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Lebanon / Kidnappings #105593

ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 26, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) No. captives believe kidnapped in Lebanon cited.

(DC: Sam Donaldson) President Reagan's reaction to latest abductions described. [Press spokesperson Larry SPEAKES - notes government's limits on protecting Americans in Lebanon.] White House mentioned denying evidence linking Iran to latest incidents in Lebanon. [SPEAKES - recalls President's repeated warnings to Americans in Lebanon to leave.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Captives Terry Anderson, Thomas Sutherland, Frank Reed, Joseph Cicippio, Edward Tracy, Alan Steen, Jesse Turner, Robert Polhill and Mithileshwar Singh shown, discussed.

(Damascus, Syria: Barrie Dunsmore) Latest kidnappings in Beirut examined; details given, scenes shown. [Virginia STEEN, Feryl POLHILL - react to husbands'abductions.] Church of England envoy Terry Waite's continued efforts mentioned.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Kuwait news agency reported claiming Waite is now captive himself; details given.

Donaldson, Sam;
Dunsmore, Barrie;
Jennings, Peter

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