NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 02, 2008
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(Miami: Mark Potter) The dramatic rescue of 15 hostages held by anti-government FARC rebels in Colombia reviewed; scenes shown of the hostages arriving in Bogota, a news conference by Defense Minister Juan Manuel Santos†, the rescue helicopter; video shown of Americans Keith Stansell††, Marc Gonsalves†† and Thomas Howes†† and Colombian politician Ingrid Betancourt††. [Military analyst retired Gen. Barry McCAFFREY†- says this was an internal security matter done with splendid success.] [Niece Amanda HOWES††– comments.]
(Studio: Brian Williams) Senator John McCain's trip to Colombia noted; scenes shown from Cartagena.
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