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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.
(Tokyo: Barry Petersen) The pardon of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee by North Korea after a surprise visit by former President Bill Clinton featured; photos shown of Clinton with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il; details given of North Korea’s claim that Clinton conveyed a message from President Obama and of the tension following the women’s arrest and North Korea’s missile tests. [At a July 9 rally, sister Lisa LING- says we ask for amnesty and forgiveness.] [CBS News analyst Juan ZARATE- says the North has used the women as diplomatic pawns.]
(Studio: Katie Couric) The joint statement from the families of Ling and Lee quoted. Live interview with former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson about the release of Ling and Lee. [From Santa Fe, RICHARDSON – recalls his conversation with Lisa Ling; comments on the treatment of the journalists; speculates on why Kim Jong Il released them at this time; comments on relations between the US and North Korea.]
- Couric, Katie;
- Petersen, Barry
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