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Pakistan / Bin Laden Killing / The Tapes #993417

CBS Evening News for Saturday, May 07, 2011
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(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.

(Washington: Bob Orr) The five videotapes revealing the life of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† in hiding that were found in his lair in Pakistan featured; excerpts shown of gray-bearded Osama watching himself on an old TV and of other scenes; details given of his role with Al Qaeda and concern with his own public image and the DNA identification evidence.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Live discussion held with CBS security analyst Juan Zarate about the tapes and why they are being released. [ZARATE - explains why the administration released these tapes directed to multiple audiences; states the data we got from the compound is incredibly important that could lead to a counterterrorism blitzkrieg.]

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.

(New York: Seth Doane) Two reactions to the released bin Laden video presented. [9/11 widower Charles WOLF†- offers his views on bin Laden as a villain.] [Security expert Investigative Management Group CEO Bob STRANG†- says this an opportunity for us: to see the image of bin Laden.]

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.

(Islamabad: Elizabeth Palmer) The reaction in Pakistan to the bin Laden videos that were released previewed; details given about how the nation is still in denial over the colossal security failure.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.

(Kabul: Mark Phillips) The reaction of the Taliban in Afghanistan to the death of bin Laden examined; scenes shown of the Taliban; details given of the subordinate role of Al Qaeda in Afghanistan. [Opposition leader Abdullah ABDULLAH†- comments on the situation with the Taliban.]

Mason, Anthony;
Orr, Bob;
Doane, Seth;
Palmer, Elizabeth;
Phillips, Mark

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