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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / Clinton Trip / Refugees / NATO Bombing #185904

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 28, 1999
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(White House: Sam Donaldson) President Clinton's trip next week to visit the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) troops in Germany without visiting the war zone examined; details given of Clinton's call for funds from Congress and of his letter to Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert promising to ask Congress prior to using ground troops. [CLINTON - comments on the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) campaign.] [Representative Richard GEPHARDT - says Clinton will ask for Congressional authorization.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Skopje, Macedonia: Richard Gizbert) Concern about Kosovar refugees in crowded refugee camps featured; scenes shown from Macedonia of the people in dense crowds while stories of atrocities are recounted. [Catholic relief Services Ed JOSEPH - laments the jammed conditions.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Deputy Prime Minister Vuk Draskovic's loss of his job for stating that Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic recognized he could not defeat NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) noted.

(Surdulica, Yugoslavia: Ron Claiborne) Destruction by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombings in the town of Surdulica, Yugoslavia, featured; scenes shown of bombed-out houses while accounts of residents are reviewed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Day 36 of the air war in the Balkans noted. [Note: local weapons map on screen.]

(Aboard the USS Roosevelt: John McWethy) A closer look at the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes presented; scenes shown from aboard the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt; details given of what goes on prior to and during specific targeted bombings. [Navy man Winston COPELAND - comments on the air strikes.]

Claiborne, Ron;
Donaldson, Sam;
Gizbert, Richard;
Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John

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