Anchors Set the Tone

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Tuesday evening news cold opens summarize Obama’s Afghan address.

NBC: “The war plan — tonight the president’s timetable and reasoning for sending tens of thousands of American troops to Afghanistan and when they might come home.”

ABC: “Battle Plan — the president orders 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan with a plan to pull them out late in 2011.”

CBS: “Tonight, the president goes on national television to announce he’s sending 30,000 more U.S. troops into a war that’s already cost more than 900 American lives.”

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