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US-China Relations / Crew Homecoming / Diplomacy / Spy Wars #638048

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 14, 2001
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Whidbey Island: Kelly O'Donnell) The wait at the Whidbey Naval Air Station for the homecoming of the crew of the EP-3 plane who had been held in China featured; scenes shown of the crew members and of preparations in Oak Harbor. [Pilot Shane OSBORN, Senior Chief Nicholas MELLOS - describe what happened after the collision with a Chinese jet.] [Crew member's MOTHER - comments.] [Chief of medical services Chuck NIEDZIALKOWSKI - says we want to help the crew keep a perspective.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(White House: John Palmer) The war of words between China and the US featured; excerpts shown from Chinese TV, which continues to blame the US; details given of actions the United States could take against China via trade restrictions and weapons sales to Taiwan. [Lee HAMILTON - predicts a rough ride with China.] [Two EXPERTS - warns China.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Washington: Norah O'Donnell) The spy wars reviewed; photograph shown of the EP-3 spy plane being held on Hainan Island, China; details given of the US around-the-world electronic surveillance via planes like the EP-3. [Former CIA director James WOOLSEY - talks about surveillance.] [Former CIA analyst Melvin GOODMAN - explains jamming tactics.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Further coverage of US-China relations on Meet the Press noted.

O'Donnell, Kelly;
O'Donnell, Norah;
Palmer, John;
Seigenthaler, John

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