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Persian Gulf Crisis / Diplomacy / Hostages / Video Diary #126196

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 13, 1990
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(State Department: John McWethy) Power struggle between Iraq and US over setting dates for Secretary of State James Baker to go to Baghdad for talks with Iraqi President Saddam Hussein featured; scenes shown of President Bush meeting with some former hostages. [BAKER, State Department spokeswoman Margaret TUTWILER - talk about the dates.] [BUSH - says kidnappers are not to be rewarded.] United States ambassador to Kuwait West Nathaniel Howell and other hostages shown. [HOWELL - describes conditions at embassy.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Bob Jamieson) Video diary kept by Scotsman Jim Radcliffe during his days in Kuwait from August to December featured; scenes shown of him and other hostages talking about their situation in Kuwait, their attempts to leave and their days of hiding.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Tonight's "PrimeTime Live" coverage of topic of underground network to protect foreign nationals in Kuwait previewed. Pentagon noted activating emergency program to collect blood that might be needed for wounded soldiers. Iraq said ordering special civil defense drills. Federal Judge Harold Greene reported refusing to get involved in fight between Bush and Congress over issue of war powers.

Jamieson, Bob;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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