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Egypt in Crisis #987183

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Feb 05, 2011
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(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Another day of fast-moving events in Egypt on Day 12 introduced.

(Cairo: Mark Strassmann) The fight over the timeline for Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak to step aside examined; scenes shown from Tahrir Square in Cairo of the protesters, the mayhem on Wednesday, the army's presence and lines to get in. [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - speaks out.] [PROTESTER - comments.] The changing tone of coverage of the protests on state-run TV discussed.

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(White House: Whit Johnson) The White House reaction to events in Egypt and the position on a transition of power examined. [President OBAMA - says there needs to be a transition process.] [Secretary of State Hillary CLINTON - talks about the transition process headed by vice president Omar Suleiman.] [Former US ambassador to Egypt Frank WISNER†- says the president {Mubarak} must steer the changes.] ["Washington Post" editor David IGNATIUS†- says the White House wants Mubarak out, but without destabilizing the region.] Vice President Joe Biden quoted.

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Live discussion held with Harvard Kennedy school of government Nicholas Burns about Egypt. [BURNS - says this is a complex drama with Arabs standing up for freedom, so there is quiet diplomacy behind the scenes to craft a transitional government; indicates Suleiman may be the leader in transition.]

(Studio: Russ Mitchell) Report introduced.

(New York: Elaine Quijano) The exodus of American students and citizens from Cairo featured. [Back home, The American University in Cairo student Nick KOURIDES†, Cornell University student Alexandra WOODHOUSE†- recount what happened.] [State Department James PETTIT†- explains how Americans departed.]

Mitchell, Russ;
Strassmann, Mark;
Johnson, Whit;
Quijano, Elaine

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