This program is about 1 hour long
(Dearborn, Michigan: Allan Chernoff) The reaction to Saddam’s death from Shiite Muslims in Dearborn, Michigan, featured; scenes shown of celebrations in the streets. [Iraqi-Americans Farazdak al ASADI, Haidar al FATLAWI, Hussein al FATLAWY, student Ghufran al MOUSAWAI- support the execution.] [Sunni Iraqi-American Omar JASIM- says it was a biased decision to execute him.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) The elation in Karbala, Iraq, after the execution, and more violence, including a car bombing in Baghdad, reported; scenes shown. President Bush’s response to Saddam’s death quoted.
(Washington: Gary Nurenberg) The formal ceremonies after the death of President Gerald Ford featured; scenes shown of the procession bringing the coffin past landmarks from his life, Eagle Scouts, military women, widow Betty Ford, and the coffin in the Capitol rotunda. [Retired Navy veteran Theron NEWSOME, Air Force Col. Yvonne CHILLS- comment.] [House Speaker Dennis HASTERT, Vice President Dick Cheney – speak about Ford.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) The tribute to Ford from skiers at Vail, Colorado, shown.
(Studio: Carol Lin; New York: Anderson Cooper) CNN’s coverage of the festivities around the world, security and the plans for the Times Square celebration discussed.
(Augusta, Georgia: Sibila Vargas) The memorial service reviewed; scenes shown of performances, the open casket, mourners, including M.C. Hammer, Michael Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, partner Tomi Rae Hynie, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and an educator bestowing on Brown an honoring doctorate degree. [M. JACKSON, J. JACKSON, SHARPTON – speak of Brown.]
(Studio: Carol Lin) The memorial for Brown in Augusta, Georgia, noted.
(Augusta, Georgia: Sibila Vargas) Earlier interview held with Brown’s friend, Rev. Al Sharpton. [SHARPTON – comments on his relationship with Brown; says Brown knew how to live in his personal space and be the public guy to uplift the world; notes his impact on the black community; comments on what he would think of the public reaction to his death.]
(Studio: Carol Lin; Augusta, Georgia: Sibila Vargas) The memorial service for Brown in Augusta, Georgia, and Brown’s love for Augusta discussed.
(Studio: Carol Lin) The anchor’s thoughts on her final show and her plans for the future presented.