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Lebanon / Fighting / Hotels / Americans #237460

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Oct 30, 1975
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(Studio) Lebanon declares 10th cease-fire. Fighting conts. Gunmen battle for control of luxury hotel area of Beirut.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Beirut, Lebanon) Fire started in Phoenicia Intercontinental Hotel. Armored cars try to evacuate guests. More gunmen than guests at Saint George Hotel. Weary Christian gunmen sleep in lobby. Doorman replaced by roadblock and machine gun. Position controls access to port and downtown area. Christians losing control of area to Moslems. Lebanon security force unable to evacuate foreigners. United States embassy limousine takes reporter and others to safety. Embassy headquarters at Hotel Riviera. Most Americans at airport waiting to leave.
REPORTER: Bill McLaughlin

(Studio) Gunmen (reported Moslems) kidnap American civilian pilot, Herman Clyde Huddleston, from his apt. Gunmen accuse him of being involved in civil war.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
McLaughlin, Bill

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