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Yugoslavia / Kosovo / Prisoners Release / NATO Bombing #387514

CBS Evening News for Sunday, May 02, 1999
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(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.

(Landstuhl, Germany: Mark Phillips) The release from Yugoslavia of three captured American soldiers, S/sergeant Andrew Ramirez, S/sergeant Christopher Stone and Spc. Steven Gonzales, to Jesse Jackson featured; scenes shown of the three with Jackson and landing in Germany. [STONE - describes how they were treated.] [JACKSON - hopes NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) will consider diplomacy.] [Landstuhl Regional Medical Center Dr. Mack BLANTON - describes their injuries from captivity.]

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: John Roberts) The formal handing over of the three soldiers featured; scenes shown of the ceremonies. [JACKSON - tells the men they are now free.] A letter from Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic to President Clinton and the blackout in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, from the latest NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing noted; scenes shown of a bus on a bridge struck by a NATO pilot's bomb. [Deputy foreign minister Nebojsa VUJOVIC - denies allegations that Serb soldiers raped Albanian women.]

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.

(White House: Scott Pelley) The reaction of the White House to Jackson's mission to free the prisoners of war outlined; President Clinton quoted about the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) campaign; details given of his meeting tomorrow with Russian special envoy Viktor Chernomyrdin.

(Studio: Anthony Mason) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: Sandra Hughes) The reaction of the prisoners of war families to freedom for their relatives featured; scenes shown of Ramirez phoning his mother. [Mother of released prisoners of war Vivian RAMIREZ, sister of released prisoners of war Deanna STONE, mother of released prisoners of war Rosie GONZALES - express their feelings.]

Hughes, Sandra;
Mason, Anthony;
Pelley, Scott;
Phillips, Mark;
Roberts, John

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