Bazell's Wounds of War finale was unique: it was the day's only story filed from a foreign dateline. For the second straight day there was virtually no international coverage on any of the three newscasts. CBS' exception, but with a heartland dateline, was a Cynthia Bowers feature for its American Heroes series. She paid tribute to Sgt Marilyn Gabbard, an Iowa grandmother who was killed when a Blackhawk helicopter was shot down only 26 days into her deployment in Iraq.
"This is such a sad newscast," exclaimed CBS' Katie Couric.
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