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Pakistan / Bin Laden Killed #997583

NBC Evening News for Monday, May 02, 2011
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(Ground Zero: Brian Williams) Continuation of special coverage on The Death of Osama Bin Laden announced.

(White House: Chuck Todd) The planning of the US military operation to take out bin Laden reviewed; details given about the lead involving bin Laden’s courier; scenes and diagram shown of his compound in Pakistan; photos shown from the situation room in the White House, where President Obama and his national security team watched the operation unfold. [OBAMA – comments on the operation.] [Counterterrorism advisor John BRENNAN†- notes different options were discussed.] [Former Vice President Dick CHENEY – praises Obama and his team.]

(Ground Zero: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Benghazi, Libya: Richard Engel) The 10-year effort to find bin Laden and the war on terror examined; details given about the invasion of Afghanistan and the costly war in Iraq. [In June 2004, President George BUSH – says there was a relationship between Iraq and Al Qaeda.]

(Ground Zero: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Pete Williams) How the 9/11 attacks affected life in America featured; scenes shown of the police presence today in New York City and Washington DC; details given about changes in air travel rules and airport security and the danger from Al Qaeda-inspired groups. [NYPD Commissioner Ray KELLY†- says our assumption is that bin Laden’s disciples would like to avenge his death by another attack.] [Former CIA and FBI official Philip MUDD†- notes the threat might go up.]

(Ground Zero: Brian Williams) Live interview held with Voices of September 11th founder Mary Fetchet†, whose son died in the attack on the World Trade Center; photo shown of Brad Fetchet†. [FETCHET – reacts to bin Laden’s death; says her organization provides support for the families.]

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck;
Engel, Richard;
Williams, Pete

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