CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 18, 1980
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(Studio) Hostage crisis and national Christmas tree situation reported History of tree custom noted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(DC) Sympathy ceremony for hostage families at Red Cross headquarters noted. Scenes shown. Choir sings carols. White House tree said to remain unlighted again this year Mrs. Louisa Kennedy said willing for tree to be lighted; most relatives wanted it unlighted. [Family Liaison Action Group Louisa KENNEDY - says light symbolizes hope, thus support for lighted tree.] White House tree ceremony shown. [President Jimmy CARTER - speaks of answered prayers; says hostage families wanted tree unlighted.] Jason Carter said lighting star at top of tree.
REPORTER: Jed Duvall
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