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Yugoslavia / Kosovo Crisis / NATO Attack On Serbia / Civilians / Refugees #629321

NBC Evening News for Friday, Apr 16, 1999
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The ongoing NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) air war in Yugoslavia featured; graphic scenes shown of a bombing site in Kosovo. [NATO spokesman Jamie SHEA - says NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) needs to do its own investigation onto the bombing of a caravan of refugees.] [Defense Secretary William COHEN - says there will be no concealment of facts.] [State Department spokesman James RUBIN - says Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic's policies are aimed at killing civilians.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Jim Maceda) Concerns about the attacks on civilians in Kosovo reported; details given of questions about whether NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) or the Serbians are responsible for many of the civilian attacks and of the censorship of the broadcast segment; graphic scenes shown of bodies of bombed refugees in Kosovo.

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(White House: Claire Shipman) President Clinton's handling of the war in Kosovo featured; details given of his meeting with the family of one of the American POWs, of anti-NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) demonstrations and the White House reaction to the growing refugee crisis. [CLINTON - says he has asked for another refugee camp to be built in Albania.] First Lady Hillary Clinton's narration of a public service announcement about relief and Secretary of State Madeleine Albright's message in Serbian played.

Maceda, Jim;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Shipman, Claire;
Williams, Brian

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