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Lebanon / Glass Abduction #109777

ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jun 18, 1987
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Kidnapping of ABC correspondent Charles Glass in Beirut, Lebanon, reported; his coverage of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacking there recalled.

(London, England: John Laurence) Glass' June 1985, interview of TWA capt. during hostage incident recalled; scenes shown. [Voice of Beirut REPORTER - announces Glass' abduction; remarks transcribed on screen.] Glass' kidnapping with friend Ali Osseiran (son of Lebanese defense minister) and their driver described. [Voice of Julie FLINT - notes Glass' love of Lebanon, experience in Mideast.] [Fiona GLASS - notes husband's precautions while in Beirut.] [1986, voice of GLASS - reports United States air raid on Libya.] [Former TWA hostage Allyn CONWELL - reacts to Glass' abduction.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Reaction of ABC News president Roone Arledge quoted.

(DC: John McWethy) State Department's condemnation of kidnapping quoted. [Department spokesperson Phyllis OAKLEY - notes administration's commitment to not conceding to terrorists.] Reagan administration's purchase of freedom for 3 hostages with Iranian arms sales recalled; number Americans currently held mentioned. Possibility Iran is involved in Glass' abduction in reaction to United States-Kuwait escort agreement in Persian Gulf noted. [Representative Les ASPIN, Robert McFARLANE, former hostages Jeremy LEVIN, Benjamin WEIR - discuss situation.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Item recapped at end of broadcast

Jennings, Peter;
Laurence, John;
McWethy, John

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