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Libya / Uprising / Obama Address #994448

NBC Evening News for Monday, Mar 28, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Benghazi: Richard Engel) The advance by rebels in Libya toward leader Muammar el-Kadhafi's hometown of Sirt featured; details given of their call for international air strikes, the shortage of supplies and the status of Misrata and Benghazi; scenes shown of rebels on the move, shooting in the desert, destroyed tanks, posters of the missing; map shown. [Media Committee National Council Jalal ELGALLAN†- says the time for Kadhafi is getting shorter and shorter.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Savannah Guthrie) President Obama's address tonight from the National Defense University about the mission in Libya previewed. [At a town hall today, OBAMA – says our involvement is going to be limited.] [Secretary of Defense Robert GATES – says it’s not a vital interest but we have interests there.] [Senator Mitch McCONNELL†- says if Americans are uncertain about our military objective it is with good cause.] [Former Middle East peace negotiator Aaron David MILLER†- notes Obama has to be very clear.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) NBC’s coverage of the address and tomorrow’s interview with Obama announced.

(Tripoli: Jim Maceda) The uproar in Libya over the claims from Eman el-Obeidy†† that she was raped by Kadhafi’s forces featured; scenes shown of the chaos at the hotel where she told her story to foreign reporters. [Libyan government spokesman Moussa IBRAHIM†- says she has serious claims.]

Williams, Brian;
Engel, Richard;
Guthrie, Savannah;
Maceda, Jim

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