NBC Evening News for Thursday, Dec 21, 1989
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Combat in Panama between United States and forces of General Manuel Noriega summarized; casualty figures outlined on screen.
(Panama City, Panama: Ed Rabel) Rescue of Americans trapped in Marriott Hotel featured; fighting scenes shown from Panama City, Panama.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(DC: Katherine Couric) Mil. situation in Panama City detailed; statement given from Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney about extent of mop-up operations; scenes shown from city on day two of "Operation Just Cause." [President BUSH - comments on issue of American hostages.] Release of 11 research scientists by their PDF abductors noted. [Joint chiefs of staff operations director Lieutenant General Tom KELLY - says Americans are spread throughout Panama City.] [Pentagon spokesperson Pete WILLIAMS - explains military decisions.] CBS news producer Jon Meyersohn said still missing.