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Mideast / Beirut Airport Attack #199055

CBS Evening News for Monday, Dec 30, 1968
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(Studio) United Nations Security Council meets with regard to Mideast. Israel attack on Beirut, Lebanon Airport thought to be criticized. Arab guerrilla attack on Israeli plane at Athens, Greece, airport recalled.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Beirut, Lebanon) Film of damage caused by Israeli attack Saturday shown. Attack described. Failure of Lebanon to defend itself criticized by Lebanon newspapers. Lack of radar defense system blamed. Attack on planes called Lebanon's entry into Arab-Israeli war of 1967. [Simon ROBINSON - describes attack.] Middle East Airlines' planes burned. [BOAC (British Overseas Airways Corporation) Captain Graham BARTER - describes attack.]
REPORTER: Bob Allison

(Studio) Other witnesses noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

(Beirut, Lebanon) [WITNESS - describes attack; his feelings. Bitterness expressed toward US, France, Israel, Pope Paul for failure of influence.] Film shown. Athens, Greece attack recalled.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) Arab guerrillas charged with bombing of Israel plane in Athens, Greece, appear in court Admit attack. To be held in jail pending trial. Athens' film shown.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner

Allison, Bob;
Morton, Bruce;
Reasoner, Harry

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