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Crisis in Darfur / Clooney #934538

NBC Evening News for Friday, Feb 20, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Chad-Darfur border: Ann Curry) The role of actor/activist George Clooney as a U.N. Messenger of Peace to raise awareness of the plight of Darfur refugees in camps in Chad featured; scenes and photos shown of a camp, including the Obama schoolhouse; statistics on the crisis cited; details given of the story of refugee Abdulla Inderes††, who was bayoneted by Arab attackers. [CLOONEY – says they want to go back to their villages and live normal lives; explains what he wants President Obama to do; jokes about Angie and Brad.] [In his own video, CLOONEY – jokes about "New York Times" columnist Nicholas Kristof††.]

Williams, Brian;
Curry, Ann

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