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Jenco Release #103937

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jul 28, 1986
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Wiesbaden, West Germany: Pierre Salinger) Reunion here of former Lebanon hostage Father Lawrence Jenco and family featured; details given, scenes shown. [JENCO - praises freedom; calls for release of Terry Anderson, Thomas Sutherland and David Jacobsen.] [John JENCO- praises brother's condition.] Home videotape of reunion shown. [JENCO - describes gathering.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) President Reagan's telephone call to Jenco quoted. Jenco's description of his release outlined.

(DC: John McWethy) Pol. importance to President Hafez al-Assad of Jenco's release and Syria's possible role discussed; scenes shown. [American Enterprise Institution spokesperson Judith KIPPER - notes timing of Syrian efforts vis-a-vis Vice President George Bush's Mideast tour which excludes stop in Damascus.] Length of captivity of Anderson, Sutherland and Jacobsen reviewed. [In videotape, JACOBSEN - expresses sympathy to wife and children of allegedy-slain hostage William Buckley.] Buckley said a bachelor. [State Department spokesperson Bernard KALB - notes continued United States policy regarding negotiations.]

Jennings, Peter;
McWethy, John;
Salinger, Pierre

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