Nightly News   |  January 15, 2014

US Intercepts Video of Lone POW

NBC News’ Jim Miklaszewski reports the family of Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl has not lost hope Bergdahl is still alive almost five years after he disappeared from his base in Afghanistan.

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>>> and the united states has intercepted a video somewhat shows army sergeant bowe bergdahl is life almost five years after he disappeared from his base in afghanistan. our correspondent jim miklaszewski live with the details on this, jim, good evening.

>> reporter: good evening, brian, the u.s. has not released this latest video, the first proof in three years that army sergeant bowe bergdahl is still alive. now, bergdahl was an army first class or was a private first class when he was kidnapped in afghanistan nearly five years ago. it is still believed that he is being held by the haqqani terrorists in pakistan, his first video was in the first stages of the kidnapping, appearing fit, but later, he appears frail and shaken, as proof of life, he made reference to nelson mandela in south africa . his family in sun valley , idaho is happy about the news and in a statement told bergdahl himself to remain strong, your endurance will carry you to the finish line, breathe. now, there is no indication that this video means that bergdahl will be freed any time soon. but late tonight, bergdahl's father told nbc news that his family has never lost hope.

>> jim miklaszewski , thank you, at