ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jul 02, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) Release of Steven John Donahue by abductors in Beirut, Lebanon, examined; details given, scenes shown. His allegations outlined on screen. [On radio, voice of DONAHUE - claims to have been on heroin-buying mission for Drug Enforcement Agency.] [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - denies Donahue was government employee.] Johanna Donahue's claim that husband was government informant following drug arrest said substantiated by government source. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - denies Donahue's situation was comparable with that of other United States hostages in Lebanon.]
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