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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / Prisoners Release #430254

CNN Evening News for Saturday, May 01, 1999
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(Studio: Brian Nelson) Report introduced.

(Belgrade, Yugoslavia: Walter Rodgers) The meeting between Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and Reverend Jesse Jackson to discuss freeing the three American prisoners of war in Serbia featured; scenes shown of the meetings in Belgrade. [JACKSON - describes a letter Milosevic will send to President Clinton; talks about the soldiers.] [PERSON - expresses views.] [Rabbi Steven Bennett JACOBS - says Jackson is the "Great Motivator."]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Report introduced.

(Baldwin Park, California: Jim Hill) The response of the families of the captured soldiers to the news of their upcoming release from captivity in Serbia reported. [Sister Nadine RAMIREZ - says she has mixed emotions.] [Mother Rosie GONZALES - talks about seeing her son on tape.] [Christopher Stone's mother-in-law Lisa McKINNEY - says she hopes it is true.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Report introduced.

(White House: Chris Black) A cautious White House response to the news of the plans to release the American soldiers reported. [Pentagon spokesman Kenneth BACON - says the release is good news if it is true.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) A call for dialogue from Yugoslav foreign ministry's Nebojsa Vujovic. [VUJOVIC - talks about the release of the soldiers.] (Note: Audio difficulty.)

(Studio: Brian Nelson) The alleged bombing of a bus in Luzane, Yugoslavia, by NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) missiles reported; deaths noted; scenes shown from the crash site.

(Pentagon: David Ensor) The NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) response to the charges from Serbia about the bombed bus reported. [BACON - says there is no confirmation that NATO was responsible.]

Black, Chris;
Ensor, David;
Hill, Jim;
Nelson, Brian;
Rodgers, Walter

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