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North Korea / American Prisoner #1074363

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Dec 03, 2013
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) New details about North Korea‚Äôs detention of 85-year-old American Merrill Newman examined; details given about his service as a commando team leader who trained South Koreans to go behind enemy lines during the Korean war and his plans to visit his former troops in South Korea before he was pulled off his plane; video shown of Newman signing a confession. [Friend Allen HEDGES††, wife Lee NEWMAN††- comment.] Reports that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un purged his uncle from leadership noted. [Former New Mexico Governor Bill RICHARDSON†- says Kim is acting differently than his father.]

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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