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Hearst Kidnapping #232855

CBS Evening News for Monday, Feb 11, 1974
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(Studio) Patricia Hearst has been kidnapped 1 week
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) [Father, Randolph HEARST - says no word of Patricia's whereabouts recd.] Hearst expected letter from kidnappers. Radio station in Berkeley received letter earlier in week [Radio news director Paul FISCHER - doesn't know if press attention to story keeps kidnappers' correspondence from coming to station] Atmosphere makes many South Californians fearful because of unexplainable violent acts occurring near San Francisco. Handgun sales increase as fear increases [Gun shop co-owner Dave SIEGLE - says many customers feel need to buy gun to protect family.] Miss Hearst's neighbors even more wary. Inds. fearful also because many are on Symbionese Liberation Army enemy list.
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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