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Colombia / Hostage Rescue / McCain Visit #897443

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 02, 2008
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Miami: Jeffrey Kofman) The amazing rescue of 15 hostages in the jungles of Colombia featured; aerial video and animated diagram of the helicopter rescue and photos of three American military contractors shown; details given about the 40-year war with the FARC guerrillas. [In file video, hostage Keith STANSELL†- speaks on the conditions.] [Florida International University professor Eduardo GAMARRA†- calls it a crowning achievement for US involvement in Colombia.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) Senator John McCain's trip to Colombia noted.

(Cartagena, Colombia: David Wright) McCain's free trade trip examined; scenes shown of McCain on a drug trafficking boat. [On his plane, McCAIN - calls Obama as anti-free trade; comments on what retired Gen. Wesley Clark said about his war record.]

(Studio: Charles Gibson) The shakeup in McCain's campaign staff with Steve Schmidt taking over day-to-day operations noted.

Gibson, Charles;
Kofman, Jeffrey;
Wright, David

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