NBC Evening News for Thursday, Nov 15, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak reported asking President Bush to delay military action to give Iraqi President Saddam Hussein more time; Mubarak and Syrian President Hafez al-Assad noted saying idea of Arab summit is dead; warning to Hussein from USSR official quoted; beginning of operation "Imminent Thunder" noted. Report introduced.
(White House: John Cochran) Media war between Bush and Hussein examined; scenes shown from Bush's Cable News Network television interview; Hussein noted agreeing to be interviewed on ABC; Iraqi media's portrayal of American divisiveness noted. [Former diplomat to Iraq Edward PECK, Senators Bill BRADLEY, Edward KENNEDY, Robert DOLE, BUSH - comment.] Bush's reply to critics reported appearing in "Newsweek"; Congressional leaders noted joining Bush and desert troops for Thanksgiving.
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Stuttgard: Fred Francis) Departure of American troops from Europe for Persian Gulf region noted causing problems for families; scenes shown from Erlangen, Germany. [SOLDIERS, soldiers WIVES - asks questions in meeting.]
(Studio: Tom Brokaw) National Guard military police unit featured arriving for active duty; scenes shown from West Plains, Missouri.