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Achille Lauro Hijacking Aftermath #300352

CBS Evening News for Saturday, Oct 12, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Newark, New Jersey) Arrival here of American passengers held hostage aboard hijacked Achille Lauro cruise ship featured; Marilyn Klinghoffer's condition after murder of husband Leon Klinghoffer by terrorists noted. Scenes shown. [Former hostage Anna SCHNEIDER - describes ordeal.] [Senator Alfonse D'AMATO - praises Marilyn Klinghoffer's desire to testify against hijackers.] [Family spokesperson Letty SIMON - quotes Marilyn Klinghoffer's conversation with President Reagan.]
REPORTER: Harold Dow

(DC) FBI's effort to build legal case against hijackers noted. [FBI spokesperson John McGINLEY, ambassador Vernon WALTERS - explain United States government's position.] [American Society of International Law spokesperson Seymour RUBIN - explains importance of United States extradition request.] [FBI director William WEBSTER - hopes US and Italy receive international support in case.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

(Rome, Italy) Status of Italian government's handling of hijacking examined; scenes shown. Govt.'s decision to allow PLO (Palestine Liberation Organization) terrorist Mohammed Abul Abbas, believed mastermind of hijacking, to escape to Yugoslavia discussed. [US ambassador Maxwell RABB - criticizes Italy's decision in light of United States request for Abbas' detention.]
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(Studio) Hijackers said allegedly admitting Ashdod, Israel, was their actual target; details given.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer

Braver, Rita;
Dow, Harold;
Roth, Richard;
Schieffer, Bob

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