Search the Archive

Washington, DC Hostages #250810

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 10, 1977
View other clips in this broadcast →

Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.

(Studio) Mbrs. of Hanafi Muslims are orthodox sect, part of Sunni Muslims, who follow literal interpretation of Koran.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Report on situation at B'nai B'rith building Khaalis is at this site.
REPORTER: Don Webster

(DC) Report on situation at District Building 1 hostage interviewed by phone. [Hostage Alan GRIP - asks captor about answering questions, then refuses to tell number of hostages, says they're treated well and can't pass out any messages.]
REPORTER: Bernard Kalb

(DC) Report on situation at Islamic Center. [Assistant police chief Maurice TURNER - lists groceries gunmen have asked for.]
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Scenes in Washington, DC described.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(DC) Police secrecy cited. Ambs. from Egypt, Iran and Pakistan, members of Islamic Center, have aided Police Chief Maurice Cullinane in negotiations apparently at request of State Department Iran ambassador Ardeshir Zahedi says he's talked to gunmen; won't comment further. Attorney General Griffin Bell and FBI Director Clarence Kelley have been to headquarters to represent federal government; Washington, DC Mayor Walter Washington has told reporters little.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(Studio) White House security adequate, according to Secret Service.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Cronkite, Walter;
Kalb, Bernard;
Roth, Richard;
Stahl, Lesley;
Webster, Don

Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.

Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:

  • You may request a loan of this video by registering on our website and placing an order.
  • You may visit the Television News Archive on the Vanderbilt campus to view on-site from the Archive's collection.
  • If you are associated with a college or university, you may ask your library if they would like to become a sponsor, which would give students and faculty at your institution the ability to view items from our collection.

If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.