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Goodman Release / United States Policy in Lebanon #293559

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Jan 03, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Damascus, Syria) Jesse Jackson's success in negotiating Lieutenant Robert Goodman's release here examined; films shown. [JACKSON - considers political motive of President Hafez al-Assad's decision to release pilot.] [GOODMAN - sends message to family.] [US ambassador Robert PAGANELLI - appreciates Jackson's efforts toward common goal.] Jackson's call for Assad and President Reagan to meet noted. [JACKSON - praises efforts of all involved.] Pol. boosts to Jackson by affair considered.

(DC) (Temporary audio loss.) President Reagan's telephone conversation with Jackson quoted on screen, letter to Assad outlined; deputy press secretary Larry Speakes' denial that concessions had been made in exchange for Goodman's release noted. President's meeting with envoy Don. Rumsfeld and others to discuss United States policy in Lebanon mentioned. [Senator Charles PERCY - calls for withdrawal of Marines from region.] [Representative Thomas O'NEILL - cites incring. congress opposition to Marine presence in Lebanon.] Jackson and Goodman mentioned meeting with President tomorrow.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) Public relations gains for Jackson's presidential campaign from Goodman affair discussed. [Walter MONDALE, Alan CRANSTON, John GLENN - praise Jackson's success; criticize Reagan's policy in Lebanon.] Gary Hart and George McGovern noted coupling praise for Jackson with criticism of President's policy as well; Reubin Askew and Ernest Hollings mentioned agreeing with other Democrat cands. [HART - dismisses significance of Goodman's release for Jackson's president campaign]
REPORTER: Susan Spencer

(Studio) [Terry Lynn GOODMAN - reacts to husband's release; thanks Jackson.] [Parents Marilyn and Robert Goodman, Senior agree.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Spencer, Susan;
Stahl, Lesley

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