ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 05, 2009
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(Los Angeles: Kate Snow) The return home from North Korea of journalists Laura Ling & Euna Lee, who had been imprisoned there, featured; scenes shown of the family reunions in Los Angeles. [Laura LING - describes what happened when seeing former President Bill Clinton.] [Current TV former Vice President Al GORE - talks to the women.] [Euna LEE, sister Lisa LING, Laura LING - speak.] [President OBAMA - speaks about the reunion.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.
(Washington: Martha Raddatz) The inside story on the efforts to win freedom for the two women reviewed; details given about secret negotiations involving Secretary of State Hillary Clinton & Obama, the nuclear standoff, the June 8 sentence for the two journalists, the role of Sweden, the North Korean view of Bill Clinton, the July 24 outlining of the mission for Clinton & his trip to North Korea. [March 19, State Department spokesman Robert WOOD- comments.] [H. CLINTON - calls the charges without merit.]
(Studio: Charles Gibson; White House: Jake Tapper) The conflicting statements from Bill Clinton & the administration about his trip, the issue of three Americans recently seized by Iran, what Clinton might discern about meeting with Korean leader Kim Jong Il discussed.