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'Nightline' to Focus on U.S. Dead in Iraq

April 28, 2004|From Associated Press

NEW YORK — Ted Koppel will devote the entire half hour of Friday's "Nightline" to reading names and showing photographs of the more than 500 U.S. troops killed in action in Iraq, ABC announced Wednesday.

Each slain service member's photo will be shown along with his or her name, military branch, rank and age as Koppel reads the name aloud. Since the broadcast is limited to 30 minutes, it will include only those killed in action, as certified by the Defense Department. More than 200 others have died of what the Pentagon calls nonhostile causes.

"Nightline" airs at 11:35 p.m.

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