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Iraq War / POWs / Baghdad #726450

NBC Evening News for Saturday, Apr 19, 2003
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(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Report introduced.

(Ramstein Air Base: Dawna Friesen) The return home of the seven American POWs from Germany to Ft. Bliss, Texas, previewed; scenes shown from Ramstein Air Base. [POW parents David WILLIAMS, Jane RILEY - comment on the homecoming.]

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) The capture in Baghdad of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein's finance minister Hikmat al-Azzawi† reported.

(Baghdad: Jim Maceda) The shift back to work in Baghdad featured; scenes shown from the city streets, including the Army's presence; details given of the tightening of the dragnet on Iraqi officials. [Army Lt. Col. Joe ARMSTRONG†- says we hope to help the Iraqi people get together a government.] The increasing resistance to the US military presence noted.

(Studio: John Seigenthaler) Tomorrow's coverage of postwar topics noted.

Seigenthaler, John;
Friesen, Dawna;
Maceda, Jim

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