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New York, New York / Ground Zero / Obama Visit #997650

CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 05, 2011
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(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) President George Bush’s visit to the World Trade Center site days after the 9/11 attacks and President Obama’s visit today in the wake of the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden noted; scenes shown of Obama laying a wreath, meeting victim’s families and firefighters with former New York City Mayor Rudolph Giuliani and of former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Vice President Joe Biden laying a wreath at the Pentagon.

(Ground Zero: Chip Reid) Obama’s trip to New York City reviewed; scenes shown from the Engine 54 firehouse, which lost 15 men on September 11, the First Precinct police station and Ground Zero; photos shown of Obama with victims’ families. [OBAMA – speaks to firefighters and police.] [Victim’s daughter Carie LEMACK†- reacts to bin Laden’s death.] Bush’s rejection of Obama’s invitation for him to join him today and Obama’s trip to Ft. Campbell, Kentucky tomorrow noted.

(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(Ground Zero: Byron Pitts) The reaction of the families to Obama’s meeting with them featured; photos shown. [Family members Jim RICHARDS††, Frank and Mary FETCHET††- recount their meeting with Obama.] [Victim’s brother-in-law Howard ZAPKEN††- comments on coming without an invitation.] The Fetchets’ Voices of September 11th organization mentioned.

(Ground Zero: Katie Couric) Obama’s plans for Afghanistan now that bin Laden is dead presented. [With Steve Kroft for “60 Minutes,” OBAMA – says starting in July we are drawing down troops.]

Couric, Katie;
Reid, Chip;
Pitts, Byron

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