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Hostages #273611

CBS Evening News for Friday, Jan 30, 1981
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(Studio) Concern over possible suicides among freed hostages reported; details given.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(New York City) New York City's parade for returning hostages featured; films shown. [PEOPLE - comment.] Presence of Barry and Barbara Rosen noted. [PEOPLE - comment on affair.] Criticism of parade by some and response of those hostages participating, include Colonel Thomas Schaefer, noted.
REPORTER: Richard Wagner

(Studio) [James LOPEZ - comments on hostages' plans for suicidal breakout.] President Carter reported considering asking for help from PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) leader Yasir Arafat during efforts to obtain hostages' release; role of Austrian Chancellor Bruno Kreisky in situation explained. Ayatollah Khomeini mentioned; idea said rejected after White House cnsl. Robert Lipshutz's trip to Israel. Former Israeli defense minister Ezer Weizman said confirming that he had advised against idea.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite (KOOL-TV film/tape)

Cronkite, Walter;
Wagner, Richard

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