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Lebanon / Jacobsen Released #100180

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 03, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Freed United States hostage David Jacobsen's background in Lebanon recalled.

(Wiesbaden, West Germany: Pierre Salinger) Jacobsen's arrival here after release negotiated by Church of England envoy Terry Waite featured; scenes shown. [In Cyprus, JACOBSEN - notes his joy is diminished by fellow hostages' continued captivity.] [October 2, in videotape released by captors, JACOBSEN - criticizes President Reagan.] [Today, JACOBSEN - notes his pride in US and its government; cites need for media's caution due to remaining captives; praises Waite.] [WAITE - explains plans.] Jacobsen's family mentioned expected here tomorrow.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(DC: John McWethy) [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - denies United States is making concessions to free hostages.] Evidence that Syria was bypassed in deal freeing Jacobsen explained. [President REAGAN - declines comment.] Possibility administration is dealing with Iran considered. [Mideast expert Judith KIPPER - cites benefits to Iran to help United States now.] United States possible role in aiding Iran in war against Iraq, despite Operation Staunch, described.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Hostages Edward Tracy, Joseph Cicippio, Frank Reed, Thomas Sutherland, Terry Anderson, William Buckley profiled on screen.

(NYC: Richard Threlkeld) Emotional strain on hostage families examined; Jacobsen's family noted en route to West Germany for reunion. [Kathy JACOBSEN - reacts to news.] [Tom CICIPPIO, Peggy SAY, courtesy "Good Morning, America", Jean SUTHERLAND, Marilyn LANGSTON, Reverend Lawrence JENCO - react to Jacobsen's release.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Salinger, Pierre;
Threlkeld, Richard

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