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Libya / Uprising #992812

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 02, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) The uprising in Libya introduced.

(Benghazi: Stephanie Gosk) Libyan leader Muammar el-Kadhafi’s offensive against the rebels in the eastern towns reviewed; scenes shown of fighting in the oil town of Brega, the air strike on a weapons depot in Ajdabiya, an injured boy, volunteers signing up in Benghazi to join the rebels, a protest against Kadhafi. [Voice of opposition FIGHTER – says the situation is slaughter.] [Ajdabiya Hospital Dr. Sabri MOHAMMED†- says it’s a massacre.]

(Tripoli: Jim Maceda) Kadhafi’s speech to supporters and journalists in which he claimed there is no uprising featured; scenes shown from Tripoli; details given about his eccentric behavior. [Council on Foreign Relations president Richard HAASS†- says you don’t run a country for 4 decades by being a flake.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Tripoli: Richard Engel) The contrast in mood between Benghazi and Tripoli featured.

Williams, Brian;
Gosk, Stephanie;
Maceda, Jim;
Engel, Richard

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