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China-US Relations / Spy Plane Standoff #638265

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Apr 04, 2001
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(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jim Miklaszewski) The standoff between the United States and China over the fate of 24 crew members of an American spy plane being held on Hainan Island, China, featured. [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - offers condolences for the loss of the Chinese fighter pilot.] [White House Press Secretary Ari FLEISCHER - says the United States has no reason to apologize.] [Retired United States Navy R/Admiral Eric McVADON - explains the difficulties of landing the damaged spy plane.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(White House: David Gregory) The White House response to the spy plane standoff reported. [Senator Joseph LIEBERMAN - says the issue must be settled quickly and honorably.] [The Woodrow Wilson Center Lee HAMILTON - says the us has a "difficult" relationship with China.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Beijing: Ned Colt) The public and government reactions in China to the spy plane standoff reported; scenes shown of media coverage. [In Beijing, MAN (thru translator) - says the Americans must pay.] [Political analyst YAN Xuetong - says the people in the street are angry.] [US ambassador to China Joseph PRUEHER - says the situation has not escalated yet.]

(Studio: Tom Brokaw) Report introduced.

(Washington: Andrea Mitchell) Information about some of the 24 spy plane crew members featured. [Crew member's sister Barbara DiSTEFANO - says Kenneth Richter does not consider himself a spy.] [Brookings Institution Michael O'HANLON - says the crew members gather information.] [Jeremy Crandall's father Tom CRANDALL - says he fears what has been done to his son.] [Chief of Clinical Services Chuck NIEDZIALKOWSKI - says the crew rehearsed emergency procedures.]

Brokaw, Tom;
Colt, Ned;
Gregory, David;
Miklaszewski, Jim;
Mitchell, Andrea

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