Event Date(s): 07/18/2003 | Event Location(s): Eagle, Colorado;Denver, Colorado;Morris Plains, New Jersey;Los Angeles, California; | Description: 20:00:00 MSNBC Countdown with Keith Olbermann anchored by Keith Olbermann. 20:00:01 Olbermann previews upcoming topics. Preview video. 20:01:19 Olbermann reports on the charges of sexual assault filed against National Basketball Association (NBA) player Kobe Bryant. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 19 year-old woman at the Lodge& Spa in Eagle, Colorado. Bryant admitted to having sexual contact with the alleged 19 year-old victim, but insists if was consensual. 20:02:21 NBC News correspondent Jim Avila reports from Eagle County, Colorado. He reports on the sexual assault charge against National Basketball Association (NBA) player Kobe Bryant. He is accused of sexually assaulting a 19 year-old woman at a resort in Colorado. Slow motion video of Bryant walking down a hallway. Clip of Eagle County, Colorado district attorney Mark Hurlbert commenting on the charges faced by Bryant. Graphic reading"Count 1: Sexual Assault - Overcome Victim's Will (F3)" seen with a graphic still of Bryant. Graphic reading"I am innocent of the charges filed today. I did not assault the woman? I made the mistake of adultery." Panning shot from the sign for the Lodge& Spa at Cordillera to a street. Interior panning shot of the lobby of the hotel. Zoom out shot of two chairs next to a fireplace. Exterior shot of a hospital where Bryant had knee surgery. Tilt down exterior shot of the hotel. Zoom in shot of an ambulance parked outside the hospital. Mug shot of Bryant. Video of Bryant playing basketball for the Los Angeles Lakers. Medium shot of Bryant sitting with a group of children. Wide shot of a truck driving down a street. Zoom in shot from a 2nd Street road sign to an engraving on a building"Eagle". Wide shot of a house. Exterior shot of the Eagle Valley High School. Still of the alleged victim (face blurred) and a friend. Medium shot of Avila walking with the alleged victim's friend Rachel Yandle. Clip of Yandle commenting on the alleged victim's personality change after the alleged sexual assault. Avila and Olbermann discuss the next steps in the charges filed against Bryant. 20:04:49 Olbermann reports that Kobe Bryant's attorney Pamela Mackey will hold a news conference in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. 20:05:06 Graphic plugfor www.msnbc.com. 20:05:17 Olbermann is joined by criminal defense attorney Larry Pozner live from Denver, Colorado. They discuss the impact of the sexual assault allegations on Kobe Bryant's personal and professional career. Medium shot of Bryant signing an autograph. Close up shot of Bryant speaking during an interview. Zoom in shot of Bryant surrounded by members of the media. Close up shot of Bryant speaking during an interview. Medium shot of Bryant carrying a trophy. Medium shot of Bryant presenting President George W Bush with a Los Angeles Lakers jersey. They discuss the sexual assault charges filed against Bryant. Mug shot of Bryant. Close up shot of Bryant clapping during The ESPY Awards (courtesy of ESPN). 20:10:54 Olbermann voices over graphic titled"Top 5 Stories". 20:11:06 Olbermann previews upcoming topics. Preview video. 20:15:51 Olbermann reports that anyone who downloads recorded music off the internet illegally will be fined $150,000 for each recording. 20:16:16 NBC News correspondent George Lewis reports that anyone who downloads recorded music off the internet illegally will be fined $150,000 for each recording. Clip from singer Beyonce Knowles music video for"Crazy in Love". Clip from singer Madonna's music video. Clip from singer Christina Aguilera's music video"Fighter". Close up shot of sophomore Amanda Olsen who is an internet music sharer, speaking on a telephone. Wide shot of Olsen speaking on a telephone on her bed as a computer is seen in the foreground. Close up shot of Olsen's hands typing on the computer. Close up shot of Olsen. Clip of Lewis asking Olsen how many of her classmates download music. Clip of Olsen commenting that everyone she knows downloads music off the internet. Clip from a music video. Various close up shots of internet music sights. Lewis reports on camera from Los Angeles, California. Close up shots of an ad warning people not to download music off the internet. Clip from singer Shakira's music video"Whenever, Wherever". Clip of an unidentified man commenting how downloading songs illegally is a form of shoplifting. Clip from singer Sheryl Crow's music video from her song"Soak up the Sun". Profile shot of a man looking at a compact disc (CD) inside a music store. Panning shot from a young man to a cashier at a music store. Close up shot of hands putting money away in a cash register. Wide shot of people looking at various items in a music store. Close up shot of Morpheus manager Michael Wise seated during an interview. Various close up shots of the Morpheus internet site. Clip of Wise commenting on internet downloading. Clip from singer Ashanti's music video for the song"Rock With U". Clip from an Apple music commercial. Close up shot of Olsen commenting on not wanting to pay for money. Clip from rock group Matchbox 20's music video for the song"Unwell". 20:19:02 Olbermann voices over graphic titled"Top 5 Stories". 20:19:15 Olbermann previews upcoming topics. Preview video. 20:23:12 Olbermann reports that a German man, identified only as Armin M, has confessed to killing and eating a man he met through a website for cannibals and has been charged with murder. Still of coroners taking a wrapped body on a stretcher to a coroner's van. 20:23:48 Olbermann reports how10 people died after 86-year-old Russell Weller mistakenly crashed into the Santa Monica Farmer's Market in Santa Monica, California. Olbermann reports how a 6 year-old boy in Texas found his mother's car keys, started the car and drove around for 30 miles looking for her. Graphic map of Texas with San Antonio, Luling and Cost all highlighted. 20:24:32 Olbermann reports that a Peruvian doctor at a state hospital in the Andean highlands used a drill and pliers to perform brain surgery on a man who had been injured in a fight. Olbermann reports that former Hilo surgeon Robert Ricketson is being sued for allegedly implanting a screwdriver in a patient's spine during an operation after he realized he didn't have the proper titanium rod. The screwdriver eventually snapped, leaving the patient as a paraplegic. The patient has since died and Ricketson has fled Hawaii. 20:25:11 Olbermann previews upcoming topics. Preview video. 20:29:19 Olbermann reports on low morale among the United States (US) Army's 3rd Infantry Division. Half a dozen of the troops may be sent home soon after reports of low morale among the troops. 20:30:03 NBC's Tom Brokaw reports on the US Army's 3rd Infantry Division, which is embroiled in a major morale controversy. Brokaw discusses the ambush attacks and that morale problem today with General Ricardo Sanchez, the man in charge of the American military in Iraq. In Iraq, rack shot of barbed wire and US soldier's hands holding rifle. US soldier on street, Iraqi men sitting on chairs, pan out on soldier's hand on rifle trigger as camera tilts upward, US soldier speaking to Iraqi men. Brokaw walks with American forces Commander US Army General Ricardo Sanchez at headquarters as staff members sit in front of computers. Sanchez in interview says,"We believe that the next 30 to 60 days are crucial, and we'll reach a turning point in the stability of Iraq during that time frame. But in order for us to totally eliminate the threats that we're facing right now, I think that's going to be present for a while." Interior shot of US Army staff personnel in large ballroom. Logo image on computer. Staff members sitting at computers. Lap top computer with the words"Secret" on screen. Sanchez says,"We will change our tactics, techniques and procedures. That will definitely occur. We could, in fact, wind up changing the configuration of the force as the situation evolves and as the enemy's tactics change." Sanchez says,"We believe that that is absolutely crucial that we begin to put a face of an Iraqi in partnership with the American soldier and the coalition soldier on the ground in order to show the Iraqi people that security is being handled by both the coalition forces and Iraqis." Slow-motion clip of Iraqi police force trainees walking in step. Slow-motion shots of the feet of US soldiers marching. US soldiers standing in formation. Wide shot of missile being fired into air during Operation Iraqi Freedom and helmet of deceased soldier on rifle butt. Two soldiers sitting and close up panning shot of graffiti reading"Go Home" on wall. In interview US Army chaplain Steve Hommel says,"Getting one's hopes up and then having them dashed--we've had that a couple of times. And that's been very hard on the men, especially the younger guys." Dissolved image of a US soldier wearing helmet and graphic e-mail message. Stills of soldiers with their heads down with text"betrayed and forgotten; morale is non-existent" imposed. Sanchez in interview. Panning shot to American flag hanging in room. Sanchez says,"And when I committed to being a soldier for my country, I embraced an ethic and a set of values that include loyalty, duty and selfless service. And that is what we expect of our soldiers, and that's what all of our soldiers ought to do." US soldier near stopped vehicle. Soldier asks what the date is. Soldier holding rifle and pointing it down corridor. Soldier drives off in humvee. 20:31:52 Olbermann reports that a television correspondent reported how some US troops in Iraq are suffering from low morale. 20:32:49 Olbermann is joined by"The Washington Post" reporter Lloyd Grove live from Washington, DC. They discuss Grove's article, which alleges a smear campaign by The White House against ABC correspondent Jeffrey Kofman for reporting on low morale among some US troops in Iraq. Close up shot of internet gossip Matt Drudge speaking during an interview. Zoom in shot of White House spokesman Scott McClellan standing at a podium in The White House in Washington, DC. Graphic with an insert still of Kofman. Shot from Drudge's website. 20:35:50 Graphic titled"Top 5 Stories". 20:36:02 Olbermann reports that British police found a body matching that of a mild-mannered scientist, Doctor David Kelly, who disappeared after unwittingly becoming embroiled in a furious political dispute about the Iraq war. Wide shot of two British police officers standing in a field in Longworth, England. Wide shot of a man standing next to a white van. Panning shot from a Thames police van to other parked vehicles. Close up shot of Kelly speaking during a Parliamentary hearing in London, England. Medium shot of an unidentified British official speaking. Close upshot of Kelly speaking. Wide shot of the British Parliament meeting. 20:37:07 Olbermann reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Il may accept multilateral talks. Medium shot of Kim Jong Il waving. 20:37:30 Olbermann previews upcoming topics. Preview video. 20:42:23 Olbermann is joined by MSNBC's Monica Novotny live from Dawson's Auctioneers and Appraisers live from Morris Plains, New Jersey. She reports on the auction of more than 300 of intimate items which used to belong to former President John F Kennedy and former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Black and white video of Kennedy being sworn in as President. Various stills of John F Kennedy and his family. Various close up shots of items which used to belong to the Kennedy family. Video of a Sotheby's auction. Clip of Kennedy appraiser Allan Stypeck commenting on the Kennedy mystique. Novotny reports on a pair of boxer shorts to be auctioned off. Clip of Stypeck commenting on Kennedy memorabilia. Panning shot of clothes going up for auction. Close up shot of a necklace. Close up shot of an engraved watch. Various close up shots of pens. Montage of various Kennedy home video and items being put up for auction. Close up shots of a black notebook. Montage of Kennedy items being put up for auction. Clip of Stypeck commenting on what some of the items can go for. Graphic with an insert still of former White House personal aides Providencia Paredes and Mary Gallagher. Zoom out shot of Kennedy items up for auction. Clip of Stypeck commenting on the Kennedy family. Novotny reports live from Morris Plains, New Jersey. She holds up a pair of Kennedy's sandals. 20:46:08 Graphic titled"Top 5 Stories". 20:46:15 Olbermann reports that the late singer Elvis Presley's tooth, lock of hair and a gold record are all being put up for auction. Video of Presley singing on a stage. Close up shots of eBay website. The eBay website knocked the bidding back down because the company didn't believe the authenticity of the items. 20:47:00 Olbermann reports that entertainer Jennifer Lopez requested air brushing the pictures promoting her new movie"Gigli" by making her butt appear smaller. Tilt down still of Lopez. Clip from Lopez's music video"My Love Don't Cost a Thing". Zoom in still of Lopez's butt. Tilt down still of Lopez's butt. Shot of the poster for the new movie"Gigli". 20:47:38 Olbermann reports that actor Nick Nolte didn't violate his probation because there was nothing to support an anonymous allegation that he'd been seen driving away from a liquor store while appearing to be intoxicated. Zoom in shot of Nolte standing in a courtroom. Close up shot of a judge. Still of Nolte. 20:48:02 Olbermann previews upcoming topics. 20:48:46 MSNBC Business Traveler's Forecast. Graphic plug for weather.msnbc.com. 20:52:23 Graphic titled"Top 5 Stories". 20:52:41 Olbermann reports that Kobe Bryant's attorney Pamela Mackey will hold a news conference in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Live shot of an empty conference table in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. 20:53:02 Olbermann is joined by NBC News correspondent Chip Reid live from outside the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. He reports on the upcoming conference to be held by Pamela Mackey regarding the sexual assault allegations against Kobe Bryant. Close up shot of Bryant clapping during The ESPY Awards (courtesy of ESPN). Medium shot of Bryant carrying a trophy. Close up shot of Bryant speaking during an interview. Close up shot of Bryant standing on a float during a parade. 20:58:54 Olbermann reports on the upcoming news conference in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. Live shot of an empty conference table in the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. He recaps the charges filed against Bryant. 20:59:55 Olbermann closes the program.