother Peggy McCARTY†- says her daughter was mad about being shot.] [Grandfather Michael NEMELKA†, Pearson’s MOTHER, Velez’s RELATIVE - comment.] [Earlier, voice of SEAGER – explains why he joined the military.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Live interview held with military analyst retired Col Jack Jacobs† about this tragedy. [From Ft. Hood, JACOBS – predicts the Army will redouble the effort to identify anybody with problems; wonders about friendly fire in some of the wounding.]

Williams, Brian;
Holt, Lester;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Williams, Pete;
Potter, Mark

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