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Islam / Koran Burning / Jones #974294

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 08, 2010
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The spotlight on Florida pastor Terry Jones, who plans to burn the Koran on the anniversary of September 11, introduced; details given of warnings from US Central Command Gen. David Petraeus, Afghanistan's President Hamid Karzai and the Vatican.

(Gainesville, Florida: Kelly Cobiella) The Koran burning controversy examined; scenes shown from Gainesville, Florida; details given about Jones's background, his church and his statements about other religions. [JONES - says backing down is not the right thing; recounts what a soldier told him about Muslims in Yugoslavia.] [Islamic Society of Central Florida Imam Muhammed MUSRI†, Gainesville resident Salvador PANCORVO†- comment.] [Mayor Craig LOVE†- says book burning is an illegal act.]

(Studio: Katie Couric; Washington: Jan Crawford) The legal consideration about book burning, the First Amendment and the Supreme Court rulings on free speech discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Cobiella, Kelly;
Crawford, Jan

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