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North Korea / Nuclear Showdown #847283

NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 17, 2006
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(State Department: Andrea Mitchell) The response from the US & China to the nuclear threat from North Korea, which has announced plans for more tests, examined; scenes shown from Pyongyang of the celebration marking the regime’s anniversary; details given of China’s threat to stop providing fuel & food to the North; photo shown of President Bush with incoming U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon††. [In Seoul, South Korea, Assistant Secretary of State Christopher HILL†- warns of deeper isolation & a bleak future for the North.] [North Korea expert Jon WOLFSTHAL†- explains why North Korean leader Kim Jong Il is defying the world.] [Korea expert Frederick CARRIERE†- describes how sanctions could backfire.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Nighttime satellite view shown of the Korean peninsula to illustrate the contrast between the brightly lit South and the darkness in the North.

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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