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Commentary (Hijacking) #21072

ABC Evening News for Friday, Jun 16, 1972
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(Studio) Airline pilots' strike set for Monday Purpose questioned. United Nations votes prosecution of skyjackers, but Cuba votes against, and 17 other countries giving sanctuary to skyjackers abstain (such as Arab ntns.).Convention to extradite skyjackers went into effect last year, but rendered useless by uncooperating ntns. Political assassinations, and wrecking of art treasures noted along with skyjacking as acts of crazy people. Italy's lionizing of skyjacker 2 years ago, and encouragement of skyjackers by sanctuary ntns. deplored. Movie to be made heroizing central figure in Italian incident. Frisking of everybody and everything going on airplanes advocated.
REPORTER: Howard K. Smith

Smith, Howard K.

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