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CBS Evening News for Thursday, May 12, 2011
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The analysis of the Navy SEALs raid on Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden’s compound featured; animation shown; details given about the helmet cam videos and the material that was seized, including his handwritten journal of notes about launching a major attack against the US. [Representative C.A. “Dutch” RUPPERSBERGER†- comments on the photos of bin Laden’s body.] The amount of detail about the mission that has gotten out discussed.

(Studio: Katie Couric) Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ account of the tension in the White House situation room as the operation unfolded noted; photo shown. [From “60 Minutes,” GATES – praises President Obama’s gutsy decision; says there wasn’t a lot of conversation in the room.]

Couric, Katie;
Martin, David

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