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Hearst Kidnapping #232908

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Feb 14, 1974
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(Studio) Attorney General William Saxbe stirs up controversy in Patricia Hearst kidnapping case. Saxbe says FBI should rescue Miss Hearst if her location determined. FBI rejects Saxbe's statement; Randolph Hearst visibly upset by such talk.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Hillsborough, California) [HEARST - thinks statement antagonistic and irresponsible.] Saxbe later clarifies statement by saying Miss Hearst's life most important Hearsts receive sympathy cards and checks to help meet ransom demands. [Mrs. Randolph HEARST - praises people's generosity.] [HEARST - says he's not soliciting funds. FBI and Hearst continue to work on alternate ransom plan acceptable to kidnappers.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) Department of Health, Education and Welfare Secretary Weinberger calls kidnappers' demands absurd.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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