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Middle East / Hostage Crisis / Higgins Death #124071

ABC Evening News for Monday, Aug 07, 1989
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) FBI report on videotape in which Colonel William Higgins was alleged to have been hanged noted. Report introduced.

(DC: Bob Zelnick) Reaction by President Bush to FBI assertion that man in videotape was dead and likely was Higgins rptd; scenes shown of Bush at ceremonies honoring War Department [BUSH - praises Higgins.] FBI analysis of videotape concluding that Higgins probably died soon after capture and was not killed in retaliation for Israel's kidnapping of Hizballah leader Sheik Abdul Karim Obeid outlined on screen.

Donaldson, Sam;
Zelnick, Bob

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