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Pakistan / Bin Laden Killed / Photos #997631

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 04, 2011
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(White House: Chuck Todd) President Obama’s decision not to release the photos of the dead Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden featured. [OBAMA – says America will ensure that justice is done.] [White House press secretary Jay CARNEY – quotes Obama’s reasoning.] [Yesterday, CIA director Leon PANETTA; today, Senators Lindsey GRAHAM, John McCAIN, New America Foundation Steven CLEMONS†– express views on the pictures.] [In Cairo, Egypt, NBC’s Lee COWAN – comments on doubt in the Middle East about bin Laden’s death.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Benghazi, Libya: Richard Engel) The doubt in the Muslim world about bin Laden’s death featured; details given about the US government’s tradition of releasing photos of the dead, including Iraqi President Saddam Hussein’s sons and Al Qaeda in Iraq leader Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Abbottabad, Pakistan: Stephanie Gosk) A look inside Bin Laden's compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan presented; scenes shown from inside the house and the local people gathered outside; details given about the shopping trips by the owners of the house, Tariq and Arshad Khan, the disbelief among the locals that bin Laden actually lived there, and neighbor Sohaib Athar†’s Tweets about the helicopter raid as it happened. [Neighbor Kershed AHMED‡- notes the women didn’t come out of the house.] [ATHAR – says he now has more than 100,000 Twitter followers; says he came here to escape the bombings.] The firefight at the compound described.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Program note.

Williams, Brian;
Todd, Chuck;
Engel, Richard;
Gosk, Stephanie

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