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Special Segment (Ethiopian Famine) #554380

NBC Evening News for Monday, Dec 28, 1987
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(Studio: Garrick Utley) Report introduced.

(Acordat, Ethiopia: Mike Boettcher) Scenes shown of people waiting for food rations in Mekele, Ethiopia. Drought reported continuing. Ethiopian government's mismanagement and civil war discussed; scenes shown. [Catholic relief service spokesperson Pat JOHNS - wishes for rain.] Starvation of millions noted being likely if food supplies are depleted. United States and Canadian grain mentioned being received. [Singer Bob GELDOF - food being used as political weapon.] [Village MAN - (thru translator) war is drought.] Scenes shown of children being brought to clinic. Relief workers quoted. [WOMAN - (thru translator) there's nothing but to die.] [US A.I.D. spokesperson Fredrick MACHMER - predicts food deficit for years] Scenes shown of people waiting for food.

(Studio: Garrick Utley) Next part of special segment announced.

Boettcher, Mike;
Utley, Garrick

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