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Hearst Kidnapping #232994

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Feb 19, 1974
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(Studio) Hearsts hear no word from kidnappers of daughter Patricia since counteroffer sent to Symbionese Liberation Army.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(San Francisco, California) Randolph Hearst meets with activist groups to decide best way to carry out free food plan. [AIM Russell MEANS - doesn't want to be associated with ransom demanded by abductors.] [HEARST - doesn't consider plan as ransom money but as long-term plan to help poor.] [Mrs. HEARST - hopes daughter to be returned tomorrow on her birthday.]
REPORTER: Richard Threlkeld

(Studio) IN couple held by Los Angeles police after attempting to impersonate Patricia Hearst's kidnappers.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Threlkeld, Richard

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