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Lebanon / United States Diplomats Killed #246439

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 16, 1976
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(Studio) United States diplomats Robert Waring, Francis Meloy, and Lebanese chauffeur killed in Beirut. President Ford denounces killings.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd

(Beirut, Lebanon) Bodies found in west Beirut. Death by gunshot wounds. Meloy, Waring were en route to conference with President Elias Sarkis. Map of area shown. Details noted. Film shown. Killers unknown. United States role in Lebanon, Palestinian, Syrian situation noted.

(DC) Progress reported on setting up Arab peace-keeping force. [President FORD - says United States will continue to search for peace. Directive to Kissinger noted.] L. Dean Brown a possibility to replace Meloy. Brown career considered. Evacuation of Americans in Lebanon is another decision. Ships, helicopters, Marines have been moved toward Lebanon, but no decision final.
REPORTER: Marvin Kalb

Kalb, Marvin;
Lee, Mike;
Mudd, Roger

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