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White House / State Dinner / Security Breach #961408

NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 26, 2009
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(Studio: Hoda Kotb) Report introduced.

(White House: Savannah Guthrie) The security breach at the White House when an uninvited couple showed up at last night’s state dinner reviewed; video and photos shown of Tareq and Michaele Salahi†; details given about their reality TV aspirations and reputation as party crashers; statements from Bravo TV and the Secret Service quoted. [“Washington Post” Roxanne ROBERTS†- says they never acknowledged they weren’t invited.] [NBC security analyst Clint VAN ZANDT†- notes the consequences for lying to a federal agent.] The status of the investigation discussed.

(Studio: Hoda Kotb) The observations of anchor Brian Williams, who attended the dinner, on the party crashers presented. [WILLIAMS – recalls the Salahis’ vehicle being turned away at the gate, the camera that followed them, a make-up woman; describes the security measures; notes it would be a shame if they were seeking fame.]

Kotb, Hoda;
Guthrie, Savannah

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