CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Oct 08, 1985
View other clips in this broadcast →
Material supplied by VTNA may be used for educational analysis or research only. Any editing, reproduction, publication, rebroadcast, public showing or public display may be prohibited by copyright laws.
(Studio) Current status of hijacked Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro reported; reports that some American hostages have been killed said unconfirmed. Terrorists recalled demanding Israel release Palestinian prisoners. [Voice of HIJACKER - issues demands, threats; remarks transcribed in part on screen.] Apparent circumstances of hijacking and its odyssey since takeover reviewed, illustrated on map. [Former PASSENGER - is angered at United States government's lack of backbone in dealing with terrorism.] PLO chairperson Yasir Arafat said denying organization's involvement; details given. [Voice of Captain Gerardo DeROSA - warns against rescue attempt; claims all aboard are in good condition; remarks transcribed on screen.]
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(Rome, Italy) Italian government's handling of hijacking examined; remarks of foreign minister Giulio Andreotti and defense minister quoted, outlined. [Pol. analyst Paolo GARIMBERTI - notes government hopes for diplomacy solution with aid of Arafat.] Possible link between hijacking and recent terrorist attacks in Rome discussed.
REPORTER: Richard Roth
(Studio) Questions remaining unanswered listed on screen, discussed.
REPORTER: Dan Rather
(DC) President Reagan's response to crisis examined. [REAGAN - notes number countries involved.] United States diplomacy goal in affair outlined on screen. [Assistant secretary state Richard MURPHY - cites United States policy against negotiating with terrorists.] Admin.'s perception of terrorists' motives, include replication of Trans World Airlines, Inc. (TWA) hijacking outcome in Lebanon, listed on screen. [MURPHY - explains terrorists' possible motive in disrupting Mideast peace process.] [Former undersecretary state Joseph SISCO - considers need for United States to alter its policy on terrorism due to its failure.] Admin. mentioned looking to Italy to take lead in ending crisis.
REPORTER: Lesley Stahl
Note to sponsor members: The Vanderbilt Television News Archive video player requires a modern operating system and browser to work properly. If you are experiencing playback problems, check the minimum requirements and adjust your setup accordingly. After adjustments, if you continue to experience problems, please contact us.
Welcome! Above is the abstract of the item that you're interested in viewing from the Vanderbilt Television News Archive's collection. You have three options if you'd like to view this item:
If you believe that you are associated with a sponsoring college or university and have received this message in error, please let us know.