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NBC Evening News for Saturday, May 01, 1999
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(Studio: Len Cannon) Announcement that the three American soldiers held captive in Yugoslavia will be released to Jesse Jackson reported.

(Dallas: Jim Cummins) The reaction of the families of S/sergeant Andrew Ramirez, S/sergeant Christopher Stone and Spc. Steven Gonzales to the imminent release featured. [POW's mother Rosie GONZALES, Stone's mother-in-law Lisa McKINNEY, Ramirez's GRANDMOTHER, NEIGHBOR, father Gilbert GONZALES - express their feelings about the release.]

(Studio: Len Cannon) Report introduced.

(Belgrade: Andrea Mitchell) Mission accomplished for Jackson in getting the prisoners released featured; photos shown of Jackson with Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic and the three men. [JACKSON - announces the captives' release; hopes for a bombing halt in response; says Milosevic wants to send a letter to President Clinton.] The reaction of the White House to Jackson's mission outlined.

(Studio: Len Cannon) Report introduced.

(White House: John Palmer) The diplomatic impasse at the time of the Jackson mission in Yugoslavia examined; details given of demands and counter- demands from Milosevic and NATO. Milosevic's statements in an interview in the Washington Times quoted.

(Studio: Len Cannon) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Bob Kur) The continued NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) bombing campaign featured; scenes shown of a bus on a bridge that was struck by a NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) missile. [Pentagon spokesman Kenneth BACON - comments on the bridge.] [Air Force Major General Charles WALD, NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization) spokesman Peter DANIEL - comment on the bombing missions against Milosevic.] A training mission for Apache helicopters shown. [Retired Air Force general Perry SMITH - comments on the air campaign.]

(Studio: Len Cannon) Coverage of the crisis in Kosovo on "Meet the Press" noted.

Cannon, Len;
Cummins, Jim;
Kur, Bob;
Mitchell, Andrea;
Palmer, John

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