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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / NATO Attack On Serbia / POWs Released #430380

CNN Evening News for Sunday, May 02, 1999
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(Studio: Donna Kelley) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Brent Sadler) Telephone report on the intensification of NATO's bombing of Belgrade, Yugoslavia, reported; details given of the damage to the power grid noted and the crash of an American F-16 plane over Serbia with the safe ejection of the pilot.

(Studio: Brian Nelson) Report introduced.

(Landstuhl, Germany: Amanda Kibel) The release of the three captured American prisoners of war from Serbia featured; scenes shown of the trio arriving in Germany. [US Army S/sergeant Christopher STONE - talks about making a secret American flag during captivity.] [Reverend Jesse JACKSON - calls for peace in Kosovo.] [US Army Colonel Dr. Mack BLANTON - says the men have lost weight but appear healthy.]

(Studio: Donna Kelley) No plans to change the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) campaign in Yugoslavia reported. [NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) spokesman Jamie SHEA - congratulates Jackson; says NATO will not change its plans.]

(White House: Chris Black) The White House response to the release of the American soldiers and the increasing pressure to stop the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing in Yugoslavia noted. [JACKSON - says that not talking never works.] [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - says violence in Kosovo remains the issue; says the bombing will continue.] [Senator Orrin HATCH - says disabling Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic is necessary.] [Deputy Secretary of State Strobe TALBOTT - says the release of the prisoners seems like a public relations stunt.]

(Studio: Brian Nelson) The loss of two United States warplanes reported; details given of conflicting reports about whether the planes had engine failure or were shot down; scenes shown of the wreckage.

(Pentagon: David Ensor) The investigation of the two plane downings reported; scenes shown from near Sabac, Yugoslavia, of one crash scene. [Defense Secretary William COHEN - urges people to put Milosevic's actions in the context of the atrocities in Kosovo.] [Senate majority leader Trent LOTT - says there may be a chance at diplomacy.]

Black, Chris;
Ensor, David;
Kelley, Donna;
Kibel, Amanda;
Nelson, Brian;
Sadler, Brent

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