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Revolution in Egypt #991795

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 11, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The revolution in Egypt introduced; scenes/photos shown from Cairo.

(Cairo: Richard Engel) The announcement that President Hosni Mubarak has stepped down featured; scenes shown of today’s demonstration in Tahrir Square, the celebration following the announcement from Vice President Omar Suleiman; details given about Mubarak’s 30-year reign and his loss of support from the military. [Several PROTESTORS – react.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Cairo: Ron Allen) The amazing scene of jubilation in Tahrir Square featured; scenes shown of the cheering crowds. [PROTESTORS – comment.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama’s reaction to Mubarak’s resignation featured. [OBAMA – says this is the power of human dignity; comments on Egypt’s role in history.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Savannah Guthrie) How the US will deal with the post-Mubarak era examined; scenes shown of Obama and Mubarak in 2009; details given of concern about a power vacuum and anxiety in the Arab world. [Middle East expert Ken POLLACK†- says the problem will lie if the revolution gets taken over by a more radical element.] [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says there is much work to be done.] [Vice President Joe BIDEN – urges Iran to let its people speak.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Tel Aviv: Martin Fletcher) The reaction of other countries in the Middle East to the changed balance of power featured; scenes shown of celebrations in Gaza City, Gaza; Amman, Jordan; Beirut Lebanon; details given about the views of Iran and Israel.

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Allen, Ron;
Todd, Chuck;
Guthrie, Savannah;
Fletcher, Martin

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