Getting a value from XML

I am loading XML into my Flash movie. I would like to use one of the nodes as a type of indicator. The node will look like this:

<entry channels=“0 , 1” date=“01/25/2005”>

I have this value into an array. When I trace it, I get “0, 1”, which is correct. What I would like to do is read the value of this node. If there is a “0” in there, I want to do one thing. If not, then move on. How can I use this value to do this?

Thanks for the help and let me know if I am not being clear.