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Iraq Invasion of Kuwait / Hostages / Hussein / Wisconsin #576954

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 28, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad, Iraq: Keith Miller) Iraqi President Saddam Hussein reported appearing on television with another group of Western hostages, saying all women and children hostages will be released and accusing United States of preparing to invade Iraq; scenes shown from Iraqi TV. [HUSSEIN - (thru translator) talks about hostages; proposes direct negotiations televised debate between himself, President Bush and British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher.] American hostage reported dying in captivity. Iraq noted announcing decree making Kuwait 19th province. [Iraqi Information minister Latif Nassif JASSEM - comments.] Telephone report given by Keith Miller regarding Iraqi expulsion of American diplomats. ...... (Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department spokeswoman Margaret Tutwiler quoted regarding debate offer. [Janet CHANDLER, Pati HEATH - comment on seeing brother, hostage Kevin Bazner, on Iraqi video.] State Department report that Iraq continues rounding up more Americans in Iraq and Kuwait noted. Report introduced.

(Andrews Air Force Base: John Dancy) Plane carrying Kuwait embassy dependents' reported landing at Andrews Air Force Base, MD; scenes shown. Assistant Secretary of State John Kelly and ambassador's wife Margie Howell noted greeting families; harassment during trip through Iraq and Turkey detailed.

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Fred Francis) Pentagon reported releasing revised cost estimate for operation in and around Saudi Arabia; scenes shown. [Marine Corps Commandant General Alfred GRAY - comments on Marine contingent.] Scenes shown of battleship USS Wisconsin arriving in Persian Gulf; armaments noted. [Wisconsin Captain Jerry BLESCH - comments on gun support.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Dancy, John;
Francis, Fred;
Miller, Keith

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