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Washington, DC / Monument Siege #281990

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 08, 1982
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(Studio) Siege of Washington Monument by nuclear movement activist reported.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) Man tentatively identification as Norman Mayer reported seizing monument and threatening blow it up unless nuclear peace is achieved; films shown. [National Park Service spokesperson Sandra ALLEY - describes takeover.] [TOURISTS - recall experience.] Associated Press reporter Steve Kamaro mentioned talking with terrorist; terrorist noted releasing tourists trapped in monument. [Tourist Gordon FROST - questions whether explosives really exist or not.] Mayer's expertise with explosives, his activism in nuclear freeze mvt. and general psychological state described; precautions taken in surrounding area said include relocating of President Reagan's White House luncheon. Bomber's demands calling for ban on nuclear weapons quoted.
REPORTER: Fred Graham

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Miami, Florida) Mayer's background examined; films shown. [Former acquaintances Seymour DEUTSCH, Eva DEUTSCH - recall Mayer's fanaticism about nuclear war issue.] Mayer said arrested twice in 1979 for illegally distributing literature on college campuses; campus newspaper ad placed by Mayer shown. [Attorney Ira SILVER - notes client's stubbornness.]
REPORTER: Charles Gomez

Gomez, Charles;
Graham, Fred;
Rather, Dan

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