updated 5/19/2004 10:28:12 AM ET 2004-05-19T14:28:12

In an effort to shed light on the Abu Ghraib prisoner abuse scandal, MSNBC will devote much of its programming to a behind-the-scenes examination of the scandal, Wednesday, May 19.

Focusing on the 372nd Military Police Company and the members of that company who are accused of abusing Iraqi prisoners, MSNBC's coverage will include live reports from Cumberland, Maryland, the home of the 372nd, as well as Hyndman, Pennsylvania, the home of Army Spc. Jeremy Sivits. In addition, MSNBC will report from Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, where Lynndie England awaits her fate, Ft. Hood, Texas, which has lost more service people in Iraq than any other U.S. base, and Fort Huachuca, Arizona, the nation's training ground for army interrogators. Reports will also include community reactions from around the country and in particular, how the scandal has impacted the public's view of the war.

Coverage will begin in Baghdad with reports from Ned Colt, Carl Rochelle and Campbell Brown on the court-martial of Jeremy Sivits. Natalie Morales will report live from Hyndman, Pennsylvania with a look at the people living in those military towns. Jim Cummins will report from Ft. Hood, Texas on how the scandal has impacted the U.S. mission in Iraq. Donna Gregory will report from Ft. Bragg and Natalie Allen will report from St. Louis, Missouri on America's mixed reaction to the scandal.

Reports will air throughout the day and during MSNBC primetime, including "The Abrams Report," 6-7 p.m. (ET), "Hardball with Chris Matthews," 7-8 p.m. (ET), "Countdown with Keith Olbermann," 8-9 p.m. (ET), "Deborah Norville Tonight," 9-10 p.m. (ET) and "Scarborough Country," 10-11 p.m. (ET).

Also, check out special coverage on MSNBC.com. Go to Specials.MSNBC.com

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