New York Times
Saturday, May 7, 2011
As CNN, CBS and other outlets are beginning to show the C.I.A. videos, CNN’s Barbara Starr is reporting more details released at the briefing.
In one video, the leader of Al Qaeda is shown wrapped in a blanket, watching television – with gray hair and a gray beard. Ms. Starr reports that Bin Laden would dye his hair black before appearing to the world. In one video, streaming on the Web site of The Washington Post, Bin Laden is reading from a script in front of a blue background, with his beard dyed black.
The audio from the videos were not played, Ms. Starr reports, and reporters were not allowed to record the briefing. They were permitted to take notes, she said, while an Obama administration official took photographs of the reporters.