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NBC Evening News for Sunday, Feb 07, 1999
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(Studio: Len Cannon) Death of Jordan's King Hussein reported.

(Amman: Jim Maceda) Jordan's mourning the death of its king featured; scenes shown from Amman of the grieving crowds and of the new king, Abdullah. [JORDANIAN, two PALESTINIANS - (thru translator) express their reactions and praise the king.]

(Studio: Len Cannon) Report introduced.

(White House: John Palmer) Americans paying tribute to King Hussein featured; scenes shown of President Clinton boarding a plane for Jordan. [At the White House, CLINTON - praises Hussein's role in the Wye peace process.] Photos of Hussein, Queen Noor and their family shown. [Former president George BUSH - portrays Hussein as a towering figure.]

(Studio: Len Cannon) Report introduced.

(Amman: Ned Colt) King Abdullah and the complex world he enters as a nation's leader profiled; details given of the challenges he will face in the explosive Middle East region. [Jordanian analyst Mustafa HAMARNEH, British Prime Minister Tony BLAIR, JORDANIAN - suggest Abdullah will be compared to his father.]

(Studio: Len Cannon) NBC News coverage of the funeral noted.

Cannon, Len;
Colt, Ned;
Maceda, Jim;
Palmer, John

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