NBC Evening News for Monday, Aug 20, 1990
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(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Latest developments in Persian Gulf crisis listed. Report introduced.
(Kennebunkport: John Cochran) President Bush reported acknowledging that Americans detained in Iraq are hostages; scenes shown of Bush at Veterans of Foreign Wars convention in Baltimore, Maryland. [BUSH - makes speech warning Iraqi President Saddam Hussein.] [Veterans Tom RYAN, Ernest GLYNN - express opinions.] NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll on American approval of United States forces in gulf, Bush's handling of conflict and Bush's taking vacation cited. [At North Kingston, Rhode Island, Republican party meeting, BUSH - defends partisan politicking during crisis.]
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw; Kennebunkport: John Cochran) Chance of Bush ordering military action to free hostages analyzed. Phone call to British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher mentioned.
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.
(Dallas: Jim Cummins) Concern by hostages' families featured; scenes shown from Jacksboro, Texas, home of Rainard Walterscheid. [First United Methodist Church Reverend John BAIN - offers prayer.] Marjorie Walterscheid quoted. [State Department spokesman Richard BOUCHER - comments on efforts to gain release.] [Relatives of hostages Cappy ANDERSON, Steve SABA, Virginia BAZNER - comment.]
(Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) United Arab Emirates reported agreeing to allow presence of United States troops as part of Operation "Desert Shield"; scenes shown of Secretary of Defense Dick Cheney visiting Emirates. Report introduced. ...... (New York: Jane Pauley; Saudi Arabia: Tom Brokaw) Preparedness of US troops examined.
(Studio: Jane Pauley) NBC News-"Wall Street Journal" poll results on American opinion of military action cited.
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