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Campaign 1984 / Jackson #297766

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Jun 27, 1984
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(Studio) Fidel Castro reported releasing some American prisoners to Jesse Jackson; most said chgd. with drug-related offenses.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Havana, Cuba) Prisoners' reactions, include that of youngest Omar Ortega and Jerry Jacoby, described, shown. Jackson's remarks to prisoners outlined. [JACKSON - hopes Castro's release of prisoners will lead to normalization of US-Cuba relations] Jackson mentioned calling for elimination of International Monetary Fund. [JACKSON - praises Cuba, US, Castro.] Pol. benefits to both Jackson and Castro considered.
REPORTER: Bob Faw

(DC) Jackson recalled promising to help John and Barbara Kiefer determine if their son Mark (sic) lost at sea near Cuba, was prisoner there. [Feb. 26, JACKSON - calls for Mark's return as well as Marines in Lebanon.] [Barbara KIEFER - finds waiting for news difficult.] [John KIEFER - would like to hear son's voice.] Prisoners' names listed on screen. Betty Wertz's son Robert Johnson thought among released prisoners. [WERTZ - recalls feeling Jackson would bring son home when he brought pilot back.] Reactions of families of pol. prisoners such as Jose Maderos to fact that those released are all drug offenders rather than political prisoners noted. [Gloria PULLEN - notes media led families to believe political prisoners would be released.] [WOBA spokesperson Tomas GARCIA - notes Cuban exiles feel betrayed by Jackson.]
REPORTER: Bruce Morton

(Studio) White House response to prisoner relationship and US-Cuba relations issue outlined. Admin. human rights spokesperson's denouncement of Castro quoted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

Reporter(s):
Faw, Bob;
Morton, Bruce;
Rather, Dan
Duration:
00:05:00

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