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Pakistan / Bin Laden Killing #993047

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, May 04, 2011
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(Studio: Katie Couric) The decision by President Obama not to release the photos of the dead Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† noted. [For "60 Minutes," OBAMA - says it was him in the pictures and we discussed why not to release the graphic photos that could incite violence.]

(White House: Chip Reid) The president's decision examined; details given about the views of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY†- says bin Laden is unquestionably dead.] [Senators Lindsey GRAHAM†, Kay Bailey HUTCHISON†- offer views.] The findings of the CBS News/"New York Times" poll on the president's overall approval ratings and on his handling of the economy cited. Obama's visit to Ground Zero tomorrow noted.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The intelligence seized by Navy SEALs at the bin Laden compound examined; details given about cash and phone numbers in his clothing, computers, notes, weapons, DNA evidence, electronic files. [CBS national security analyst Juan ZARATE†- comments on the phone numbers.] [Attorney General Eric HOLDER - comments on terrorism intelligence.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) New details on the SEALs operation in Pakistan that took down the unarmed bin Laden reviewed; animated diagrams of the raid shown. [Representative Mike ROGERS - comments on the firefight at night and the movement in the room where he died.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The admission by Pakistani ambassador to the US Husain Haqqani about what Pakistan did not know or do noted. [From "The Charlie Rose Show," HAQQANI - says we dropped the ball and there will be an inquiry.]

(Studio: Katie Couric) The questioning in Pakistan of the contractor who built bin Laden's home noted.

(Abbottabad: Elizabeth Palmer) A look at the bin Laden compound in Abbottabad presented; scenes shown from the neighborhood, the children, the house. The report from bin Laden's daughter, who was there, discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Reid, Chip;
Orr, Bob;
Martin, David;
Palmer, Elizabeth

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