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ABC Evening News for Wednesday, May 07, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) The cyclone crisis in Myanmar/Burma introduced.

(Bangkok: Jim Sciutto) The aftermath of the disaster in Myanmar featured; scenes shown of survivors now dependent on the monks and of video of the Saturday cyclone; details given about the issue of the government refusal of aid. [ Roland WATSON†- says the government is only thinking about staying in power.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Pentagon: Jonathan Karl) The rescue mission by three US Navy ships that were in the region for a humanitarian relief exercise examined; scenes shown from the ships in the Gulf of Thailand with helicopters; details given about the reluctance of the Myanmar government to deal with the US military. [US Pacific Command commander Adm. Timothy KEATING†- says it is up to Burma.]

Gibson, Charles;
Sciutto, Jim;
Karl, Jonathan

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