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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / Prisoners Release / Refugees #186068

ABC Evening News for Saturday, May 01, 1999
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(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Ron Claiborne) The agreement by Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to release the three American prisoners of war to Jesse Jackson featured; photos shown. [JACKSON - comments on his talks; calls for a NATO response to this gesture.] [National Council of Churches Joan CAMPBELL - calls the release announcement an amazing moment.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(New York: Bill Redeker) The reaction of the families of the three soldiers, S/sergeant Andrew Ramirez, S/sergeant Christopher Stone and Spc. Steven Gonzales, featured. [POW's parents Rosie and Gilbert GONZALES, Stone's mother-in-law Lisa McKINNEY - express their feelings.] [Former Vietnam POW Edward ALVAREZ - explains how being released feels.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Martha Raddatz) The United States reaction to the prisoners' release outlined; details given of the administration's irritation over Jackson's role. [Columbia University David PHILLIPS, Pentagon spokesman Kenneth BACON - comment on the imminent release.]

(Studio: Elizabeth Vargas) Yugoslav report that a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) missile struck a bus on a bridge noted; scenes shown from Luzane, Yugoslavia, of the damages.

(Kukes, Albania: Jim Wooten) The further exodus of ethnic Albanian refugees from Kosovo featured; scenes shown of the stream of people reaching the Albanian border and from the refugee camps.

Claiborne, Ron;
Raddatz, Martha;
Redeker, Bill;
Vargas, Elizabeth;
Wooten, Jim

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