CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 05, 1991
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Signs of looming ground offensive on Kuwait examined; interview presented with General H. Norman Schwarzkopf. [SCHWARZKOPF - comments optimistically on war.] More Iraqi defections of soldiers to Saudi Arabia and warplanes to Iran cited. Report introduced.
(White House: Wyatt Andrews) At news conference, President Bush reported announcing he is sending Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney and Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell to Saudi Arabia to discuss prospects for ground war. [BUSH - talks about ground war; questions Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's motivations; praises Iran for attempting diplomacy.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Today's bombing by allied warplanes and USS Missouri mentioned. Report introduced.
(Saudi Arabia: Richard Threlkeld) Effects of allied bombing examined; scenes shown of USS Okinawa crew, which will be first to storm beaches, and from warplane video. [Royal Air Force Captain Niall IRVING, US Central Command Major General Robert JOHNSTON, USS Okinawa SAILOR - comment.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.
(Saudi Arabia: Scott Pelley) Shift in focus from Iraq's military industrial complex to ground troops reported; details given of warplanes' change to Maverick missiles; scenes shown of 157th Tactical Fighter Wing. [Air Force sergeant Richard BAILEY, Lieutenant Colonel John MARSHALL, Captain John RICHARDSON, Major Rick MANTEI - comment on bombing.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Bombing of Baghdad and Hussein's hometown and Baath party base, Tikrit, Iraq, noted. Report introduced.
(Amman: Doug Tunnell) Destruction of Iraq featured; government noted banning sale of gasoline and home heating oil to civilians; poor relations between Jordan and United States due to bombing of Iraq-Jordan road noted; scenes shown of Baghdad and Iraqi-Jordan road. [At fund-raiser for Jordan's army, Arab WOMAN, after watching television news, and her two CHILDREN - speak poorly of US.]
(Studio: Dan Rather) Unconfirmed reports that missing CBS newsmen Bob Simon, Peter Bluff, Roberto Alvarez and Juan Caldera are being held by Iraqi army noted.