ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 28, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.
(DC: John McWethy) State Department, in effort to prevent further kidnappings, reported barring travel to Lebanon. [Department spokesperson Charles REDMAN - announces Secretary of State George Shultz's order.] No. believed in Lebanon carrying United States passports cited. Islamic Jihad for the Liberation of Palestine reported claiming recent kidnapping of 4 American Beirut Univ. profs.; photograph of Robert Polhill shown. White House reported blaming Iran for latest series of abductions as well as those earlier of Terry Anderson and Thomas Sutherland and hijacking of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) flight in 1985. United States naval presence in region described. Uniden. administration official's assessment of Iran-Iraq war quoted on screen.