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CNN Evening News for Monday, May 09, 2011
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) The videotapes found at the Pakistan compound of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† featured; excerpts shown of bin Laden watching himself on Tv and outtakes from propaganda videos.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with "The Looming Tower" author Lawrence Wright about the bin Laden videos. [WRIGHT - comments on the conditions he lived under and his "diminished" appearance; indicates Ayman al-Zawahiri may have been running Al Qaeda very badly for several years; explains how Zawahiri is "anti-charismatic"; suggests Al Qaeda will want to memorialize the leader's death and the Pakistani ISI was involved in Al Qaeda attacks; notes Pakistan has misused the American aid money; sums up the role of radical cleric Anwar al-Awlaki as an inspirational figure.]

Cooper, Anderson

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