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North Korea / American Journalists / Release and Return #951776

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, Aug 05, 2009
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(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Los Angeles: George Lewis) The homecoming for journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee, who were working for former Vice President Al Gore’s Current TV when they were arrested in North Korea, featured; scenes shown of the family reunions. [LING - describes what happened when they saw former President Bill Clinton.] [Sister Lisa LING†- comments.] [GORE – speaks to the women.] [President OBAMA – comments on the reunion.]

(Studio: Brian Williams) Report introduced.

(Nairobi, Kenya: Andrea Mitchell) The delicate negotiations that led to the women’s release reviewed; details given about the roles of Swedish ambassador Mats Foyer††, North Korea's ambassador to the U.N. Sin Son Ho†, Gore and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and about the White House agreement to send Bill Clinton despite prior tension between him and Obama. [May 25, OBAMA – condemns North Korea’s missile tests.] [H.CLINTON – says the White House reached out to her husband.] Obama’s congratulatory call to Bill Clinton noted.

Williams, Brian;
Lewis, George;
Mitchell, Andrea

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