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Colombia / Americans Held Hostage / Stansell Interview #860830

CNN Evening News for Thursday, May 17, 2007
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Report introduced.

(Bristol, Connecticut: Randi Kaye) The story of three Americans missing in Colombia as presented by escaped hostage Jhon Frank Pinchao†, who walked out of the jungle after nine years of captivity by the FARC group; scenes shown from a documentary of the Americans whose plane crashed in Colombia; details given about the US view that FARC is a terrorist group and from a statement from Northrop Grumman about their three employees. [PINCHAO - {thru translator} outlines the conditions they lived in; asks God to protect the men.] [Mother of hostage Jo ROSANO - talks about her captive son; says she gets no help from President Bush.] [State Department spokesman Sean McCORMACK†- says we want them returned.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live interview held with the Stansell family {from Bradenton, Florida} about their captive son. [Hostage's father, sister, brother and stepmother Gene, Lauren, Kyle and Lynne STANSELL†- comment on news of their son/sibling, the role of Grumman, the US government policy of not dealing with terrorists, how they deal with the situation, their hope for a humanitarian exchange, their concern about Mark's health, their message to the hostage: that they have not been forgotten.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Kaye, Randi

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