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Pakistan / Bin Laden Killing #993033

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 04, 2011
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(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Washington: Martha Raddatz) Some details on the operation in Pakistan that killed Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† reviewed; details given about how the corpse was measured, money sewn into his clothes, his daughter, his wife Ahmed Amal and past speculation about where he hid; diagrams of the raid and video of the compound shown. [Center for a New American Security president John NAGL†- says bin Laden was not a warrior.] [December 13, 2009, President OBAMA; June 27, 2010, CIA director Leon PANETTA - speculate about where bin Laden is hiding.]

(Abbottabad, Pakistan: Nic Schifrin) A glimpse inside Bin Laden's hideout featured; scenes shown of the compound in Abbottabad and the neighborhood; details given from a friend of the brothers who ran the compound about life for bin Laden and his family within the walls, security measures there and the store where food was bought.

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(White House: Jake Tapper) The decision by President Obama not to show the graphic photos of the dead bin Laden examined; details given of the views of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates about the dangers of releasing the photos. [OBAMA - says America will insure justice is done.] Obama's statement to "60 Minutes" quoted. [On NBC, CIA director Leon PANETTA - backs revealing the photos.] [9/11 victim widow Lisa REINA†- says we want to see him dead.]

(Studio: Diane Sawyer) Report introduced.

(Islamabad: Jim Sciutto) The debate over US-Pakistan relations and bin Laden examined. What a senior Pakistani security official said about bin Laden living there for years and his criticism of Panetta's position quoted on screen. The threat of terrorism retaliation noted with a Taliban spokesman quoted.

Sawyer, Diane;
Raddatz, Martha;
Schifrin, Nic;
Tapper, Jake;
Sciutto, Jim

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