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Interview with Representative Edward Markey

By The Last Word, The Last Word - August 23, 2011

Guest Host: Melissa Harris-PerryGuests: Andrea Mitchell, Richard Engel, Michael Steele, Ed Markey

MELISSA HARRIS-PERRY, GUEST HOST: There are now reports that just minutes ago, Moammar Gadhafi spoke on the radio the radio in Libya, vowing victory or martyrdom.

That`s stealing the attention back from that East Coast quake.

(BEGIN VIDEOTAPE)

TAMRON HALL, MSNBC ANCHOR: Two big breaking stories.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Everything started shaking.

HALL: Libya being, obviously, the international story.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: I`m inside Gadhafi`s compound.

HALL: Back to this earthquake.

HARRIS-PERRY (voice-over): Breaking news interrupted by breaking news.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: We were on the air --

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Just felt on earthquake.

ANDREA MITCHELL, NBC NEWS: I initially said, look, can we finish the show?

MARTIN BASHIR, MSNBC HOST: As far north as Toronto.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: But it was (INAUDIBLE) on satellite.

BASHIR: And as far south as Atlanta.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: The only nuclear power plant that`s been affected is that North Anna Plant.

BASHIR: The National Cathedral in Washington has suffered some quite severe damage.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Three of the pinnacles at the very top of it collapsed.

MITCHELL: Sounded like a freight train was going through.

BASHIR: Not only a natural threat to the east coast, which is bracing for hurricane Irene.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Very dangerous storm.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I`m not panicking. I just want to be ready.

HARRY-PERRY: The shaking in Tripoli is Libyan rebels celebrating inside Gadhafi`s compound.

MITCHELL: Breaking news, we continue to watch extraordinary pictures out of Tripoli.

RICHARD ENGEL, NBC NEWS: I am inside Gadhafi`s compound.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Fortress-like compound in Tripoli.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Colonel Gadhafi`s whereabouts are unknown.

ENGEL: They are looting the compound.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Where is Moammar Gadhafi?

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Smoke can be seen.

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