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Hostages #273564

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 28, 1981
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Indiv. homecomings for hostages Rodney Sickmann, Joseph Subic, Gary Lee, Barry Rosen, William Belk, Kevin Hermening, Frederick Kupke, Richard Morefield, Allan Golacinski, Michael Metrinko examined; films shown. [Dorothea and Rich MOREFIELD, Allan GOLACINSKI - address crowd.]
REPORTER: Morton Dean

(Studio) Freed hostages Robert Ode and Bruce Laingen reported ill; details given. Use of yellow ribbons during hostages' captivity recalled.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(NYC) Yellow ribbons' symbolism examined; films shown. [Library of Congress spokesperson Gerry PARSONS - notes historical assns. of yellow.] History of ribbon colors used for various events outlined; John Wayne movie, "She Wore a Yellow Ribbon", mentioned. Song "Tie a Yellow Ribbon `Round the Old Oak Tree", noted updated for hostages' return; song's background, allegedly based on story by Pete Hamill, outlined. Scenes from movie starring James Earl Jones shown courtesy Alvin H. Perlmutter, Incorporated; Gale Magruder's use of yellow ribbon to welcome husband Jeb home after Watergate prison term recalled. Bruce Laingen's wife Penne said responsible for beginning ribbons' use for hostages. [PARSONS - comments.]
REPORTER: Charles Osgood

Cronkite, Walter;
Dean, Morton;
Osgood, Charles

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