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New York City / Hostage Incident #280516

CBS Evening News for Monday, Oct 18, 1982
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(NYC) Implications of last week's hostage incident at Brooklyn hospital involving convict's demand for media attention examined. [WABC-TV reporter Bill BEUTEL - announces statement of convict Larry Gardner (statement shown); announces release of hostage John Leonard.] Surrender shown. [GARDNER/ Larry VAN DYKE - thinks he accomplished something.] [WABC-TV general manager William FYFFE - explains decision to accede to gunman's demands.] Incident in Phoenix, Arizona, earlier in year involving gunman's demand for air time recalled. [Joseph GWIN - promises to kill others if his demands not met.] 1977 incident in Indianapolis, IN, recalled, shown. Ethical dilemma faced by news personnel outlined. [FYFFE, WCBS-TV spokesperson Chris BORGEN - comment.]
REPORTER: Bernard Goldberg

Goldberg, Bernard;
Rather, Dan

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