CBS Evening News for Thursday, Jun 28, 1984
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Havana, Cuba) Jesse Jackson's Nicaraguan visit, include his condemnation of US policy in region, featured; films shown. [JACKSON - considers peace possible.] His later return to Cuba where Fidel Castro honored his request for release of some Cuban political prisoners as well as American drug offenders examined; preparations for prisoners' trip to United States mentioned. [Prisoner David HUDSON - doesn't believe Castro would have released them had it not been for Jackson.] Hudson's chgs. that Cuban authorities stole from him mentioned. [Prisoner Fred HARDING - dislikes media attention]
REPORTER: Bob Faw
(DC) Reaction of prisoners' families to their pending return examined. [Elaine FREEDMAN - praises Jackson for son Jerry Lee Jacoby's release.] [Betty WERTZ - can't talk.] [Bill SNYDER - claims White House was apathetic; explains.] [Former prisoner Thomas WHITE - praises character of Cuban political prisoners.] Atmosphere among Cuban exiles discussed. [Gilda PERRETA - is worried about meeting uncle she's never seen.] [Luis LAUREDO - criticizes Jackson's embrace of dictatorship.] [State Department spokesperson Alan ROMBERG - considers Castro's decision a humanitarian accomplishment rather than significant political event.] Jackson said meeting with undersecretary state tomorrow; deputy press secretary Larry Speakes mentioned skeptical of meeting between Jackson and President Reagan.
REPORTER: Bruce Morton