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Hostages #273453

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 23, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Frankfurt, West Germany) Photos of hostages celebrating their release at Wiesbaden, West Germany, hospital shown. [Voices of Clair BARNES, Phillip WARD - describe their ordeal; portions of their remarks transcribed on screen. Several other hostages mentioned in their conversation.] [Voice of William BELK - describes torture.] [Dr. Jerome KORCAK - describes psychological problems exhibited by hostages.] Such stress conditions said treatable.
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Rumors that some former hostages are being shunned by their colleagues reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Wiesbaden, West Germany) Gregory Persinger and Steven Kirtley's response to freedom outlined; films shown. [Kirtley's MOTHER - describes son's reaction to current situation.] [Barry ROSEN - comments.] [Bruce GERMAN - describes mock execution; comments on failed rescue attempt.] Hostages' individual reactions to reentry into normal lifestyles reported.
REPORTER: Bob McNamara

(Studio) Don. Hohman remaining in West Germany; details given. Scheduled arrival of other hostages for private reunion with families at West Point outlined; films shown. State Department reaction to USSR allegations that hostages have been brainwashed reported; department spokesperson William Dyess quoted.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

Reporter(s):
Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
McNamara, Bob
Duration:
00:07:50

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