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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages #572131

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 31, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: Jim Miklaszewski) New statements from President Bush, possibly preparing America for war, examined. [BUSH - makes statement about American hostages in Iraq.] [Escape from Kuwait Manny HOFFMAN - talks about conditions.] [Conservative activist Richard VIGUERIE - comments on Bush's statements.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Iraqi ambassador's response to Bush's statement noted; State Department reported saying more hostages sent to human shield locations. Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Possibility of war examined; Pentagon reported ordering aircraft carrier USS Kennedy to leave Italian coast and return to Mediterranean Sea; scenes shown of carrier USS Midway arriving in Persian Gulf; actions taken by Panama invasion leader General Carl Stiner, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman Colin Powell, Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney, Bush, Secretary of State James Baker and UN ambassador Thomas Pickering examined.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Interview presented with Baker. [BAKER - talks about United Nations authorization to resupply embassy in Kuwait with military force.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Francis, Fred;
Miklaszewski, Jim

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