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(Studio) United States Navy ship evacuates foreigners from Lebanon. President Ford monitors progress.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Beirut, Lebanon) Staging area for evacuees set up near United States embassy. Palestinian guerrillas provide shore-line security. American diplomats directly contacted PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) with regard to evacuation plans. American Marines help out. 500 register for trip; 160 are Americans American embassy cuts back staff to 15. USS Coronado evacuates group to Athens. American ambassador Talcott Seelye recalled to DC for consultations.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell
- Mudd, Roger;
- Tunnell, Doug
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