Quick Guide & Transcript: New Pentagon 9/11 video released, BBC interviews wrong 'Guy'
CNN STUDENT NEWS
(CNN Student News) -- May 17, 2006
New Look at 9/11 - View some video of the September 11 attacks that was kept secret until now.
Called to Duty - Find out what kinds of duties are required of National Guardsmen.
Wrong Guy - Watch how the BBC recently made the mistake of interviewing the wrong "Guy."
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MONICA LLOYD, CNN STUDENT NEWS ANCHOR: Thanks for tuning in to the week's third edition of CNN Student News! From the CNN Center, I'm Monica Lloyd. The sight of the Pentagon during the September 11th attacks. We'll show you the newly released footage of the plane that caused this, and explain why you couldn't see it until now. A view from the border. Learn who's on the way to help patrol agents keep illegal immigrants, from crossing this stretch of ground. And a case of the wrong guy. Learn how a small mix-up led to a big blunder at the BBC.
First Up: New Look at 9/11
LLOYD: The public is getting its first look at some stop frame video of the September 11th terrorist attacks. It shows American Airlines flight 77 hitting the Pentagon, a building that houses the U.S. Defense Department. 184 people were killed. Jamie McIntyre shows us the new pictures and explains why this video hasn't been released until now.
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JAMIE MCINTYRE, CNN SENIOR PENTAGON CORRESPONDENT: The tapes are a more complete and unedited version of five still frames CNN obtained from a Pentagon security camera and was the first to broadcast back in March of 2002. The newly-released video includes a view from a second camera at the same checkpoint, which provides a slightly clearer view of the American Airlines 757 as it flew just feet above the ground, and slammed into the Pentagon. One video shows the nose of the plane as it enters the frame, the other shows the fuselage as it whizzes by at several hundred miles per hour.
The tapes were sealed as evidence for the criminal trial of 9/11 conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, but with his sentencing, the Justice Department released the tapes in response to a Freedom of Information lawsuit filed by the legal watchdog group Judicial Watch:
TOM FITTON, JUDICIAL WATCH, PRESIDENT: We wanted to help put to rest conspiracy theories suggesting it was something other then a plane that hit the Pentagon, that it was a missile or a decoy of some type.
MCINTYRE: Until now this single frame -- was the only image that showed the jetliner before it hit the Pentagon, and the image is so indistinct, that it helped fuel conspiracy theories that abound on the Internet despite pictures of the wreckage and eyewitness accounts:
MIKE WALTER, EYEWITNESS: I looked off, you know, looked out my window, and I saw this plane, a jet, American Airlines jet coming, and I thought this doesn't add up. It's really low.
MCINTYRE: The Web sites often take statements out of context, such as this exchange from CNN in which I -- myself -- appear to be questioning whether a plane really hit the building: From my close-up inspection, there's no evidence of a plane having crashed anywhere near the Pentagon. In fact, I was answering a question based on a eyewitness account who thought the American Airlines plane landed short of the Pentagon. I was indicated there was no crash site near the pentagon only at the Pentagon
MCINTYRE AUDIO: The only site is the actual site of the building that's crashed in, quote 'the actual site of the building that's crashed in.'
MCINTYRE: In fact there were thousands of tiny pieces of the plane, and I personally photographed a piece of the fuselage and what appeared to be part of the cockpit.
McINTYRE: The video isn't clear enough to convince the most ardent conspiracy theorists and there's still some mystery that surrounds the day. For instance, what happened to video from a hotel security camera nearby that sources tell CNN caught at least part of the attack. No one in the government even acknowledges that tape exists. Jamie McIntyre, CNN, the Pentagon.
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CARL AZUZ, CNN STUDENT NEWS REPORTER: Time for some Fast Facts! The Army National Guard is made up of more than 320,000 people, and they have a dual mission: to serve the state and to serve the federal government. State governors may call up the Guard during state emergencies, like floods or riots. The president can call up the Guard for international peacekeeping missions. Most members of the Army National Guard, traditional Guardsmen, work part-time to serve their community, state, and country.
Called to Duty
LLOYD: Many National Guardsmen have wilderness training every year to keep up their skills. Now, instead of that, some of them will be helping U.S. Border Patrol agents keep out illegal immigrants. It's part of President Bush's new plan to beef up border security. Here's Barbara Starr with an example of how National Guardsmen serve the federal government.
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BARBARA STARR, CNN REPORTER: Officials say the new border security deployment will simply give the National Guard more experience in their now typical jobs---fighting war and disaster relief--but insists it won't keep them from being ready to do those jobs. The first of 6,000 troops are expected to arrive on the U.S. border with Mexico next month. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff says the National Guard will be part of a comprehensive approach to border security.
HOMELAND SECURITY SECRETARY MICHAEL CHERTOFF: We can have a transformative effect on an immigration problem and an illegal migration problem that has plagued this country for over 20 years.
STARR: The Pentagon says the Guard will be doing some of the same jobs it already handles.
PAUL MCHALE, ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF DEFENSE FOR HOMELAND DEFENSE: The missions will include, for example, surveillance and reconnaissance, engineering support, transportation support, logistics support, vehicle dismantling, medical support, as noted by Secretary Chertoff barrier and infrastructure construction, road-building and linguistics support.
STARR: One of the most sensitive issues? Will the troops carry weapons and be authorized to shoot?
LT. GEN. STEVEN BLUM, CHIEF OF NATIONAL GUARD BUREAU: It is something that must be addressed because its very important that soldiers know what the expectations are and what the rules are for the area they're operating in.
STARR: Guard commanders say they hope to make this all work by sending troops in for perhaps just a few weeks at a time...during their scheduled training periods--so their families and jobs will not be disrupted.
BLUM: The only thing that we're really going to do is change the location of where they were going to do their training.
STARR: But don't underestimate how complicated This may turn out to be for the Guard. By one estimate, as many as 150,000 National Guardsmen may find themselves doing border security the next two years. The National Guard is also expected to use helicopters and and other sensors to watch for people crossing the border...but the Guard will not conduct arrests.Barabara Starr, CNN, the Pentagon.
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AZUZ: Time for the Shoutout! What is the BBC? If you think you know it, shout it out! Is it: A) Border dividing North and South Korea B) Abbreviation for "blind carbon copy" C) British media network D) U.S. security organization You've got three seconds--GO! The BBC we're looking for here is the British Broadcasting Corporation, which was originally named the "British Broadcasting Company" when it started in 1922. That's your answer and that's your Shoutout!
LLOYD: You probably know a couple of people in your school who have the same first name. And there might've even been some confusion over it. Well, that's what happened recently at the BBC. But it happened on air, when untold numbers of people were watching. The man at the center of it thought it was all part of a job interview he'd come for. But Robyn Curnow explains how he was the wrong "guy," for the TV segment!
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ROBYN CURNOW, CNN REPORTER: A case of mistaken identity live on air at the BBC.
BBC INTERVIEWER: Guy Kewny, is editor of the technology Web site Newwirless. Hello.
CURNOW: His face says it all. Quite literally - he's the wrong 'guy.' Were you surprised by this verdict today?
GUY GOMA: I was surprised.
CURNOW: Guy Kewney, on the right, is an IT business journalist. He was waiting in the BBC reception to be collected for his interview. Gut Goma, on the left, is from the Congo in Central Africa. He was at the BBC for a job interview.
GOMA: They called me by my first name, Guy, and one of the expecting or someone else, his name is also Guy. So I was a bit confused, but I was the only Guy there. Anyways they called me straightaway, I went upstairs with the gentleman, next-after just one minute, they took me inside a room, the studio and asking me a question.
BBC ANCHOR: This was the case of the wrong Guys, which left a few red faces around here.
CURNOW: The BBC has also seen the funny side, they've explained the mix-up.
They invited both Guy's back on air. Turns out the right guy - Guy Kewney -was watching the faux pas unfold on a television screen from the BBC reception.
BBC ANCHOR: What on Earth went through your mind, because you were sitting there waiting to be collected, presumably a bit late -- then you look at the telly and there you are..or not.
GUY KEWNEY: Yes, it was one of those moments where you think: good God, what's going on?
CURNOW: BBC's mistake has made headlines across much of the media here in Britain. But the press is not gloating. After all, most journalists agree that that sort of case of mistaken identity could happen, well in most newsrooms.
ITV REPORTER: We talked to the man who went to the BBC for a job interview and ended up live on television...it could never happen here..could it?
ITV ANCHOR: Don't say that... anything could happen.
CURNOW: Guy Goma's bewildered TV debut has made him a mini-celebrity here. His interview - now online - is receiving tens of thousands of hits.
FROM BBC INTERVIEW: Do you think that more people will be downloading online?
GOMA: Well actually.
CURNOW: Paparazzi are even jostling to get a photograph of him. But it seems that al that Guy Goma really wants to know is if he got that BBC job that he wanted. Robyn Curnow, CNN London.
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LLOYD: Want to find out more? We've got it at our website. You can click through an interactive gallery illustrating the president's plan for patrolling the border. And, you can read a complete transcript of the president's speech. Find it all at CNN.com/EDUCATION.
Before We Go
LLOYD: Before we go... It was a pretty big deal for Georgia's governor. After all, not everyone gets to meet one of the nation's fattest felines. The governor's a former veterinarian, so he knows all about cats; What he might not have known is that one could grow to be 45 pounds! The average house-cat weighs around 12 pounds. Whatever you do, don't try to beef up your kitty-- It's purr-fect just the way it is.
LLOYD: And we'll leave you with that! Enjoy the rest of your day, and be sure to check in with Student News tomorrow, online or on Headline News.
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