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Palestinian Hijacks / Demands #212600

CBS Evening News for Monday, Sep 07, 1970
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(Studio) Palestinians hold 200 hostages from hijacked Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) and Swiss Air jets; 100 passengers released; guerrillas demand political prisoners' release, may demand Sirhan Sirhan's release.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Amman, Jordan) Women and children freed, men will be kept till demands met; Red Cross feeds hostages; news cameras confiscated.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) Guerrillas want release of women captured in yesterday's aborted hijack attempt; State Department working for hostages' release.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Secretary of State William Rogers meets with Israeli, British, West German and Swiss representatives to discuss hostages; Israel won't release prisoners.
REPORTER: George Herman

(Studio) 3rd hijacked jet meets fiery end.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Cairo, UAR) Pan Am 747 blown up with baggage aboard; passengers released.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Rome, Italy) [PASSENGERS - say plane blown up 3 mins. after passengers off; praise crew's actions; plane evacuated in 30 secs.] [CREW - describes evacuation and explosion.]
REPORTER: Winston Burdett

(Cairo, UAR) Some passengers injured, had to be carried off.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (narrates)

(Studio) Palestinian spokesperson says armed guards on Israeli El Al Israel Airlines gross international law violation; bomb threat against El Al plane in London, England, proves false.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Burdett, Winston;
Cronkite, Walter;
Herman, George;
Sheahan, John
Duration:
00:09:10

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