CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 16, 1982
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(Studio) PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) reported calling on United States to halt Israeli invasion of Lebanon, Prime Min. Menahem Begin is in United States, and Israel's capture of terrorists responsible for 1972 Munich Olympics massacre announced. Current status of situation in Beirut outlined.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Beirut, Lebanon) Current status of battle here discussed; films shown. Defense minister Ariel Sharon's denial that army will occupy Beirut noted in light of earlier commitment to limit invasion to south Lebanon; issue of POWs, some admitting to participation in Munich Olympic massacre, discussed. Films shown.
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell
(Beirut, Lebanon) Today's battle between Israeli, Syrian and Palestinian forces examined; films shown.
REPORTER: Don Kladstrup
(DC) Egyptian foreign minister Kamal Hassan Ali noted pressuring President Reagan to call for Israel's withdrawal from Lebanon. [Ali - cites need for United States intervention.] [Secretary of State Alexander HAIG - seeks early withdrawal but not return to status quo in Lebanon.] President Reagan and aide Edwin Meese said "livid" at Prime Min. Menahem Begin since he launched the attack; details given.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl