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Goodman Release #293619

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jan 04, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(DC) White House meeting of President Reagan, Jesse Jackson and Lieutenant Robert Goodman to celebrate Jackson's success in winning Goodman's release by Syrians featured; films shown. [REAGAN - praises Jackson's efforts.] [GOODMAN - thanks all involved.] [JACKSON - implies Reagan granted tacit approval of mission.] [REAGAN - comments on possibility of meeting with Syrian President Hafez al-Assad.] Implications that Jackson's mission may have broader impact noted illustrated with United States envoy Don. Rumsfeld's scheduled meeting in Damascus with Assad; details outlined on screen.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl

(DC) Pol. gains for Jackson of Syrian mission discussed; films shown. [JACKSON - acknowledges political risks of trip.] [Democratic national committee chairperson Charles MANATT, Walter MONDALE, Andrew YOUNG, Harold WASHINGTON - discuss political dangers of mission.] Fundraising efforts to pay for trip mentioned. [Jackson aide Ed THEOBALD - questions final benefits of mission.] [JACKSON - claims his candidate was viable before trip.] Public relations aspect of trip for presidential campaign considered.

(Studio) Jackson's successful negotiation of Goodman's release, include aid by United States amb. to Damascus and Syrian foreign minister Abdel Halim Khaddam, explained. Jackson's meetomg with Assad described.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Faw, Bob;
Rather, Dan;
Stahl, Lesley

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