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Persian Gulf War / Five Years Ago / CNN Coverage #401576

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 16, 1996
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) The anchor's covering of the start of the Persian Gulf war five years ago replayed: the voices of CNN reporters Shaw, Peter Arnett and John Holliman heard describing the fireworks in Baghdad and Charles Jaco in Saudi Arabia. [In CNN studio with anchor David French, former Defense Secretary Caspar WEINBERGER - describes what might be happening.] [Military affairs correspondent Wolf BLITZER - outlines what is happening in Washington.] [At 7:06 PM, White House press secretary Marlin FITZWATER - announces the opening of Operation Desert Storm.

(Studio: Bernard Shaw; Baghdad; Peter Arnett; on plane from Amman to Amsterdam: John Holliman) The events of five years ago recalled while nightscope video of Baghdad on January 16, 1991, is shown. Holliman's report on his talks with Jordan's King Hussein about the time when Jordan was supporting Iraq presented. Arnett's view given of the entrenched power of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, despite the economic shortcomings in Iraq and of Iraq's denial that it will make concessions to the United Nations about oil sales. CNN's team effort in getting and staying on the air and the plight of the people in Iraq recalled.

Shaw, Bernard

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