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Achille Lauro Hijacking Aftermath #300404

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 16, 1985
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(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Rome, Italy) Autopsy on Leon Klinghoffer said corroborating reports he was murdered by Achille Lauro hijackers; body noted arriving in Rome today for further examination. Scenes shown. [Family spokesperson Paul DWORIN - notes family can now get closure on Klinghoffer's death.] Probable collapse of Italian government after defense minister Giovanni Spadolini and others quit the cabinet in protest over handling of hijacking cited; status of Italian investigation discussed. [Cruise line spokesperson Giorgio SABA - lists Achille Lauro crew members investigators are most interested in interviewing.] [Crew member `s wife Elizabeth ERCOLANO - declines comment.]
REPORTER: Richard Roth

(DC) Israel's release of evidence indicating escaped terrorist Mohammed Abbas' role in ship's hijacking examined. [Major General Ehud BARAK - describes Abbas' conversation with hijackers.] Ship-to-shore tapes translated on screen, discussed. [Attorney General Edwin MEESE - cites possible United States capture of Abbas.]
REPORTER: Rita Braver

(Studio) Report introduced
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(Cairo, Egypt) President Hosni Mubarak's damage-control efforts in face of rising anti-United States sentiment here, include push by some aides for break in diplomacy relations, examined; scenes shown. [Pol. scientist Hillal DESSOUKI - suggests United States not take Egypt for granted.] Mubarak noted decorating Egyptian airliner crew for valor following their interception by United States fighter planes. [PILOT - describes experience.] Anti-United States demonstrations in Sudan and here and implications for Mubarak considered. [DESSOUKI - feels student uprisings are tip of the iceberg.]
REPORTER: Doug Tunnell

Braver, Rita;
Rather, Dan;
Roth, Richard;
Tunnell, Doug

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