NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 05, 1984
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(Studio) President Reagan reported announcing incrd United States famine aid to Ethiopia and other drought-stricken African ntns.; World Bank president A.W. Clausen's assessment of continent's aid need mentioned.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw
(Tigre, Ethiopia) Pol. factors preventing aid from reaching Tigre province in n. Ethiopia discussed. [State Department spokesperson Jay MORRIS - denies employing pols. in relief program.] United States monitors, contrary to Morris' claims, said not in Tigre; Ethiopian government officials visiting United States recently noted denying civil war exists. United States government's use of private relief agencies to distribute aid explained. [War on Want Agency spokesperson George GALLOWAY - calls for elimination of pols. and diplomacy from relief effort.]
REPORTER: Bonnie Anderson