CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 20, 1999
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(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Report introduced.
(White House: David Ensor) NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) problems in the war against Yugoslavia over Kosovo examined; details given of the divisions among the allies as represented by German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder and British foreign secretary Robin Cook and of the Russian diplomatic moves for an end game to the conflict. [President CLINTON - says the NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air campaign is working.] [Former National Security Council official Ivo DAALDER - says the time-line is not in NATO's favor.] The issues that are negotiable and non-negotiable between NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) and Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic discussed.
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) NATO's continued heavy air strikes against Yugoslavia noted.
(Belgrade: Walter Rodgers) The view of the war from Belgrade, Yugoslavia, presented; scenes shown of a bombed-out hospital building. [Dragise Misovica Hospital Dr. Miodrag LAZIC - (thru translator) abhors the attacks on civilian targets.] [Serb health minister Leposava MILICEVIC - (thru translator) says the primary NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) targets are civilians.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Call from United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan for Yugoslavia to withdraw its forces in Kosovo reported; scenes shown of Annan visiting refugees in Kukes, Albania.
(Fort Dix, New Jersey: Frank Buckley) Life for Kosovar Albanian refugees in the US featured; scenes shown of refugees leaving from Fort Dix, New Jersey. [REFUGEE, WOMAN; young REFUGEE (thru translator), MAN - comment on the refugees' continuing transitions and their wish to return to Kosovo eventually.]
(Studio: Bernard Shaw) Further coverage of the Kosovo crisis on Larry King Live noted.