Big Three In Amman: Notes

By Brian 

The Big Three all anchored from Amman tonight. At the end of their respective broadcasts, NBC’s Brian Williams and ABC’s Charles Gibson voiced remarkably similar segments about Iraqi refugees who have fled the country for refuge in Amman.

Katie Couric‘s broadcast stood out with the only package from Baghdad, an interview with the U.S. ambassador in Iraq, and a report about the International Police Training Center outside Amman. Here are the coverage notes:

NBC: David Gregory and Richard Engel joined Williams in Amman. Jim Miklaszewski reported from the Pentagon and Tim Russert provided the “big picture” from the D.C. bureau.

ABC: Martha Raddatz and Terry McCarthy joined Gibson in Amman. As part of ABC’s “Mission: Iraq — What’s Next?” coverage, WN featured a conversation between Gibson, Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, retired General Jack Keane, and Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations.

CBS: Jim Axelrod and Mark Phillips joined Couric in Amman. Elizabeth Palmer reported from Baghdad. David Martin contributed from D.C. Couric interviewed Zalmay Khalilzad. Harry Smith handled headlines from NYC.