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Lebanon / Beirut Fighting #287958

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Dec 15, 1983
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(Studio) Druse artillery barrage on Marines in Beirut reported met with USS New Jersey guns.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Beirut, Lebanon) Details of today's exchange examined; films shown. Tension among Marines reported illustrated by incident in which United States television crew was fired on by mistake; details given, films shown. [Joe CORCORAN, Bob PERRY - describe attack; don't blame Marines.] Corcoran and Perry's mission explained.
REPORTER: John Blackstone

(Studio) Extent of USS New Jersey's firepower today mentioned.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Dar al Baldar, Lebanon) Results of United States shelling examined; films shown. Commitment of Syrian forces in target area noted.
REPORTER: Allen Pizzey

(Studio) Syria's warning of its intention to continue firing on US reconnaissance planes despite United States artillery attacks noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Blackstone, John;
Pizzey, Allen;
Rather, Dan

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