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Persian Gulf Crisis / Hostages #577157

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Sep 12, 1990
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Tom Aspell) After President Bush warned he would go to war to drive Iraq from Kuwait, Iraq reported releasing large number of hostages from Kuwait; scenes shown from Baghdad, Iraq, airport, from Iraqi television and from anti-US demonstration; concern over Indians, Pakistanis, Sri Lankans and Filipinos in Kuwait, whom Iraq will not feed, examined. [Former HOSTAGE, Indian ambassador to Iraq Kamal Nain BAKSHI - comment on lack of food.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) State Department figures on number of remaining hostages and charges of more American men being rounded up in Kuwait for human shields noted. Report introduced.

(White House: John Cochran) President Bush reported eager to find out opinion of last night's speech. [At speech, BUSH - comments on Iraqi occupation of Kuwait.] Bush's videotaped message to Iraqi people examined; tape noted being given to Iraqi ambassador. [Speaking to nation's prosecutors, BUSH - talks about Senate confirmation hearings for Supreme Court nominee David Souter.] [Attorney General Richard Thornburgh - talks about Bush's anti-crime bill.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Andrea Mitchell) Bush's new political clout reported affecting budget summit negotiations; taxes detailed. [Senator Phil GRAMM - comments.] [BUSH - asks for cut in capital gains tax.] [Representatives Charles SCHUMER, Robert MICHEL - criticize cut proposal.] [American Association of Retired Persons Horace DEETS - criticizes possible increase in Medicare premiums.] [Senator Pete DOMENICI - comments on summit.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) During last night's speech, Bush noted reading only patriotic portions of letter from Army Private Wade Merritt to mother; unpatriotic portions quoted; White House statement noted. [Desert dispatch hello.]

Aspell, Tom;
Brokaw, Tom;
Cochran, John;
Mitchell, Andrea

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