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China-US Relations / Spy Plane Standoff / Crew Release #397572

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 11, 2001
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(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: David Martin) The agreement between the United States and China resulting in the release of the 24 American spy plane crew members held on Hainan Island, China, featured. [US Army Brigadier General Neal SEALOCK - talks about giving the crew members cell phones so they could call home.] [US Pacific Command Commander-in-Chief Admiral Dennis BLAIR - says the crew should be with their families for Easter.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says there is nothing to apologize for; admits pilot Shane Osborn landed without permission.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Hainan Island, China: Kimberly Dozier) The arrival on Hainan Island of the airplane that will bring the crew back to the United States reported.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Barry Petersen) The Chinese perspective on the release of the spy plane crew examined; Chinese television news broadcast segments shown. [ANCHOR (thru translator) - talks about Powell's use of the word "sorry".] [POWELL - says we are "sorry."] [Three PEOPLE (thru translator) - say what Powell said is not enough.] [Asia policy expert Kenneth LIEBERTHAL - says he wants China to succeed and to see the United States in friendly terms.]

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(White House: Bill Plante) The response in Washington to the letter sent to China and the release of the crew reported. [President BUSH - expresses sorrow for the loss of the Chinese pilot.] [Earlier with crew member's parents, BUSH - says progress is being made.] United States ambassador Joseph Prueher's letter to China quoted.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Honolulu, Hawaii: Bill Whitaker) Plans for the crew members to arrive in Hawaii for medical examinations and debriefing reported.

(Studio: Dan Rather) Report introduced.

(Whidbey Island, WA: John Blackstone) The response of the crew members' families to their release reported; details given of plans for a parade on Whidbey Island, WA. [Across the country, Crew member's mother Sandy GUIDRY, Crew member's ex-wife Darlene EDMUNDS, crew members' mothers Tilda YOUNG, Sandy BLOCHER, Pat HEDLUND, crew member's father Ramon MERCADO - express their feelings about the release of the crew.]

Reporter(s):
Blackstone, John;
Dozier, Kimberly;
Martin, David;
Petersen, Barry;
Plante, Bill;
Rather, Dan;
Whitaker, Bill
Duration:
00:12:20

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