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CBS Evening News for Friday, Oct 31, 1975
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(Studio) On map of Beirut, Walter Cronkite indicates areas held by Christian rightists. Area of government bldgs. contested. Areas held by Moslem leftists indicated. Moslems, from unfinished building, fire at Christians in Holiday Inn, Saint Georges Hotel and Phoenicia Hotel and rptdly. are closing in on hotel.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Beirut, Lebanon) Shoppers converge on 1 area of city during lull. Govt. security forces patrol safe sts.,; they haven't been used to stop fighting. Feared they'd split and join their respective sides. Most Americans have left city. Edward Hart, who directs college, and his family staying. [Vivian HART - says companies moved out, economy hurt and tourism

Cronkite, Walter

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