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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / Refugees / NATO Bombings #387196

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Apr 03, 1999
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(Studio: John Roberts) The latest developments in the crisis in Kosovo outlined on screen.

(On the Kosovo-Macedonia border: Allen Pizzey) The plight of refugees from Kosovo featured; scenes shown from a crowded camp from along the Kosovo- Macedonia border. [UNHCR Paula GHEDINI - cites the difficulty of helping.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Kukes, Albania: Randall Pinkston) The refugees from Kosovo in Albania featured; scenes shown of the people in Kukes, Albania. [Relief worker Hans RIEKERK - says the Albanians are helping the refugees.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Statements from President Clinton and British Prime Minister Tony Blair about the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombings of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, reported.

(Aviano Air Base, Italy: Tom Fenton) The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air strikes against the Serbs featured; scenes shown of Belgrade's damaged ministry buildings; details given of the defiant mood in Belgrade. [BLAIR - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) will carry on until Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's killing machine is stopped.] [Pentagon spokesman Ken BACON - says the aim is the return of the refugees.]

(Studio: John Roberts) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Eric Engberg) The military costs to the United States examined; specific costs of missiles, plane flights, a downed plane cited. [BACON - downplays the monetary costs.] [Center for Budget and Defense Analysis Steven KOSIAK - predicts a cost beyond one billion.]

Engberg, Eric;
Fenton, Tom;
Pinkston, Randall;
Pizzey, Allen;
Roberts, John

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