ABC Evening News for Saturday, Jan 24, 1987
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(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Report introduced.
(Beirut, Lebanon: Julie Flint) (Audio report) Kidnapping today of Beirut Univ. profs. Americans Alan Steen, Robert Polhill, Jesse Turner and Mithileshwar Singh reported; details given. [Voice of Jean SUTHERLAND - describes situation.]
(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Admin.'s reaction noted.
(DC: Rick Inderfurth) President Reagan's reaction to national security adviser Frank Carlucci's report of latest abductions noted; White House spokesperson quoted on screen. Others Americans held captive in Lebanon noted include Terry Anderson, Joseph Cicippio, Frank Reed, Thomas Sutherland and Edward Tracy; photos shown. Vice President George Bush recalled recently confirming murder of hostage William Buckley. Church of England envoy Terry Waite's current efforts to negotiate release of Anderson and Sutherland mentioned. [State Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - advises United States citizens to leave Lebanon.] [Mideast expert Judith KIPPER - cites lack of United States options after arms-for-hostages deal with Iran.]
(Studio: Kathleen Sullivan) Reaction to today's kidnappings of former hostage David Jacobsen reported; Senator Robert Dole noted calling for closing of United States diplomacy mission in Lebanon. Item recapped at end of broadcast
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