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Lebanon / Jenco Release #103905

ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jul 26, 1986
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[Bypassed introduction]

(DC: Kathleen Sullivan) United States hostage Father Lawrence Jenco reported released in Lebanon; hostage David Jacobsen, appearing in videotape brought to Damascus, Syria, by Jenco, said claiming diplomacy William Buckley has been killed.

(London, England: Barrie Dunsmore) Jenco's release examined; details given, scenes shown. [JENCO - asks media for time.] [On videotape, JACOBSEN - notes captors' demands, threats, Buckley's death; criticizes US government's handling of their abductions; equates himself with General Custer's troops, Alamo victims; recalls Iranian, Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hostages.] Kidnappers' original demands recalled.

(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) President Reagan's reaction to Jenco's release and Syria's role noted. Thomas Sutherland and Terry Anderson, as well as Jacobsen and Buckley, cited as still officially listed as missing; details given.

(Joliet, Illinois: Jerry King) Reaction of Jenco's family to news of his release featured; scenes shown. [Mae MIHELICH, Sue FRANCESCHINI, John JENCO - describe learning of brother's freedom.] [Hostage Terry Anderson's bro.-in-law David SAY - is encouraged by Jenco's release.]

Dunsmore, Barrie;
King, Jerry;
Sullivan, Kathleen;
Sullivan, Kathleen

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