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NBC Evening News for Tuesday, Aug 04, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced. NOTE: Local weather bulletin on screen.

(Nairobi, Kenya: Andrea Mitchell) North Korea's release of American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee after former President Bill Clinton met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Il featured; photos shown; details given of secret negotiations and the role of former Vice President Al Gore. [White House press secretary Robert GIBBS – says our focus is on the safety of the journalists.] [Former New Mexico Governor Bill RICHARDSON – says it’s a coup for Kim Jong Il.] Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shown arriving in Nairobi for her tour of Africa. Her role in the release of Ling and Lee discussed.

Williams, Brian;
Mitchell, Andrea

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